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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS is a Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at StonyBrookMedicine (NY) and author/co-author/editor/co-editor of over 35 books. In addition to his position on OpEdNews as a “Trusted Author,” he is a Senior Editor, Politics, for The Greanville Post; a Contributor for American Politics to The Planetary Movement; a contributor to the “Writing for Godot” section of Reader Supported News; and a contributor to From The G-Man. Furthermore, he is an occasional contributor to BuzzFlash Commentary Headlines and The Harder Stuff. He is also a triathlete (34 seasons, 250 multi-sport races). Dr. Jonas’ latest book is Ending the ‘Drug War’; Solving the Drug Problem: The Public Health Approach, Brewster, NY: Punto Press Publishing, (Brewster, NY, 2016, available on Kindle from Amazon, and also in hardcover from Amazon). His most recent book on US politics is The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right Took Control of the U.S., 1981-2022: A Futuristic Novel (Trepper & Katz Impact Books, Punto Press Publishing, 2013, Brewster, NY), and available on Amazon. The book is currently being serialized on OpEdNews.

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Firefighters pay tribute to fallen brethren > Eglin Air Force Base, who fell only because "America's Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (11 comments)     

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11 Questions on the 16th Anniversary of the 9-11 Tragedy; Plus a Bonus Question On he 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing, many unanswered questions remain. Here are 11 of them plus a Bonus Question.

A-Bomb Dome Thursday, September 7, 2017     

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Korea --- A Settlement? Very Possible, Highly Unlikely, But --- North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons and its right to maintain them, indefinitely. They are its one ironclad guarantee against U.S.-sponsored "regime change" (at which the U.s. has had so much practice, beginning with --- wait for it --- Korea). So what might a settlement look like and how might it actually come about?

Abraham Lincoln memorial.  (Be sure at some time to read his 2nd Inaugural Address. In my view, stands Wednesday, August 30, 2017     

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The Election of 1860 (and 2020?) For the first time in U.S. history, the Presidential election of 1860 featured four major party candidates. There has not been a similar one since then. But the U.S. election of 2020 might change all that.

The Trump Shift Friday, August 25, 2017 (1 comments)     

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The Rightward Imperative, the Republican Party, and Trump Trump's racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia and homophobia: anything new for a Republican? No, not in terms of policy. But the attempts have always been made to cover these things up. The strategy/tactic goes back 50 years, under the hood of the "Rightward Imperative." Trump has just undressed Repub. doctrine in public, taken the hood off as it were, bringing it all out into the open.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump on Afghanistan Trump on Afghanistan. Self-contradictory? Yes. New on form --- for how long? New on content? How is he going to get around this major reversal of a major campaign promise (yet again)? Some comments.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump and Gen. Kelly: What is He There For?" Why Gen. Kelly? Why now? What will likely happen? This column presents several possible alternative outcomes.

Donald Trump at Hershey PA on 12/15/2016 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Trump and His Base As Trump lurches from, what appear to the outside world as, disaster to disaster, "Trump's Base," for the most part appears to remain immovable in its continuing support of him. A whole variety of episodes/policies would seem to be cause for at least some of that base's members abandoning him. So why? Why does his base seem to remain solidly behind him? This column poses one answer to that question.

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Trump's Future; with Bits of his Past Trump has a new Communications Director, a man with no experience in directing political communications. Whether or not he is willing to and capable of learning how, that's neither here nor there. For he has a boss who has not the foggiest notion of what the Presidency is and shows neither willingness nor capability to learn. This column is about a few of problems that that has led to for Trump.

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The Serialization (10) of The 15% Solution: Chap. 6: The First Hague Inaugural Address (Part 1) This chapter presents the First Inaugural Address of Jefferson Davis Hague, who would become the first fascist President of the United States and then The New American Republics. This installment presents Part 1 of that chapter. In it, President Hague makes it clear that under the leadership of himself and the newly formed "Republican-Christian Alliance," the course is being set to make the United States a "Christian Nation."

