Leid Stories—In the Dumps and on the Ropes: Amid Hillary’s Post-Election Blues —11.14.16

Still reeling from a stunning and unexpected defeat, courtesy Donald Trump, ex-presidential contender Hillary Clinton finds herself this week in the crosshairs of heavy artillery aimed directly at her, her husband Bill Clinton, and the foundation they operated as a “charity” that claimed to be doing “good works” all over the world but really was a pay-to-play business enterprise that sold political favors and high-level access to individuals, corporations and governments in exchange for hefty “donations” to the foundation.


KATHERINE LAM – Cuomo offers New York as refuge for people who feel ‘under attack’ during Trump’s presidency

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered New York as a refuge to anyone who feel threatened or under attack during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency. “As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign,” Cuomo wrote in an email to members of the New York State Democratic Committee Saturday. “So let me be …


Leid Stories—Trump to Clinton: ‘I’m Hired, You’re Fired.’—11.09.16

The brutal presidential election is over and Donald Trump is the last person standing, having defied intimidating odds that he could/should/would be president.
Hillary Clinton’s hopes of making first-woman-president history are history. She now faces an avalanche of legal troubles that might have been kept at bay with a presidential win and with the Democrats controlling the House and Senate. The Republicans shut those doors, too.
Leid Stories continues our discussion on coming to a point of reckoning about the lopsided power equation between social, political and economic systems of control over the people and ways in which we aid and abet them


Michael T. Klare – Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all the responsibilities of America’s top executive, none may be more momentous than deciding whether, and under what circumstances, to activate the “nuclear codes” — the secret alphanumeric messages that would inform …

TOPSHOT - Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

ISAAC STONE FISH – Why Chinese Elites Endorse Hillary Clinton

The United States, China’s largest trading partner but also its greatest geopolitical rival, faces an election that threatens domestic instability. A Donald Trump victory would confirm to many Chinese the inherent weakness of American democracy. A Hillary Clinton victory, on the other hand, would force Beijing to deal with a politician widely viewed as unfriendly, and sometimes even hostile, to …


Glenn Greenwald – Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

WHILE MOST EYES are focused on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West. Standing alone, each event highlights exactly the severe threats that motivated Edward Snowden to blow his whistle; taken together, they constitute full-scale vindication of everything he’s done. Earlier this month, a special …


Nadia Prupis – Trump Says Cutting Climate Funds Would Save $100 Billion. Climate Reality Says Otherwise.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that cutting climate funding would save the U.S. $100 billion over eight years, in another remark that observers say demonstrates the dangers of a potential Trump presidency. “We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations, a number [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] wants to …


Jefferey Jaxen – WIKILEAKS Releases: A Vote For Clinton Is A Vote For Big Pharma & Mandatory Vaccination

Hillary Clinton has made little attempt to play politics or engage in double speak on the topic of vaccinations. In the world of healthcare, medicine and parenting no other topic symbolizes the hot button nature of health freedom and medical choice vaccination represents. Amidst the bickering of fabricated issues and discussions of little or no importance to the public, the presidential debates …