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

BuzzFeed’s big scoop and the media’s giant factual loophole

Call them “four-sourced clovers” – unverifiable scoops. by Matt Taibbi Hate Inc Jan 19, 2019 On Friday, January 18, Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the unusual step of releasing a statement essentially shooting down the latest “bombshell” in the Russiagate story, which had been released by BuzzFeed earlier that day. The BuzzFeed story said Donald … Continue reading BuzzFeed’s big scoop and the media’s giant factual loophole

Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 14, 2019   Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 15, 2019 In Ocasio-Cortez we see what it might look like for left to retake control – to begin talking about what we want to talk about rather than whatever Trump is spewing ‘She made it clear that her loyalties weren’t with the Democratic leadership but rather the protesters … Continue reading Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?