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Crawford Kilian – The End of Capitalism and the End of Our World

Some anonymous wise person once observed that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. But Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, thinks capitalism’s end is inevitable and fast approaching. He has no idea what, if anything, will replace it. …

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The Gary Null Show – 01.02.17

Today on The Gary Null Show, We would like to be the first to wish you a happy and healthy 2017! Gary kicks off the program today talking about the latest in health and healing, giving you the best ways to be health for the new year! After a musical break Gary Null goes into a long commentary on the politcal news. In the final part of the show Gary plays a POWERFUL clip by George Carlin and a hit tv seres from the 1960’s.

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What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

The American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr wrote in 1925: ‘If I were having a philosophical talk with a man I was going to have hanged (or electrocuted) I should say, I don’t doubt that your act was inevitable for you, but to make it more avoidable by others we propose to sacrifice you to the common good. You may …

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Leid Stories – No Defense Is An Offense: The People Are Left to Fend for Themselves Against Corruption, Imminent Fascism—11.21.16

Trump World is here, and it’s not pretty. The president-elect is shaping up his Cabinet, selecting as nominees careerists mostly of a military/national security/law-enforcement/ultraconservative/super Christian/racist bent, most of them stodgy white men who, like their patron, yearn to implement policies that will “make America great again.” That was/is dog-whistle talk from Donald Trump signaling his base of support that their objects of rage and derision would also be his; his will be a term of settling scores.

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Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Lincoln Had a Bolder Solution

In Donald Trump’s victory speech after the presidential election, he vowed: We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. It sounds great; …

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Trends This Week – The larger meaning behind Trump’s victory – 11.16.16

Liberals, stop whining. Donald Trump’s victory is more than an election triumph, it is a cultural socio-economic shift of seismic scale. It extends beyond the insular thinking and entrenched practices of the two dominant parties; rather, it signals the imminent destruction of systems and leaders who have failed for too long. It is also time for the rise a true third party.

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Dirk Kurbjuweit – America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

Even history sometimes leans toward pathos. In January 2017, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the American Age will celebrate its 100th birthday — and its funeral. The West was constituted in its modern form in January 1917. World War I was raging in Europe at the time and in Washington, D.C., …

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The Gary Null Show – 11.15.16

Today On The Gary Null Show, Gary starts the program with a insightful special on health and healing covering the topics of how to prevent a heart attack, how testosterone levels boost when exorcise and how to tell if you’re living in denial. In the second half of the show Gary goes into the political crisis going on in America talking about the issues behind Trump and the hypocrisy that are the Clintons. Be sure to check out the Progressive Commentary Hour every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm est right here on the Progressive Radio Network.

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KATHERINE LAM – Cuomo offers New York as refuge for people who feel ‘under attack’ during Trump’s presidency

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered New York as a refuge to anyone who feel threatened or under attack during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency. “As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign,” Cuomo wrote in an email to members of the New York State Democratic Committee Saturday. “So let me be …

New York City Police officers guard the front of Trump Tower, in New York, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Secret Service and New York City police are going to extremes to protect Donald Trump when he’s at his Manhattan home. The president-elect’s neighbors near Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue are now having to navigate swarms of police officers, cement barricades, street closures and checkpoints. Swarms of journalists and the occasional street protest are also making the blocks around the tower tough to navigate. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Chris Hedges – It’s Worse Than You Think

Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain. Investments in the stocks of the war industry, internal security and the prison-industrial complex have skyrocketed since Trump won the presidency. There is a lot of money to be made from …