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George Zornick – Trump Might Be Able to Beat Hillary, if He Weren’t Such a Misogynist

Never mind the strip-club lighting or the Duck Dynasty guy smiling in the background. Having successfully blocked Ted Cruz’s path to 1,237 delegates, Donald Trump previewed a powerful general-election message against Hillary Clinton: He bashed her husband’s administration for signing the North American Free Trade agreement and tagged Hillary as a candidate bought by Wall Street. Whether by accident or design, Trump …

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Paul Craig Roberts – Does The United States Still Exist?

To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution …

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Sonali Kolhatkar – The U.S. Is Becoming a Terrifying Nation for Women

Much is at stake in a Supreme Court case over a Texas abortion law. The nation’s highest court heard oral arguments last week in Whole Woman’s Health v. John Hellerstedt. The case challenges restrictions placed on Texas abortion clinics under a law known as HB2. That law uses medical arguments to restrict women’s access to abortion in a state that …

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Chris Hedges – Pity the Children

Larry—not his real name—is 38. He is serving a 30-year sentence for murder in a New Jersey prison. He will not be eligible for parole until 2032, when he will be 55. His impoverished and nightmarish childhood mirrors that of nearly all prisoners I have worked with who were convicted of violent crimes. And as governmental austerity and chronic poverty …

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John Whitehead – Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

Who needs bread and circuses when you have the assortment of clowns and contortionists that are running for the White House? Truly, politics in America has been reduced to a three-ring circus complete with carnival barkers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, lion tamers, animal trainers, tight rope walkers, freaks, strong men, magicians, snake charmers, fire eaters, sword swallowers, knife throwers, ringmasters and …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 01.07.16

In the first segment Kathryn Davis will offer an invitation to her series of events which start Wednesday, January 20th and continue the third Wednesday of the month till June.

In segment two: Kathryn speaks to David Young about his music for transformation and opportunity for rare Free live streaming of his concerts during January. (Link to registration below)

David Young is a twice Grammy Nominated Musician who plays two Renaissance flutes at one time in harmony. His music has been called “The Most Heavenly Music on Earth,” and is used in over 10,000 wellness centers with all kinds of healers and practitioners. He has recorded 57 albums and sold over 1,000,000 copies. He is a also a healer, channel, author, and artist. It is said that more people have had out of body experiences while listening to his music than other musician alive today.

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The Gary Null Show – 09.24.15

[Ann – name she can go by] requested anonymity because she lives in KY and can be the victim of the system’s revenge and repercussions since it is so bad there. But she is Health Impact News main investigator on the ground in KY doing these investigations on child kidnappings through KY’s child services and the FBI investigations.

She’s the leading investigative reporter for Health Impact News and MedicalKidnap.com in Texas who has been researching Kentucky’s legalized child kidnapping and trafficking through its Child Protection Services and the profiteering behind this racket. The FBI is now conducting an investigation and has labeled Kentucky as “the most corrupt state in the country.” MedicalKidnap is the sole source for information on the growing number of incidences of medical and civil authorities kidnapping children through child protection services for misinformed medical reasons and profit. The websites are MedicalKidnap.com and HealthImpactNews.com

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 09.01.15

Guest #1 – Prof. James Brewer Stewart is a Professor Emeritus of History at Macalester College in Minneapolis, where he taught subjects on race, politics, social movements and labor systems. He has written dozen books and is highly regarded as a national expert on the American abolitionist movement. In 2011 he founded the nonprofit organization Historians Against Slavery, which brings together scholars to investigate the historical context behind modern day slavery in order to better inform social activism and civil efforts to eradicate the new forms of servant indenture that is increasing in the US. The organization hosts annual conferences for the public that feature experts in the field of modern day slavery. His website is HistoriansAgainstSlavery.org

Guest #2 – Steven Watt is the Senior Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program specializing in civil and human rights litigation, which includes US rendition, detention, interrogation programs, human trafficking and forced labor, juvenile justice and women’s immigrants and juvenile justice. Earlier, while working with the Center for Constitutional Rights as a Human Rights Fellow. Among the cases he has worked on are Rasul vs Geroge Bush, and two cases against Attorney General John Ashcroft. Steven has also done substantial work overseas as a public defender for the government of the Solomon Islands, managing refugee camps in Tanzania, and directing emergency programs for displaced persons in Liberia. Originally from Scotland, Steve has a law degree from the University of Aberdeen, a degree in legal practice from the University of Edinburgh, and an LLM in International Human Rights from the University of Notre Dame. His website is his homepage at ACLU.org/Bio/Steven-M-Watt.

It’s Not Just the NSA—the IRS Is Reading Your Emails Too By Thor Benson

The privacy of Americans’ email has an expiration date. Because of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)—passed in 1986, long before electronic communications became prevalent in the United States—email content is easily accessible to many civil and law enforcement agencies as soon as it is at least 180 days old. Fortunately, politicians on both sides of the aisle are now backing …

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Bird Flu Is Slamming Factory Farms But Sparing Backyard Flocks. Why? – Tom Philpott

The Midwest’s ongoing avian flu crisis is wreaking havoc on the region’s large-scale egg and turkey farms. Last week alone, the US Department of Agriculture confirmed that the virus had turned up in more than 20 additional facilities in the region, condemning 4 million birds to euthanasia. Altogether, the H5N2 virus—”highly pathogenic” to birds, so far non-threatening to humans—has affected …