Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Eric Zuesse – America’s Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

The results are already in, even before the official campaign-finance final figures will become available after the election. Though a large percentage of the people funding the campaign advertising will never be made public — due to recent Supreme Court decisions allowing “dark money” — data already exist on the final product of the campaigns (including both the above-board and the dark …

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Kristina Wong – Fears grow as military pulled into presidential politics

The military is getting pulled into the presidential election fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, which some fear is harming its reputation and ability to serve the future president. Retired, high-ranking military officers have been given high-profile roles in the Trump and Clinton campaigns, which critics argue risks harming the military’s status as an apolitical institution that serves the commander in chief …

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Resistance Radio – David Pilgrim – 07.24.16

David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum­a ten thousand piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow. Download this episode (right …

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Lauren McCauley – With Clinton at Helm, Democratic Party Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’

It appears that nothing is holding her back now that Hillary Clinton has officially become the Democratic nominee for president. With “cash machine” Tim Kaine by her side, the Democratic ticket’s fundraising operation is in full swing, and the money—Big Money—is pouring in. On Tuesday, the campaign announced a record take of $90 million last month for the candidate and …

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NORMAN POLLACK – America and the Trump Conundrum

Trump is patently semi-fascist. His devouring ethnocentrism (American Greatness) and xenophobia (Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim) confirms a structural-ideological process at work of social Nazification underpinned by his dedication to wealth and amorphous quest for power. In this respect he is the easy target of liberals and progressives, both Democrats as a whole and a moderate segment of Republicans, as well as the …

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Karl Grossman – New York’s Woeful $7.6 Billion Nuclear Bailout Package

The New York State Public Service Commission—in the face of strong opposition—this week approved a $7.6 billion bail-out of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo—who appoints the members of the PSC—has called for the continued operation of the nuclear plants in …

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Janet Allon – 10 Political and Psychological Observers Who Think Trump May Have Gone Off the Deep End

Donald Trump has triggered more than one anxiety attack in the American electorate, and new speculation about his mental stability is not likely to help. But at the risk of stoking more sleepless nights, an increasing number of politicians, psychologists and political observers are questioning not just the mental fitness of Republican presidential nominee, but his mental health. Trump has …

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Inder Comar – California Civil Law Suit against George W. Bush Et Al: DOJ Blocks Submission of Chilcot Report

It is important that those committed to peace and social justice take cognizance of this historic civil law suit directed against a former president of the United States including senior officials of his administration.   An Iraqi mother against alleged war criminal George W. Bush, et al. This is a civil suit. It seeks compensation. While it  does not contemplate a …