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(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 14, 2021 To Avert Failure, Biden Should Listen to the "Radicals" - Not Corporate Media
If President Biden fails to act boldly and quickly in improving the material lives of poor, working-class and struggling middle-class Americans of all colors, the right wing is likely to come storming back into power through the 2022 and 2024 elections.
With Biden's popularity lagging, Will he side with the "radicals" or with the go-slow, yes/no, status-quo corporate media?
SHARE Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin
Chauvin has played a useful role for corporate media - a rare villain who could be identified and named, a symbol of deadly racism in news outlets that are structured to refrain from identifying the economic forces responsible for far more hardship and death in communities of color than Chauvin could ever inflict.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 4, 2021 The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King's Final Year
The standard liberal canon waxes fondly nostalgic about King's "I have a dream" speech in 1963 and his efforts against racial segregation. But in memory lane, the Dr. King who lived his last year is persona non grata.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 11, 2021 Rahm Emanuel Is in the Running for a Top Ambassador Post. The Prospect Is Appalling
Rahm Emanuel has never been associated with the word "diplomatic," but news reports say that President Biden is seriously considering him for a top position as U.S. ambassador to Japan or China. Naming Emanuel to such a post would be an affront to many of the constituencies that got Biden elected. The saga of Emanuel's three decades in politics is an epic tale of methodical contempt for progressive values.
SHARE Friday, July 3, 2020 Politicians of Color Should Not Be Immune from Criticism
To me, being an anti-racist activist means that one consistently challenges the structures of racist exclusion, exploitation, repression and incarceration
It does not mean that one must defend or praise establishment politicians of color.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Let Us Name the System: "Racial Capitalism"
It's oddly disconcerting nowadays to hear regular mentions of the phrase "systemic racism" from mainstream journalists who adamantly refuse to criticize (or even name) the system that U.S. racism is entrenched in. That system is "CAPITALISM."
Or as historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad calls it: "racial capitalism."
SHARE Thursday, February 13, 2020 When CNN Introduces Bernie-Bashers Only as "Former," CNN Is Lying To You
CNN and CBS do it. NPR and PBS do it. They all do it.
It's a "gentleman's" agreement between elite media and their establishment guests - a courtesy major news outlets bestow upon former officials who get to pontificate and editorialize about today's events with no worry they'll be identified by their jobs TODAY.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2019 Will Joe Biden Be a Rerun of 2016 Tragedy?
Either Warren or Sanders would fare better against Trump than a candidate like Biden, who is easily tied to moneyed elites and a blatantly unfair status quo. We've seen that movie before and it ended in the 2016 disaster.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 Let's Not Restore or Mythologize Obama
With former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly ready to join the presidential race, a Washington Post reporter wrote: "Biden and his allies picture an election that poses a choice between four more years of Trump disruption and a chance to restore the Obama administration."
Ah, the hope of an Obama restoration!
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, March 8, 2019 This Jew Tells Speaker Pelosi: "You May Well Prove Ilhan Omar correct."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's symbolic "show vote" in Congress on an anti-Semitism and "hate" resolution which offers all the authenticity and honesty of a Soviet show trial proves Rep. Ilhan Omar's point about the inordinate influence wielded over Congress by the "Israel-right or-wrong"/AIPAC lobby and its power to stifle criticism of Israel.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 15, 2018 Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters
While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing as a foe of protracted war, his administration's Mideast policies have largely exposed that masquerade. Unfortunately, the weak and confused positions of Democratic leaders on endless war and bloated military spending offer little alternative to war-weary voters.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Democrats Gather in Chicago: Elite Party or Party of the People?
Despite being led by one of the most erratic & least popular presidents in modern history, the Republican Party dominates U.S. politics.
One of the main reasons for this awful state of affairs is that the opposition party -- which calls itself "Democratic" -- is led by vacillating, corporate-oriented politicians who seem to have one firm principle: that the party's progressive base must be repeatedly insulted, repressed...