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It’s Time for Democrats Rahm Emanuel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Go

They represent everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton should tell them to take a hike.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 READ MORE


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A Look Into the Future: How the People’s Party Prevailed in 2020

Third parties have rarely posed much of a threat to the dominant two parties system in the United States. So how did the People’s Party win the U.S. presidency and a majority of both houses of Congress only four years after President Obama left office?

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Waiting for an End to Supreme Court ‘Death Watch’

Merrick Garland, President Obama’s centrist nominee, seems destined for summary rejection by the GOP-controlled Senate, even as legal observers worry that at any moment yet another death on the bench could intensify the partisan fight over the future of our nation’s highest court.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE



What a Trump-Clinton Contest Could Mean for the Middle East

Nothing can be ruled in or out in this election. But if Tuesday’s winners squared off, what would it mean for U.S. policy toward Iran and Islamic State?

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



New York Times Shows Shameless Bias Toward Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders got a little love from The New York Times, but the praise was fleeting. A positive Times article on Monday was toned down Tuesday and may have affected primary race voting in five states.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Begs Hillary Clinton to Turn Back Time and Unsay What She Said About the Reagans

The “Full Frontal” host could only explain Hillary Clinton’s erroneous statement that Ronald and Nancy Reagan had started a national conversation about HIV and AIDS by quipping that Clinton had “apparently suffered a stroke.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Reason the GOP Foreign Policy Elite Prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

And no, it has nothing at all to do with a wall.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Here’s the Truth About Free Trade

Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Can a Moderate Left Beat a Radical Right?

Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. But for progressives to beat back an increasingly virulent right and encourage more temperate conservatism, they must ponder the crisis on their own side.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘SNL’ Spoof on Clinton Has Her Co-Opting Sanders’ Message to Woo Young Voters

In a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit, Kate McKinnon plays an increasingly desperate Hillary Clinton willing to do whatever it takes to secure the youth vote—even if that means making a few radical changes to her message and appearance.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours

The Washington Post’s March 6 onslaught advances the narrative that the Vermont senator is a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or speaking to women, according to the progressive media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Perhaps the paper is going through the “7 Stages of Establishment Backlash.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Netanyahu’s GOP Policy in Tatters, He Snubs White House Invitation (Video)

The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu functions as a U.S. Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbs many prominent Democrats, including strong Israel supporters.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Will Latinos Wall Off Trump?

How’s this for poetic justice? Donald Trump’s favorite scapegoats could end up having the satisfaction of blocking him from the White House.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Cruz Give Clinton and Trump a Run for Their Money on Super Saturday

Bernie Sanders won important victories in Kansas and Nebraska in the latest voting, while Ted Cruz showed that Donald Trump may not be as inevitable as he has come to seem.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



As Coasts Flood, Why Isn’t the Corporate Press Asking Candidates About Climate Change? (Video)

The U.S. corporate press is letting the presidential candidates set the agenda.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Trump Dominates Super Tuesday as Sanders Disrupts the Night Clinton Was Supposed to Own

Donald Trump scored big victories across the map on Super Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders came through in states that raise electability questions about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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How Hillary Clinton Helped Turn Libya Into a ‘Terrorist Haven’ for Islamic State, According to NYT

The second part of The New York Times’ investigation into the U.S. approach in Libya is a scathing indictment of the former secretary of state’s push for military intervention in the North African country five years ago.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



Occupy Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

Why do voters need to know what Hillary told the banks? Because it was Wall Street that was responsible for the 2008 recession, making life worse for most Americans. We need to know what, if anything, she promised these behemoths.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE



The Useful Side of Trump

If the durability of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy has taken the political world by surprise, the sources of his electoral strength are no mystery. And the support he’s winning reflects a crisis not only for the Republican and conservative coalitions, but also for the political system as a whole.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Julian Assange Explains Why Voting for Hillary Clinton Will ‘Spread Terrorism’

The WikiLeaks founder tells Americans that his “years of experience in dealing with Hillary Clinton” and the “thousands of her cables” he’s read have led him to a crucial conclusion.

