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Leid Stories—Trump to Clinton: ‘I’m Hired, You’re Fired.’—11.09.16

The brutal presidential election is over and Donald Trump is the last person standing, having defied intimidating odds that he could/should/would be president.
Hillary Clinton’s hopes of making first-woman-president history are history. She now faces an avalanche of legal troubles that might have been kept at bay with a presidential win and with the Democrats controlling the House and Senate. The Republicans shut those doors, too.
Leid Stories continues our discussion on coming to a point of reckoning about the lopsided power equation between social, political and economic systems of control over the people and ways in which we aid and abet them

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Michael T. Klare – Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all the responsibilities of America’s top executive, none may be more momentous than deciding whether, and under what circumstances, to activate the “nuclear codes” — the secret alphanumeric messages that would inform …

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Glenn Greenwald – Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

WHILE MOST EYES are focused on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West. Standing alone, each event highlights exactly the severe threats that motivated Edward Snowden to blow his whistle; taken together, they constitute full-scale vindication of everything he’s done. Earlier this month, a special …

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Nadia Prupis – Trump Says Cutting Climate Funds Would Save $100 Billion. Climate Reality Says Otherwise.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that cutting climate funding would save the U.S. $100 billion over eight years, in another remark that observers say demonstrates the dangers of a potential Trump presidency. “We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations, a number [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] wants to …