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. Follow him on Twitter:@john_atcheson

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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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Monday, February 29, 2016
Confederacy of Dunces 2: The Democratic Establishment is Sleepwalking Toward Disaster, And Sanders Supporters are Letting Them Do It
Bernie Sanders is trying to start a revolution, and if ever there was a country in need of one, the US is it. But his defeat in South Carolina and the polls heading into Super Tuesday suggest the revolution is in jeopardy. A quick look at the other candidates in the race tells you how desperate we...
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Voodoo Journalism: Dr. Krugman Strikes Again—Risking His Credibility
Paul Krugman is at it again. This time, he’s using his position as the leading progressive columnist in the “nation’s newspaper of record,” to ballyhoo a letter from four former heads of the Council of Economic Advisors. Their letter criticizes an economic analysis of Bernie Sanders’ policies...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Establishment Democrats Missing the Moment – And the Point
This is one of those pivotal moments in history when real, fundamental change is possible. When we can shift the terms of the national debate, recapture power from the plutocrats and return it to the people, and restore democracy to our nation. But the Democratic Party Establishment is busy...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
On Sale Now: Your Government
Let the Bidding Begin... What’s happening here, in this campaign, is pretty simple. There’s a bidding war going on for the control of government. For the first time, the masses of people who’ve been left out of the political process are standing on an equal footing with corporations and the uber...
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