Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival...

Jan 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Sanders has the best policies; GOP must be stopped at all costs. By Sarah Lazare / AlterNet Photo Credit: photo story/Shutterstock.com Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are “literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.” He went to rebuke the Republican party for its “abject service to private wealth and power” and dispossession of the poor. But Chomsky made it clear that his conviction that “the Republican Party has drifted off the rails” and must be stopped by no means amounts to an endorsement of Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton—who he has previously criticized...

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AS FLINT STRUGGLES WITH CONTAMINATED WATER, CONGRESS TRIES TO GUT CLEAN WATER RULE...

Jan 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Alejandro Davila Fragoso CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The latest attempt to do away with a federal water rule that protects millions of miles of streams failed Thursday, as senators couldn’t garner enough votes to override a presidential veto and block the contested Waters of the United States rule. The attempt to veto the rule, which protects bodies of water that provide drinking water for one-third of Americans, comes in the midst of a water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The vote was deeply divided among partisan lines, with 52 senators voting to upheld the veto, eight abstaining and the remaining 40 voting against it. While the vote was close, overriding a veto requires a super-majority. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) filed for the vote, which was considered a long-shot...

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AMERICA THE UNFAIR?

Jan 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof NY TIMES Photo Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images   Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public lands in Oregon. But in the insurgent presidential campaigns and in social activism across the spectrum, a common thread is people angry at the way this country is no longer working for many ordinary citizens. And they’re right: The system is often fundamentally unfair, and ordinary voices are often unheard. It’s easy (and appropriate!) to roll one’s eyes at Trump, for a demagogic tycoon is not the natural leader of a revolution of the disenfranchised. But the populist...

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FINE, GIVE THE GOP FOUR YEARS: THE LIBERAL CASE FOR EITHER BERNIE SANDERS, OR ELECTING A REPUBLICAN PRESIDE...

Jan 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Democrats can’t hold the White House forever. Losing in 2016 might make more strategic sense than losing in 2020 Walker Bragman  SALON.COM   Topics: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Elections 2016, Editor’s Picks, Elections News, News, Politics News Fine, give the GOP four years: The liberal case for either Bernie Sanders, or electing a Republican president Ted Cruz, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon) Nobody is acknowledging it yet, but in all likelihood the next president, be it a Republican or a Democrat, will have just four years to get as much done as possible before passing the torch to the challenger in 2020. Republicans have little hope of a two-term presidency (let alone winning in 2016) due to changing demographics, and a narrative shift that favors acceptance and...

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THE STUNNING IRRELEVANCE OF WING-NUT BILLIONAIRES: WHY BERNIE’S RIDING HIGH WHILE THE KOCH BROS COLLAPSE...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Wealthy conservatives are pouring billions into this years elections — yet their favorites continue to implode Gary Legum  SALON.COM   (Credit: AP/Cheryl Senter/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) Let us pour one out for the poor millionaires and billionaires bemoaning the lousy returns they are getting on their investments in presidential candidates this election cycle. This week The Hill ran a story entitled “Upset Republican donors: Have we wasted our money?” I dunno, fellas. Did you spend it on several million Powerball tickets? Advertisement Advertisement The thrust of the story is that despite all the money wealthy Republican businesspeople have shoveled into super PACs supporting their chosen candidates, many of said candidates are lagging in the polls or dropped out of the race early. Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush,...

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TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT BERNIE’S HEALTH CARE STAND...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Chelsea Clinton, (C) daughter of democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaks at a roundtable discussion on early childhood education, with State Representative Mary Jane Wallner, (L) and Kelli MacIver Bruns, at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center January 12, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Chelsea’s visit to New Hampshire follows a visit by her father Bill Clinton a week ago. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake. They sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea out on behalf of her mother to bash Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care. What’s so wrong with that? Don’t all candidates use family surrogates when and where they can? The Kennedys, for example, deployed a horde of kinfolk for Jack’s campaign for...

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FREEDOM CAUCUS PLOTS OVERTHROW OF HOUSE, ENTIRE GOVERNMENT...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Joan McCarter  DAILY KOS   They ousted one House Speaker, John Boehner, and now the House problem children want to make sure that the new one, Paul Ryan, remembers that. They’re plotting their course to complete their takeover of the House and dramatically change government. “I’m hoping for something bold. Not only from the leadership but from the larger conference,” said Rep. MickMulvaney (R-S.C.). “The leadership cannot go bold if the conference does not want to follow, and the conference isn’t going to want to go bold if the leadership doesn’t want to lead the charge.”For starters, caucus members say they intend to keep a close watch in 2016 on whether Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) follows through on his promise to create a bottom-up leadership structure, including delegating more power to...

