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Connect The Dots – Robert McChesney – 03.08.17

Listen to Robert McChesney, long time media analyst and author of People Get Ready, (and a co-founder of Free Press) discussing the causes and the cures for the current breakdown in the media and the dissolution of trustworthy reporting so necessary in a democracy— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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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 …

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

John Feffer – Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As a group, Washington’s neocons are generally terrified of Trump’s unpredictability and his flirtation with the alt-right. They also support Clinton’s more assertive foreign policy (not to mention her closer relationship to Israel). Perhaps, too, after eight long years in the wilderness, they’re …

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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne’s Radical Guide to Understanding Election 2016 and What’s Next—10.31.16

Election 2016, with its constant and dramatic twists and turns, is one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history. Nov. 8, Election Day, will not bring an end to the drama; it will only be a marker for a fresh start to political mayhem and turmoil.

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The (Bill) Clinton Team’s Secret Meeting on CEO Compensation

Naked Capitalism readers are familiar with the fact that CEO compensation exploded starting in the 90s, and that this explosion was related to a shift towards companies providing compensation in the form of stock options.  A major cause of the shift was Bill Clinton’s 1993 move to make executive comp deductible from corporate income taxes only when given as stock options. Let’s say that one …

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Infectious Myth – John Whitehead and the Psychopathological State – 08.09.16

David talks to John Whitehead about a wide variety of issues, starting with the Paula Jones sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton, then government experiments on its own people, the militarization of police, over-criminalization, racism and torture. Fundamentally it is about freedom and slavery in the supposedly democratic West.

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Prof Rodrigue Tremblay – Ten Reasons Why Bill and Hillary Clinton Do Not Deserve a Third Term in the White House

“Few things are more dangerous than empires pushing their own interest in the belief they are doing humanity a favor.” -Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) British historian, June 10, 2003 “It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq…” -Bill Clinton (1946- ), The neocon-sponsored Iraq Liberation Act, signed …

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David Sirota – Prosecution of White Collar Crime Hits 20-Year Low

Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low. The analysis by Syracuse University shows a more than 36 percent decline in such prosecutions since the middle of the Clinton administration, when the decline began. Landing amid calls from Democratic presidential candidates for more …

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines – Paul Craig Roberts

The defining events of our time are the collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11, jobs offshoring, and financial deregulation. In these events we find the basis of our foreign policy problems and our economic problems. The United States has always had a good opinion of itself, but with the Soviet collapse self-satisfaction reached new heights. We became the exceptional people, …