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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 04.28.17

ELECTION THEFT IN THE AGE of TRUMP is our Solartopian dilemma  as we’re joined by the great electoral heroes MIMI KENNEDY and JON SIMON. The wonderful actress/activist Mimi Kennedy has been a mainstay of the movement for election integrity for years, writing and speaking tirelessly to bring us a system that might actually reflect the popular will. Author Jon Simon’s …

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Leid Stories—Looking Within: Redefining Political Leadership—02.15.17

Barely a month in office, President Trump has marked both his territory and his quarry, and, even in the face of widespread opposition, is making headway with his “vision” for America. Like it or not, the Trump train is on track and chugging along.

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Lynn Stuart Parramore – Homo Obnoxious: Is Toxic Masculinity Really Taking Over the Country?

It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this. We were said to be approaching the demise of a certain type of swaggering, predatory masculinity: let’s call him Homo Obnoxious. As men like Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, Anthony Weiner, and Billy Bush scrambled unsuccessfully to find cover in the old-boy bastions of privilege, Homo Obnoxious appeared to be lumbering around like …

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Steven Rosenfeld – White House Propagandist Bannon’s Gravy Train Is Secretive Radical Right-Wing Billionaire Hedge Fund Family

Donald Trump’s elevation of Breitbart News CEO Stephen Bannon to chief White House strategist is prompting many to ominously predict the Trump presidency will be like the worst of the campaign. But there’s an even more disturbing power play in the works. Before Bannon turned “Breitbart News into Trump Pravda,” as one ex-Breitbart writer put it, Bannon backed 2016’s darkest …

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Janet Allon – 10 Political and Psychological Observers Who Think Trump May Have Gone Off the Deep End

Donald Trump has triggered more than one anxiety attack in the American electorate, and new speculation about his mental stability is not likely to help. But at the risk of stoking more sleepless nights, an increasing number of politicians, psychologists and political observers are questioning not just the mental fitness of Republican presidential nominee, but his mental health. Trump has …

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Thomas Frank – Hillary Clinton Needs to Wake Up. Trump Is Stealing the Voters She Takes for Granted

For the first time in living memory, the Republicans are outflanking the Democrats on the left. If they don’t rise to the challenge, they’ll be trounced he Republican party wants my liberal vote. This was the most shocking wave to wash over my brain last week as I sat in the convention center in Cleveland. It was more startling in …

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dr Ludwig Watzal – Hillary Clinton – A Specter Haunting The Entire World

The Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, still gets high marks at least in Europe, compared to the Republican candidate Donald Trump, demonized by corporate media because of his outlandish remarks about Muslims, women, the wall with Mexico, and other bizarre statements he had made. Despite Trump’s crude political opinions, he has many followers among predominantly white Americans. He portrays himself …

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Sarah Aziza – Meet Khalid Latif, a One-Man Crusade to Fight Bigotry and Oppression Facing Muslims in America

On the morning of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks in 2001, Khalid Latif was an 18-year-old undergraduate at New York University. During one of several campus evacuations that day, at the top of his dormitory stairway, Latif felt a forceful shove on his shoulders. Turning around, he faced the anger-stricken face of a fellow student who had attempted …