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Leid Stories—Election 2016: Debating the ‘Debate’ and Other Sordid Political Matters—10.20.16

The Q&A sessions with the duopoly’s presidential contenders mercifully came to an end last night at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The third and final joust was a big show, playing to a packed auditorium and a record-setting 84 million people who watched it live.

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PAUL STREET – The Ruling Class’s Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours

Much, maybe most, of the nation’s corporate, financial, and imperial establishment loathes Donald Trump. When’s the last time one of the corporate media’s presidential debate moderators actually argue with one of the two major party presidential contenders, as did the wealthy ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz (enraged by Trump’s lack of enthusiasm for a United States military confrontation with Russia in Syria) last Sunday?

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Meditations and Molotovs – 10.17.16

Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the U.S. and Donald Trump will be in the media even more than he is today (recent reports have him starting his own cable channel – we’ll see). His supporters, emboldened but disorganized, will remain.
But where does that leave the rest of us? What should we expect from a Clinton presidency? And how will activists, particularly the millions who were mobilized for Sanders, respond?

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PAUL STREET – The World War to Save Livable Ecology

Why Climate Change Trumps Nuclear War One of many disturbing moments in the first “presidential” “debate” between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump one week ago at Hofstra University came when the latter contender proclaimed dismissively that nuclear war, “not climate change,” posed the greatest threat to humanity today. His comment elicited no response from Mrs. Clinton or the debate moderator. There were …

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Kevin Zeese – Living In The Illusion Of Democracy

The United States is in the peak of the very long election year. The presidential debates are running in full swing. The media is deep into coverage of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. And, the people are feeling unrepresented. In this environment it can be hard to step back and see the full picture. We’ve published many articles that describe the oligarchic plutocracy – …