5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

Jul 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE BLOG   MICHAEL MOORE Michael Moore Oscar and Emmy-winning Director Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.” Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now. I can see what you’re doing right now. You’re shaking...

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Donald Trump and the Dark Soul of the GOP...

Jul 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Republican National Convention was a parade of fear and loathing. David Corn MOTHER JONES Carolyn Kaster/AP This is what you need to know about Donald Trump’s GOP. At the convention in Cleveland, Alex Jones, a prominent peddler of conspiracy theories, was in the hall as a special guest. Jones sells paranoia. He is a 9/11 truther who claims that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were in on the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He has promoted the idea that dissidents in America will be rounded up and placed in FEMA camps. His website maintains that the tragic Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax orchestrated so gun safety advocates could demonize gun owners. Jones tells his followers that the world is controlled by a global cabal—a coven of...

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What Republicans Really Think About Trump...

Jul 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof   NYTIMES Photo Credit Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the G.O.P. and in the Trump campaign. Republican senators suddenly are busy fishing, mowing the lawn or hiking the Grand Canyon; conservative celebrities mostly sent regrets. This vacuum reflects the horror that many leading conservatives feel for their new nominee. Pundits like me are gnashing our teeth as Trump receives the presidential nomination of the party of Lincoln, but, frankly speaking, we don’t have much credibility in Cleveland since many of us aren’t all that likely to support a Republican nominee in any case. So instead of again inflicting on you my views of...

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There’s Something Disturbing About One of Hillary’s Top VP Picks...

Jul 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Five things to know about USDA chief Tom Vilsack, who’s emerged at the top of HRC’s Veep shortlist. Tom Philpott MOTHER JONES Normcore: Vilsack addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation. USDA/Flicker Tom Vilsack is a trendy guy—but only if by “trendy,” you mean “normcore.” He has spent the past eight years as secretary of the US Department of Agriculture—the country cousin of presidential cabinet positions. He’s a solid centrist Democrat from Iowa, where he served two terms as governor as well as a stint as mayor of a town called Mt. Pleasant (pop. 8,668). He even calls himself a “workhorse, not a show horse.” But he has been generating massive buzz as the possible vice presidential pick of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, recently catapulting to the upper echelons of her Veep short...

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Trump’s Terrifying Pitch: It Was Better Than You Think...

Jul 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Richard Eskow   CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The Gettysburg address, it wasn’t. Donald Trump’s acceptance speech clocked in at one hour and 15 minutes, and that’s not counting the time dilation effect demagoguery can produce in some observers. Lincoln’s speech lasted less than two minutes. A columnist in the New York Post said that Trump gave “the speech of his life.” Actually, he gave several of them. Abe Lincoln’s grace and humility were nowhere to be found. But then, the self-effacement of Lincoln’s words – “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here” – would hardly suit Trump’s oversized persona. To be fair, this speech needed to be long. Trump needed to present a number of false and contradictory identities to the electorate, and that takes time. He was both...

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On RNC’s Final Night, Donald Trump Yells at America for More Than an Hour...

Jul 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Playing on fears, Trump advances white nationalist theme of ‘America First.’ By Adele M. Stan / AlterNet   CLEVELAND—“Build the wall!” “Lock her up!” “Keep us safe! “U-S-A!” “America First!” So chanted the thousands of Republicans gathered in the the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday night, punctuating the speech delivered by Donald J. Trump in acceptance of his party’s nomination for president. On the convention floor, the chants were delivered in a mood of gleeful anger forceful enough to set a seasoned reporter back on her heels. Playing on fears of a dwindling white majority amid an era of flat wages and an economy that is reshaping itself in ways that has rendered the skill sets of many workers obsolete, Trump repeatedly wove in motifs of white nationalism, whether highlighting a handful of deaths that occurred at the hand...

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50 Shockingly Extreme Right-Wing Proposals in the 2016 Republican Party Platform...

Jul 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet greg / CC BY-ND 2.0 This piece first appeared at AlterNet. The Republican Party platform  is a wish list for what Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump would like to impose on America. What’s surprising about it is that it goes further to the right than what’s even been heard on the campaign trail from Trump as he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican border and embrace the religious right’s long-held tenets opposing abortion, LGBT rights, and more. The GOP 2016 platform would make Christianity the official American religion, English the official American language, replace sex education with abstinence-only advice for teenagers, privatize almost all areas of federal services, cut taxes and regulations for the rich and titans of industry ,and impose a belligerent foreign...

