Donald Trump did not happen overnight. He’s the product of a dangerous, cynical GOP strategy that dates back years – Heather Cox Richardson

How did America get to such a place that someone like Donald Trump can command a lead in the Republican primaries? Trump is the product of a deliberate Republican strategy, adopted by Richard Nixon’s people in 1968, to attract voters with an apocalyptic redemption story rather than reasoned argument.  It has taken almost 50 years, but we have finally arrived at …

Clinton Challenged to Break Up—and Break Up With—Wall Street Banks – Lauren McCauley

Faced with the possibility of yet another Wall Street crony taking over the Oval Office next year, progressive lawmakers are directly challenging Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton to break up—and break up with—the big banks. Speaking at an annual meeting for progressive organizers and advocacy groups on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on presidential hopefuls to support recently introduced legislation that would stem …

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Trumping America By Henry A. Giroux

Donald Trump lit up the mainstream media spectacle by stating in his presidential candidacy announcement, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” (1) The mainstream press could not let such an opportune racist outburst go unnoticed. After all, it was perfect fodder for fueling …


Leid Stories – 07.09.15

The Confederate Flag Comes Down in South Carolina, But Still Flies

Donald Trumps the Media and Political Debate

After a rancorous, 13-hour debate that went into the wee hours of the morning, South Carolina’s House voted 94-20 today to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds.

Leid Stories in a commentary says that while the removal of the flag may be seen by many as a “victory over what politely is being called “hate,” the flag of white supremacy still flies high in hearts and minds beyond the borders of South Carolina.

Donald Trump has bulldozed his way into the 2016 presidential race seemingly with the hot-button issue of immigration. But, really, it’s about race. And money.

Leid Stories explains how and why Trump is taking dead aim at Mexico and Mexicans.

This Is Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Beat Hillary Clinton By David Corn

It’s fortunate for Hillary Clinton that Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent socialist from Vermont who is challenging her for the Democratic presidential nomination, despises and eschews negative advertising. That’s because the political consulting firm that Sanders has retained to advise his campaign has a well-developed expertise in devising attack ads. Earlier this year, this outfit, Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, won a Pollie award from …

18 Points to Escape the Corporate Matrix

18 Points to Escape the Corporate Matrix Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, June 29, 2011   Avoid purchasing any clothing manufactured outside of the United States to increase industry at home. Support only local produce, goods and services (eg., farmers markets) and transition to buying organic only. Boycott purchasing food from the major super market chains, especially Walmart, and support …

The Pro-GMO Lobby’s Latest Scapegoat: “Organic Farming is Starving The Poor”. Monsanto Can Save the World from Hunger By Colin Todhunter

Not since the original Luddites smashed cotton mill machinery in early 19th century England, have we seen such an organised, fanatical antagonism to progress and science. These enemies of the Green Revolution call themselves ‘progressive’, but their agenda could hardly be more backward-looking and regressive… their policies would condemn billions to hunger, poverty and underdevelopment. Owen Paterson stated the above earlier this …

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The Mark Riley Show – 06.17.15

Trump runs for President (this time for real, he says ). As Gothamist says, one more on the clown bus. Why is he running? Jeb Bush is also running, but so what? This is about Donald!

New York rent regulations expire amid last minute talks. This is a disgrace of epic proportions. Legislators are paid to pass laws so things like this don’t happen. And what were they debating while the rent reg deadline came and went? Just ask ‘em.

How Much Money Did the Fed Dump into the Stock Market? By Joshua Krause

Ever since the housing crash of 2008 and the stock market crash that followed, there has been an undeniable trend in our economy. As soon as the Fed began its quantitative easing program, the stock market started to recover. The more cash they dumped into the economy, the higher NASDAQ would soar. To the central planners in Washington, this was a recovery, …

We Love Humble Leaders But Idolize Narcissists

The public in general and even management experts are hypocritical about what makes a good leader. On the one hand we exalt and praise leaders who are basically nasty and abusive (called a****les by some) because they are financially successful and on the other hand, research shows that humble leaders whose focus is to serve others are equally successful, but …