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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Rand Paul Calls Canada Border Wall Idea "Pretty Dumb" The idea of constructing a massive wall along the Canadian border won’t win any prizes for ingenuity, according to Sen. Rand Paul. “That’s a pretty dumb idea,” Paul said Monday, when asked about the proposal one of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, said he would consider a day earlier. Paul's refusal to endorse a Canadian border wall is both an illustration of d... 1 
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Whites Quit Working With Black Mississippi Judge, Then He Got Sacked A black judge in Mississippi claims he was removed from office following years of resistance from a mostly white legal system to his push to treat drug offenders instead of imprisoning them. Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson of Lee County—named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee—is the first and only black judge in the county’s 149-year history. In May, the Mississippi Supreme Court removed him from the ...
Jeb Bush - Caricature
Jeb Bush Made Millions Giving Investors Billions Of Florida Pension Funds To Lose For Florida taxpayers, their trust in then-Governor Jeb Bush to protect their lifelong pension savings was wasted when he forged a highly-profitable relationship with Lehman Brothers that made Lehman and Bush millions. That special relationship was ultimately a certifiable disaster for Florida public employees. While governor of Florida, Jeb Bush made some deceitful transfers of funds in 2005 and 2006 that put the Wall Street ... 3 
Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman: A Heckuva Job What we should have learned from Katrina was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing they’re strong leaders. And that’s a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds. You probably think I’m talking about Donald Trump, and I am. But he’s not the only one. While Mr. Trump doesn’t exude pres...
Russian teens enjoy American fashion and music. Ordinary Russians do no
American, not Russian, aggression is the real problem "Russia didn’t want a new Cold War. The myth of a 'revanchist Russia' is convenient spin. The real issue is American interventionism. "Ordinary Russians generally like and admire American culture. They consume American TV and movies. Teenagers in Siberia follow the street fashion of New York. Even in isolated Yakutia you will find people who can rap along to Kanye West or Jay Z. Many older people can mana...
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CURMUDGUCATION: Report on Systematic Crushing of Local Control; by Peter Green  Greene explains the ways that Eli Broad’s desired endgame—a totally charter-ized, privatized schools system—would be a disaster for the communities in Los Angeles (or other cities): AROS says it--" that this state-led destruction of democracy and school systems is happening almost exclusively in poor black and brown communities, communities that sometimes welcome the takeover because the neglect ha... 1 
Hillary Clinton
Washington Post: Democratic Primary Suddenly Seems Less Certain The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign.Clinton’s standing has been eroded both by her own shaky handling of the e-mail controversy and by the populist ... 2 
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Hulk Hogan: Hey, Why Not Me for Trump's Running Mate? Hogan was approached by reporters whom he told that he held no hard feelings towards WWE after being dropped for getting caught on video using racial slurs. Afterwards, the reporter asked a hypothetical question about which 2016 presidential politician Hogan would like to face in a wrestling match. “I don’t want to be in the ring with any candidates. I want to be Trump’s running mate,” Hogan said. &ldqu...
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The dangerous paradox of neoliberal environmentalism: Why global warming can't be solved Establishment Dems are trying to take climate action while still satisfying corporate interests. That won't work.Neoliberalism looks at the world through business-friendly eyes, no matter what the subject, no matter what the goal it says it’s trying to achieve. It can never even begin to contemplate the idea of a “green New Deal,”... Such a vision would burst the limits of neoliberalism’s worldview...
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When Mexicans crossed our border to feed Americans in need In a scene that would have given Donald Trump heart palpitations, 200 flag-waving Mexican troops breached the U.S. border outside Laredo, Tex., 10 years ago and advanced unopposed up Interstate 35 to San Antonio. the Mexican soldiers were on a relief mission to feed tens of thousands of homeless and hungry Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Setting up camp at a former Air Force base outside San Antonio, they distributed... 1 
Julian Assange also accused US officials of breaking the law in their pursuit of him and his whistleblowing organisation
Julian Assange "told Edward Snowden not seek asylum in Latin America" Julian Assange said he advised NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden against seeking asylum in Latin America because he could have been kidnapped and possibly killed there. He told Snowden to ignore concerns about the “negative PR consequences” of sheltering in Russia because it was one of the few places in the world where the CIA’s influence did not reach. Assange also said he feared he would be assassinated if h... 3 
President Obama
What Happens To The Iran Deal Once Congress Gets Back From Recess? U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. "I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Merkley wrote. Obama is trying to muster 34 votes in the Se...
Donald Trump
Trump Demanded Obama's Birth Certificate But Refuses To Release His Own Records Funny ain't it? The guy who was screaming bloody murder over our current president's birth certificate apparently doesn't want anybody seeing any kind of paper trail that would support his contention that he graduated number one in his class at the Wharton School of Finance. This assertion was later exposed as a media myth with no basis in truth. Not only are his fellow students mum on the subject of Trump, but a CNBC.com rep... 3 
23 Ridiculously Offensive Donald Trump Quotes It can be hard to disprove people's opinions. That is, unless the opinion in question is one of the inflammatory remarks that flies out of Donald Trump's mouth.  The amount of racial-, gender- and class-based insults Trump has hurled throughout his time in the public spotlight is simply staggering. The only thing more surprising is that Trump is somehow currently leading the GOP primary polls (though his final d... 2 
Cornel West
Cornel West Issues Extensive Statement as to Why He Supports Bernie Sanders The American Empire is in decline. Our market-driven culture is in decay. The criminal justice system has failed us. And the political system is collapsing due to the weight of corrupt lobbyists and greedy capitalists. Only organized power of courageous and compassionate people can turn around these catastrophic realities. Social movements in the streets and jails over against the Establishment in both decrepit political parti... 1 
Bernie Sanders
Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?Bernie Sanders has consistently fought against Republican attacks on reproductive rights. Sanders would provide workers with up 12 weeks of family and medical lea... 3 
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Republican House Of Cards Caves In As Jeb Bush Busted Not Releasing All Of His Emails If you have been following the so-called Clinton email “scandal” you have likely learned two things: the Republicans are lying through their teeth (Exhibit A: Darrell Issa), and that the only real scandal is that the mainstream media has been dancing yet again to the GOP’s and Fox News’ tune. What people should care about is a Republican presidential candidate not only lying about Clinton’s emails... 1 
House Speaker John Boehner
Boehner Calls Cruz A "Jackass" At Fundraiser Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and ...