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THE PENTAGON IS OUT OF IDEAS: AMERICA’S ISIS STRATEGY IS DOOMED FROM THE START...

Jan 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Thirty-six years into the great base build up in the greater Middle East, we’re still waiting for tangible results David Vine, TomDispatch.com  VIA SALON.COM   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there’s remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia. The record of these bases is disastrous. They have...

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HILLARY CLINTON’S FATAL WEAKNESS EXPOSED AGAIN: WHY BERNIE SANDERS SURGE IS EXPOSING HER BIGGEST POLITICAL SHORTCOMING...

Jan 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] When the going gets tough, Clinton goes on the offensive — and that’s where the problems really start Daniel Denvir    SALON.COM   Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (Credit: AP/Seth Wenig) It feels like September 2015 all over again, when the Clinton campaign, facing her first major shock from Bernie Sanders, decided on a course correction and apparently on purpose gave the New York Times a behind-the-scenes look at their “new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.” Clinton is a very wealthy former first lady, senator and secretary of state with expensive homes in Washington D.C. and Chappaqua, New York, who launched her campaign with an Uber-eque logo and a slogan—fighting for “everyday Americans”— that rendered actual humans into a plastic composite sketch. Clinton is unlikeable...

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WHY A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE END OF THE WORLD...

Jan 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Keystone XL may be dead for now, but it’s only one of several measures that would put the planet in grave danger Michael Klare, TomDispatch.com  VIA SALON.CO   The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota (Credit: Reuters) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president already presiding over a largely drill-baby-drill administration to take the last constraints off the development of North American fossil fuel reserves. The new Republican majority is certain to push their agenda on a variety of key issues, including tax reform and immigration. None of their...

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WHY VICTORY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BIG MONEY IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK...

Jan 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] In a Q&A, veteran campaign finance reformer Derek Cressman says Americans are becoming increasingly aware that something has to change about the growing amount of money in politics. By John Light | BILL MOYERS & CO. Supporters of campaign finance reform listen as members of Congress discuss a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Derek Cressman is a veteran of more than 20 years in the campaign finance reform movement. He has long been an advocate of a constitutional amendment to change how campaigns are financed and to elevate the voice of everyday, non-rich American voters. Now the problem is more urgent than ever. Citizens United and a series of other decisions by the Roberts Supreme Court have rolled back much of...

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THE LARGER, BUT QUIETER THAN BUNDY, PUSH TO TAKE OVER FEDERAL LAND...

Jan 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By JACK HEALY and KIRK JOHNSON  NYTIMES Duane Ehmer riding his horse, Hellboy, last week at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., where an armed group of antigovernment activists had seized control. Credit Rob Kerr/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images DENVER — Ken Ivory, a Republican state representative from Utah, has been roaming the West with an alluring pitch to cattle ranchers, farmers and conservatives upset with how Washington controls the wide-open public spaces out here: This land is your land, he says, and not the federal government’s. Mr. Ivory, a business lawyer from suburban Salt Lake City, does not fit the profile of a sun-scoured sagebrush rebel. But he is part of a growing Republican-led movement pushing the federal government to hand over to the states millions of acres of Western...

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10 OF THE MOST AMAZING SCIENCE STORIES OF 2015 (VIDEO)...

Jan 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] News & Politics Thousands of science stories have caught our attention in 2015, not all of them as groundbreaking (or credible) as these. By Lucy Goodchild Van Hilten / The Canary   VIA ALTERNET In 2015 we read about exploring the solar system, visiting comets and discovering sub-atomic particles. How scientists edited genomes, discovered a new human ancestor and figured out how to grow vocal cords from scratch. And we watched as world leaders tried to come to an agreement on how to halt climate change. Some of the year’s biggest Google searches were science-related, with more than 10 million searches for water on Mars in October and 13 million for COP21 in November. And Google’s most searched “who is” this year was “who is Lucy the Australopithecus?” Thousands of science stories have caught...

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DOES HILLARY CLINTON NEED TO DISTANCE HERSELF FROM OBAMA?...

Jan 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] January 7, 2016  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE Bill Scher Republican operative Ed Rogers writes in The Washington Post that “Hillary Clinton is the most miscast character in the 2016 race” because “this is shaping up to be a change election, and nothing about a Clinton candidacy offers change.” Rogers doesn’t knock Clinton for her last name. He questions her policy proximity to President Obama. “On our anemic economy, Clinton would be an Obama 2.0; she doesn’t even pretend to be something different or new.” On foreign policy, “Obama’s weakening of America’s place in the world has caused anxiety about our national security, and Clinton can’t disassociate herself from our foreign policy debacles.” Even on political style, Rogers dismisses, “like Obama, Clinton is a divisive figure.” Now Obama won twice in a row....

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DUPONT’S DEADLY DECEIT: THE DECADES LONG COVER-UP BEHIND THE “WORLD’S MOST SLIPPERY MATERIAL”...

Jan 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] For decades DuPont operated above the EPA and knowingly concealed the dangers of Teflon exposure Sharon Kelly, Earth Island Journal   Topics: Earth Island Journal, dupont, Teflon, Sustainability News, Working Ahead News, Social News, Business News, Life News, News, Politics News DuPont’s deadly deceit: The decades-long cover-up behind the “world’s most slippery material” This originally appeared on Earth Island Journal. Almost two decades ago, Carla Bartlett, a then 41-year -old West Virginia secretary and mother of two, was first diagnosed with cancer – what her surgeon later labeled a “garden variety” type of kidney cancer. “I was scared to death,” Bartlett, now 59, told an Ohio federal jury this fall during hearings in the first of more than 3,500 personal injury and wrongful death suits by West Virginia and Ohio residents against the...

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DEBATE SCHEDULE IS ALLOWING GOP TO FRAME ELECTION NARRATIVE...

Jan 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE There’s just no way around it: the Democrats are intentionally hiding their presidential candidates from the public. The last Democratic presidential debate was buried on a Saturday night up against the opening of Star Wars. Naturally it drew a fraction of earlier Republican debate audiences – and even of the earlier Democratic debates. The next debate is scheduled, astonishingly, on a Sunday night, January 17, the middle day of a three-day weekend. But just in case that might still draw an audience, it is also up against NFL playoff games. What is going on? Partly as a result of this scheduling, Republican presidential candidates and their campaign proposals dominate the news and therefore the public’s attention. But the Republican candidates are not addressing the country’s many...

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‘Groundbreaking’ Exposé Shows Pentagon Thwarting Obama’s Bid to Transfer Guantánamo Prisoners...

Dec 31, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   A former official compared negotiating prisoner releases with the military brass to “punching a pillow.” By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez / Democracy Now! A US soldier at the abandoned “Camp X-Ray” detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on April 9, 2014 In the nearly seven years since President Obama ordered Guantánamo’s closure, Republicans have blocked him at every turn. Now a new report sheds light on another obstacle in Obama’s way: his own Pentagon. According to Reuters, military brass have imposed bureaucratic hurdles to keep prisoners locked up and prevent foreign governments from taking them in. Scores of prisoners cleared for release have remained imprisoned for years as a result. We are joined by two guests: Charles Levinson, the Reuters reporter who broke this story, and...

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The 5 Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories of 2015...

Dec 31, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Culture The indefatigable right-wing loony factory pumped out some doozies this year. By Janet Allon, Jonah Allon / AlterNet Conspiracy theories used to be relegated to the fringes of American political discourse. Not so much anymore, now that one of the major political parties is itself pretty fringe. When the notion that the government itself is out to get the people and needs to be dismantled and shut down is the position of one of your party’s frontrunners, you’re pretty far gone. That’s why the year’s top conspiracy theories, as kooky as they are, will seem familiar. The idea that the government was planning a military takeover of Texas—the dreaded Jade Helm plot—was fostered on Fox News and taken seriously by Governor Greg Abbott. Many of the GOP presidential frontrunners continue to perpetuate...

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THEY’RE ALREADY TRYING TO STEAL 2016: INSIDE THE GOP VOTING RIGHTS SCHEME INTENDED TO DERAIL DEMOCRACY...

