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Tag: Election

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


Square, Category Page


Posted on Oct 18, 2016 ENLARGE

Voting Third Party

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 ENLARGE

Pat and Kevin Tillman
Courtesy of the Tillman family

After Pat’s Birthday

Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat (left) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. About two years later Kevin wrote a powerful, must-read document.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE

Will Big Pharma Take a Hit on Its Greed in November?

After a year of news about outrageous drug price hikes, a ballot measure in California aims to help control the cost of prescription medications. Not surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to defeat it.

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Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

Long before the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporate forces carried out a slow-motion coup d’état. Now the coup is over. We lost.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE

The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote

Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE

Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Disrupted by Chants of ‘Love, Not War’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

Protesters wonder: “Why do we need to be in perpetual warfare?”

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE

Austria Will Hold Second Presidential Election After Voting Irregularities Are Uncovered

The country’s Constitutional Court ordered a do-over after the race ended with a margin of less than 1 percentage point and allegations surfaced that voting had been “rigged.”

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE

Grrl Power (Video)

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 ENLARGE

Why Donald Trump Can Lie and No One Seems to Care

The GOP presidential candidate gets away with outrageous, contradictory statements because the mainstream media and the public let him.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE

Baltimore’s Election Results Are Decertified as State Investigation Is Launched

Analysis reveals discrepancies between the number of voters who appeared at polling stations and the number of ballots cast.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE

Miss Liberty

Posted on May 12, 2016 ENLARGE

So Much for #StopTrump: John Kasich to Follow Ted Cruz out of Presidential Race

By all indications, Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination sewn up.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Camp Says She’s Been Forced to the Left Enough Already

Clinton ally tells The Hill, “I don’t know what’s left to extract.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE

14 Races to Go: Sanders Set on ‘Transforming a Nation’

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE

Report: Ted Cruz Pre-emptively Picking Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Watching the seemingly endless series of Republican debates this election season, one might wonder why so many candidates hung in there well past the point when it was clear they had no real chance of winning. Well, wonder no more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE

Everybody Wants Bernie Sanders’ ‘Precious’

Democratic strategists covet the Sanders campaign’s “yuge” email list. But he’s not nearly ready to quit, so they’ll be waiting awhile.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE

Voters, Sanders Supporters and ‘Hot Dogs’ Come Out for the New York Primary

Truthdig’s Ashley Hong was on the scene in New York City as two- and four-legged supporters of Bernie Sanders, as well as students, volunteers and supporters, weighed in about Tuesday’s key primary in the Empire State.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Restrictive Rules Leave New York Voters Shut Out of Key Primary

Registration deadlines in New York passed months ago—but many voters say they didn’t know.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE

Paul Ryan Insists He Won’t Run for President: ‘Count Me Out’

The House speaker said Tuesday that he would not cave to pressure from within his party to join the fray.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE

Ahead of New York Primary, Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton’s Judgment ‘Clearly Lacking’ (Video)

Sen. Sanders made the comment on “Meet the Press” in the wake of his double-digit win Saturday in the Wyoming caucus.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

Are You Ready for President Paul Ryan? Why Democrats Desperately Need a Plan C

The Republicans have one. The Democrats don’t. The impact could be catastrophic.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz Win in Wisconsin

Just a few weeks ago, many mainstream pundits were prematurely calling the contest for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations in favor of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively. On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders’ and Ted Cruz’s significant wins in the Wisconsin primary showed that the races are far from over.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Takes a Hilariously Cringing Look at Ted Cruz’s Supporters (Video)

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The religious leaders in Wisconsin front-runner Cruz’s camp are as terrible as you might expect, and then some.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Leads in Wisconsin, but Could State’s Voter ID Laws Hurt His Chances?

Law requires that voters present state-issued photo IDs at polls, which could hurt college students—a large part of Sanders’ base.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE

Is the 2016 Election Already Being Stripped and Flipped?

Disturbing signs of the time-tested “strip and flip” strategy for stealing elections have already surfaced in 2016. Will they ultimately decide the outcome, as they have in too many recent elections?

