How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

by Jane Mayer New Yorker Mar 11, 2019 edited by O Society Fox News always has been partisan. When did it become propaganda?  What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know… n January, during the longest government shutdown in America’s history, President Donald Trump rode in a motorcade through Hidalgo County, Texas, eventually stopping on a grassy … Continue reading How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

What I mean there is the reason there is such widespread denial of the reality of climate change with power brokers in the Republican Party, and certainly within very right-wing, free-market think tanks, is they understand this:If the science is true, then the political or economic projects they hope to advance, which is a radically … Continue reading What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

Over 40 High School Students Demanding Green New Deal Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office

"We're here to warn him and all senators: if you refuse to back the Green New Deal, young people will remember next time you ask for our votes." by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Feb 25, 2019   Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol … Continue reading Over 40 High School Students Demanding Green New Deal Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office

Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

William Black New Economic Perspectives February 25, 2019 Donald Trump promised to deliver a middle-class tax cut of epic proportions. “The largest tax reductions are for the middle class, who have been forgotten,” Trump said in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22, 2016. If Trump had fulfilled that campaign promise, it would have made him spectacularly popular … Continue reading Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

An open letter to my Republican colleagues – What Would Lincoln Do?

by Adam Schiff Washington Post Feb 21, 2019 Adam B. Schiff, a Democrat, represents California’s 28th Congressional District in the House and is chairman of the Intelligence Committee.   This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction … Continue reading An open letter to my Republican colleagues – What Would Lincoln Do?

Triangulation: Strategy of the Two-Party System

  by Robert Moser Be Freedom One of the most powerful achievements of the two-party system has been to effectively limit political competition in a nation still widely regarded as a democracy. These limits are enforced by law and procedure but are also the results of the strategy of Triangulation. Triangulation proclaims: “there is no … Continue reading Triangulation: Strategy of the Two-Party System

Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

I Am the Walrus by the Beatles.   by Fred Reed Fred On Everything Feb 8, 2019 American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be … Continue reading Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show