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Trump Sunday, August 21, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump chairman Paul Manafort resigns amidst campaign shift to the right The Trump campaign initially claimed that Manafort was not being displaced, but in barely 24 hours he had submitted his resignation and Trump had accepted it. The shake-up puts the Trump campaign under its third leadership in three months.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump and Democrats compete on militarism and war The bulk of Trump's speech was the mixture of militaristic threats, chest-thumping self-praise, brazen lies and non sequiturs that have become familiar in the course of his campaign. Among the lies were Trump's claim to have "always" opposed the war in Iraq (he supported the Bush administration's decision to go to war in 2002-2003) and to have opposed the US-NATO bombing of Libya (he supported it publicly).

Bill and Hillary Clinton Sunday, August 14, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tax return places Clintons in the top 0.02 percent of Americans The Clinton campaign released the family's tax return as part of a political effort to put more pressure on the Trump campaign to do likewise. This was coordinated with a prominent article in the New York Times suggesting that Trump was unwilling to release his tax return because he had used many lucrative deductions available to real estate speculators, cutting his tax liability to zero.

Donald Trump Wednesday, August 10, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump speech in Detroit: Tax cuts for the wealthy combined with nationalist demagogy The Trump's speech was a travesty of analysis, as he simply did not address the overriding economic issue confronting world capitalism: the deep economic slump triggered by the 2008 Wall Street crash, from which the world economy has yet to emerge. He said nothing about the financial collapse, or the trillion-dollar bailout of the banks that followed.

Predator drones Monday, August 8, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's drone-missile machinery of murder The Obama administration released a previously secret policy document that gives general instructions to those engaged in preparing, approving and carrying out the drone-missile assassinations that have become the hallmark of Obama's eight years in the White House. Literally any individual on the planet can be targeted for assassination by a Hellfire missile fired from a US Reaper drone.

Hillary Clinton Saturday, August 6, 2016 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton The Democratic Party does not oppose Trump on the basis of his militarism or his authoritarian contempt for democratic rights. Instead, the Clinton campaign is presenting itself as the authoritative party of the military-intelligence complex and the political establishment, appealing to billionaires, the military brass and the intelligence agencies.

New York Times Saturday, July 30, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US media celebrates Democratic Party warmongering These commentaries, published within hours of the close of the Democratic convention, demonstrate the real constituency of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. Far from representing the interests of working people, as Clinton claimed in her convention speech, the former secretary of state seeks to be the consensus choice of the military-intelligence apparatus, and tailored her campaign explicitly to its dictates.

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Party officially nominates Donald Trump The younger Trump declared that what will "Make America Great Again" will be the mere fact of his father's election and entry into the White House. In other words, it is not that Trump will improve the conditions of life for the American people, but that the American people will make themselves great by electing Trump.

Gavin Long, 29, was named as the man behind the shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last night Monday, July 18, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana As in the case of the July 7 killing of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, the Baton Rouge gunman was a former soldier and veteran of US wars in the Middle East. Gavin Long, who turned 29 on the day of the shootings, was in the Marines from 2005 to 2010 and served a tour of duty in Iraq. He reportedly engaged in counter-terrorist operations, for which he was awarded a medal and rose to the rank of sergeant.

Bernie Sanders Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders' "political revolution" In his tribute to Clinton, Sanders never referred to her four-year tenure as secretary of state, where she was consistently the most hawkish member of the Obama cabinet, instigating the US-NATO war with Libya and advocating even greater US intervention in the Syrian civil war. Sanders declared that his campaign would continue, in an all-out effort to elect Clinton president and elect Democratic majorities in Congress.

FBI Director James Comey Wednesday, July 6, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation A decision to prosecute would have thrown the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party as a whole into deep crisis. For this reason, it is reasonable to conclude that the US military-intelligence apparatus has decided to throw its considerable weight behind Clinton, or at the very least, to avoid placing a major obstacle in her path to the White House.

Hillary Clinton Monday, June 27, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clinton seizes on Brexit vote to tout her credentials as defender of Washington's global interests The Clinton campaign offers nothing to the working class, white, black or Hispanic, because the Democratic Party long ago abandoned any policy of social reform to create jobs and improve the living standards and social conditions of working people, becoming instead a more and more open and direct instrument of Wall Street.