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Trump, Bannon, Poland, and 'The Triumph of Will" Introduction: Trump's choice of Poland as the country in which he would make his one speech outside of the recent G-20 meeting was highly symbolic. The content of the speech, especially with its stress on the concept of "The Will," was too. That's what this column is about.

Fascism is so 1930s. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (48 comments)     

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Trump and the War on the Media: On the road to Fascism Trump's attacks on the media are getting evermore virulent. Much is known and has been written about the "what." Not too much about the "why." It's not because Trump is a nut, an ego-maniac. Yes, he is, but the primary reason for the media-assault is to help pave the way for the establishment of a 21st-century form of fascism in the U.S. The media is the last major institution standing in the Trumpites' way.

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Permanent War and the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex Permanent War is built into the fabric of the U.S. economy. This column focuses on bringing back a column about the first post-Cold War enterprise, the BushCheney War on Iraq, designed to perpetuate this state well into the 21st century, with Russia as principal enemy. Trump would not be able to change that situation even if he wanted to. Today, he seems to have fully signed on to Russia-is-the-enemy US ruling class needs.

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The Serialization (9) of The 15% Solution: Chap. 5: Anderson v. Board of Education "Original Intent," is what we hear about the Supreme Court and its functioning from the Repubs., over and over again. Except when they do not want to hear it, as in "Original Intent" Scalia and "Heller," in which he ignored Supreme Court precedent and also rewrote the 2nd Amendment by hiving off its first clause. In this case, a Repub. Supreme Court recognizes that nowhere in the Constitution is judicial review mentioned.

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Trump: The 'Peace' Candidate Trump the "peace" candidate? I don't think so (and actually never have). Now, with his re-affirmation of NATO Article 5 and anti-Russian statements coming from members of his Administration, the U.S. is moving rapidly back towards its original Russia policy.

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The Serialization (8) of The 15% Solution: Chap. 4: The 30th Amendment - Preserve America This is the eighth in the series of serializations of my book, "The 15% Solution." This one is about the first of a series of Constitutional Amendments that the Republican Christian Right governments around the country passed that led to fascism. This one denied citizenship to any immigrant, although children of immigrants could become children, if one parent were a citizen themselves. Sound familiar?

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Trumpism and the Ruling Class: Will the U.S. Ever Recover? Major, draconian, cuts to health social services for the poor and presently not-so-poor are coming via the Trump Budget (which will be passed by the Republican congress in one form or another). There will be long-term consequences (like otherwise unnecessary deaths) which will be very hard to reverse down the road. Eventually, unrest will arise, and then . . .

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The Serialization (7) of The 15% Solution: Section 2; The History. Chap. 3: The Real Drug War; Part 2 This installment presents the Inaugural Address of the "Last Republican President," elected in 2001. In it he reintroduces the draconian "Drug War." This speech (which I actually wrote in 1994-95, may well be the forerunner of the one the Attorney General Jefferson Davis P.G.T. Beauregard Sessions makes when he relaunches the "drug war," the he is likely to do any day now.

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The Serialization (6) of The 15% Solution: Section 2; The History. Chap. 3: The Real Drug War; Part 1 President Trump's (carefully chosen) Attorney General Jefferson Davis P.G.T Beauregard Sessions (his full name) has just announced that he plans to re-intensify the "Drug War," starting off with the re-institution, across the board, of mandatory minimum prison sentences for non-violent drug law offenders, across the board. If he does give a major speech on his "new" program, he might like this one.

Day 121: May Day.  May the true May Day, the first holiday of U.S. Labor, be with us forever. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Trump's Triumphant First 100 Days (for the Ruling Class)" In terms of the interests of the economically dominant sector of the U.S. ruling class, Trump's First 100 Days have been anything but a failure. See tax cuts (which will happen, regardless of the details), massive deregulation, the reattachment to NATO and the Military Industrial Complex, and the associated programs designed to keep the Religious/Misogynistic Right fully on board the Trump Train.

