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Leid Stories—An inevitable Question: Is It Time to End the Two-Party System?—06.27.17

If the 2016 presidential election proved nothing else, it surely proved how proved how tenaciously we hang on to the notion that two is quite enough, thank you—two political parties, that is—and that need not change. So, today on Leid Stories we try to understand why we seem to believe this, and why we’re unwilling to explore other political systems …

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Connect The Dots – Guest John Bonifaz – 06.07.17

Listen to John Bonifaz, founder of Free Speech for People, discussing election integrity  and the recent leak of an NSA document about alleged foreign intrusion in election technology in the 2016 US Presidential election  — with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Leid Stories—How Much Longer the Democrats-vs-Republicans Equation? (Part 2)—03.15.17

We continue tracking developments in major news stories we’ve been discussing, and we return to our open-forum question on whether a burgeoning opposition movement that emerged during the 2016 presidential election and sparked hope of independent politics has succumbed to the old Democrats-vs-Republicans political paradigm.

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Trump likely to start rolling back regulations immediately

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to launch swiftly his administration’s deregulatory agenda, according to lobbyists who have discussed the matter with the transition team, affecting rules governing everything from investment advice to mortgage insurance and power-plant emissions. Among Trump’s first acts as president Friday may be an order to federal agencies to temporarily cease ongoing rule-making initiatives, these people said. That …

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Chris Hedges – American Psychosis

Reality is under assault. Verbal confusion reigns. Truth and illusion have merged. Mental chaos makes it hard to fathom what is happening. We feel trapped in a hall of mirrors. Exposed lies are answered with other lies. The rational is countered with the irrational. Cognitive dissonance prevails. We endure a disquieting shame and even guilt. Tens of millions of Americans, …

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Michael Payne – Trump declares war on the media; a monumental mistake he will soon regret

You would think that a newly elected U.S. president who needs all the help he can get to achieve his objectives would think deeply about what he was going to say before he actually said it. Most incoming presidents would do just that; except this president, Donald J. Trump. Trump engaged in a running feud with this country’s national media …

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It’s Our Money – Can History Please Not Repeat Itself? – 01.25.17

The earliest days of private banking cartels in America occurred before we were the United States. The pattern of private capital determining government policy is centuries old – but so is the sort of public interest banking emerging in the US now. Ellen’s guest Jim Hogue, an author, broadcaster and historian, recounts how the struggle for control of finance rocked the early American colonies and precipitated a permanent war footing enabled by big finance. Later, cohost Walt McRee talks with Dr. Maurie Cohen about his latest book dealing with the future of consumer society and whether we can create a sustainable post-consumerist economy.

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Trends This Week – Fact or opinion? – 01.25.17

“Reporters” abandoned the facts in exchange for their personal opinions while reporting what occurred during President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration. The paid-to-put-out pressitutes described the President and his mannerisms as dark, gloomy, and Hitlarian, stating that his sense of nationalism is unlike anything seen since World War II.

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Andrea Germanos – On Day One, Trump’s WhiteHouse.gov Scrubs Every Mention of Combating Climate Change

Soon after Donald Trump took his oath as the 45the President of the United States, the new White House web page for his administration went up. Among the key differences from the previous administration’s—the lack of any reference to the threat of climate change. While climate change was listed as a top issue on the Obama White House official site, …