The Fearless Leader is not stable — why is this not a huge news story?

by Eric Boehlert  Daily Kos March 5, 2019 edited by O Society If over the weekend you saw a rambling shambling mound of a madman give a frighteningly incoherent, moderately sweaty two-hour shoutfestival at a neo-fascist sensory experience, then you viewed a so-called "president" reality TV celebrity come unglued on national television in a way never seen before in … Continue reading The Fearless Leader is not stable — why is this not a huge news story?

Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails

It may seem oxymoronic, but Donald Trump is living proof a lunatic can think big. by Finian Cunningham Strategic Culture Feb 20, 2019 Not content with “only” threatening regime change in Venezuela, the American "leader" is expanding his mission to rid the Western hemisphere of socialism, with Cuba and Nicaragua next in line for US … Continue reading Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails

11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

by By Stephanie Claytor Bay News 9 Florida  Feb 14, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — An 11-year-old Polk County student refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and after explaining his reasons, he was kicked out of class and arrested for being disruptive and disobeying commands to calm down and leave the classroom. Incident hapened … Continue reading 11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

David Neiwert reported on the US far right for decades and watched as the conservative movement steadily adopted its outlook and ideas   Jason Wilson interviews Doug Neiwert Guardian Jan 27, 2019 David Neiwert has lived in his Seattle neighbourhood for decades. But it, like the US, has changed beyond recognition around him. Once upon … Continue reading We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

Bordering on Fascism: Reflecting on Dangerous Times

by Paul Street Counterpunch Jan 11, 2019 My fellow U.S.-Americans, we stand at a moment of no small peril. Contrary to much of what one hears from liberals, Donald Trump’s “insane” border-wall gambit may be something of a winning play for him. Yes, the whole stunt is built on a fetid pile of falsehoods. The … Continue reading Bordering on Fascism: Reflecting on Dangerous Times