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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 04.13.17

POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE is our Solartopian journey as we’re joined by the well-known author and Sirius Radio host Wilmer J. Leon, III. Dr. Leon is an astute, cutting-edge analyst with connections and perceptions throughout the political community.  We discuss stolen elections, the rise of renewables, the fall of empire, the rise of racism and the true terrors of Donald Trump, …

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Trends This Week – Holding out for something “new” – 03.29.17

The country wants to “Make It New,” one of Gerald Celente’s Top Trends for 2017. For President Trump, he wants to “Make America Great Again.” For Hollywood movie-goers, they want to channel movies like “La La Land” to bring back a realm of jazz and carefree living. Meanwhile, the government continues to take away basic civil liberties for the sake of keeping us safe but can’t keep people from jumping over the White House fence.

NORMAN POLLACK – Reichstag 1938 / Washington 2017

We are all Muslims. Either that, or we shall be torn apart as a nation, given over to Trump-Republicans’ vomit of hate for all that defines human rights and a free society. It gets worse by the minute, the immigration issue merely code for venting spleen on a whole range of issues intimately connected with America’s loss of undisputed pre-eminence …

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Nick Turse – Tomgram: Nick Turse, Special Ops, Shadow Wars, and the Golden Age of the Gray Zone

Don’t think the fad for “draining the swamp” began on the campaign trail with Donald Trump.  It didn’t, although the “swamp” to be drained in the days after the 9/11 attacks wasn’t in Washington; it was a global one.  Of course, that’s ancient history, more than 15 years old.  Who even remembers that moment, though we still live with its …

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JAMES A HAUGHT – The Long, Slow Death of Religion

By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies. Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: Fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church.  They tell interviewers their religion is “none.” They ignore faith. Since 1990, the “nones” have exploded rapidly as a …

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Paul Craig Roberts – The Striking Audacity of the Coup-in-Process

Unsubstantiated stories have been planted throughout the presstitute media by anonymous CIA officials that Donald Trump’s electoral victory was the result of Russian intervention. This absurd claim has now been elevated to the even more absurd claim that Putin himself oversaw and even conducted the manipulation of the US presidential election. No evidence has been provided for these amazing claims. …

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Robert Parry – Making Russia ‘The Enemy’

The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment. By hyping the Russian “threat,” the neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks, who include …

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President elect Mike Pence walk off Trump's plane upon their arrival in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Alex Mohajer – Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

A 1995 federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania may offer some clues to Clinton supporters as to possible legal authority for removing an elected official from office and replacing them with their erstwhile opponent. In light of late-breaking reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump’s victory, Clinton supporters are furiously in pursuit …

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Deirdre Fulton – Career of Trump’s Top Ethics Lawyer Marred by Questionable Ethics

The attorney named as President-elect Donald Trump’s White House counsel, Donald McGahn, has been called “kryptonite to campaign finance reform,” “a totally partisan politico,” and “notorious for politicizing and crippling enforcement of federal campaign finance laws.” Indeed, journalist Jon Schwarz wrote at The Intercept on Sunday that McGahn “bears as much responsibility as any single person for turning America’s campaign finance …