by Rick Sterling Global Research edited by O Society May 21, 2019 An honest and accurate analysis of the 2016 election is not just an academic exercise. It is very relevant to the current election campaign. Yet over the past two years, Russiagate has dominated media and political debate and largely replaced a serious analysis … Continue reading How Russia-gate Replaced Real Analysis of 2016 Election Rigging
by Paul Street CounterPunch May 17, 2019 David Cay Johnston was right to title his 2018 book on the Trump presidency “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America.” Trump is a creeping fascist train-wreck – an authoritarian disaster whose lawyer recently argued in federal court that Congress has … Continue reading 10 Ways the Democratic Party Will Fustercluck This
by Eric Levitz Intelligencer edited by O Society May 12, 2019 Universal health care, tuition-free public college, a giant hike in the federal minimum wage, and a guaranteed federal job for anyone who is involuntarily unemployed are all very popular ideas in the United States. The word socialism is not. Recent polls find a majority … Continue reading To Bernie Sanders ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal Liberal
by Paul Street Truthdig edited by O Society April 26, 2019 No matter what Donald Trump tweets, no matter how his hand-picked attorney general, William Barr, spins its findings, Robert Mueller’s report is a referral for impeachment. Mueller felt constrained by Justice Department guidelines holding that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted. To make … Continue reading Does the Democratic Party Prefer Trump in the White House?
Bernie Sanders and the Science of Smears by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 18, 2019 The satirist Ambrose Bierce, author of the Devil’s Dictionary, once defined radicalism as “the conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today.” What Bierce wittily captured — that today’s radicals are tomorrow’s normies — means … Continue reading The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas
No, really, you read that right. “Democratic socialism, to me, is creating a government, and an economy, and a society which works for all, rather than just the top one percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today. And I want to lay this out, because you’re not going to hear this much … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Shines on Fox News
It is because Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism — Republicans are afraid of equality with people they see as inferior to themselves by Nicolas Powers TruthOut edited by O Society April 11, 2019 "They want to take away your hamburger!” former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka declared in February. “This is what Stalin dreamt about … … Continue reading Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality