Moral Depravity Defines US Politics

Noam Chomsky Truthout Nov 21, 2018 The US midterm elections of November 6, 2018, produced a divided Congress and essentially reaffirmed the existence of two nations in one country. But they also revealed, once again, the deep state of moral and political depravity that prevails in the country’s political culture — at least insofar as … Continue reading Moral Depravity Defines US Politics

If US Politics Were Real… the Midterm Elections

How Trump Is Winning The Midterm Elections by Moon of Alabama What are the chances the mid-term elections in the United States will change the majority in the House or Senate? The Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to gain a majority. Of the 48 seats in play, only 16 seem … Continue reading If US Politics Were Real… the Midterm Elections

‘Rigged’ Exposes The Republican Party’s 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights

Rigged: Stream the full film FREE Through November 13 here WATCH: Ahead of Midterms, 'Rigged' Exposes GOP's 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Nov 2, 2018 As the GOP's attacks on voting rights continue across the United States—from Georgiato North Dakota and Kansas—and a massive coalition of progressive groups has … Continue reading ‘Rigged’ Exposes The Republican Party’s 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights

The Democratic Party is Unable to Defend America from the Most Vicious Republican Party in History

by Ralph Nader Jon Schwarz Intercept THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is at its lowest ebb in the memory of everyone now alive. It’s lost the White House and both houses of Congress. On the state level it’s weaker than at any time since 1920. And so far in 2017 Democrats have gone 0 for 4 in special elections to replace … Continue reading The Democratic Party is Unable to Defend America from the Most Vicious Republican Party in History

The Majority of Americans Want a Third Party

Only Republicans Don’t Want a Third Major Political Party in US, Finds Gallup by ERIC ZUESSE Strategic Culture Nov 1, 2018 A majority of Democrats want a third major political party to be formed in America. An overwhelming majority of independents do. But only 38% of Republicans do. That’s according to Gallup’s October 26th article "Majority in US Still … Continue reading The Majority of Americans Want a Third Party

Donald Trump Exploited Economic Distress to Fuel His Election Win

Contrary to the dominant media narrative, social issues like racism and sexism on their own can’t explain Trump’s success. Economic Distress Did Drive Trump’s Win by Thomas Ferguson, Benjamin Page, Jacob E. Rothschild, Arturo Chang, and Jie Chen Institute for New Economic Thinking Oct 31, 2018 Donald Trump’s election in 2016 as president of the United … Continue reading Donald Trump Exploited Economic Distress to Fuel His Election Win

The Caravan: Right-wing Xenophobic Fantasies Now Involve the Actual US Military

The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis by David Roberts Vox  Nov 2, 2018 Take a step back and appreciate the vertiginous absurdity of our military now being mobilized to defend our border from a walking caravan of refugees from Central America. There are, the Mexican government estimates, around 4,000 people in this group. They are poor men, women, … Continue reading The Caravan: Right-wing Xenophobic Fantasies Now Involve the Actual US Military