Dec 31, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Donald Trump, Antonin Scalia, Ted Cruz (Credit: AP/Reuters/Richard Drew/Haraz N. Ghanbari/Chris Keane) Republicans want districts more rural and more white, and are eager to suppress minority voting rights before 2016 Heather Digby Parton  SALON.COM Ever since African-American men were granted the right to vote with the passage of the 15th Amendment in 1870, programs were enacted to make it impossible for them to exercise the franchise. And needless to say, the passage of the 19th Amendment 50 years later, which opened the franchise to women, only resulted in even more programs to deny African-Americans their ability to vote in many states. All of this was quite legal under the states’ rights doctrine until the 1960s, when President Johnson and Congress finally passed the Voting Rights Act, which put the federal government in charge...

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NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF: THE REAL AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM – SELLING WEAPONS TO THE WORLD...

Dec 30, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Nothing to be proud of: The real American exceptionalism is selling the most weapons in the world — by far By selling weapons at alarming levels, the U.S. is further fueling the extremism it purports to be fighting Ben Norton   SALON.COM   (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) American exceptionalism — the notion that the U.S. is somehow an exceptional country, with no parallels in the world — is largely a myth. There is, however, one way in which it is absolutely true: The U.S. sells more weapons than any other country. The U.S. has just 5 percent of the global population, but sells more than half of its weapons. And this number is increasing. A new congressional study found that foreign arms sales by the U.S. increased by almost $10 billion in 2014 — up...

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Headaches and Nosebleeds Reported as Months-Long Methane Leak Continues in Los Angeles (VIDEO)...

Dec 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Environment Over 1,000 families have chosen to relocate and the school district recently authorized the two local schools to move out of the area. By Hilary Lewis / Earthworks  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Lano Lan/Shutterstock Have you ever seen methane? What about benzene? Or the chemical the gas company adds to make your stovetop gas stink, mercaptan? I asked residents at a Save Porter Ranch meeting in northwest Los Angeles if they had seen the pollution they knew was in their community, pouring down from the SoCal Gas storage facility on the hill behind town. No one responded. For months now, methane pollution has been billowing from the breached facility into their community. Families have reported bad odors resulting in headaches and nosebleeds. Over 1,000 families have already chosen to relocate and the...

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Michael Moore on Why America ‘Needs a Little Time in the Timeout Room,’ and Whether Hillary Will Start a War...

Dec 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] News & Politics Michael Moore talks Trump and terrorism, Sanders and socialism, Hillary and war. By Andrew O’Hehir / Salon   VIA ALTERNET Michael Moore. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Michael Moore has entered a period of reckoning, a period of thinking about his legacy. This can be deadly for artists or it can kick them into a higher gear; there’s no general rule about this. (If William Butler Yeats had died young the way Keats and Shelley did, he’d barely be remembered today.) I’m not going to pretend to review Moore’s new movie, “Where to Invade Next,” which is more like a manifesto or a plea than a conventional documentary. It has abundant flaws, some of which are simply questions of timing. Moore could not have known that his film heaping praise on European social democracy would...

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The 17 Best Moments in Political Comedy This Year...

Dec 26, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] The best comedians founds laughs amid tragedy and unrest. By Kali Holloway / AlterNet   Photo Credit: via Comedy Central Perhaps the most talked about issue around politics in comedy this year was the false notion — put forth by Jerry Seinfeld, though he was definitely not the only one — that political correctness is ruining perfectly good jokes and even comedy as an institution. Though audiences across the board were maligned as buzzkills, college students took the biggest hit, painted as joyless crusaders for insisting that racist, homophobic and rape jokes just aren’t funny. A number of incisive rebuttals have already pointed out that this notion says far more about the laziness of the speaker than the humorlessness of students. (Comedian Sarah Silverman, who has never been accused of being politically correct, summarily dismissed the aggrieved griping comedians as being “old” and...

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SIGN YOUR NAME: DENOUNCE THE REPUBLICAN LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA...

Dec 22, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] SIGN YOUR NAME: Denounce the Republican lawsuit against President Obama >> A federal judge has ruled that Congressional Republicans can officially SUE President Obama. Unless something changes, Obamacare could be destroyed forever. We need to collect 1OO,OOO signatures denouncing this frivolous lawsuit before it goes any further. Will you add your name right now? SIGN IMMEDIATELY >> Cassandra — Republicans have scored a MAJOR win in their lawsuit against President Obama. A federal judge ruled the GOP’s case can proceed– potentially gutting Obamacare and undermining the President’s legacy. Destroying Obamacare was a key part of the Koch Brothers’ agenda when they spent hundreds of millions of dollars to elect Republicans last year. Here’s what happened: FIRST: The Koch Brothers spent MILLIONS to deceive Americans about Obamacare — and help put Republicans in charge...

