Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

by O Society August 12, 2019 Someone recently called me a "hypocrite." To which I reply, Am I a hypocrite? Yes. So what? So are you. So is every other human being on the face of the earth. It is a part of being human. Now go run off and play, preferably in some busy … Continue reading Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

Trump Family Continues to be Exposed for the Grifters They Are

Donald Trump agreed to shut down his un-charitable foundation. Is his biggest scam—The Trump Organization—the next to fall? by Matt Ford New Republic Dec 19, 2018 The Donald J. Trump Foundation was an audacious grift, even by the standards of its namesake. Charitable foundations are supposed to operate under a simple premise: They receive certain … Continue reading Trump Family Continues to be Exposed for the Grifters They Are

Trump’s VA Private Care Program Gives Companies Billions and Veterans Longer Waits

INSIDE TRUMP’S VA Trump wants to supersize a program that spent almost a quarter of its funds on overhead. by Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, and Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact Dec. 18, 2018  Donald Trump during a signing ceremony for the VA Mission Act of 2018 in June. (Xinhua/Ting Shen via Getty Images) This story was produced in collaboration … Continue reading Trump’s VA Private Care Program Gives Companies Billions and Veterans Longer Waits

The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

Janine Jackson interviews Dave Lindorff on Pentagon budget fraud FAIR Dec 14, 2018 CounterSpin audio MP3 Link   This is a lightly edited transcript: Janine Jackson: For those of us who remember the $640 toilet seat, the unbelievable absurdity of Pentagon spending has long been—while unbelievably absurd—taken for granted: The Department of Defense spends billions and … Continue reading The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

“Self-Made Billionaire” Donald Trump Built Empire on Father’s Money, Tax Dodging, & Fraud

We speak with David Barstow, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the lead author on the new investigation, “Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches from His Father.” Donald Trump built his personal brand and presidential candidacy on the claim he is a self-made billionaire, whose only … Continue reading “Self-Made Billionaire” Donald Trump Built Empire on Father’s Money, Tax Dodging, & Fraud