Tag Archives: Republicans

‘Republicans Just Don’t Want All the Votes to Count’ Janine Jackson Interviews Ari Berman

There’s a lot of support for a pro-democracy agenda. And that gets missed, a lot of times, in all the coverage of the suppression that Republicans are doing

EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)

“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names, by Greg Palast

Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.

The Resurgence of Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

…the furor about alleged Russian interference with our pristine democratic process reveals profound indoctrination — in capitalist, not democratic, values.

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom, by Chris Hedges

The persecution of Assange is part of a broad assault against anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist news organizations.

A Whitened Media Shaped by Bill Clinton’s Telecom Act Misses Reasons for Hillary’s Defeat

The media’s current preoccupation with all things Russian, when the far more imminent threat is much closer to home, represents what is known as “cognitive dissonance,” which in the U.S. manifests as the white settlers’ reflexive attempt to rationalize their own savagery to avoid unsettling and even traumatizing truths. by Jon Jeter  Mint Press News  January […]

Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates — Robert Parry

Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

Chris Hedges | The Abuses of History

Every nation needs a set of myths to justify its own existence.

Paul Street | Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Robert Reich | The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.

Paul Street | The Deep State’s Hatred of Trump Is Not the Same as Yours

Trump’s failure to grasp the necessity of the New Cold War with Russia “threat[ens] … Washington’s broader imperial strategy. … The economic integration of Asia and Europe must be blocked to preserve Washington’s hegemonic grip on world power.”

William Hawes | We Are on Our Own Now

There are now eight people (six are Americans) with more wealth than half the world’s population.

Michel Chossudovsky | U.S. Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency

Political Insanity prevails. And insanity could potentially unleash World War III. 

Noam Chomsky to President Obama: This could help 11 million immigrants

Moral outrage can be averted by a general pardon for immigration infractions…

Chris Hedges | We Are All Deplorables

Martin Luther King Jr. understood the downward spiral of hating those who hate you.

Lauren McCauley | As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

“D.C. foreign policy elite are giddy that hawkish Barack Obama will be replaced by much more hawkish Hillary Clinton.”

Zeese and Flowers | Living In The Illusion Of Democracy

Democrats and Republicans are choosing to only debate Democrats and Republicans, and preventing any competition.

“Dog Whistle” Is the GOP’s Longtime Political Weapon of Choice

“Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”: The interview is an insighful analysis of race in politics, including but not limited to the current race between Hillary and Trump.

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.”