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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne’s Radically Different View of Election 2016 (Part 2)—08.11.16

On yesterday’s program, our guest, historian Gerald Horne, offered a comprehensive analysis of Election 2016 and the many reasons it is a watershed moment in U.S. social and political history. He returns today to answer listeners’ questions. Dr. Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is …

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Ellen Brown – Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Stein salutes Sanders for the progressive populist movement he began and says it is up to her to carry the baton. Can she do it? Critics say her radical policies will not hold up to …

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Lauren McCauley – With Clinton at Helm, Democratic Party Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’

It appears that nothing is holding her back now that Hillary Clinton has officially become the Democratic nominee for president. With “cash machine” Tim Kaine by her side, the Democratic ticket’s fundraising operation is in full swing, and the money—Big Money—is pouring in. On Tuesday, the campaign announced a record take of $90 million last month for the candidate and …

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Henry A. Giroux – Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots

The United States stands at the endpoint of a long series of attacks on democracy, and the choices faced by many in the US today point to the divide between those who are and those who are not willing to commit to democracy. Debates over whether Donald Trump is a fascist are a tactical diversion because the real issue is …

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Colorado river is collapsing ‘sooner than anyone thought

The Colorado River begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and ends 1,450 miles south in Mexico after making a final sacrifice to the United States: water for the farm fields in this powerhouse of American produce. Throughout the winter, perfect heads of romaine, red-and-green lettuce, spinach and broccoli are whisked from the warm desert soil here onto refrigerated trucks …

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Greg Richter – Trump: I Would Consider Palin for Post in My Administration

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his administration if he wins the White House. Appearing Monday on   “The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla” on Mama Grizzly Radio,  Trump was asked whether he might seek Palin’s advice as president, or even have her in his administration in an official capacity. “I’d love …

Poor Diets Are Lowering Children’s IQ By Amanda Froelich

With an estimated 70 percent of the American diet made up of processed foods [3], we — as a collective — are facing a serious conundrum in which if greater effort is not given to make wholesome, more nutritious fare a priority (with many countries following the lead of the United States), incoming generations will not only not live as long as their …