Posts Tagged 'Hillary Clinton'

Meria Heller – Meria With Valerie Heller, Clinical Consultant – 01.29.17

1/22/17 Meria Interviews Valerie Heller, Clinical Consultant, Grassroots Organizer;Val was at the protest in NYC yesterday; why? diversity; families with small babies in attendance; estimates 25% male; men chanting for women’s rights; what was the march about? Not against but for something; civil rights; trump’s speech”our people” who was he speaking about? last gasp for white male rule; Liberal (liberty) democracy vs. autocratic democracy; not ok to demonize the press or a group of people; demoralizing people; ...

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Bhaskar Sunkara – The anti-Trump resistance will fail if we don’t ditch establishment Democrats

If the last week has shown us anything, it’s that Donald Trump has power, but he doesn’t have much of a mandate yet.

We need to keep it that way – and be wary of the bad political leadership and strategy that can help him build one. November’s election is a powerful reminder that the Clinton establishment’s mix of socially inclusive rhetoric and neoliberal economics is a weak response to xenophobic populism.

An anti-Trump resistance movement must be broad, but it must ...

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Larry Chin – The CIA’s “Deep State”, Donald Trump and His “War on Terrorism”

Donald Trump’s first act as president was a visit to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where he addressed gathering of CIA employees. His journey directly in “the swamp” took place almost immediately after his inauguration, and was clearly an urgent first priority.

Serenading Langley

The CIA is a headquarters of the Deep State and the Shadow Government. It is the nexus of criminality, and of the Bushes and Clintons, and the world-managing elite. The CIA enjoys a virtually unlimited black ...

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Allen Barra – The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked

“The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon’s Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics”
A book by Douglas E. Schoen

No American president has been more maligned than Richard Milhous Nixon, and none has more richly deserved it. Vindictive and paranoid, he is perhaps the most polarizing figure in the history of the office.

Douglas Schoen, a Democratic campaign consultant for more than three decades, isn’t out to defend the man: “For forty years, Richard Nixon has been held up as the symbol of all ...

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Tom McLaughlin – The Age of Declines: Researcher’s New Book Explores Why Millennials are Rejecting Public Office

Are politicians and public officials about to become a dying breed?

While there is a lack of racial and gender diversity in politics, more subtly, there are actually very few millennials – regardless of race or gender – interested in pursuing elected office, explains Shauna Shames, an assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University–Camden.

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JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – The President Who Wasn’t There: Barack Obama’s Legacy of Impotence

Barack Obama was in Brasilia on March 19, 2011, when he announced with limited fanfare the latest regime change war of his presidency. The bombing of Libya had begun with a hail of cruise missile attacks and air strikes. It was something of an impromptu intervention, orchestrated largely by Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and the diva of vengeance Samantha Power, always hot for a saturation bombing in the name of human rights.

Obama soon upped the ante by suggesting that ...

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Andrea Germanos – Reinstating ‘Global Gag Rule,’ Trump Attacks Women Worldwide

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order reinstating a policy critics call the Global Gag Rule, further cementing reproductive rights advocates’ warning that 2017 would entail an uphill battle for women’s healthcare.

Officially known as the Mexico City Policy, the rule, as Nonprofit Quarterly explained, “specifically prohibits international charities from promoting abortion as a method of family planning even if that ‘promotion’ simply entails a physician engaging in a conversation about the option of abortion with ...

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Melissa Dahl – Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

You can call it “post-truth,” you can call it “fake news,” or you can, as Kellyanne Conway helpfully suggested on Meet the Press over the weekend, call it “alternative facts.” Or you can borrow Dan Rather’s phrasing from earlier this year: “A lie, is a lie, is a lie.” In a fantastic recent piece for Politico, psychology writer Maria Konnikova investigates 20 years’ worth of research on what happens when ...

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KATE TUMMARELLO – Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out

With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people.

New rules issued by the Obama administration under Executive Order 12333 will let the NSA—which collects information under that authority with little oversight, transparency, or concern for privacy—share the raw streams of communications it intercepts directly with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the ...

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PAUL STREET – Hit the Road, Barack: Some Farewell Reflections

The lying neoliberal imperialist Barack Obama’s nationally televised Farewell Address from Chicago last Tuesday was a fitting monument to the deceptive, fake-progressive oratory he wielded so elegantly in becoming a national phenomenon and a U.S. President. As usual, his oratory was plagued by a deep disconnect between his words and his deeds.

“When Ordinary People Get Involved”

“Now this,” Obama said, speaking of Chicago, “is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, and they get ...

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