Hillary Clinton is revving up her attack against Bernie Sanders. Monday, June 13, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Race, gender and the US presidential campaign Working people instinctively, and for good reason, regard both Trump and Clinton with distaste. These are the two most unpopular politicians ever to contest the presidency. It is a measure of the isolation and bankruptcy of the US financial aristocracy that such is the "choice" its political system offers to the American people.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clinton claims Democratic nomination after winning four of six final states The size of Clinton's victory in California far exceeded the two percentage point margin shown in polls leading up to the vote. This suggested that the intensive media campaign declaring Clinton the presumptive nominee, launched 24 hours before the polls opened, may have had the desired effect of depressing the Sanders vote.

Crazy Elections Sunday, June 5, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The US elections and the criminalization of American politics Clinton represents a more polished version of the same social processes that have created Trump. Trump and Clinton are both products of the same process: the criminalization of the American ruling elite, as the methods of the mafia have come to predominate in both the operations of Wall Street and the practice of imperialist "statecraft."

Hillary Clinton Saturday, May 28, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clinton campaign in crisis over email controversy, declining poll numbers The presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hit by twin blows this week: a harshly critical report by the State Department inspector general over her use of a private email server while in office, and polls showing that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had closed the gap in California, the most populous US state and one of six holding primaries or caucuses on June 7.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Sunday, May 22, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clinton calls Trump "unqualified" to be commander-in-chief The axis of Clinton's criticism of Trump was that he was too erratic in his statements and views on foreign policy. "I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded he is not qualified to be president of the United States," Clinton said.

Bernie Sanders California Rally VICTORY SPEECH after Winning Oregon Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sanders' strong showing in Oregon, Kentucky extends Democratic presidential contest Sanders spoke before a packed arena in Carson, California, near Los Angeles. He told a crowd of some 10,000 people Tuesday night that he would continue his campaign through the June 7 contests in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and North and South Dakota, and the final primary on June 14 in the District of Columbia.

Former Sen. Graham on Saudi involvement with 9/11 hijackers Sunday, May 15, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FBI holds 80,000 pages of secret documents on Saudi-9/11 links There has long been evidence that sections of the US government were aware of the plot to hijack and suicide-crash airliners, but turned a blind eye because such an atrocity could be used to stampede American public opinion and provide a pretext for escalating US military interventions throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.

Donald Trump Friday, May 13, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump signals backing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare Ryan's declaration last week that he was "not there yet" in terms of an endorsement of Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee was aimed at securing assurances from Trump that his opposition to entitlement cuts was purely an electoral ploy, to be scrapped as soon as the votes are counted.

Donald Trump Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump backs end to the federal minimum wage In suggesting that the federal minimum wage be dispensed with, and that the power to set a floor on wages be left to the states, which he pointed out "have to compete with each other," Trump is advocating a race to the bottom, in which governors and legislatures would offer minimum wage reductions and exemptions, just as they offer tax concessions, to entice companies to locate in their states.

White House Correspondents' Dinner Monday, May 2, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism Saturday night was the eighth appearance by President Barack Obama at the annual White House correspondents dinner, which has become a staple of social life in the US capital. Politicians rub shoulders with figures from Hollywood and the news media at an event featuring two supposedly comic monologues--by the President and Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central.

Life Expectancy for White Americans Declined Slightly in 2014, Study Says. Thursday, April 21, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Life expectancy declines for white Americans After more than a century of rising life expectancy, interrupted only briefly by World War II and the worst year of the AIDS epidemic, life expectancy for whites remained constant in 2012 and 2013, and then declined in 2014. Life expectancy for the entire US population remained unchanged because there was a slight improvement for African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

Federal Tax Paid vs Federal Loans, Bailouts, Loan Guarantees Received by 50 largest US companies 2008-2014 Saturday, April 16, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US corporate tax cheats hiding $1.4 trillion in profits in offshore accounts The sums involved in corporate tax scams dwarf those hidden away by individuals. According to the Oxfam report, the offshore manipulations by the 50 largest US corporations cost the US taxpayer $111 billion each year, while robbing another $100 billion annually from countries overseas, many of them desperately poor.