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Controversy Erupts After Democrats Allegedly Shout Down Activist Dolores Huerta at a Caucus Event

An online battle is taking place over claims by iconic labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta that she was shouted off a Nevada caucus stage by people chanting “English only!”

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America

Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Would a Syrian Kurd Defeat of Islamic State Help Democrats Win the White House in 2016?

This has been a war with a lot of seesawing, so it is premature to make any decisive pronouncements. But this is an election year, and if Islamic State is defeated in Syria in 2016, it could vindicate President Obama’s strategy.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Why Bernie Sanders’ Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

A former Treasury official who helped save Wall Street banks has said the biggest ones still “pose a significant, ongoing risk” to the economy. That’s just one of the huge economic issues Sanders has plans to tackle if elected.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Defeats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses

Sanders won in many rural areas and also secured Washoe County, where Reno, Nevada’s second-largest city, is located. But Clinton gained a 10-point lead in Clark County, the state’s largest and home to Las Vegas, as well as almost three-quarters of state residents.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Corden Blasts Jeb Bush’s Desperate Attempts to Get Votes Using Guns and Glasses

“Is anyone else worried Jeb got rid of his glasses the same week he got a gun?” asked the “Late Late Show” host about recent changes the former Florida governor made to his persona.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Getting Obama’s Story Straight

If Clinton, Sanders and their party don’t provide a forceful response to the wildly inaccurate and ridiculously bleak characterization of Obama’s presidency that the Republicans are offering, nobody will. And if this parody is allowed to stand as reality, the Democrats will lose.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Thomas Piketty: Bernie Sanders Heralds a New Era in American Politics

“In many respects, we are witnessing the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections,” writes French economist Thomas Piketty, whose 2014 book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” made inequality a respectable topic of conversation among professionals and beltway pundits.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Guess Who’s the Only 2016 Presidential Candidate Who Pays His Interns?

Some candidates running for president wax poetic about the student debt crisis, but only one of them is willing to pay his interns.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Jill Stein Take On the Scam of American Politics

Hedges and the Green Party presidential candidate explore the problems plaguing American politics, including the essential dysfunction of a two-party system, the staged hypocrisy of the presidential debates and the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Chelsea Clinton Attacks Bernie Sanders: ‘We Are Not Electing a King’

The former first daughter joined her father in hitting out at her mother’s rival Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism at Bernie Sanders’ proposal to end mass incarceration in the U.S.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy

“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Could a Post-Scalia Court Restore Campaign Finance Sanity and Pull Back From Plutocracy?

There is no guarantee that the successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia will be a liberal. But only if Ted Cruz wins the presidency can we expect a nominee as hard right as Scalia.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton and Sanders on Mideast Wars and Kissinger’s Legacy (Video)

The Middle East conflicts and the ghost of the Vietnam War haunted last week’s PBS Democratic debate.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Is Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record

Former Secretaries of State Clinton and Henry Kissinger have a lot in common in taking the American empire to brutal levels. He orchestrated an assault on Cambodia that destabilized the peaceful country and led to the slaughter of millions. Her actions on Libya led to a tragedy that continues to this day.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE


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New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire: Major Implications for Contest Ahead

The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



What New Hampshire Actually Tells Us

You will hear pundits analyze the New Hampshire primaries and conclude that the political “extremes” are now gaining in American politics—that the Democrats have moved to the left and the Republicans have moved to the right, and the “center” will not hold. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: John McCain Admits Bernie Sanders Is Right About Income Inequality

In a recent interview, the Arizona senator discussed Americans’ frustration with unemployment and income inequality, adding, “I’m beginning to sound like Bernie Sanders.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



Why We Have No Choice but to Try for Progressive Change

Instead of “Yes, we can,” a new slogan adopted by many Democrats this election year is “We shouldn’t even try.”

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders and Larry David on SNL Together Was as Hilarious as You’d Imagine

Comedian David dedicated a long bit on “Saturday Night Live” to a mashup of his character on his HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. And that’s not all that happened.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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