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The Method behind Trump’s Mad Agenda

Don Rose Yes, he frequently rambles incoherently. You may wonder why he gives clearly dangerous executive orders, such as restoring the coal mining industry’s right to dump its wastes into unpolluted rivers and streams. Will that  bring back jobs for miners or just lower expenses for owners? But look again at some of Trump’s biggest…

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Support Chelsea Manning!

b. traven Chelsea Manning is an unusual American, unique among the brave whistle blowers that our government under Bush and Obama have punished severely, rather than accepted for their sacrifice in exposing wrongdoing in the bureaucracy. Her youthfulness, her gender dystrophy, and her simple background made her bravery stand out. While undergoing extreme personal stress…

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Steve Bannon’s War on Islam

Richard Silverstein Steve Bannon gave a speech to a Vatican conference sponsored by a right-wing Catholic organization.  It’s eye-opening, not because we ever needed proof that Bannon was an alt-right extremist, but because it sets these disturbing views down clearly on the page for all to read.  One of the things that strikes me is…

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Don’t Call It Democracy

P. J. Sullivan P.J. offers a direct commentary on “democracy” in the USA. The sham “democracy” of the plutocrats has sown the seeds of nascent nationalist fascism with this election of a domestic “Il Duce,” like the strutting Italian megalomanic Mussolini. The American version is not only “unpopular,” but he seems temperamentally unqualified for the…