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A New Study Adds Fuel to Calls for a Fracking Ban...

Jul 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, researchers found that people living near fracking activity face a “significantly higher” risk of asthma attacks. By Zoë Carpenter THE NATION A fracking well in the Eagle Ford Shale region, near Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo / Aaron M. Sprecher) About 386 million years ago, Pennsylvania received a great gift—or, depending on your point of view, a curse: the Marcellus Shale, a formation of black rock and limestone containing vast reserves of natural gas. The formation stretches from New York through the Appalachian Basin, but it’s Pennsylvania that has played host to the most intensive plundering of those reserves since the mid-2000s, when energy companies began to use hydraulic fracturing to free up the gas trapped a mile below the surface of the earth. Pennsylvania will...

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50 Shockingly Extreme Right-Wing Proposals in the 2016 Republican Party Platform...

Jul 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] What Trump, a GOP Congress and GOP-appointed Supreme Court would do to America. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet Photo Credit: www.donaldjtrump.com The Republican Party platform is a wish list for what Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump would like to impose on America. What’s surprising is that it goes further to the right than what’s even been heard on the campaign trail from Trump as he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican border and embrace the religious right’s long-held tenets opposing abortion, LGBT rights and more. The GOP 2016 platform would make Christianity the official American religion, English the official American language, replace sex education with abstinence-only advice for teenagers, privatize almost all areas of federal services, cut taxes and regulations for the rich and titans of industry, and impose a...

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Berned Out? Don’t Mourn—Organize...

Jul 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 The Sanders campaign is over, and we are left with the centrist Democrat as the only option to save the country from a rabid Republican. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Truthdig  VIA ALTERNET NEW YORK CITY – MARCH 31 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared before thousands of supporters at St Mary’s Park, The Bronx Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Backers of Bernie Sanders are angry over his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton, a rival he spent more than a year critiquing and challenging, distinguishing his positions from hers. I get it. There is a deep sense of betrayal for a faction of the American left who had probably given up on the U.S. political system, only to find inspiration in the progressive values of a white-haired senator from Vermont. I admit...

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Missing the Biggest Story about Trump’s Twitter Images...

Jul 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Media It’s no accident that Trump’s social media feeds keep using neo-Nazi imagery; he’s actively courting hate. By Todd Gitlin BILL MOYERS.COM The latest dog-whistle images from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. The original image is on the left; the one that replaced it is on the right. (Twitter via CNN) Over the holiday weekend, major media rightly piled on about Donald Trump’s recent recycling of neo-Nazi imagery — in particular his Hillary-hating blast featuring a six-point star affixed onto a heap of $100 bills. As both The New York Times and The Washington Post prominently reported, Trump cut and pasted neo-Nazi images from the internet when he unleashed the latest round of his Twitter barrage at Hillary Clinton as “most corrupt candidate ever.” The Times’ Alan Rappeport was judicious, perhaps...

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Paul Krugman: Don’t believe his hype — Trump wants to kill the middle class...

Jul 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 05:32 AM PDT “Is Mr Trump for any of these things” that will help the middle class? “Not as far as anyone can tell” Scott Eric Kaufman SALON.COM   Paul Krugman (Credit: AP/Heribert Proepper) In his most recent New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman ripped into the notion that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is in any way, shape, or form “on the side of the American worker.” His campaign “pos[es] as populist, claiming that getting tough on foreigners and ripping up our trade agreements will bring back the well-paying jobs America has lost,” but it’s all empty rhetoric. The Economic Policy Institute, which Trump likes to site, “is having none of it”: Lawrence Mishel, the think tank’s president, put out a derisive reply to what...

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SANDERS SUPPORTERS: CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY FOR A PATH YOU MIGHT TAKE...

Jul 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] A “no” vote for corporate farms may have implications for those trying to make the DNC platform more progressive. By David Morris / AlterNet Photo Credit: DonkeyHotey / Flickr On June 14, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government’s decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was a result of a political revolution that occurred almost exactly a century before, a revolution that may hold lessons for those like Bernie Sanders’ supporters who seek to establish a bottom-up political movement in the face of hostile political parties today. Here’s the story. In the early 1900s North Dakota was effectively an economic colony of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. A Saint Paul-based railroad tycoon controlled its freight prices. Minnesota companies owned many of the grain elevators that sat next...

