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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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American Mussolini, becomes the book's first US fascist President, Jefferson Davis Hague. Thursday, February 15, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Announcing the Serialization, Continued, of: The 15% Solution: How the Repub. Religious Right Took Control of the U.S.: I first began this Serialization, for OpEdNews, of my book "The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right Took Control of the U.S., 1981-2022: A Futuristic Novel," just about a year ago. I got through Chapter 6, Part 1 of the series. Then for a variety of reasons I brought a halt to the project. Now I am re-starting it, from the beginning, with the full intention of seeing through to the end, sometime in 2019.

Mein Kampf, by Hitler.  Apparently one of the few books that Trump has actually read, at least accordin Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (2 comments)     

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21st Century Trumpite Fascism, the Previously Published Parts 1-4, Plus a New Introduction In my view, the United States is on the cusp of going beyond functional fascism to the real thing, now. It remains to be seen who will come to the defense of the bourgeois democracy now governing the US. It is a full-blown fascism, of the 21st century variety, that the Trumpites would very much like to impose on the US. Here I am re-publishing, with a new Introduction, my recent four-part series on the Trumpites and Fascism.

"You, a senior staffer, Jared?" says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to himself. "OMG!" Tuesday, January 30, 2018     

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"Trump-Russia:" Qui Bono?" "Trump-Russia." A) I think that it's real and B) the primary beneficiaries of it, at least up to now, have been the Trump/Repub./Fascists. For while the media is so focused on the investigation and its ramifications, the Rightists have been able to push forward with their agenda, full steam ahead.

Mitch McConnell.  Why is this man smiling? Because since his declaration of total non-cooperation with Monday, January 22, 2018     

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"21st Century Fascism, Part 4: How To 'Repeal and Replace' Trumpite 21st Century Functional Fascism -- Some Thoughts This is the fourth and final column, for the series, on Trumpite/Repub. Functional Fascism. It contains some thoughts both on policy and practice that can be employed in the massive battle currently underway to rid our nation of its totally malign presence.

Refuse Fascism, on the march Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (2 comments)     

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21st Century Fascism -- Republican/Trump Style, Part 3: What Can be Done, An Introduction This is the third in a what is now a four-part series on the description/analysis of Trumpite/Repub./21st century "functional fascism." It sets forth some of the basic principles and problems with which the Resistance movement is dealing.

It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis-- first edition, 1936 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (2 comments)     

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21st Century Fascism: Trump Style -- Part II This is the second part of a three-part series on 21st century fascism, what I call "functional fascism," Trump/Republican style. The first part was concerned with definitions of "fascism." This part focuses on the characteristics of Trump/Republican-style fascism in the 21st century.

Mein Kampf, by Hitler.  Apparently one of the few books that Trump has actually read, at least accordin Thursday, January 4, 2018 (8 comments)     

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21st Century Fascism: Trump Style -- Part I This is the first of what will be a 3 part series on 21st century fascism --- how it is similar to and how it differs from --- classic 20th century fascism. This part deals with definitions, Part 2 with the functional 21st century Republican/Trumpite fascism. Part 3 will offer some thoughts on the developing Anti-fascist Resistance and the political/theoretical problems it faces.

The Trump Shift Thursday, December 28, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump Tweets, 2017 This column presents a series of tweets-on-Trump (sounds like a place name in England, no?) that I have posted over the course of the last year.

Trump visits Israel, and can't keep his hands to himself. Monday, December 18, 2017     

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Israel-Palestine: Trumped, Part 2: Likud, the Repubs., and their Respective Class Interests This Part 2 of the current series on Trump-Israel-Likud-Jerusalem, partially based on a previously published column

Separation Wall - Bethlehem Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Israel-Palestine: Trumped, Part 1: Why the Israeli Right Will Never Negotiate Trump's Jerusalem decision has put Israel-Palestinian peace talks on hold indefinitely. But that suits the Israeli Right, led now by Netanyahu and Likud, just fine. And it always has.

