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    "Crazy" Trump Just Told the Truth About Voter Suppression

    Had to happen sometime. When Democrats tried to use the CARES Act to enhance voter turnout next November, this is how Don the Con responded: Trump says quiet part out loud: 'You'd never have a Republican elected in this country again' "Democrats insisted on provisions to safeguard voting...
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    Another Wall Street Giveaway?

    Watching corporate Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer pretend concern for productive Americans is difficult for me to stomach, especially when I think back to 2009. If Democrats are serious about putting Main Street interests over shareholder concerns, they will start demanding the "Foreclosure...
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    Why Bernie Wins in One Word: Class

    Class: The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget "Aristotle, Niccolò Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, Adam Smith and Karl Marx grounded their philosophies in the understanding that there is a natural antagonism between the rich and the rest of us. "The interests of the rich are not our...
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    "The Best Palestinian...is Either Dead or Gone"

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the outcome of a century long colonial occupation by Zionists and later Israel that would never have been successful without imperial backing by the British and US. The Zionist Colonization of Palestine "Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern...
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    If Bernie Wins Nomination, Will Rich Dems Support Trump?

    Think of it as a rewrite on the fable of Jesus driving demons into a herd of swine. Elite Democrats, who would rather lose elections than pay higher taxes, toss Bernie under the MAGA bus if he magically manages to snare the 2020 nomination This is how Chris Hedges sees the circus unfolding...
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    Will America Go Communist?

    Don't ask Bernie. Ask Trotsky or Trump. From 1934: "Introduction from Fourth International "The campaign against Marxist ideas sponsored by the capitalist witchhunters today aims to implant the false impression that Communism is completely alien to American life and opposed to the welfare of...
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    Three Soleimani Questions

    Trump vs. Iran: Has the US Crossed the Escalation to War Rubicon? - CounterPunch.org "Three questions to consider in light of the recent US killing of Iran’s top general: "Does anyone doubt what would be the response of the USA if its top general and commander in Europe were assassinated by...
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    Neither Pete nor Joe in 2020

    "Wall Street Pete" and the "Senator from DuPont" aren't "moderate" politicians; they are corporate whores in the mold of Bill and Hill and Barry. According to Norman Solomon: Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg Are Not to Be Trusted "In a recent New Yorker profile of Pete Buttigieg, one sentence...
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    How Will the Rich Rule Without Money?

    How will the richest among us protect themselves and their property if (when?) catastrophic climate chaos makes money worthless? MR Online | How the rich plan to rule a burning planet "Writing in the Guardian in 2018, media theorist and futurist Douglas Rushkoff related his experience of...
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    White Supremacy Terror in America

    "DEC. 19, 2019 "This Is America "Eleven years after Obama’s election, and three years into the Trump presidency, the threat of domestic terrorism can’t be ignored." There are an estimated 148 white-nationalist "hate groups" in this country. Although exact membership is impossible to...
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    Trump is Vile, Imbecilic, Corrupt, and Incompetent...

    "But for a largely white working class cast aside by austerity and neoliberalism, he at least taunts the elites who destroyed their communities and their lives. The Great American Shakedown "The shakedown that Trump clumsily attempted to orchestrate against the president of Ukraine in the...
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    Hey Trump, Look: Corruption in Iraq!

    For those deluded/devout partisan souls who see Donald Trump as a corruption fighter, maybe Thanksgiving in Iraq will change your minds? Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption "As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by...
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    Where Do Billionaires Come From?

    Do the richest among us owe their wealth to hard work and high IQs or government monopolies like patents and copyrights, minimum wage laws, or campaign finance contributions? Should We Have Billionaires? "The basic story is that if we have a market economy, some people can get very rich. "If...
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    Trump's 12 Impeachable Offenses

    Putting aside ignorance, arrogance, and stupidity... The End of the Rule of Law "Bruce Fein a former senior official in the Department of Justice and a constitutional scholar, has identified 12 impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump. "But, as he notes, many of these constitutional...
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    Capitalism's Failures in Hong Kong

    What's to blame for escalating protests in Hong Kong, capitalism or Communist China? Why it’s wrong to blame Beijing for Hong Kong protests "Hong Kong’s civil unrest is motivated less by democratic dreams than by a crushing hopelessness in the face of growing inequality Capitalism’s failures...
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    Warren and the Divine Right of Capital: Accountable Capitalism Act

    How do you square this circle: The structure and legal basis of the modern MAGA corporation bears a great deal of resemblance to feudal estates, and this reality is at odds in an era that claims to value democracy over the Divine Right of Kings? Warren has a plan: Accountable Capitalism Act -...
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    Klobuchar: "Israel a Beacon of Democracy" Really?

