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Steven Rosenfeld – The Depressing Secret Behind Donald Trump’s Appeal: America’s Love of Narcissists

Nobody needs a psychology degree to know the 2016 presidential campaign trail is filled with genuine narcissists—exceptionally vain men and women who see themselves as deserving attention and power. And then, in a class by himself, is Donald Trump. Remarkably, the chord that Trump has struck with voters is growing, to the dismay of the Republican establishment and to the …

voting-machines

STATISTICIAN: DATA POINT TO “MULTIPLE AGENTS” MANIPULATING ELECTION – JIMMY CHIN

How trustworthy are our elections? It’s a question that is not being discussed nearly enough. However, it has captured the attention of one statistician who says there is evidence of consistent and widespread vote manipulation. Beth Clarkson, a Wichita State University professor, has conducted years of independent research on elections and recently laid out some of her findings in a piece for Significance, …

voting-machines

Electronic Voting Fraud: A Real Threat to Any Democrat Running for President By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The way our electoral process now stands, electronic voting machines guarantee a Republican victory in 2016. No matter what she does, Hillary Clinton – or any other Democratic nominee – cannot be elected without a fundamental change in the basic mechanics of how our votes are cast and counted. It is a profoundly disturbing reality that casts a long shadow …

bernie sanders

Political Analysis – Progressives Debate Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Primary Run and a Critical Look at Freelancing – 05.14.15

The May 14 edition of “Political Analysis” on The Progressive Radio Network featured a debate between a proponent of U.S. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) run for president as part of the Democratic Party primary vs. Hillary Clinton (among others) and a critic of it. It also featured a critical look at the political-economy of freelancing.

On the first half of the show, Carl Gibson, author of an Al Jazeera America article in favor of a Sanders Democratic Party primary run went toe-to-toe with Ashley Smith, author of an article appearing online in Jacobin Magazine critical of such a run.

The second half of the show featured Sarah Grey, author of the recent piece published online by Jacobin titled, “Four Myths About the ‘Freelancer Class.’”

Ukraine

Ukraine as I Knew It Is Over Forever – Graham Phillips

Hard as it is to say, sad as it is for those of us who liked Ukraine, as I liked Ukraine – over 2 years living there pre-war, it was a country I was very fond of – but post-Euromaidan, Ukraine is dead. Here’s why – 1. If there’s no law, it’s not a country, it’s a failed state – the recent wave of killings of …

prison_industrial_complex

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

All attempts to reform mass incarceration through the traditional mechanisms of electoral politics, the courts and state and federal legislatures are useless. Corporations, which have turned mass incarceration into a huge revenue stream and which have unchecked political and economic power, have no intention of diminishing their profits. And in a system where money has replaced the vote, where corporate …