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David Korten | The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing

No candidate is addressing the global power imbalance issue.

Sanders Supporters Need to Split or Get Off the Pot

“At least half of Americans that vote for the Democratic Party in national elections are social democrats whose politics are incompatible with the Democratic Leadership Council corporatists.”

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

In fascism the politically disempowered and disengaged, ignored and reviled by the establishment, discover a voice and a sense of empowerment.

VIDEO | Noam Chomsky: The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat To World Peace

“The former Republican Party has now become a “radical insurgency” that’s abandoned parliamentary politics.” By Democracy Now Mint Press News  September 23, 2015    In a speech Saturday at The New School in New York, Noam Chomsky explained why he believes the U.S. poses the greatest threat to world peace. “[The United States] is a rogue state, […]

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on the Big Lie of Neoliberalism and the Very Real Threat of a President Trump

Article: Some particularly good lines from Hedges’ speech include these well-taken points: “Every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie,” “The left is still alive … barely,” and “Democracy, especially in the U.S., is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump

Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker: Bar Officially Cannot Be Lowered

A bit of fun close to home from New Yorker columnist Andy Borowitz. Professor Davis Logsdon leads the University of Minnesota Team.

E. J. Dionne: The Vital Incoherent Center

 Every decade or so, the Pew Research Center sorts the American electorate into discrete groupings with interesting names.    By E.J. Dionne, Jr. truthdig.com  June 30, 2014 Dirk Loop (CC-BY) Here’s one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional “liberal” and “conservative” boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those […]

Alice Walker> Democratic Womanism

Democratic Womanism: By Alice Walker January 2, 2012 – from her official website: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2012/01/ Wangari Maathai: who remembered the beautiful bountifulness of her land before the colonial invaders laid waste to it and resolved to bring it back to health by planting trees.  Rest in Well Done; beloved sister of our clan. “Traditionally capable, as in: […]

Video> The Uptake> How Should We Pay For Campaigns Elections?

It takes a lot of money to get elected to federal office in the United States. Barack Obama’s campaign spent $750 million in 2008 to win the Presidency. Tens of millions of dollars are spent on single Senate campaigns. Who should pay for that? More and more the answer has been large corporations who now […]

The de-politicisation of political media> Al Jazeera

The de-politicisation of political media  Ted Rall Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 14:02   Al Jazeera English US political ideologies are converging on the right, but the power of ideas doesn’t matter in this popularity contest. The political pendulum of the US has swung so far to the right that ‘centre-left’ politicians such as Al Gore only […]