Posts Tagged 'Tim Kaine'

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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HENRY GIROUX – Thinking Dangerously in the Age of Normalized Ignorance

What happens to a society when thinking is eviscerated and is disdained in favor of raw emotion? [1] What happens when political discourse functions as a bunker rather than a bridge? What happens when the spheres of morality and spirituality give way to the naked instrumentalism of a savage market rationality? What happens when time becomes a burden for most people and surviving becomes more crucial than trying to lead a life with dignity? What happens when domestic terrorism, ...

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WILLS ROBINSON – Former DNC chairman says Democrats must find Hillary’s successor NOW in case pneumonia forces her out of the presidential race

Democratic National Committee bylaws would come into play

The DNC’s guidelines state that, if Clinton was to drop out, it would have to be completely her choice.

If she confirmed she was stepping aside, senior party officials would hold an emergency meeting.

A vote would then be organized among members, with the new name on the ticket having to be elected by a simple majority.

But it is not clear when or how that would take place.

It is likely the Democrats would do improvise slightly ...

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Deirdre Fulton – How ISDS Is a Playground for the Ultra-Wealthy, Corrupt, and Criminal

ew reporting this week further exposes how Investor State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS—a legal system enshrined in thousands of global treaties, including the pending Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—empowers corporations and rich investors at the expense of citizens and democracy.

Under the ISDS framework, as Common Dreams has reported, multinationals are granted a parallel legal system through which they can sue governments, and therefore taxpayers, for loss of “expected future profit,” with the power to overrule national laws and ...

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KATHLEEN GEIER – If Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are “Progressive,” Then the Word Has Lost All Meaning

What’s a progressive, anyway?

The term has a long and unruly history, which I’ll be getting to. But the common-sense meaning of “progressive” is someone who is pretty darn liberal. In fact, you might even say that it signifies politics that are distinctly to the left of liberal. That, at least, has been the contemporary connotation of the word for as long as I’ve been following politics. Increasingly these days, the term is being dumbed down into utter meaninglessness.

Take, for instance, ...

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Lauren McCauley – With Clinton at Helm, Democratic Party Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’

It appears that nothing is holding her back now that Hillary Clinton has officially become the Democratic nominee for president. With “cash machine” Tim Kaine by her side, the Democratic ticket’s fundraising operation is in full swing, and the money—Big Money—is pouring in.

On Tuesday, the campaign announced a record take of $90 million last month for the candidate and the Democratic Party, not including that brought in by the Super PACs supporting her ...

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