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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Doug Henwood
Putin Didn't Win This Election for Trump. Hillary Clinton Did
Democrats would rather point to shady foreign operators than think about why Hillary Clinton will not be the one taking the oath in January
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John Atcheson
Meet the New Swamp, Same as the Old Swamp
Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington D.C.. Instead, he’s dredging the swamp of its old sewage and filling it with even more fetid waters. But here’s the thing neoliberals and Democrats...
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Graham E. Fuller
How America Disgraces Itself
The ugly spectacle of the U.S. election is spilling over into the transition with new conspiracy theories about Russia and Donald Trump, as the world looks on in shock and dismay
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Michael T. Klare
Trump’s Carbon-Obsessed Energy Policy and the Planetary Nightmare to Come
Scroll through Donald Trump’s campaign promises or listen to his speeches and you could easily conclude that his energy policy consists of little more than a wish list drawn up by the major fossil...
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Robert C. Koehler
A Party of Transcendence
It might be too too much to ask of the Democratic Party, but I’m asking it anyway
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Ramzy Baroud
Navigating War: Has the War in Syria Also Destroyed Journalism?
When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on 'watching' video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Hamilton Electors Have a Message for Donald Trump: ‘You’re Fired’
Donald Trump continues to shock the world as he endlessly fires off derogatory, lie-laden tweets and nominates generals and fossil-fuel zealots to his Cabinet posts. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the...
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Reese Erlich
The Six Most Common Middle East Conspiracy Theories
I speak about the Middle East to people of various political persuasions around the US, from leftist college students to conservatives on AM radio talk shows. Most Americans are wary of further US...
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Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims
As the hysteria about Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election grows, a key mystery is why U.S. intelligence would rely on “circumstantial evidence” when it has the capability for hard evidence, say U.S. intelligence veterans
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Thomas S. Harrington
Burning Down the House: On Democracy and the Post-Trump Democrats
On November 8th, a puerile con-man named Donald Trump turned widespread economic desperation and the civic ignorance quite purposefully engendered by the US media system over the last three decades...
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Medea Benjamin
Starving Yemeni Children, Bloated US Weapons Makers
While the world is transfixed on the epic tragedy unfolding in Syria, another tragedy—a hidden one—has been consuming the children of Yemen. Battered by the twin evils of war and hunger, every ten...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Adam Johnson
Daily Kos Founder Gleefully Celebrates Coal Miners Losing Health Insurance
Daily Kos publisher and Vox Media co-founder Markos “Kos” Moulitsas, an influential voice in liberal politics, published a blog post ( Daily Kos , 12/12/16 ) that captures just how terribly leading...
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Peter Certo
Foreign Meddling in Our Vote? Remember How This Feels.
During the Cold War, the CIA did everything it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
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Aaron Lund
The Fall of Aleppo
In a rapid offensive lasting less than a month, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have recaptured the last opposition enclave in east Aleppo. On Monday evening, the army cleared street...
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Miriam Pemberton
The Pentagon’s $125 Billion Cover-up
The brass asked for a report on eliminating waste. When investigators found some, the military buried it.
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Michael Moore
Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed
The following was posted by the author to his Facebook page. Read the original here . A week has gone by since Donald Trump admitted he's only been to "two or three" of his daily presidential...
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Jim Hightower
Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to be Energy Secretary?
Perk up people - for I bring you tidings of great joy: Gov. "Oops" is back! Yes, Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who specialized in putting the "goober" in gubernatorial, is being brought back...
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Jason Opal
Yes, Donald Trump Is Like Andrew Jackson
And, no, not in a good way
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Steven Singer
Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core
Poor Betsy DeVos. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary has spent her entire adult life advocating for Common Core, but now she has to pretend like she doesn’t like it . In fact...
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Richard Eskow
By Picking Tillerson and Perry, Trump’s Pretty Much Just Trolling Us Now
When it comes to Cabinet-level appointments, Donald Trump hasn’t lost his ability to astonish and dismay. At this point his staffing process has pretty much turned into an extended exercise in...
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Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
Dare for Democracy: Three Essential Steps
The Small Planet Institute has published an online guide to help people find a way to get involved.
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Randall Amster
President-Reject: Don’t Say His Name
'If he craves the spotlight, pull the plug. If he desperately needs attention, starve him of it.'
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Kieran Suckling
Trump’s United States of Oilmen
Rex Tillerson represents an existential threat to the planet and his nomination to be the next secretary of state must be rejected
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ted Rall
Democratic Party's Last Chance: Fight Trump or Die
Democrats need to stop grasping at straws. Shocked by Trump's win and dismayed at his half billionaire , half military junta cabinet , liberals are thrashing about in the stinking waters of dying...
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Trevor Timm
How the Obama Administration Laid the Groundwork for Trump's Coming Crackdown on the Press
In the summer of 2009, less than a year after President Obama took office, one of the first orders of business for the newly empaneled Senate Judiciary Committee was passing a long-stalled federal ‘...
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