John Atcheson

John Atcheson

John Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, and he has just completed a book on the 2016 elections, tentatively titled, WTF America? How the US Went Off the Rails and How to Get It Back on Track, which will be released in the Spring.

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Fair Game: Why Bernie Should Keep Going
Predictably, after New York, the establishment is demanding that Bernie bow out. The etiquette of conventional Party politics, after all, dictates that he step aside, lest he weaken the front runner. But this race has never been about tweedle-dee vs. tweedle-dum, so the conventions of Party...
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Some Questions for Hillary Clinton Supporters
1.) Why is Wall Street Giving her Money? Since Sanders made it an issue, Ms. Clinton has repeatedly said she would be tough on Wall Street and the big banks. If that’s the case, why have they given her so much money? Are we to believe these savvy, bottom line types aren’t looking for a return on...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Four Myths Keeping Clinton Afloat
Myth # 1 – Hillary is more likely to beat Republicans in the general election For months now, polls show that Sanders has done better against Republican opponents than Hillary. In fact, he wins against opponents she loses to. In the latest polling , for example, she beats Trump by only 9 points,...
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Saturday, April 09, 2016
The Failure That Never Happened—And Three That Did
The Failure that didn’t happen The Clinton campaign, and the Establishment in the media, the Democratic Party, the punditocracy, and assorted other self-interested corporations and PACsters are desperate to bring Sanders down after his Wisconsin victory made it 7 of the last 8 primaries for Bernie...
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
How Can Sanders Win It All? It's The Passion, Stupid
For the past several months, pundits, the corporate media, and the Democratic Establishment have been pushing the idea that Hillary Clinton has all but sewn up the nomination. The closer Sanders makes the race, the harder they push this misguided shibboleth. But ask any good pollster and he or she...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Climate Change – Speeding Past the Stop Signs
There’s been a tendency in the media and in the international community to assume that with the Paris agreement this past December, the world is well on its way to dealing with the problem of climate change. In fact, the agreement was woefully inadequate, allowing for an increase of 3.5 C or more...
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Friday, March 25, 2016
What the Ex-Pat Primary Tells Us About the Bernie Blackout
Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday the 23 rd were excellent days for the Establishment misinformation machine. Two Days in the Life of the Bernieblackout Tuesday began with an email from the Sanders campaign telling me he’d won the ex-pat primary by a huge margin. Good enough, but the corporate media...
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Friday, March 18, 2016
Feeding the Wrong Wolf
Tuesday night, as the results from the primaries were crystallizing, the media declined to cover a speech by Bernie Sanders so they could "stand-by" on the chance that Trump might speak. But there’s nothing new about that. The press has been ignoring or discounting Sanders all along, and covering...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Sanders Takes Michigan, But Mainstream Media Keeps Discounting His Campaign
For weeks now, the Mainstream Media (MSM) has all but ignored the Sanders campaign and talked about Hillary’s capture of the Democratic nomination as a done deal. But, once again, Sanders proved them wrong with a dramatic win in Michigan on Tuesday. And as for Hillary’s victory in Mississippi? It’s...
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Friday, March 04, 2016
Decoding Super Tuesday: Why Sanders Is Still on Track to Win and Why the Democrats Need Him To
As usual, the mainstream media is confused by the results from Super Tuesday. To hear them tell it, Hillary has all but sewed up the nomination. In reality, Sanders had a good day, and Tuesday’s results suggest he’s set to surprise the pundits yet again. More importantly, he’s still the best...
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