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The Serialization of The 15% Solution: How the Repub. Relig. Right Took Control of the US: 1981-2022, Section 1: Chap. 2 This is chap. 2 of "The 15% Solution." Among other things, the real 15% Solution, as it was developed in the late 1980s by a now defunct organization called "The Christian Coalition," is spelled out in detail. It was the original blueprint for the Voter Suppression operation that the Repubs. have been carrying out with a vengeance in this century.

The Trump Shift Monday, April 24, 2017 (4 comments)     

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"Trump: The 'Shift' and the Ruling Class" Since he became the minority President, Trump has clearly changed course, on many of his important issues, especially those central to the interests of the economically dominant sector of the ruling class. This column outlines the essential elements of the "Trump Shift."

BREAKING  President Trump SHOCKS reporter with his answer about Steve Bannon Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (6 comments)     

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Bush/Cheney, Trump, and Permanent War Trump is in trouble politically, with disastrous poll numbers and the inability to get anything major done. And his poll numbers have upticked dramatically since the Syrian missile strike. And so, here's a shot (literally) to overcome all the negatives so far. Such an attack takes quite a bit of planning.) And so, there are certain comparisons with Bush/Cheney and the state of permanent war

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Serialization of The 15% Solution: Section 1: Setting the Stage. Chap. 1 A note from the actual author (that is Steven Jonas, MD, MPH): Please note that this chapter was actually written in 1994-95. The similarities between the politics of the Republicans and of the Democrats then and in recent times are NOT purely coincidental. In fact, the policies of the Democratic Party in the 1990s very much facilitated the eventual Right-Wing Republican takeover described in the book.

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On the Limits of "Free Speech" -- Variations Over Time The Trumpian model for the United States: A politico-economic system in which the Racist Reactionary Religious Right controls both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government and the former dominates it; to the extent possible the Judiciary is ignored; the non-right-wing media are cast as "the enemy"; all political, religious, and ideological opposition to its policies and programs are demonized and then criminalized.

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The Serialization of The 15% Solution: How the Repub. Religious Right Took Control of the US: 1981-2022, Preface, Part 2 This entry, "Author's Preface," Part 2, was written in my voice, in 2013. It continues a description and analysis of where the major Republican Party candidates for the 2012 Repub. nomination stood on certain major issues. The similarity between those positions and those taken by the leading political figures in the book is not coincidental.

Diagram of political triangulation -- totally impossible. Monday, March 20, 2017 (7 comments)     

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Mythical "Middle Ground" The Democratic Party will always be part of this country's Ruling Duopoly. But that does not mean that they have to give way to the Republicans on every single issue for which there is no middle ground.

Wars involving the United States Thursday, March 16, 2017 (4 comments)     

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"A U.S. Diplomat and Self-Delusion" The U.S. is indeed a multi-cultural state. The problem is that going back to its founding the 1850s, with a few exceptions over time, following the end of Reconstruction the Republican Party has never accepted this. Anyone who thinks that the U.S. has done great things around the world since World War II either thinks that U.S. Imperialism is just a great thing or is just self-delusional.

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The Serialization of: The 15% Solution: How the Repub. Religious Right Took Control of the U.S.: 1981-2022: New Introd This is the second installment of the full serialization of Steven Jonas' book "The 15% Solution." Written in my (SJ's) voice, it is Part I of the New Intro. for the 3rd version of the book, which was originally published in 1996. The balance of the book is in the voice of its fictional author, Jonathan Westminster, and purportedly published in 2048, on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in US.

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Racism, Charles Murray, and Free Speech The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Murray (Seelye) as a "white nationalist" who uses "pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of black [and now] Latino communities, women, and the poor.

Donald Trump's Many Ties To Vladimir Putin's Russia Friday, March 3, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Column No. 4A: "The Russia House: A Class Analysis" The real conflict within the Trump regime is between the USMIC guys, led by General Mattis at Defense, and the drop the sanctions and let's get on with it guys at State. And then further, the real aim of the latter, and Trump himself, may well be to gain some significant hold on some segment of the Russian economy.

Trump protest against fascism Thursday, February 23, 2017 (21 comments)     

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Why They Are Coming for the Immigrants" Many in the U.S. are already waking up to the danger. Many more will have to do so, and maintain the energy and drive, if the progression of Trumpism to full-blown fascism is to be prevented.

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Announcing the Serialization of: The 15% Solution: How the Repub. Religious Right Took Control of the U.S.: 1981-2022 This is an introduction to the forthcoming full serialization on OpEdNews of this book. It is by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, and was published by Trepper & Katz Impact Books (a Division of Punto Press, Brewster, NY, the publisher is my good friend, Patrice Greanville), Copyright, Steven Jonas, 2013. The serialization will likely take about two years to complete.

Torture -- America's Shame Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Torture Works: Except Just not for Intelligence Gathering -- and Oh Yes, It's Unconstitutional President Trump declared during the Presidential campaign that he "would bring back" torture "because it works -- for intelligence gathering. He has repeated the threat upon taking office. Well, that is a position that has been extensively debunked over many years by many experts on intelligence gathering.

Donald Trump's muslim ban Monday, February 13, 2017 (2 comments)     

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2017 Onwards, Column No. 2: "Why the Muslim Ban" it is a Muslim Ban, regardless of what the Trumpites say publicly (and even regardless of what revised language that have put into the current Ban or might put into a revised one). The objective is clearly to intensify Islamophobia at home.

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"Warning (Warnung, auch)" Trumpism demands acceptance or rejection, period. Only a social revolution can destroy the Trumpist state. Only an upheaval in which the political power of the economically-dominant sector of the ruling class is permanently broken by mass action from below can offer hope of weakening the grip upon the sources of power of the Trumpist state.

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Trumped? It is likely not Trump himself who has made most of the picks, but rather the transition team under Pence's leadership -- has indeed loaded his cabinet with many top representatives of the dominant economic wing of the ruling class. It now has a control of the U.S. State unlike anything we have seen since March 3, 1933. This is the swamp on steroids.
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Ted Cruz Friday, January 13, 2017 (3 comments)     

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The Repubs., the Religious Right, and the Criminalization of Religious Belief With a great flourish, the Dominionist Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz introduced his "First Amendment Defense Act" into the new Congress. His stated purpose is to protect the "freedom of religion" for persons who would like to prevent the Federal government from "retaliating against businesses or people who refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals."

George H.W. Bush's Father, Prescott Bush, helped finance Hitler's rise to power. Thursday, January 12, 2017 (1 comments)     

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The Repubs.' New -- Old -- "New-Trumpian" Base: The Religious Right, Part 1 In every election from 1980 through 2012, win or lose, the Religious Right was a central part of the Republican base. But then came 2016 and the rise of you-know-who. Not exactly an ideal candidate with whom to woo the Religious Right: twice-divorced/thrice-married, a proudly boastful "lady's man," and a former Democrat who had supported abortion and gay rights.
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Donald Trump Tuesday, January 3, 2017     

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A Trump Retrospective Not too many observers, including myself, thought he could win the Presidency. But hindsight is 20/20. Now, given the strength of his combination of bringing out into the open the Repubs' traditional racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and misogyny, and the many weaknesses of the Democratic Party and its candidate, it seems almost inevitable.
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Mike Pence Friday, December 23, 2016     

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Trump and the Ruling Class By his appointments, Trump has very quickly provided the dominant sector of the ruling class full control of the Executive Branch. They also now have full control at the Congressional level and soon will have full control of the Supreme Court as well. And those folks certainly do not have any interest in meeting the needs of any segments of the U.S. working class, regardless of ethnicity.

Igor_Sechin%2C_Vladimir_Putin%2C_Rex_Tillerson_%282012-06-15%29_01.jpg: Igor Sechin Monday, December 19, 2016     

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The Dominant Sector of the Ruling Class Takes Full Control, Part I: A Brief History of the Ruling Class in the U.S. Trump wins. No one except perhaps his most die-hard supporters expected that. I certainly didn't. But he did. And President he will be. Just what sort of President he will be is another matter. A real one, or a Twitter-hound who would really rather be doing something else -- like making some real money now selling his name around the world?

28 November 1939 - soldiers playing cards in front of a dug-out named "10 Downing Street" Thursday, December 8, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The Phony War, Trump, and the U.S. Ruling Class The Trumpites really did not expect to win the Presidency, although their hopes rose upon the interference in the election by FBI Director, William Comey. But win they did. Trump is nothing if not a clever marketer, particularly of himself and his name. Almost since the election he has been engaging in a Trumpian Phoney War while also making it very clear what the Trumpian Real War will be like, once he takes power.
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Fidel Castro Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (2 comments)     

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In Honor of Fidel Cuba has become the only nation on Earth to establish socialism, without resorting to war with enemies both internal and external. Given that Cuba's most implacable foe is the most powerful capitalist country in the history of nation-states, and is, to the Florida Keys at least, only 90 miles away, for me this has to rank as his most remarkable achievement.

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Mike Pence Dominionist: The Next President of the United States? Pence had thought about running for the current Repub. nomination in 2015. After that didn't pan out for him he was actually an early Cruz supporter, who then switched to Trump when the former dropped out. As far as I can tell, he has not yet been openly labeled as a Dominionist, but his policies clearly place him in that camp.

The Clintons on parade for Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1997 Monday, November 21, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Leadership Council: How to Lose an Election While Clinton could have gone on the attack against Trump and shown that he was putting up a Potemkin Village of all front, all talk, and nothing behind it in terms of any kind of a program of implementation, she was hamstrung by former DLC cooperation on the policies that have led to the state in which the nation finds itself.

The controversial (at the time) Goldwater ran in part on his opposition to the Civil Rights Act. Friday, November 11, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Racism -- Aided by Democrats Numerous Betrayals -- Wins Again: The Duopoly at Work Clinton did not touch on the class basis of Trumpism. She did not hammer away at how every single one of Trump's policies, from further cutting taxes for the rich to ending regulation of the environment and the economy as we know it, benefits those of the owning class who put that white working class exactly where it is.

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The Cometization of the 2016 Elections: The Role of the Ruling Class had to know about the Hatch Act, and that he would be violating it. He also knows that regardless of the outcome of the election he is never going to be prosecuted for doing so. This did not happen by accident. An unprecedented announcement in October goes back to an unprecedented speech in July.

The legend of the stab in the back, postcard published in 1919 in Vienna. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Donald Trump and the "Rigged Election" -- What's it all About, Alfie? Donald Trump, having realized for some weeks now that he is going to lose, has placed himself fully on the road to delegitimize the Hillary Clinton Presidency, using the charges of rigged/stolen election and "crook" the same way that he used birtherism in the attempt to delegitimize the Obama Presidency. And he's the only one who can fix it.
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Donald Trump Thursday, October 20, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Donald Trump and the Repubs. Abandoning Ship Regardless of what happens to the Repubs. in this election, assuming that HRC wins it, what the Repubs. in Congress -- whether or not they have control of the Senate or only the filibuster -- will do to and with Clinton will make the obstructionism towards Obama with began with that planning meeting on January 21, 2009, seem mild by comparison.
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Mike Pence - Caricature Tuesday, October 18, 2016     

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Mike Pence and the Future of the Republican Party Pence had thought about running for the current Repub. nomination in 2015. After that didn't pan out for him he was actually an early Cruz supporter, who then switched to Trump when the former dropped out. As far as I can tell, he has not yet been openly labeled as a Dominionist, but his policies clearly place him in that camp.

Replace Insecure https://www.opednews.com/populum/uploadnic/---jpg_50778_20161010-434.jpg Monday, October 10, 2016     

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The Lesser of The Evils The choice of the "lesser of the evils" in this election is which candidate provides the best opportunity for beginning to organize the mass movement, which of course none of them with the possible exception of Dr. Stein would support, that will be necessary if that objective is to be achieved.

