From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

  by George Monbiot edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had become so boring that few of them were worth mimicking: “They’re quite homogenous and dull these days … It’s as if character is seen as a liability.” Today his profession has the opposite … Continue reading From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Trump's State of the Union was a listless torrent of falsehoods. But that doesn't mean he is defeated by Chauncey Devega Salon Feb 6, 2019 Donald Trump is a prince of lies possessed of a blinding lack of self-awareness and totally devoid of a capacity for critical self-reflection. As the Washington Post exhaustively documents, Trump told … Continue reading Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Epic WINNING!!! Shutdown leads to privatizing government functions

For one ideological constituency, the government shutdown may hold the seeds to privatizing functions such as air traffic control and airport security by Jamiles Lartey Guardian Jan 27, 2019 The US government is open again. For now. https://youtu.be/9QS0q3mGPGg WINNING!!! For many liberals, it will read as the spoils of Nancy Pelosi’s finest hour and proof of her … Continue reading Epic WINNING!!! Shutdown leads to privatizing government functions

This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government

The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency. By Herbert Gans Nation Before moderate Republicans became members of the Democratic party, the GOP advocated limited government. Today, however, Donald Trump is pursuing a radical shrinkage of the federal government that comes close to overthrowing it entirely. The goal of this project: … Continue reading This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government

Time for Yellow Vests in the US

by PAUL STREET CounterPunch  JANUARY 23, 2019 Here are seven things you won’t hear much if anything about in the reigning corporate media regarding the ongoing record-setting partial shutdown of the United States federal government: 1: The Longstanding Neoliberal War on “Big Government” A proper understanding of the shutdown in relation to the longstanding capitalist … Continue reading Time for Yellow Vests in the US

Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The right-wing, anti-government forces which took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom, and Trump is their willing avatar. by Ross Barkan Guardian Jan 18, 2019 The government shutdown, now in its fourth miserable week, shows few signs of ending. Donald Trump, obsessed with his own image and … Continue reading Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The fight for a Constitutional right to education takes a new turn

by Derek Black Conversation Dec 7, 2018 A new fight to secure a federal constitutional right to education is spreading across the country. This fight has been a long time coming and is now suddenly at full steam. In 1973, plaintiffs in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez argued that school funding inequities violated the … Continue reading The fight for a Constitutional right to education takes a new turn