John Atcheson

John Atcheson

screen_shot_2017-07-26_at_9.09.47_pm.pngJohn Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, and he has just completed a book on the 2016 elections titled, WTF, America? How the US Went Off the Rails and How to Get It Back On Track, available from Amazon. Follow him on Twitter @john_atcheson

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Taking a Bullet
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader. - Mahatma Ghandi Pundits seem shocked by Trump’s victory. They shouldn’t have been. As I said here , here , here and as I’ve been saying for years, America is a left of center country, and Democrats have been ignoring it at their...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time for Some Mea Culpas from the Clinton Camp?
Donald Trump is doing everything he can to lose this election, and yet he remains within striking distance because too many people believe the lesser of two evils is still too evil to vote for. As the Wikileak emails increasingly reveal her obvious duplicity on big banks and Wall Street, the myth...
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Empire in Decline: When the Oligarchy Inherits the Wind
The unthinkable may well happen. The US may elect as President a racist, xenophobic, narcissistic, con man with no knowledge of policy or governance. As of now, Trump holds a slight lead over Clinton in the latest poll. Real progressives could be forgiven for feeling a healthy dose of schadenfreude...
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Friday, September 02, 2016
Making 'Our Revolution' Ours
One of the most remarkable things about Sanders’ campaign was how it electrified the young, reinvigorated progressives, and forced Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to lurch desperately to the left. Of course, once she got the nomination, she wasted no time in tacking back to the right of...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Clinton Wins in A Cakewalk? Don't Bet the Ranch on It
If you listen to the media and the pundits, most are predicting a surefire Clinton victory – if not a landslide. One of the reasons for this misplaced optimism is that they seem to believe Sanders’ revolutionaries are all prepared to join hands with the PACster politicians and DLC types dominating...
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
What the Democrats Don't Get (And Why It Could Cost Them the Election)
If you’re a Democrat, you probably think the Democratic Convention was a big success. Not only did they silence the Bernie die-hards, but they dispatched some serious heavy artillery on Trump by calling out his fear mongering and his megalomanic, “Only I can fix it.” And, yes, the first post-...
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Clinton's F-You to Progressives: This is How Trump Could Become President
Here’s what Hillary Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine as her VP tells us: She suffers from a possibly fatal mix of arrogance and political cluelessness that may well hand the election to Trump; She is totally beholden to the Oligarchy she claims to want to reign in; She’s not a progressive – and her...
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Monday, July 04, 2016
Put Away the Fireworks... You Don’t Live in a Democracy Anymore
Within the last 30 years, while we’ve chased bogeymen overseas and here at home, our Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished. No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien...
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Friday, July 01, 2016
Why Democrats Don't Get Sanders' Endgame (and Why It Will Hurt Them in the End)
The Democratic Party establishment’s response to Sanders’ staying in the race ranges from perplexed to downright hostile. For example, Sam Stein reports that Senator Kent Conrad recently said : So far [Sanders] has been riding a wave of good feelings in the sense he ran an incredible campaign … But...
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
The Revolution Isn't Over: Here’s How It Can Be Sustained – and Why It Must Be
After the June 7 th primaries, it looks like Clinton is going to be the Democrats’ nominee. Political operatives in the Party are declaring the Sanders revolution to be finished, salivating over his donor list, and calling on him and his supporters to close ranks and join the Party in the fight...
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