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Beyond the Revolution

By William H. Goetzmann

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Tag: Democrats

Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky Have Their First Public Conversation (Video)

The renowned activists discuss America’s current “electoral extravaganza,” climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and several other topics.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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How Deep Will the Blue Wave Be on Nov. 8?

As the election closes, progressives are pushing candidates and issues up and down the political ladder and heeding the rallying cry by Democrats to sweep Republicans out of office.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Start WWIII With Russia, but Moscow Disagrees (Video)

Despite the “Chicken Little” hysteria of the Republican presidential candidate about world war and nuclear exchanges, many in the Kremlin see him as less pragmatic than his Democratic counterpart and are expecting to work with her.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

Early Voting

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Debate Knockout

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 ENLARGE

GOP May Seem in Historic Disarray, but It Will Perpetuate Gridlock for Years to Come

Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races: Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

Coin Toss

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The Incalculable Damage of Doing Whatever It Takes to Win

By stretching the boundaries of what’s acceptable, Donald Trump, John McCain and others like them have undermined prevailing norms and weakened the tacit rules of the game—trapping us in a vicious cycle of public distrust.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE

Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the Senate—Here’s Why Progressives Should Care (Video)

By Robert Reich /

There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. This would be great news for progressives for a number of reasons.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Email Cleanup

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The Ascendance of Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan Will Mark a Win for Big Business and Wall Street

The Democratic candidate won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely).

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE

The Billionaire Oligarchs Don’t Give Out Bread Anymore, but They Gleefully Supply Circuses

The phrase “bread and circuses,” coined by a Roman satirist who said the commoners had to be provided food to prevent their rioting and public spectacles to distract them from Augustus’ tyranny, rings true today—with a key difference.

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Hillary Clinton Brings Back Al Gore and Talks Green, but She Still Opposes the Carbon Tax (Video)

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Miami with former Vice President Al Gore, attempting to shore up her credentials both with environmentalists and millennial youths.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

Those of You Who Still Don’t Want to Vote for Hillary Clinton, Please Reconsider

I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. With due respect, I believe they’re wrong.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

Berniecrats Are Making More Progress This Election Than Skeptics Expected

Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution movement is prolonging the Vermont senator’s legacy; we should be more concerned with the decline in wild animal populations, not solely with extinction; meanwhile, a journalist delves into the reasons behind the explosion of the bottled water business. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE

Role Model

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Die-Hard Donald Trump Supporters Want to Be Trump

I think that the men who back the Republican candidate no matter what are doing so because the celebrity real estate speculator and name-licenser provides them with an opportunity for ego inflation.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 READ MORE

The Front Page of The New York Times Now Includes a Public Record of Donald Trump’s Sexual Bragging

I am 61 years old and cannot recall the front page of The Gray Lady being so spicy.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE

Voting Has Started, and ProPublica’s Electionland Project Is on the Case

Much of the country will vote before Election Day. Starting this week, ProPublica’s Electionland project has begun looking for problems that prevent people from voting.

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 READ MORE

Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE

Hacked: Hillary’s Musings on Sanders Fans, Nukes, Being ‘Center-Left to the Center-Right’

At a February fundraiser, the Democratic presidential candidate admitted that “political revolution is pretty appealing” for disaffected “children of the Great Recession.” And there’s more.

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 READ MORE

Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Trump Campaign Could Backfire

The Clinton campaign is relentlessly focusing on the defects of Donald Trump rather than the defects of the Republican agenda. That’s understandable, and it could be a winning strategy. But it has pitfalls.

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 READ MORE

Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?

Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE

Here’s What Hillary Clinton Could Do to Get Bernie Sanders’ Supporters to Vote for Her (Video)

Socialist millennial Kate Aronoff outlines seven things the Democratic presidential candidate “has to do to maybe, just maybe” win her vote.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Rather Than Scold Millennials for Not Supporting Hillary Clinton ‘Enough,’ Democrats Should Listen

Without the threat of Donald Trump to blackmail young voters into choosing Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party leaders “will either need to embrace a platform significantly to the left of their current orthodoxy, or they will lose,” argues writer Emmett Rensin.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE

Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday

Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Fact-Checking Clinton and Trump’s Statements From the First Presidential Debate (Video)

The Washington Post verifies the veracity of some of the Democrat and Republican claims in a must-see clip.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Presidential Debate That Did Not Really Happen

Regular readers will know that in my view the 2016 presidential election did not happen. Likewise, the first debate between the two candidates did not take place.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Pounces on a Very Flustered Donald Trump in the First Debate

Donald Trump brought his tough-guy, America-first rhetoric onto the presidential debate stage on Monday, but was repeatedly flustered and upstaged by Hillary Clinton, whose focused barbs made him interrupt and pout, and whose knowledge of how the political world works reduced him to grasping outbursts.

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The Computer Specialist Involved in Clinton Email Deletion May Have Asked Reddit Users for Help

Threads by a user asking for advice on how to “strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email” on the popular website may point to Paul Combetta, the tech specialist involved in the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

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Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary Clinton—Now

Election Day is less than two months away. Please read my response to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Clinton.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Today

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Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media

A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE

Is Donald Trump an Aberration?

The policies Trump is advocating are the very policies initiated by Bill Clinton in the 1990s and—from border militarization to mass deportations—enthusiastically promoted by Barack Obama.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Call for a Flood of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter.

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Samantha Bee: Have We Come to Demand ‘Meaningless Campaign Coverage’ From Our Media? (Video)

A furious “Full Frontal” host returned from a break to rail against NBC’s Matt Lauer and the rest of the members of the mass media who are failing to ask tough questions during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Debate Prep

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 ENLARGE

Presidential Rooting

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 ENLARGE

Flames, Meet Fan

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