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Paul Craig Roberts: Free Speech No Longer Exists in US Universities The latest case of academic persecution is Laura Tanner, a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant in the Department of Feminist Studies at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California, formerly a great university, now a cesspool of intolerance and Identity Politics.
David Swanson: Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified? I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What's not to love?
Democracy Now: "Our Squad Is Big": Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump's Racist Attack Congress-members Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump's spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
Robert Reich: How Corporate Welfare Hurts You When corporations get special handouts from the government, it costs the rest of us. So the next time you hear conservatives railing against welfare handouts for the poor, remind them that we should really be cutting corporate welfare unnecessary and unwarranted aid for dependent corporations. 1 1 Comment Count
Daniel Coats: No hero., From InText
John Kiriakou: If Dan Coats Leaves, No Tears Goodbye The director of national intelligence has turned a blind eye on torture, secret prisons and international off-the-books kidnappings. 3 3 Comment Count
Yellow Vests, From FlickrPhotos
Ramin Mazaheri: 'Rock 'n roll is dead!' 'Yellow Vests are dead!' - uncool Western reporting From the very beginning Western Mainstream Media news reporters have said with enormous conviction that the Yellow Vests are a dying movement - it's not going to happen.
With the advent of email text messaging and other convenient means of communications the security protocols assigned to the transmittal and storage of diplomatic dispatches has waned, From InText
Wayne Madsen: Diplomatic Security Should Return to Basics In this current age of encryption applications and cloud computing the old countermeasures employed to ensure diplomatic security are largely being left by the wayside.
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
Jim Hightower: The Mad Corruptions of Trump Inc. Trump's brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn't made. It's as though his saying something makes it true even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he's either hallucinating or lying. He also declared that "nobody has done what we have done in 2 1/2 years." Sadly, that's the truest thing he's said.
Differences Make Us Exceptional, From InText
Marcello Rollando: America: From Charlottesville to Trump's 'Go Back Where You Came From' The problem is not just Trump, and while media smirks and each day that we fixate on him, we neither fix our nation nor our environment - and what produced Donald Trump affixes itself to our international identity and individual character 2 2 Comment Count
Maduro during a .: An Affective Picture of Chavismo (II): Loyal but Resigned (Part 2) In his second article on an affective picture of Chavismo, Reinaldo Iturriza reflects on the dangers of a "resigned loyalty," and how it generates a gap between the Chavista bases and leadership.
William McMullin: FTC Needs to Improve Protections for Consumers The FTC needs to strengthen the Holder Rule that protects consumers against creditors. My trouble with Discover helps illustrate this need. 2 2 Comment Count
Breathtakingly selfish or criminally insane?  It doesn't matter.  Either way these folks need to be fired and replaced!, From InText
Shad Williams: Tribute to John Rachel - Contract For American Renewal We have to start somewhere to keep the ball rolling. John Rachel is doing his part by suggesting that we hold politicians feet to the fire by having them sign a contract for voters support. The CFAR website makes the case that there is sufficient support from voters to get the change we want started. I agree. Now it is a matter of learning how. One other thing, we need to start to talk to one another. 2 2 Comment Count
Police State, From FlickrPhotos
Rainer Shea: The Decline of Liberty in the U.S. May Not Be Reversible, Unless--- Our best option is clear: to carry out massive and sustained civil disobedience with the goal of ending the capitalist and imperialist systems of oppression. 3 3 Comment Count
Toxic algae closes water at 9 Mississippi beaches, From YouTubeVideos
Paul Craig Roberts: A Case Could Be Made That Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the World Today, farming is done in order to squeeze every cent of profit out of the land. Over-utilization exhausts the soil. Chemicals take the place of crop rotation. Corporate farming requires the massive application of chemical fertilizers. Rains cause the applied phosphorus to run off into streams, which carries the pollutant into rivers, lakes, and seas.
