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Hillary will be mollycoddled by a fawning press corps and any Republican--especially the conservative ones--will be personally attacked and demagogued relentlessly. Call me an optimist, but the majority of likely voters will recognize the attempt to fix the race. Hillary is less personable than Bill, and the kid glove treatment will backfire because it will reinforce the perception that she sees herself as entitled and above the rules that lesser people must follow.
So who are they? Unless the author names the members of the inner circle, how can readers know whether he's right or whether this just a conspiracy theory?
-the right to be chronically unemployed in a city whose small businesses will be decimated by economically ignorant ordinances
Polyamorous? Non-monogamous? Just say that the man likes to swing like Austin Powers, baby. Yeah!
Mr. Hedges makes a living from books and speeches criticizing capitalism? Is he oblivious to the irony of that, or is he a cynic who embraces the inconsistency because it pays? How about his audience? Did any of them point out that he and they were willfully engaging in capitalism when they paid money to listen to him complain about capitalism?
It is an understandable impulse to shrug and write it off as kids being young and stupid. That impulse is significantly less compelling if/when you see kids like that in the process of hitting rock bottom or trying to recover after hitting rock bottom.
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