Republican Crackpots - Bigot Donald Trump and Lying Ted Cruz Thursday, April 14, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US elections: Republican crisis deepens over prospect of contested convention That the Republican nomination campaign has boiled down to a contest between a fascistic demagogue calling for torture and an advocate of theocracy and militarism only demonstrates how far to the right the official US two-party system has moved.

Bernie Sanders Sunday, April 10, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bowing to Democratic Party pressure, Sanders pledges to back Clinton Sanders has not deviated from his pledge, made when he entered the race for the Democratic nomination a year ago, that he would support the nominee of the party convention, whoever it was. In a series of media interviews, Sanders reiterated his longstanding position that he would support Clinton if she won the Democratic presidential nomination.

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, March 31, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Party crisis deepens as candidates renege on "loyalty" pledge All three remaining candidates for the Republican presidential nomination declined to renew their pledges to support the party's eventual standard-bearer, in back-to-back appearances Tuesday night at a town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, televised over CNN.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq The purpose of the official secrecy and lying is not military security. ISIS was well aware of the existence of the firebase, which it targeted with mortar shells. In any case, as one official admitted, it is hard to hide 200 heavily armed Marines stationed only 10 miles from enemy lines.

Bernie Sanders Sunday, March 20, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sanders under pressure to quit from Democratic leaders, media In the wake of five losses in five contests Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is coming under mounting pressure from Democratic Party leaders and the media to abandon his presidential campaign and concede the Democratic nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump supporter punches black protester in the face. Sunday, March 13, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Violence, racism and the Trump campaign The Trump campaign represents something new and dangerous in American political life. After decades of basing its political operations on appeals to racism, national chauvinism, militarism and Christian fundamentalism, the Republican Party is giving birth to a movement of a fascistic character.

Bernie Sanders Thursday, March 10, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sanders' upset win in the Michigan primary Sanders' victory in Michigan reflects the intrusion of class issues into the elections. The Clinton campaign, like the media, was taken unawares by Sanders' win. At a campaign rally Tuesday night in Cleveland, Clinton made no reference to the close contest in the neighboring state and instead described the campaign for the Democratic nomination as in its final stages.

Mitt Romney - Mr. 1% Saturday, March 5, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Republican Party in crisis as Romney denounces Trump Romney's speech dominated media coverage leading up to the debate Thursday night in Detroit, where the four remaining Republican candidates took the stage in the Fox Theatre. The first question posed to Trump was to respond to Romney's remarks, which he did in typical fashion, attacking Romney as a "failed candidate...who should have beaten President Obama" very easily.

Republican Elephant Sunday, February 28, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Republican debate and the degradation of US politics Viewers were confronted with a repulsive display of the degraded state of official politics in the United States. The three leading candidates -- billionaire demagogue Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas -- engaged in a barrage of name-calling, mudslinging, insinuation and insult that marked a new low in an already dismal series of such political freak shows.

9th Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina Monday, February 15, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican debate in South Carolina: Lies, mudslinging and an important truth The ninth Republican presidential debate of an already interminable primary campaign was another two-hour session of reactionary posturing and mutual mudslinging in which the four leading candidates denounced each other as liars -- and were telling the truth when they did so.

Waterboarding? Torture? Absolutely! Thursday, February 11, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Torture, murder and Donald Trump George Stephanopoulos asked directly, "As president, you would authorize torture?" Trump replied, "I would absolutely authorize something beyond waterboarding. And believe me, it will be effective. If we need information, George, you have our enemy cutting heads off of Christians and plenty of others, by the hundreds, by the thousands."

Donald Trump Monday, February 8, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In New Hampshire debate: Republican frontrunner backs torture Trump reiterated his statements about waterboarding and "worse than waterboarding" during several appearances on Sunday morning television talk shows. Again, neither the media pundits who interviewed him nor Republican rivals who appeared on the same programs made any serious objection to these comments.

