Averting World Conflict With China

The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos by Ron Unz Dec 12, 2018 As most readers know, I’m not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide … Continue reading Averting World Conflict With China

The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

The War on Huawei by Jeffrey SACHS Project Syndicate Dec 11, 2018   The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by US President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China. If, as Mark Twain reputedly said, history often rhymes, our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. As with … Continue reading The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

A Guide to Emergency Powers and Their Use By Elizabeth Goitein, Brennan Center for Justice December 14, 2018 A vast array of obscure presidential powers spans everything from the military to criminal law, and some are ripe for abuse. They need to be reexamined. n the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President … Continue reading What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

Gutting the IRS Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is Defunded? If you claim the earned income tax credit, whose average recipient makes less than $20,000 a year, you’re more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making twenty times as much. How a benefit for the working poor was turned against them. by Paul … Continue reading Who’s More Likely to Be Audited by the IRS: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

How Trump, DeVos, and Mulvaney Help Banks and Colleges Steal From Students

Suppressed Report Outlines Abusive Practices, Fee Gouging by Wells Fargo and Others by David Cay Johnston DCReport Dec 11, 2018 The Trump Administration hid a study documenting financial abuse of students by some banks working hands-in-glove with colleges, the latest example of how instead of “draining the swamp” Donald Trump is turning official Washington into a … Continue reading How Trump, DeVos, and Mulvaney Help Banks and Colleges Steal From Students

Trump’s Patron-in-Chief

Casino boss Sheldon Adelson has never been more powerful. The Trump administration has advanced his ideological and financial interests, including an assist in his quest to build a casino in Japan by Justin Elliott ProPublica October 10, 2018 LATE ON A THURSDAY evening in February 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plane landed at Andrews Air Force Base … Continue reading Trump’s Patron-in-Chief

Trumpism must persist and its vileness deepen before any genuine resistance will develop.

by Andrew Levine Counterpunch  Dec 7, 2018 The time to resume using words like “resistance” and “revolution” in philosophically sound and historically accurate ways was long ago. And while the Sanders campaign deserves praise for bringing the word “socialism” back into mainstream political discourse, for reasons other than to disparage it, some precision would be … Continue reading Trumpism must persist and its vileness deepen before any genuine resistance will develop.