Rocky Mountain High Colorado Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (6 comments)     

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LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom The underlying issue in the "Cake Baker's Discrimination" case is whether the State can protect, from the consequences of the law, one religious view as against another.

Karl Marx by Robert Diedrichs, 1970. Courtesy WikiCommons. He explained it all; still the best one we h Thursday, November 30, 2017 (6 comments)     

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The Triumph of Capitalism and the Rise of the Radical Right Capitalism rises from height to height, for the capitalists. The anti-capitalist Left has all but disappeared in most capitalist countries. And so, where do some of the ever-left behind workers go? To the Right, of course.

Scalia Dissent.  The applesauce didn't taste good.  It just wasn't original enough for him. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Justice Scalia, Judge Moore, the Constitution, and "Originalism" Justice Scalia and Judge Roy Moore both try to cloak themselves in the Constitutional doctrine of "originalism." This column removes the cloak.

Flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4 comments)     

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The 75 Years War Against the Soviet Union, Part 2 This is Part 2 of the series that briefly describes the components of The 75 Years War Against the Soviet Union. That War, occasionally "hot" but mostly "cold," eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet state.

Petrozavodsk Lenin Statue Friday, November 10, 2017 (3 comments)     

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The 75 Years War Against the Soviet Union, Part 1 The 75 years of the existence of the Soviet Union was paralleled by the little recognized but very real "75 Years War Against the Soviet Union." This column is the first of a two part series introducing the history of that that conflict.

Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada.  'Nuff said. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (6 comments)     

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"The Star-Spangled Banner and What It Truly Stands For" Colin Kaepernick and his colleagues: what do they, and the U.S. National Anthem, really stand for; the true meaning "freedom." And what Donald Trump really stands for: it ain't that.

Prison, for abortion seekers, or abortion providers, or both? Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (16 comments)     

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"Losing the Abortion Wars" The Republicans and their allies on the Christian Right, want to impose their religious dogmas on the whole country, and criminalize abortion. The abortion-rights movement must soon face this issue of religious authoritarianism, or the battle will be lost.

King Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson on holiday in Yugoslavia, 1936. Thursday, October 19, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and THE Prince of Wales, Part 2 This column is Part 2 of my ruminations about the historical similarities between Great Britain's Prince-of-Wales, Edward-VIII, Duke-of-Windsor and Donald J. Trump

Trump Breitbart Bannon Thursday, October 12, 2017     

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Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and THE Prince of Wales, Part 1 As I have written about previously, I think that, with Steve Bannon at his side (or perhaps out in front of him), as the various investigations close in on him, Pres. Trump is planning to resign (with pardons all round). There are certain parallels on both the personal and political sides between Trump and history's most famous Prince of Wales. These are the subjects of this two-part series, of which this is Part I.

1988 A memorial set up outside the front wall of the old US Embassy to commemorate the commandos who di Friday, October 6, 2017 (3 comments)     

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The Last Viet Nam War: Who Won?" Ken Burns' self-styled documentary, "The Viet Nam War," has set off a large number of commentaries, on the film and the accompanying book, on the War, on the U.S. role, on the aftermath, and etc. One question about the horror (primarily for the people of Indo-China, most especially Viet Nam) that isn't often asked is "who won?" The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. lost. This column presents the case that the U.S. won.

Replace Insecure https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4390/36501072972_c5f8494835.jpg Thursday, September 28, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Is Trump Crazy? Personality disorder? Or crazy like a fox? Trump. Why he does what he does. All part of a plan, and he does have a set of policies --- really. As for Roy Moore , he does too. Outside of the Republican "mainstream?" Well, that stream has been moving to the Right (facing downstream) for years. Indeed, it moves with the force of the Republican Right-wing Imperative, of which Moore is the latest product. And believe me, Trump will be just fine with it.

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 (2 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.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (2 comments)     

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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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