The 6th GOP Debate Saturday, January 16, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican debate: Deeper into the swamp of bigotry and militarism There was a sinister undertone to the incessant right-wing populist demagogy in the debate. The Republican candidates treated the Democratic Party not merely as a political rival, but as a treasonous and semi-criminal organization. There were clear suggestions that a Democratic victory in the presidential election would be not only undesirable, but illegitimate.

President Obama cries during gun violence speech Tuesday, January 12, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama rejects pleas to halt deportations Raids and deportations are politically inexpedient at the onset of an election year in which the Democratic Party seeks to posture as more sympathetic to immigrants and Hispanics than the Republicans, despite the atrocious record of Obama, once dubbed the "deporter-in-chief" by immigrants' rights activists.

Donald Trump TV AD Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump pushes racist attack on immigrants, Muslims A remarkable aspect of the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is that there has been little criticism of Trump, the apparent frontrunner, from most of his rivals, and almost no effort to rebut his brazen appeals to racism and anti-Muslims bigotry.

New 'Real ID' driver's licenses Thursday, December 31, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Federal agency prepares new crackdown on US travelers The new driver's licenses would encode a considerable amount of personal information in an electronic form that would be shared among the states and with the federal government, assisting in the creation of vast new databases on the American population. These could be used to track people's movements, not only by air but also on the ground, using the chip in the card.

Pure terror! Monday, December 21, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The US terrorism scare War abroad is inevitably accompanied by repression at home, with police-military mobilizations that are carried out in the name of fighting "terrorism," but whose real purpose is to suppress domestic antiwar sentiment and working class opposition to the austerity measures required by the deepening crisis of world capitalism.

Is Donald Trump destroying the Republican Party? Saturday, December 12, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Party crisis deepens over Trump anti-Muslim statements Both Trump and Carson have threatened to bolt the Republican Party and mount independent campaigns if the party establishment intervenes against them in the presidential campaign. Earlier this week, Trump touted a poll showing that 68 percent of his supporters would follow him out of the Republican Party if he decided to run as an independent.

US Congress Saturday, December 5, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Congress passes corporate-backed highway construction bill The US Congress passed a five-year, $305 billion highway construction bill Thursday, sending it to President Obama who will sign it into law. The final bill, after protracted bipartisan negotiations, cleared the House of Representatives by a 359-65 vote and passed the Senate by a margin of 83-16. Three Republican senators who are running for president, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, voted against the bill.

Donald Trump mocks Serge Kovaleski Saturday, November 28, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump spews racism and anti-Muslim bigotry Billionaire Donald Trump has increased his lead in the polls among likely voters in Republican caucuses and primaries by making appeals to fears of terrorism and advocating a police-state crackdown on Muslim immigrants in the United States. The word that most accurately describes the politics peddled by the billionaire demagogue: fascist.

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US defense secretary threatens Russia and China US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a pointed warning of future wars Saturday in an address to a forum at the Reagan Library in southern California. The reckless and provocative character of the Pentagon chief's speech is underscored by the targets of his saber-rattling: Russia, with the world's second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, and China with the third.

Vladimir Putin Saturday, November 7, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Russia halts flights to Egypt after air disaster US officials have been among the most insistent voices suggesting a terrorist connection to the Flight 9268 disaster, hoping that it will produce a political backlash in Russia against Putin's decision to intervene in Syria. In this, as in many other areas, there appears to be an overlap between the actions of ISIS and the political agenda of Washington.

World War III Might Start Thursday, November 5, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Washington prepares for World War III The US military-intelligence complex is engaged in systematic preparations for World War III. As far as the Pentagon is concerned, a military conflict with China and/or Russia is inevitable, and this prospect has become the driving force of its tactical and strategic planning.

John_Boehner.jpg: John Boehner Monday, September 28, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Behind the resignation of US House Speaker Boehner Boehner resigned Friday, giving almost no notice, rather than face a vote on a procedural resolution to declare the speakership vacant. With Republicans holding a 247-188 majority in the House, and 30 or more Republicans committed to voting against him, he would have been compelled to rely on Democratic votes to retain office.

