Posts Tagged 'Florida'

Adil E. Shamoo – America Should Look in the Mirror

Esteban Santiago, the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter, is an Iraq war veteran. Prior to executing five innocent people and wounding seven, he told the FBI that voices were telling him to watch ISIS videos. Although clearly exhibiting the possible symptoms of a thought disorder, the authorities were not able to connect him with mental health treatment.

Santiago was able to obtain a gun legally, bring it to the airport, and check it in ...

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Rachel Nuwer – Why Grandpa Is Homeless

Herbert Manown is a self-described “jack-of-all-trades but master of none.” A Harley Davidson-riding Vietnam War Navy veteran, he has worked in construction, at the post office, and with the United States Census Bureau. At 62, he’s still fit and healthy, with a strong handshake and grandfatherly eyes framed by black glasses and thick, bushy brows.

Life was stable for Herb until 2013, when he “got lazy” and neglected ...

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Sarah Lazare – Are Obama’s Immigration Prisons for Families Legitimate ‘Child Care Facilities’? Judge Says No

Nearly 500 mothers incarcerated with their children at euphemistically-termed immigrant family detention centers in Texas were released over the weekend following a judge’s ruling that such prisons cannot operate as childcare facilities.

The advocacy organization Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement “hurriedly released over 460 mothers and children from Karnes and Dilley Family Detention Center to Casa RAICES in San Antonio, Texas.” The group says that “majority of ...

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Ali Abunimah – Is Trump bringing “white Zionism” to the White House?

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, has weighed in on the controversy over President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of the racist former executive chairman of Breitbart News as his chief strategist.

Under Steve Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News “regularly published materials designed to stoke fears about African Americans, Latinos, Muslims and other groups, and to explicitly normalize white nationalist and white supremacist beliefs,” according to New York magazine.

This so-called alt-right ideology has been described by one of its key promoters as a ...

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Bernie Sanders – Build an Independent, Democratic Socialist Left

It seems obvious to me that there is no way that we can deal with the enormous economic, social, and environmental problems facing this country without making radical changes in the economic system, and we’ve got to be honest about that.  I believe that democratic socialism is the appropriate framework for making those changes, and we should be upfront about our beliefs. . . .

When the rich are getting richer while the poor and middle class are getting poorer; when ...

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TIM DEVANEY, PETER SCHROEDER AND TIMOTHY CAMA – 14 Obama regs Trump could undo

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to make slashing regulations a “cornerstone” of his administration.

On the campaign trail, Trump suggested as many as 70 percent of federal regulations “can go” and also proposed a moratorium on new rules.

With control of both chambers, congressional Republicans are also eager to roll back Obama’s regulatory legacy. And they have a number of tools at their disposal.

The Congressional Review Act allows them to disapprove of rules within 60-days after they ...

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ISAAC STONE FISH – Why Chinese Elites Endorse Hillary Clinton

The United States, China’s largest trading partner but also its greatest geopolitical rival, faces an election that threatens domestic instability. A Donald Trump victory would confirm to many Chinese the inherent weakness of American democracy. A Hillary Clinton victory, on the other hand, would force Beijing to deal with a politician widely viewed as unfriendly, and sometimes even hostile, to Chinese interests.

One might think that China would therefore welcome a Trump presidency. Yet conversations over the past six months with ...

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ALAN NASSER – The Coming Plague of Poverty Among the Elderly: Clinton’s Plan For Gutting Social Security

In the recent Wikileaks revelations confirming Hillary Clinton’s duplicity, one of the clearest disclosures of her policy plans concerns her intention regarding Social Security. She stated that she would return to the position of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, charged with producing recommendations for reducing the deficit, i.e. cutting government social spending.

The Commission, or “Simpson-Bowles committee”  -named after co-chairs former Wyoming Republican senator Alan Simpson, and Erskine Bowles, former Morgan Stanley board member and chief of staff ...

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Nadia Prupis – Trump Says Cutting Climate Funds Would Save $100 Billion. Climate Reality Says Otherwise.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that cutting climate funding would save the U.S. $100 billion over eight years, in another remark that observers say demonstrates the dangers of a potential Trump presidency.

“We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations, a number [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] wants to increase, and instead use that money to provide for American infrastructure including clean water, clean air, and safety,” Trump said ...

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Gary Null’s Letter To Michael Moore

October 21, 2016

 

Dear Michael,

 

I have known you for many years as a fellow film director and have admired your productions and efforts to shine a spotlight on many of the ills in our government and society.  I have considered you a loyal liberal. Nevertheless your recent wholehearted support of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party has convinced me you are another good liberal corporatist standing in opposition to a progressive agenda for the future.  It is one thing to use ...

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