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LIVE AT TRUTHDIG: DOES AMERICA CARE ABOUT THE COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF WAR?...

Jul 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG     Anti-war activist Ron Kovic alongside Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer. (Eric Ortiz) Truthdig staff discussed the costs and consequences of war with veteran and peace activist Ron Kovic on Facebook at 3 p.m. PDT on Thursday. Does the United States treat war like a video game? And do Americans truly realize the cost and consequences of our military engagement? Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, who participated in Thursday’s discussion, has this to say: In his farewell letter to the American people, President George Washington warned about “the impostures of pretended patriotism.” That is the precise warning that another great and true patriot, Ron Kovic, has been echoing ever since he penned his first classic war memoir some four decades ago. In “Hurricane Street,” an equally brilliant chronicle of resistance,...

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WATCH: SANDERS BLASTS ‘COLONIAL’ PUERTO RICO BILL AND WALL STREET VULTURE FUNDS IN POWERFUL SENATE SPEECH...

Jul 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Election 2016 Bernie Sanders slammed PROMESA bill for taking away Puerto Ricans’ democratic rights, making U.S. “colonial master.” By Ben Norton / Salon   AUSTIN, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 27, 2016: U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a large crowd of over 10,000 people at the Circuit of the Americas. Photo Credit: David Gilder/Shutterstock President Obama signed a bipartisan bill on Thursday that imposes what critics say is a “colonial” control board on Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, or PROMESA, was largely supported by both the Republican and Democratic parties, and will allow the U.S. federal government to appoint an unelected seven-member board that controls the finances of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Sen. Bob Menéndez led the opposition to the bill, slamming it as...

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THE FBI INTERVIEWED HILLARY CLINTON TODAY. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WILL BE HUGE....

Jul 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Fix The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton today. The next two weeks will be huge. By Chris Cillizza THE WASHINGTON POST FBI interviews Clinton in email probe Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with federal investigators probing her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, according to her campaign. (Reuters) The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton for three hours Saturday, the presumed final step of its investigation into whether the former secretary of state or any of her top aides exposed government secrets because of her decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. Assuming that the long-awaited Clinton interview does indeed signal the imminent end of the investigation, the timing could get very interesting, very quickly. The Democratic Party’s national convention...

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ISLAMIC STATE’S AMBITIONS AND ALLURE GROW AS TERRITORY SHRINKS...

Jul 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Politics THE WASHINGTON POST A man lights a candle on flowers he placed near the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where 20 hostages were slaughtered on Friday. (AFP/Getty Images) By Carol Morello and Joby Warrick July 4 at 10:20 AM Massacres attributed to the ­Islamic State have struck on four continents this year, reflecting how the appeal of the group’s ideology is growing even as the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria has receded, according to experts. The slaughter of civilians in three large attacks in the past week alone — in Istanbul on Tuesday, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, and in Baghdad on Sunday — suggests that militant actions beyond the caliphate’s borders are taking place more frequently and not necessarily with any overt direction from some caliphate headquarters. Even...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Kick-Ass Speech Tells It Like It Is: What Should Hillary Do?...

Jul 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Heading into the Democratic Convention, the senator from Massachusetts offers the best analysis of our failed monopolistic economy. By Don Hazen / AlterNet   Elizabeth Warren speaking at Carroll Manor, Takoma Park, Maryland, April 21, 2012 Photo Credit: Edward Kimmel/Flickr CC In the Sanders/Clinton battle for the presidential nomination, Elizabeth Warren stayed on the perimeter.  She wasn’t quiet, that’s for sure. But she was the only woman in the Senate not to endorse Hillary, no doubt frustrating many women. She didn’t endorse Bernie, either, making many in the Bern crowd angry. She was threading the needle, as few can do. Warren has now embraced Hillary, which seems appropriate, and is campaigning aggressively with her. This is accompanied by considerable speculation about whether Hillary has the vision, and perhaps the chutzpah, to step out of...

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WATCH: BILL MAHER RUBS CALIFORNIA’S SUCCESS IN THE FACE OF REPUBLICANS...