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Visits Stephen Colbert to Talk About Superdelegates and His Recent Wins (Video)

The Democratic presidential candidate continues to appeal to young voters. On Thursday, he reached out to them by appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders, the Man Who Rewrote the Rules of Political Attraction, Woos California

Who would have guessed that a 74-year-old would be the hipster candidate of 2016? That a man would be the most compelling option for so many women in a campaign featuring a female? That a Jewish socialist would be the candidate of choice for the black activist class?

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE

Live Blog: It’s Mountain Time for Presidential Candidates on ‘Western Tuesday’

The news of terrorist attacks in Brussels cast a pall over the presidential primaries and caucuses held Tuesday in Utah, Arizona and Idaho. Update: Clinton and Trump may have taken Arizona, but rivals Cruz and Sanders had major wins in Utah as the latter also took Idaho.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE

America in Crisis: What Happens When Neither Political Party Answers to the Bottom 90 Percent?

Our nation faces a massive crisis provoked by the loss of democratic representation.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE

Who’s Funding Super PACs This Election Season? Good Question

New reporting looks at how shady LLCs are contributing to a “corrupt campaign finance system.”

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE

WikiLeaks Accuses Facebook of Censorship in Hillary Clinton Email Release

If WikiLeaks’ charge is valid, the tech behemoth that Mark Zuckerberg built could effectively be aiding the Democratic presidential hopeful in her efforts to keep those pesky emails from getting between her and the White House.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 READ MORE

Obama Stepping In to the Election Fray to Secure His Legacy

The president is becoming more involved in strategizing to ensure that a Democrat succeeds him, and more vocal about the dangers of an Oval Office occupied by Donald Trump.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 READ MORE

Win or Lose, Will the Sanders Movement Last Beyond Election Day?

With millions of young people supporting the candidate, American politics could change for the long term. Some observers are even predicting that the campaign will become an incubator for the Democratic Party’s future politicians.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton’s Link to a Nasty Piece of Work in Honduras

Her support as secretary of state for the 2009 coup that ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya helped create conditions that caused thousands of children to flee for their lives. Now, unlike Bernie Sanders, she wants to send them back.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE

Stop, Breathe and Think: Tips for Effective Pre-Election Posting

Those who are active on social media during this contentious presidential campaign may find themselves either firing off or being hit with nasty language, or both. Here’s some advice for more civilized participation in online exchanges.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE

Clinton Health Care Hit Backfires as Evidence Shows Sanders Literally Right Behind Her

“Where was he when I was trying to get health care in ’93 and ’94?” ... Yeah, the photograph kind of says it all.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE

Who’s Pumping Money Into the 2016 Election? Hedge Fund Heads

New analysis by Reuters shows that Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are the biggest recipients of hedge fund managers’ donations.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE

How About an Election Without Polls?

Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary in Michigan, defeating Hillary Clinton—and all the pollsters.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump, the American Fascist

The GOP front-runner has finally reached a point where parallels between his presidential campaign and the fascists of the first half of the 20th century—lurid figures such as Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Oswald Mosley and Francisco Franco—are too evident to overlook.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Lands Michigan in Primary Upset, Ted Cruz Takes Idaho (Updated)

Meanwhile, Mississippi voters hand victories to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and Trump also adds Hawaii and Michigan to his growing chain of wins.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE

Live Blog: Sparks Fly Between Sanders and Clinton in Flint Showdown (Updated)

Both the setting of Sunday night’s Democratic debate in Flint, Mich., and the timing were significant. Update: The two Democratic presidential hopefuls’ united front came tumbling down, and news broke that Sanders had won the Maine caucuses.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE

Maine Caucuses Sunday After Bernie Sanders Takes Two of Three on Saturday

After strong wins in Nebraska and Kansas on Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is gaining momentum with voters across the board.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Mitt Romney Denounces Donald Trump as a ‘Fraud’; Trump Immediately Fires Back

“Donald Trump says he is very very smart. I’m afraid to say that he is very very not smart.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE

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