    Three of the four Democratic debates saw no mention of Israel/Palestine, but Klobuchar raised the issue incidentally in regards Trump's betrayal of the Kurds: Progressives reject Klobuchar’s salute to Israel as ‘beacon of democracy’ – Mondoweiss "… Think about our other allies, Israel. How do...
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    Trump on Housing Crisis: "I Sort of Hope it Happens..."

    Why would anyone pretend to be surprised when the most corrupt POUTUS in US history anticipated "earning" massive profits from an economic crash that cost 8 million Americans their homes...
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    Turks "Mistakenly" Fire on US Special Forces?

    "A contingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area. "A senior Pentagon official said...
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    Trump, Racism, and Capitalism

    Donald Trump was born into the ruling class. He was a millionaire by age eight. Racism was likely a staple of his childhood. He gets a pass today because of his alleged "well earned wealth" when, in reality, everything he's accomplished sprang from an accident of birth. He's the corrupt...
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    Power in a Capitalist Society

    Capitalism stands democracy on its head by allowing a wealthy few to acquire vast private fortunes at public expense; socialism advances social use rather than private profits. "Capitalism arises from relations of private-ownership that allow a wealthy minority to control all the resources...
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    Wall Street Declares War on Warren

    The Wall Street Campaign to Stop Elizabeth Warren Officially Began on September 10, 2019 "Yesterday, that Wall Street campaign officially began. CNBC’s Jim Cramer and David Faber discussed on TV how they are hearing from Wall Street bank executives that Warren must be stopped..." Can you guess...
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    How the US Shattered the Middle East (and Why)

    Who says the US has shattered the Middle East? Glad you asked: How the U.S. Shattered the Middle East "Maj. Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army officer and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan..." The major believes War...
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    Could the Fed Turn Trump Into Herbert Hoover?

    Hoover often gets the blame for the Great Depression. Some are suggesting the Fed and IMF could inflict the same fate on Trump by using digital blockchain currencies like Libra to deliberately topple the US dollar from its global reserve currency perch. How would such an outcome influence your...
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    If Dems Win in 2020: Hillary for Attorney General

    If Trump fails to win a second term, he will face prosecution on state and federal charges. Can you hear it yet..."Lock him up, Lock him up." And at least on of the useless eaters will die in prison. Statute of Limitations, DOJ May Prevent Trump Ever Being Charged
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    Trump...Turd Blossom...Deep State?

    Just so we are all starting on the same page... Turd Blossom - Wikipedia "'Turd Blossom' (or Sand Turd) is a Texan United States term for a flower which grows from a pile of cow dung.[1] Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State | BillMoyers.com "There is the visible government situated around the...
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    Immigrants Grow American GDP

    What happens when you have 1.3 million more job openings than unemployed workers seeking jobs? Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants "At the moment, there are 7.3 million job openings nationwide and six million people unemployed. That gap is expected to widen as the number of...
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    The Stock Market Myth: Good News...Stocks Plunge!

    Why is a measure of future corporate profits taken as a measure of economic well-being? Good News: The Stock Market is Plunging | Beat the Press | CEPR "If there is one item about the economy that we can be sure will be repeated every day, it is the movement in the Dow or the S&P 500. And...
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    White Supremacy Has Never Been Fringe

    Does a rapidly browning body politic in the US cause you to break out in a cold sweat? You're not alone. Among Trump's 60 million voters, it is entirely possible a cold-blooded analysis would reveal the base is to the right of its leaders? White Supremacy Has Never Been Fringe "Consider the...
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    Militarism at the Heart of US Gun Violence

    From February 2018: Militarism at the heart of a violent culture "AS THE president continued smearing millions of immigrants as violent gang members to justify racist deportations and a border wall, it happened again. A young white man entered a school, not far from where I graduated, and...

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