Jul 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] https://youtu.be/BtNbMD96xgYMaher said Republicans need to start “looking at the results from the lab” when it comes to taxing the rich VIDEO Brendan Gauthier   SALON.COM “Real Time” host Bill Maher, during his “New Rules” segment Friday, peacocked California’s thriving economy after the state raised taxes on its wealthiest citizens. “If Republicans are going to keep calling states ‘laboratories of democracy,’ they have to start looking at the results from the lab,” Maher said, noting that after California raised taxes on the wealthy, the state now sits sixth on the list of world’s largest economies. “Whereas states like Kansas and Louisiana that went back to the old trickle-down theory of ‘cut taxes on the rich and they’ll always do the right thing,’ are financial catastrophes.” Maher explained that, after former-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger left office, California...

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THE POLITICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR ….. CONSULTANTS!...

Jun 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics Politics is a battlefield for a new breed of war profiteer. By Kathy Kiely | BILL MOYERS & COMPANY ] Campaign aides and media mingle in a post-presidential debate “spin room.” (Photo by Mark Makela/Corbis via Getty Images) Spinmeisters, consultants, political propagandists — especially the kind of hired gun who touts candidates by sliming the opposition — have been with us since the dawn of the Republic. Even Thomas Jefferson, seen here in a portrait by Thomas Sully, hired someone to run a negative campaign against his political opponents. (Image courtesy of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello) Exhibit A: James Callender, an 18th-century Scottish immigrant who unearthed the sex scandal ensnaring the first US treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, that helps pivot the plot of Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical. But Callender’s contributions to...

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DEAR TONY BLAIR: IT’S NOT THE PITCH, IT’S THE PRODUCT...

Jun 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Richard Eskow   CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair …” If Tony Blair’s op-ed on Brexit is mournful and even elegiac in tone, that’s understandable. Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was, after all, a repudiation of his legacy as prime minister. And if it isn’t as mournful as it might have been – well, Blair has done quite well for himself since leaving office, which must provide some consolation for his errors. The people of Great Britain won’t be so lucky. Neither will Americans, if they follow the British path. One thing is clear: Although Tony Blair laments the failure of the “political center,” this didn’t happen because he and his colleagues failed. It happened because they succeeded. Why “Leave” Won It’s impossible to discuss...

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AMERICA IS LYING ABOUT ITS INVOLVEMENT IN AFRICA: AFRICOM’S REPORTS SIMPLY DON’T ADD UP...

Jun 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The command’s annual mission numbers keep changing, and Congress refuses to press its top general for answers Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com  VIA SALON.COM   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity — if he hadn’t spent his career ducking the spotlight. After graduating from West Point in 1976, he began his long march up the chain of command, serving in Operation Just Cause (the U.S. invasion of Panama) and Operation Desert Storm (Iraq War 1.0) before becoming deputy commander of United States Forces, Afghanistan, and commander of the International Security Assistance Force-Joint Command in 2009. In 2011, the 6’5” former paratrooper received his fourth star and two years later the coveted helm of one of the Defense Department’s six geographic combatant commands, becoming the third chief...

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BERNIE SANDERS ISSUES A STERN WARNING: EUROPE’S POPULIST REVOLT COULD HAPPEN HERE...

Jun 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Leave campaign showed what’s possible when a democratic system stops functioning democratically Sean Illing  SALON.COM Bernie Sanders (Credit: Reuters/Jim Young) The populist revolt in Britain and much of Western Europe isn’t reducible to a single variable, but it’s partly a reaction against a globalized economy that has failed the masses. It’s a frenzied, myopic reaction to be sure, but the underlying grievances are real. Mark Blyth, a political economist at Brown University, summed up the Brexit fiasco about as well as anyone could in a recent interview with AthensLive: “This is Trumpism. Everybody’s got a version of it. Here’s what I mean by Trumpism. For the past 25 years, particularly the center-left has told the bottom 60% of the income distribution in their countries the following story: Globalization’s good for you…We’re going...

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SANDERS AND CLINTON TEAMS FIGHT OVER CLIMATE LANGUAGE IN DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM...

