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Energy Stew – Lisa Smartt – 04.21.17

Words at the Threshold –  Energy Stew interview with Lisa Smartt Listening to the dying is very important as they often can tell us much more than we expect. It’s also a way that we can help them move on. Often, they are straddling 2 worlds at the same time and are starting to have experiences from the other side. …

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Connect The Dots – J.P. Harpignies – 04.19.17

Listen to J.P. Harpignies, the Associate Producer of the Bioneers Conference, and the author of four books: Political Ecosystems, Double Helix Hubris, Delusions of Normality, and Animal Encounters, as well as of recent articles on Medium— in conversation about the ecology of our political system and the Four Deep Drivers of Destabilization— with Alison Rose Levy.

PATRICK COCKBURN – The Rise of Trump and Isis Have More in Common Than You Might Think

It is an era of instability and disintegration which began in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 and in Europe and the US in 2016. These regions are very different, but their recent political convulsions have basic features in common, notably a feeling shared by people from the Mississippi to the Euphrates that they are unhappy with the …

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Michael Roberts – American Narcissism: Body And Beauty

It’s a brand new year and you’ve made the now customary resolutions. Not about your future as a person but as a future person. Convinced by years of addictive conditioning and non-stop TV advertising that your unhealthy dalliance with body and beauty is normal, you embark on a no-win, must-lose path, to feed that drug-like obsession with body and beauty …

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Philip Rucker and Robert Barnes – Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary

Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office. The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly …