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Ann Jones – The Tyranny of Trump

Last fall, when presidential wannabe Donald Trump famously boastedon CNN that he would “be the best thing that ever happened to women,” some may have fallen for it. Millions of women, however, reacted with laughter, irritation, disgust, and no little nausea.  For while the media generate a daily fog of Trumpisms, speculating upon the meaning and implications of the man’s every …

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Edward Curtin – Allen Dulles’ “Indonesian Strategy” and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Would Allen Dulles have resorted to assassinating the President of the United States to ensure the achievement of  his ‘Indonesian strategy’? This is the central question addressed by Greg Poulgrain in his extraordinarily important book, The Incubus of Intervention: Conflicting Indonesian Strategies of John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles. Two days before President John Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, he had accepted …

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FEDJA BURIC – Fascism is rising in the U.S. and Europe — and Donald Trump is the face of this disturbing new reality

Donald Trump has eviscerated his Republican opposition and his hostile takeover of the party of Lincoln is now complete. The Republican elites have fallen in line, normalizing the xenophobia, the racism, and the politics of resentment that fuel his campaign. The unimaginable has become imaginable: a politician who has repeatedly threatened our democratic institutions has seized the imagination of a …

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Robert Reich – 8 REASONS WHY REPUBLICANS MUST DUMP TRUMP

The Republican Party still has time to change its mind. Right now it’s supporting for President of the United States a man 1. who divides us by race and ethnicity and religion. He says undocumented Americans “bring drugs, crime, they’re rapists.” That the Mexican government “sends bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them.” And who says he’ll round up …

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Michelle Ye Hee Lee – Did the Clinton Foundation raise ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ for a hospital in Haiti that was never built?

“Hillary Clinton … took in hundreds of millions of dollars for a hospital in Haiti that went to the Clinton Foundation, that was never built — that was years ago. Where is that money?” Michael Cohen, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, made this accusation while answering questions about Trump’s donations to veterans’ groups. …

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ANIS SHIVANI – This is our neoliberal nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and why the market and the wealthy win every time

Over the last fifteen years, editors often asked me not to mention the word “neoliberalism,” because I was told readers wouldn’t comprehend the “jargon.” This has begun to change recently, as the terminology has come into wider usage, though it remains shrouded in great mystery. People throw the term around loosely, as they do with “fascism,” with the same confounding …

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Stephen Fox – In the California Primary, More Ballots Remain Uncounted than the Total Number of votes for Hillary Clinton!

I warned Californians that they would see their primary become as egregious as New York’s Primary! California’s Uncounted Ballots, from several different sages, pundits, pollworkers, and commenters in California compiled from extensive article by Michael Hertz in Los Angeles Progressive First this: from Larry Wines   Brace yourself. The actual numbers are shocking. More ballots remain uncounted than the total number of …

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Sanders to Clinton: Yes, Trump’s Foreign Policy Ideas Are Scary. But So Are Yours

Bernie Sanders responded to Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy speech on Thursday with a hit at her credentials, including her involvement in the Iraq War and so-called “regime change” in Libya. “We need a foreign policy based on building coalitions and making certain that the brave American men and women in our military do not get bogged down in perpetual warfare in the …

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DIANA JOHNSTONE – Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Paris. On June 2, a few days before the California primary, Hillary Clinton gave up trying to compete with Bernie Sanders on domestic policy. Instead, she zeroed in on the soft target of Donald Trump’s most “bizarre rants” in order to present herself as experienced and reasonable. Evidently taking her Democratic Party nomination for granted, she is positioning herself as …

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Phyllis Bennis – Hillary Clinton’s ‘Major Foreign Policy Address’ Was Anything But

In the last days before the California primary, where Democratic primary polls showed her neck-and-neck with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign speech in San Diego. Though her campaign billed it as a “major foreign policy address,” it looked more like a last-ditch attempt to position herself as the Democratic nominee ahead of a potentially embarrassing loss or close finish with …