Paul Krugman: Paul Krugman
Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President Will China’s stock crash trigger another global financial crisis? Probably not. How would the men and women who would be president respond if crisis struck on their watch? And the answer, on the Republican side at least, seems to be: with bluster and China-bashing. Nowhere is there a hint that any of the G.O.P. candidates understand the problem, or the steps that might be needed if the world economy hits another pothole....
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Java
Stability, Diplomacy, Peace: Scholars Say Benefits of Iran Deal Go Beyond Nonproliferation Just one day after people across the United States took to the streets to demonstrate their support for the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, over 70 prominent international relations scholars took to their pens on Thursday, signing an open statement declaring the pact to be a "strong and positive step towards stabilizing the Middle East, beyond its undeniable non-proliferation benefits."
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Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site When hackers released the AshleyMadison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number blew up in news stories asserting “90-95%” of them were fake... So I downloaded the data and analyzed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who they were.This isn't a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women ...
Donald Trump
Is Donald Trump rising, or is rest of Republican field sinking? Is Donald Trump rising? Or is he just standing there while the rest of the GOP field sinks? That’s a question that some GOP Washington veterans are beginning to ask as they watch The Donald seize control of the Republican race. They’re wondering if the Trump phenomenon is the result of faults in other candidates as much as any innate appeal of Mr. Trump himself. Maybe that’s their real fear: not that Trump wi...
Thomas Jefferson
Why America Does Not Yet Have Real Democracy Americans are led to believe that the divisive partisan contest for power and the absurd political theater you see on television is “Democracy in action.” But that is not true. America is ruled by Plutocracy, and a wealthy few actually overrule the great majority. Real Democracy would be government by the people; a form of government in which power is vested in the people and exercised directly by the people, or by... 32 
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Stop Chris Christie PAC Plans To Dissolve, Claiming Christie Has Already Stopped Himself After spending just 8 dollars and 74 cents, the "Stop Chris Christie" PAC is declaring mission accomplished and calling it quits. The Stop Chris Christie Political Action Committee (PAC) declared that it would cease and desist, because New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had performed their job for them, by stopping himself. With that 8 dollars and 74 cents spent, they are now claiming their mission is accomplished. Defeating C...
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's Poll Numbers Haven't Dropped at All "It's been inescapable for weeks: Beltway hacks have been braying about Hillary Clinton's 'falling poll numbers,' eager to fan the flames of Democratic discord and generate column-inches about intra-party conflict where none exists. What's most pathetic about this latest anti-Clinton drumbeat, though, is how it's directly contradicted by, well, the polls."The chart above shows a combined average of every single national p...
Joe Biden
As Biden weighs a 2016 campaign, does he want to be the anti-Clinton? "But the climate that produces such talk is real: The notion, fair or not, that Clinton is increasingly vulnerable has Democrats increasingly worried. Biden would want his candidacy to be seen on its own merits. Given the current state of play — Clinton’s declining trust numbers, the investigation into her private e-mail account and expressions of concern among Democrats about her vulnerabilities, along ... 2 
Jeremy Corbyn
Why a Left-Wing Socialist Is Poised to Become the Leader of Britain's Labour Party For an American, especially, it is impossible to witness the growing excitement here over Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy for the leadership of the Labour Party without being reminded of Berniemania. Though Corbyn, at 66, is more youthful than the 73-year-old Vermont senator, and entered Parliament as MP for Islington, in north London, back when Sanders was still in his first term as mayor of Burlington, the two mavericks shar...
Kfredrian, Idlib
The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn't the Press Covering It? Eight months ago, on December 28, a warplane from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS, struck a building in the Syrian town of al-Bab that had been identified as a local headquarters for the militant group. It was just one of over a thousand airstrikes the coalition had launched up to that point. However, this building wasn’t simply a gathering place for militants or a storehouse for weapons. It was ... 1 
Rick Perry
Rick Perry Is on the Payroll of His Super-PAC's Biggest Sugar Daddy Rick Perry's fundraising for his second presidential campaign is off to a tepid start. Last week, his campaign announced a $1.07 million haul since Perry officially declared his candidacy at the beginning of June. Though he entered the race later than some of the other GOP candidates, that's far lower than the amounts raised by some of his rivals including Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson.Things were a bit better for Perry o...
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Trump Reignites Feud with Fox News Host Megyn Kelly The feud between Donald Trump and Fox News reignited Tuesday with the GOP frontrunner quoting a fan who called host Megyn Kelly a "bimbo," and Fox News head Roger Ailes saying Trump should apologize. The confrontation began after the first Republican presidential debate earlier this month, where Trump felt like he was treated unfairly both in the questions he received and in the analysis after the event. Trump said in an inter... 2 

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