Does the Democratic Party Prefer Trump in the White House?

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?

Dear America: You Played Yourself

by O Society Mar 24, 2019 Someone recently expressed their ignorance about the role of American "mainstream media" in distributing the lies about the Weapons of Mass Destruction for the Dubya regime. This person simply didn't know such longtime "newspapers of record" sprayed propaganda down on the heads of unwitting Americans the way a below-ground … Continue reading Dear America: You Played Yourself

Why the Dust Won’t Settle After Mueller’s Report

The report won’t be “full and thorough” so Democrats will continue to look for political payoff from Russia-gate written by Patrick Lawrence  Consortium News edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 Last week gave us mounting indications Robert Mueller finished his two-year probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and is about to issue … Continue reading Why the Dust Won’t Settle After Mueller’s Report

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

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back by YASCHA MOUNK Atlantic March 2018 https://youtu.be/lYhg2iAU6jY For years, the residents of oxford, massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. But unless … Continue reading America Is Not a Democracy

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball. By RACHAEL BADE and HEATHER CAYGLE Politico Jan 11, 2019 (Editor's note: You know AOC is on to something good when she upsets not only world class bloviator Rush Limbaugh on the conservative side, … Continue reading Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez