Takes & Re-Takes by MJ Rosenberg

MJ Rosenberg
A weekly (sometimes more) take on US politics, the horrors of the right, racism, and the GOP.
Created 29 Oct 2020
  • David Simon Announces Boycott of Texas
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is what I’m talking about. Thanks to all those ridiculous AIPAC-drafted state laws criminalizing the boycott of Israel, the great David Simon (The Wire, The Plot Against America etc) can boycott ...
  • The Sheer Stupidity of the Iron Dome Vote
    23 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    I don’t know whose dumbass idea it was to try to strip funding for Israel’s Iron Dome from the government funding bill. Naturally the effort failed 420-9. But why would the Democratic “progressives” w...
  • Joe Manchin: A Threat To The Planet
    22 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Follow the Money Into Joe Manchin’s Pockets The senator is no mystery. Fossil fuels feature heavily in both his personal and professional finances. From: New Republic. By Kate Aronoff. https://newrepu...
  • The Despicable Joe Manchin
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This from Manu Raju, the CNN correspondent this morning. “Just asked Manchin if he expects a deal out of the White House meeting today, and he let out a big laugh and walked into the chamber.” I know ...
  • No, Silly, The First Amendment Does Not Apply To Israel
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    From the New York Times: N.J. to Pull $182 Million Out of Unilever Over Ben & Jerry’s and Israel By Patrick McGeehan “New Jersey has become the latest state to announce plans to divest from the compan...
  • Act Tonight To Get Dangerous Israeli Spyware Off Your Phone
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Jamal Khashoggi tracked. Now it’s everyone. This is one export from “Startup Nation” that neither the Israeli government nor its lobby here will be bragging about. The Israeli spyware was developed to...
  • 9/11 Was A Gift From Nader Voters & The Court
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    My 9/11 piece ended up not getting to a sizable number of subscribers (although it did get a big response which is always nice). So I’m sending it out again. Apologies for that. Meanwhile check this n...
  • 9/11 Was The Result of Bush v. Gore
    11 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Like most people I find it really hard to watch anything about 9/11. My memories of that day are so strong, fortified by remembrances told us at the time by a brother-in-law in the NYC Fire Department...
  • This Is The Israeli Occupation
    11 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    From Ha’aretz, the Israeli daily, September 10, 2021. Good Day of Atonement Reading. Raed Lit a Cigarette. That's When Israeli Troops Shot Him and Left Him to Die on the Side of the Road IDF soldiers ...
  • Watch Rep. Katie Porter Eviscerate Manchin
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Poli Alert @polialertcom Katie Porter: “The question is does Sen. Manchin or is he more concerned about corporate donors, including the oil and gas industry, big pharmaceutical industry and others get...
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