Britain has seen the rise of UKIP, while the Continent has its own ultra-right formations on the move. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (10 comments)     

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Do You Want Fascism to Come to the U.S. Sooner, or Later? The closer we get to the election, the more Trump is attracting major elements of the ruling class. They may not like his style, but they surely like his policies when it comes to further corporate and individual tax cuts, fracking, opening up Federal lands to energy exploration and exploitation, the elimination of as much environmental and economic regulation as possible.

A marker for the occupation of Wall Street and beyond. Thursday, September 15, 2016     

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The End(s) of Capitalism In the United States (and in the United Kingdom as well -- on her first day in office, the new Tory Prime Minister Theresa May, shut down the government Department for Energy and Climate Change) the ruling class will not only not do anything to ameliorate the global warming/climate change problem, but will actually continue to follow policies that actually accelerate it, leading of course to the eventual end of capitalism.

The Reichstag Fire, the Tonkin Gulf incident, events like that were major historical pivots in the 20th century, yet the Friday, September 9, 2016 (17 comments)     

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Revisiting "9/11" on its 15th Anniversary, in the Context of the Reichstag Fire It is not simply about the invasion of individual rights, but also the end of "checks and balances" -- the bypassing of the independent judiciary, the legislature, and the substitution of rule by Presidential Decree. What better than a grand "terrorist" event, like the destruction of the WTC? Or, in Berlin of 1933, the destruction of the Reichstag?

Colin Kaepernick Booed For Refusing to Stand During National Anthem on Military Ap Monday, September 5, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem, the Meaning of "Freedom," and the U.S. Right Applause to Colin Kaepernick. Maybe he will awaken the country to do some really deep thinking about what "American freedom" does and does not stand for, and what the "Star Bangled Banner" does and does not stand for as well.

Donald Trump Thursday, September 1, 2016 (8 comments)     

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Mr. Trump and the Damage Done: Where does the Republican Party Go from Here? Assuming that Trump loses, where to turn? They won't want another ill-informed loudmouth. But they will want a solid reactionary thoroughly behind the whole of the real Repub. platform, who cannot only consolidate the base that Trump has assembled but who can also solidly bring the Christian Right back into enthusiastic support of the Party.
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Bill Clinton Thursday, August 25, 2016 (4 comments)     

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The Bill Clinton Legacy Clinton's policies led to long-range disaster on the domestic side, while Bush's led to long-range disaster on the foreign policy side. No wonder they seem to get along so well with each other when they meet at various galas. Indeed, there is every chance that the first Clinton Presidency could be an overture to a second one. And not an overture by either Mozart or Rossini, either.

Replace Insecure https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/eb/1c/13/eb1c1392bf2a18cfa5db0cfb0fa094c4.jpg Saturday, August 13, 2016     

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A Trump Retrospective, in Tweets and Columns Republicans by the droves are now coming out to get out from under him. Will the rush become an avalanche? The big question many are asking is, especially since he has now added the "Obama Founded ISIS" bit, is Trump setting himself up for the big fall, or is it just happening naturally, because of who he is and his state of mind at this time of his life?
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Donald Trump Monday, August 8, 2016     

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The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump: Hoisted by his Own Petard -- The Briefest of Histories It was a marvelous irony, was it not, that they achieved the objective of getting rid of Trump by getting to the tax returns that he had indeed very good reasons for not wanting to be made public, while at the same time he was using the Internal Revenue Service to pursue personal objectives against others. Indeed, hoisted by his own petard he was.
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The Infiltrator, with Bryan Cranston in the lead role, as US agent Bob Mazur. The superbly versatile John Leguizamo (r) Tuesday, August 2, 2016     

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The Infiltrator; a Drug Story Despite both a wall of sorts and an active Border Patrol the drug trade continues, virtually unimpeded. Would a new "Infiltrator" stop it? It is no more likely that that will happen than it did in the 1980s. As that drug lord character in the movie said, as long as there is demand, there will be supply.

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