Mueller: Needs more time., From InText
Ray McGovern: Sic Transit Gloria Mueller Democrats, stenographers who pass for journalists and the "Mueller team" will need all the time they can to come up with imaginative responses to two recent bombshell revelations, says Ray McGovern. 9 9 Comment Count
Black molosses - Steve. ? -, From FlickrPhotos
Rohn Kenyatta: Blackism: Mau-Mau and Me; the Origins of Anglo Fear A follow up to "Black to Africa", and the resultant comments,the author dissects the causal psycho-social pathology of Blackism and Anglo Cognitive Dissonance. 25 25 Comment Count
truth, From FlickrPhotos
Kit Knightly: Newspeak at the Media Freedom Conference This event is actually"creepy. Let's just look back at one of the four "main themes" of this conference: building trust in media and countering disinformation "Countering disinformation"? Well,that's just another word for censorship. 4 4 Comment Count
Tom Engelhardt: Tomgram: William Hartung, Eisenhower's Worst Nightmare When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the "unwarranted influence" wielded by the "military-industrial complex," he could never have dreamed of an arms-making corporation of the size and political clout of Lockheed Martin. In a good year, it now receives up to $50 billion in government contracts, a sum larger than the operating budget of the State Department.
Protesters, From InText
Ted Millar: Trump Demands Apology For His Racist Tweets Against Congresswomen Trump's tweet is naked racism against four Democratic women of color. Now facing a possible House vote of condemnation, Trump demands an apology. 6 6 Comment Count
Dagmar Honigmann: The US War Against Changing Climate Change - II The first of two articles outlining some of the evidence that could be presented if mainstream climate change predictions prove correct and the world's other nations chose, a generation or two from now, to demand economic reparations from the US for our role (not only our inaction but our actions). 4 4 Comment Count
Santa shooters, From InText
Ethan Indigo Smith: Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74 A brief explanation of nuclear experimentation and the effects on the biological and psychological. 2 2 Comment Count
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Caitlin Johnstone: New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN CNN has authored an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the "exclusive" documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on vague unsubstantiated assertions and easily debunked lies to paint the WikiLeaks founder in a negative light. 6 6 Comment Count
Peering into a Trump dream: Translucent Image of Hitler with Acolytes - Looking onto Parade Ground at Nazi Party Rally Grounds - Nuremberg Germany, From FlickrPhotos
Steven Jonas: Trump and Racism: A Revisit This column, with a short new introduction, is a revisit to a column on Trump and racism that I published in 2011. The only thing that has changed is that now he is even more open about the doctrine than he was back then. 4 4 Comment Count
Omaha Beach Memorial, From FlickrPhotos
Jeff J. Brown: Dirty, Dark Secrets of D-Day France To do so would be to admit the truth: Allied forces did not liberate Europe and Asia from global fascism. The Soviet Union (Russia) and China did. 2 2 Comment Count
Lula Da Silva. for PIFAL, From FlickrPhotos
The Real News Network: Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial The Intercept, published explosive revelations about the extensive collaboration between prosecutors and judges in Brazil's sprawling corruption scandals. 1 1 Comment Count
Bernie Sanders with supporters, From FlickrPhotos
Stansfield Smith: Bernie Sanders' Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989 A review of how the Bernie Sanders campaign and Sanders' views towards working in the Democratic Party have dramatically changed over the years.
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Joseph Zernik: Apartheid or "Conversion Therapy" in Israel - which is worse? "Conversion therapy" statements by Israeli Education Minister Peretz grabbed intentional media headlines. Media by and large ignored his statements, on the very same occasion, in favor of establishing formal, permanent apartheid regime in Israel. Current conditions in Palestine are de facto, informal apartheid, justified by the Israeli and US governments as "temporary" for over 50 years...
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Sandy Hook Victims, From FlickrPhotos
Paul Craig Roberts: Who Remembers the Sandy Hook School Shootings? The official explanation given of the Sandy Hook school shootings struck many people at the time as fishy. Various aspects of the story did not seem to go together well or fit normal procedures for such a crime. Contradictory evidence was never explained, and doubts based on evidence were ignored rather than answered.
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Chris Hedges: Worshiping the Electronic Image There is nonstop stimulation. Seldom does anything occupy our attention for more than a few seconds. Nothing has context. Images overwhelm words. We are perpetually confused, but always entertained. We barely remember what we saw or heard a few minutes earlier. This is by design of the elites who manipulate us.
1900 New York polling place., From WikimediaPhotos
Thomas Knapp: National Polls Don't Mean Much. Here's Why. What's Trump's 2020 problem? A few tens of thousands of Democratic votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and possibly Florida would enough to reverse the Electoral College outcome. In 2016, Trump was at the top of his turnout game and the Democrats were at the bottom of theirs. He has nowhere to go but down. They have nowhere to go but up. 9 9 Comment Count

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