Jun 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] REUTERS/Jim Young Walking the plank By Ben Adler GRIST The Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee has written a stronger climate change section than the platform had in 2012, but it also rejected a series of more ambitious climate and energy amendments on Friday. That’s raised the ire of Bernie Sanders and his appointees to the drafting committee, like climate activist and author Bill McKibben. The first draft of the platform, voted on by the 15-member drafting committee, is now complete, though it hasn’t been made publicly available. On July 8 and 9, in Orlando, the full 187-member platform committee will meet and debate further changes before approving and sending its draft on to the party convention, to be held in Philadelphia the last week of July. Sanders slammed Hillary Clinton’s committee appointees for...

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SEE HOW THE SIERRA CLUB’S LEADER IS TROLLING REPUBLICANS...

Jun 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  GRIST Sierra Club By Rebecca Leber The head of the Sierra Club is having some fun trolling the GOP.The Republican National Committee reportedly can’t find enough willing speakers to fill time at its convention in Cleveland a few weeks away. Politicians like Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have refused the spotlight because they think the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, is toxic. So Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, emailed RNC chair Reince Priebus on Wednesday and generously offered to step in during the party’s time of need. “I heard that you are having trouble finding speakers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland,” Brune writes in his email. “Don’t worry — I’m here to help. I’d be happy to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, and discuss the future of energy...

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DARK MONEY: HOW YOU CAN SEE MORE OF IT, THANKS TO THE FCC...

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics This week, radio and cable stations must upload political ad data to public online database. By Kathy Kiely | June 27, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission has made it easier for researchers, journalists and citizens to track dark campaign contributions by expanding its online political ad database. (Photo: US Government works via Flickr) While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and how much is being spent to do so. On June 24, the Federal Communications Commission began requiring the nation’s radio broadcasters and cable television stations to upload all of their political ad contracts to a...

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LET’S BE CLEAR ABOUT ONE UNCONTROVERSIAL THING THAT SANDERS PLAINLY GOT RIGHT, AND CLINTON DID NOT...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By RETIII RSS REBLOGGED BY There has been some bad blood between the Sanders and Clinton camps, and — obviously — the Clinton camp has won ultimate crowing rights.  But we should put aside intramural rivalries to recognize at least one big, uncontroversial policy that Sanders clearly got right and Clinton would be negligent not to adopt . . . Bernie’s infrastructure spending plan. Before delving into this scintillating topic, let me note one interesting piece of historical trivia.  Modern Republicans’ bizarre antipathy to infrastructure spending is not entirely new.  Weirdly, when the Confederate states set up their new constitution, they largely, with minimal exceptions, tracked the existing U.S. Constitution (except, of course, for legalizing and preserving slavery).  Yet, of the very few changes that the Confederacy made in their new constitution, one of them was to...

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BURNING ISSUES: EXPLAINING THE ‘REVOLT’ AGAINST THE TPP...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Burning Issues Video  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The 2016 political races are being buffeted by “a transpartisan, nationwide trade revolt” against trade deals that have been rigged to benefit wealthy corporations at the expense of the rest of us, says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, in this Burning Issues video. Wallach has been a leading voice against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which President Obama is attempting to push through Congress even though both the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have come out in opposition, as have key leaders in both parties of Congress. Wallach explains that previous deals that form the “template” for the 12-nation TPP – such as the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement President Obama signed in 2011 – have had the opposite effect of what White House...

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BERNIE SANDERS: HERE’S WHAT WE WANT...

Jun 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] My supporters and I want real change in this country. By Bernie Sanders  THE WASHINGTON POST Bernie Sanders is a U.S. senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. Sanders: ‘The struggle continues’ Despite Hillary Clinton’s delegate gains on June 7, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised to “continue to fight for every vote and every delegate,” until the Democratic convention. He also slammed GOP rival Donald Trump as “a candidate whose major theme is bigotry.” (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want. And the answer is: They want real change in this country, they want it...

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THE DONALD TRUMP STORY YOU’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Where is pack journalism now that we need it? By Todd Gitlin | MOYERS & COMPANY Developers Julius Schwartz and Alex Sapir, Donald Trump and New York City Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Trump SoHo New York on April 9, 2010. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Trump SoHo) To readers who follow taxes and finance — subjects often introduced with the adjective “arcane” — David Cay Johnston is one of America’s best-known reporters. Johnston has worked on the staffs of Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and from 1995 to 2008, The New York Times, where his writing on taxes won him a 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He’s branched out to other subjects too:  His first book, published in 1992, was Temples of Chance: How America...

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