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The Future of Life Depends on Bringing the 500-Year Rampage of the White Man to a Halt...

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Whites can play an important role in restraining other whites. By Frank Joyce / AlterNet The future of life on the planet depends on bringing the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt. For five centuries his ever more destructive weaponry has become far too common. His widespread and better systems of exploiting other humans and nature dominate the globe. The time for replacing white supremacy with new values is now. And just as some whites played a part in ending slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow segregation, and South African apartheid, there is surely a role whites can play in restraining other whites in this era. Beneath the sound and fury generated by GOP presidential candidates, Fox News, website trolls, police unions and others, white people are becoming aware as never before...

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TRUMPLANDIA CARTOON

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]     RSS It’s still all Trump, all the time. Now that Donald Trump is at the top of his publicity game, his wild views are making those near him suddenly seem a little more reasonable—even though not that long ago their views would have been considered way outside the mainstream. In particular, Ted Cruz, once the crazy conservative of the right wing, is being talked about as a “compromise” candidate. Never mind that the compromise candidate talks lovingly of carpet bombing, wants to shut down a good chunk of the government and plans to hand the super rich a fat tax break or several. The logic seems to be that as long as you’re not Donald Trump, you must be sane and a few steps closer to a smart, reasonable candidate. Alas, the quieter ones...

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Clinton and Sanders Clash On Surprising Number of Issues in 2015’s Final Debate...

Dec 20, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Sanders seemed to dominate on domestic issues. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet The Democratic Party’s top two candidates for president clashed on numerous domestic and foreign policy issues in 2015’s last debate Saturday night, underscoring that Bernie Sanders would go further than Hillary Clinton to redirect private wealth at home for public goals while implementing a more restrained military presence overseas. In a spirited two-hour debate from Manchester, New Hampshire, the candidates laid out different approaches to confronting ISIS, removing the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, whose civil war has created millions of refugees, and whether the U.S. should pursue regime change. On domestic issues, they disagreed on how much Wall Street’s financial speculators and banking giants should be regulated and taxed, how rising health insurance and prescription drug costs could be countered, and how...

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DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN FIGHTING TO STOP A WIND FARM IN SCOTLAND FROM BEING BUILT. HE JUST LOST....

Dec 16, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Katie Valentine CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Scott Heppell   Donald Trump may be leading in the GOP primary polls in the U.S., but he just lost a major battle in the U.K. The billionaire businessman has been fighting to prevent the construction of a wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, since 2013. And on Wednesday, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously against Trump, who had argued in his lawsuit that the Scottish government’s approval of the 11-turbine farm was invalid. Trump has maintained that the wind farm, if constructed, would ruin the view of a luxury golf course he owns near the planned site of the farm. The Scottish government approved plans for the wind farm in 2013, and since then, Trump’s challenge had lost twice in Scottish courts. “This...

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BERNIE JUST MIGHT PULL THIS OFF: WHAT THE LATEST POLL NUMBERS REALLY MEAN...

Dec 16, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] While the media fixates on Trump’s every utterance, the Vermont senator has pulled neck and neck with Hillary Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet   (Credit: AP/Charlie Neibergall) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. AlterNet With the mainstream media fixated on Donald Trump and the GOP’s gyrations over his widening lead, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the Democratic race has become a tightening contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics’ latest detailed poll tracing that contest showed both Clinton and Sanders were strong candidates with much that appeals to the state’s liberal Democratic base. Overall, Clinton has the support of 49 percent of Caucus-goers compared to 39 percent for Sanders. Only 4 percent back Martin O’Malley. Not surprisingly, Vice President Joe Biden’s backers have mostly lined up...

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The Monstrous Foreign-Policy Lie That Goes Unreported by the Mainstream Media...

Dec 13, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] News & Politics Obama, Hillary, Cheney and others pretend Trump has gone too far, while themselves guiding murderous policies. By David Masciotra / Salon  via ALTERNET Former US vice president Dick Cheney talks about his wife Lynne Cheney’s book “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC Here is a good thought experiment: Would you rather a country bar you from entry or have that country bomb your house? This question has not occurred to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, or bleeding heart liberals like Dick Cheney and Paul Ryan. The nation’s most powerful political leaders, and most influential commentators, seem to find great gratification by puffing out their chests, furrowing their brows, and condemning Donald Trump’s latest exhibition of stupidity – the idea of issuing an immigration...

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