General Motors to Pay $900M To Settle Charges Over Ignition Switch Issue Saturday, September 19, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The GM ignition defect settlement and capitalist "justice" No senior executive of GM will go to jail for the deaths of at least 124 people, mainly young adults, due to defects in the compact and subcompact cars they purchased from the company. The company will set aside $900 million for compensating survivors, less than one month's pre-tax profits.

Abu_Zubaydah.jpg: Abu Zubaydah Sunday, September 13, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama administration suppresses account of CIA torture The position of the Obama administration, and of the military-intelligence apparatus as a whole, is not just to cover up the criminality of the Bush administration, which authorized and supervised the systematic torture in the name of the "war on terror." What is involved is the protection of ongoing, continuing criminality, and of those who perpetrate it today.

Mike Huckabee is standing with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis Monday, September 7, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling Only a handful of the Republican candidates have adhered to a traditional constitutional position, that the Supreme Court interpretation of the law was binding, and that Davis, as a public official, had to carry out the law and not her personal religious beliefs. Others sought to square the circle, giving lip service to the separation of church and state while seeking to appease the Christian fundamentalist right.

Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter Saturday, August 22, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter: A revealing confrontation Despite the purported militancy of Black Lives Matter, and its aggressive disruption of campaign appearances by Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, the two who spoke with Clinton, Daunasia Yancey from Boston and Julius Jones from Worcester, were extremely deferential.

Fox News "Debate" Sunday, August 9, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican presidential debate: The freak show at Quicken Loans Arena The audience in the arena, where the Republican nominating convention will be held next summer, was as foul as the candidates and the questioners. They cheered for torture, for war, for cuts in essential social services, for attacks on democratic rights. These are truly the dregs of American society. It was not a debate so much as a political freak show, with the bizarre vying with the reactionary.

Democrats VS. Republicans - Who's Crazier? Thursday, July 30, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The dark side of American politics The underlying social conflicts within the United States are beginning to overload a political system that is rotted through and through. The two officially recognized political parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are controlled by corporate interests and increasingly removed from the real concerns of the great mass of the American people.

United We Fail: Citizens United and the Sale of Democracy Monday, July 20, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The US presidency for sale The vast sums being raised and spent by the Democratic and Republican candidates make a mockery of the claims that the United States is a democracy in which the people rule. It is big money that rules, dominating the entire process of selecting the candidates of the only two officially recognized parties and effectively determining the outcome of the vote on November 8, 2016.

Julian ASSANGE arrested, painted portrait - Wikileaks Sunday, July 5, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder In rejecting Assange, Hollande sent a message of disapproval and condemnation to journalists who actually seek to report truthfully and inform the public, rather than take their marching orders from the propaganda offices of the intelligence agencies in Washington, London and Paris.

Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidate Saturday, June 27, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign Stein is not a socialist, and the word "socialist" was never spoken in the interview or speech and appears nowhere in her campaign literature. She is running as a capitalist candidate seeking to reform American capitalism. She uses the language traditional to American populism, both right and left, contrasting Main Street to Wall Street.

Hillary Clinton's Official Campaign Launch Two months after announcing her preside Monday, June 15, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign Clinton is a particularly dubious vehicle for the type of social demagogy that characterized her speech. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state has amassed, along with her husband, a fortune approaching $100 million from her decades of service to corporate interests. The Clintons rub shoulders with billionaires and CEOs every day.

Death by Officer: American Epidemic of Police Shootings and Brutality Monday, June 1, 2015 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US police kill more than two people a day Since the eruption of popular protest last August over the unpunished police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the massive, military-style repression of the protests by police and National Guard troops, press reports, and especially social media, have given the world's population a far different -- and far more accurate -- understanding of the brutal reality of social relations in the United States.

Senior ISIL leader 'killed by US special forces' in Syria raid Monday, May 18, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US special forces stage raid into Syria US-led airstrikes on ISIS targets across eastern Syria continue. In the 24 hours ending Sunday morning, the Pentagon reported eight bombing attacks, including six near the city of Hasakah, in the northeast, and two near Kobani, a Kurdish-populated town where a lengthy ISIS siege was broken by US saturation bombing.

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