Author Archives: M. Meo

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.

An Open Letter to Congressman Earl Blumenauer

  My elder son, who participated in the Grant High School Constitution team, proposed to me tonight a means of you, Mr Blumenauer, helping to de-escalate our present circumstances of near-nuclear-war with the supposedly “rogue” state of North Korea. Would … Continue reading

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What Transgender Means

  Surely in writing this post, which is a highly personal meditation, I have to begin from the admission of my own lack of principled stance over time.  My opinions have changed and developed in the course of years. Today … Continue reading

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Good News

The day after the long-overdue termination of the U.S. program supporting Syrian rebels, a hawkish high-ranking Defense Department official (in the words of the headline “Trump’s top Middle East aide”) got the boot: Harvey was viewed as one of Trump’s more … Continue reading

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The Fine Line between Prediction and Paranoia

  James Petras is a commenter with whom I find myself frequently agreeing.  In a good way, it’s something akin to how I feel about Paul Krugman (with whom I have plenty of disagreements, of course; but I’m generally on … Continue reading

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How to Address the Korea Problem

The President of the United States is threatening military action against North Korea, and the only response the Koreans have made, is to test a new long-range missile that can reach, potentially, Alaska. Suppose the U.S. bombs Korea.  Their reply … Continue reading

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Another Dead Citizen — Cop Protects Himself

In Los Angeles today, another unarmed citizen was shot and killed by a police officer.  In this case there was a complaint at three o’clock in the morning that there was a too-loud party.  The police who arrived were attacked … Continue reading

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The Deep State Publicized

There may be an unexpected silver lining to the ongoing train wreck that is the Trump Administration, now under fire from virtually all quarters for a variety of reasons, some of them well-based but many of them not. Where, back … Continue reading

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