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NEW SHOW ALERT: The Conspiracy Guy – 02.15.17

The Conspiracy Guy #12: Just when things seemed to be “settling down” with Trump accepting the “One China” policy, suggesting new settlements on Palestinian land was not “helpful to peace”, informing the EU that the US will abide by the Iran nuclear agreement and nixing Rex Tillerson’s preference for Elliott Abrams as Deputy Secretary of State–catastrophe occurs in the form of the resignation/dismissal of National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, who has been the intelligence expert enabling The Donald to navigate the treacherous shoals of dealing with the US intel community. There are growing suspicions of a conspiracy to target his closest advisors, beginning with Flynn but moving on the KelleyAnne Conway, Steve Bannon and then the President himself. While Hillary cronies and Hillary herself tweet as though this were payback for PizzaGate, there are reasons to believe that, now Jeff Sessions is Attorney General, the hammer is going to fall and that she, Chuck Schumer, Tim Kaine and Michael Blumenthal may be among 30 politicians and 40 others in DC, VA and NYC who are going to be arrested in an imminent PizzaGate sweep.

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Trends This Week – Anti-terror or pro-murder? – 02.01.17

Why welcome the citizens of the countries we’ve destroyed when we could ban them instead? President Trump’s ban on Muslims hurts both Trump’s popularity and the markets, but will not stop terrorism. Neither will the drone strikes Mr. Trump has already carried out in his first weeks of presidency.

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Dennis J Bernstein – What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

With only days to go before Donald Trump is sworn is as President and with his Cabinet choices now undergoing confirmation, a major area of concern is what impact billionaire Betsy DeVos will have as Education Secretary. She is an outspoken supporter of school vouchers and thus seen by many educators as a threat to public schools. I spoke to …

Julie Hyland – Anti-Russia “fake news” campaign rolled out across Europe

In the aftermath of the November 8 US presidential election, sections of the Democratic Party, the intelligence services and the media have intensified unsubstantiated pre-election claims that the Russian government hacked into Democratic Party email servers to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The immediate purpose was to distract from the content of the leaked emails, which exposed a conspiracy …

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Led by Merkley, Warren and Sanders, Senate Democrats Roll Out New Website Inviting Personal Stories from Americans Hurt by Foreclosure King Steve Mnuchin

Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that Senate Democrats have launched a new website inviting Americans to share their personal stories of being impacted by the foreclosure practices of Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, foreclosure king Steve Mnuchin. “Donald Trump’s choice of Mnuchin is not only a fundamental betrayal of his promise …

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Will Worley – Donald Trump faces impeachment if new conflicts of interest bill passed

Donald Trump could face impeachment if he fails to declare conflicts of interest between his new presidential role and his business empire under a new bill introduced by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. Questions have arisen around how the President-elect intends to handle his interests once he takes office, and Mr Trump has said his companies will be controlled by his …

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Black Agenda Radio – 11.14.16

Coming up: An analysis of Donald Trump’s victory – What does it mean for the fortunes of the Black Misleadership Class?; Is this the last chance for TPP, President Obama’s corporate rights trade bill?; and, the Black is Back Coalition holds a national conference on Self-Determination.

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Cornel West – Spiritual Blackout in America: Election 2016

he most frightening feature of the civic melancholia in present-day America is the relative collapse of integrity, honesty, and decency — an undeniable spiritual blackout of grand proportions. The sad spectacle of the presidential election is no surprise. Rather, the neofascist catastrophe called Donald Trump and the neoliberal disaster named Hillary Clinton are predictable symbols of our spiritual blackout. Trump …

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Gary Null’s Letter To Michael Moore

October 21, 2016   Dear Michael,   I have known you for many years as a fellow film director and have admired your productions and efforts to shine a spotlight on many of the ills in our government and society.  I have considered you a loyal liberal. Nevertheless your recent wholehearted support of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party has …