Mehdi Hasan interviews Elizabeth Bruenig Intercept Deconstructed Feb 7, 2019 https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY8088442568?auto=false&sharing=true&start=0 DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION address, President Trump expressed “alarm” at what he termed “new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” “Tonight,” he proclaimed, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” The line received a standing ovation … Continue reading Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?
by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch Feb 5, 2019 Today’s super-rich are the most privileged and powerful group of people in history. If you’re a billionaire, you can usually decide an election by funneling a little bit of your money into the race. You can sway public opinion by buying up media outlets, and by using … Continue reading The Coming Fall Of The Super-Rich
by NOMI PRINS Le Monde Diplomatique FEBRUARY 1, 2019 A major question remains unanswered when it comes to the state of Main Street, not just here but across the planet. If the global economy really is booming, as many politicians claim, why are leaders and their parties around the world continuing to get booted out … Continue reading Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens
For one ideological constituency, the government shutdown may hold the seeds to privatizing functions such as air traffic control and airport security by Jamiles Lartey Guardian Jan 27, 2019 The US government is open again. For now. https://youtu.be/9QS0q3mGPGg WINNING!!! For many liberals, it will read as the spoils of Nancy Pelosi’s finest hour and proof of her … Continue reading Epic WINNING!!! Shutdown leads to privatizing government functions
by David Roth Concourse Jan 26, 2019 “It’s not going to change a damn thing,” the President of the United States told an assemblage of news anchors at an off-the-record White House meeting some weeks ago. “But I’m still doing it.” To a certain extent, that groaning is just standard Trump shit—his signature all-caps triumphalism … Continue reading You Can’t Get There From Here
The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency. By Herbert J. Gans Nation Before moderate Republicans became members of the Democratic party, the GOP advocated limited government. Today, however, President Trump is pursuing a radical shrinkage of the federal government that comes close to overthrowing it entirely. The goal of this … Continue reading This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government
by Bob Bauer LawFare January 21, 2019 Scene from the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, held in the Senate Chamber in 1868 (Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper) Does the Senate have an obligation to conduct a trial of the president if the House impeaches him? With the increased prospects for an impeachment inquiry now that the Democrats have … Continue reading Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?