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Leid Stories – The Democratic Party’s Utterly Undemocratic Convention in Nevada; How Progressives Conspire to Thwart Progress – 05.16.16

The Nevada Democratic Convention ended in chaos Saturday, after 16 hours of backroom dealing by party hacks to produce the desired result: Nevada is Hillary country. In one of the most flagrant examples of vote fixing in this election cycle, state bosses scuttled the party’s own rules and ran roughshod over any semblance of fairness in the Clinton-Sanders battle for delegates. It was a patently fraudulent process that yielded a fraudulent result, but it appears to sit well with the Democratic Party leadership, which is decidedly pro-Clinton.

Dr. James Petras, Bartle professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University and author of more than 62 books and 600 scholarly papers on imperialism and global oppression, notes that “progressives” have a sordid history of offering themselves as alternatives to the system when in fact they are political acolytes working with the system to thwart progress.

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Leid Stories – Out of It: Why Election 2016 Should Radically Reshape our Thinking About Politics and Activism – 04.26.16

In the throes of a media-induced frenzy about the 2016 presidential race, it’s hard not to get caught up in the bizarreness of it. But rather than join the madness, says Leid Stories, this election cycle should cause us to overhaul our thinking about the political process, our political orientation and ideology, and the nature of our relationship with “the system.”

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Leid Stories – Election 2016: Super Tuesday to Further Narrow Both Field and Focus – 03.15.16

It’s Super Tuesday (the third for this election cycle), and Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are in make-or-break primaries in delegate-rich Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Results by the end of the day more than likely will cause a whittling of the GOP’s four-man slate, and on the Democratic side, a locked lead on being the nominee. Leid Stories continues yesterday’s discussion on what this all means to and for the rest of us.

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Leid Stories – 02.17.16

The “This System Is Rigged, But What Will We Do About It” Blues

Drawing from previous programs about the 2016 presidential election and what they have learned from other coverage, Leid Stories listeners offer their own analyses of where things—and they—stand, and what they see as workable strategies, choices and actions in this election cycle and beyond.