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Did Obama Give Rise To Trump?
Martin LeFevre: Among other lost opportunities, President Obama went wrong when he didn't hold the nation's leading bankers' feet to the fire when he met with them at the White House early in his first term ... Even so, the anger that has now brought the worst of America to power reflects something deeper. There is an externalization and projection of unaddressed internal emptiness and darkness, an eruption of profound alienation and ugliness in the American body politic...
Jan 19, 2017, 4:17pm

Commentary
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
Robert Jensen: Nationalism is a threat everywhere but is most dangerous in societies with great economic and military power. The United States is the richest society in history with the most destructive military capacity of any nation in history. Despite a well-documented history of the centrality of violence in achieving U.S. wealth and power, we harbor delusional fantasies about our innocence and inherent goodness in leading the world... Visit Website ]
Jan 19, 2017, 10:15am

Commentary
Missing the real election sabotage
Ryan de Laureal: Democrats have largely ignored numerous and persistent reports of widespread vote suppression, including the purging of over a million voters from the electoral rolls. ... All told, the real election scandals of 2016 were not the DNC leak or the handful of anti-Clinton RT articles circulating around Facebook, but Interstate Crosscheck, the botched recount efforts and the largely uninvestigated impact of the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act... Visit Website ]
Jan 19, 2017, 10:05am

Blogosphere
Along with pardoning Manning, Obama should have repealed 1917 Espionage Act
Juan Cole: One of the tools Attorney General Eric Holder used against these brave individuals, who were trying to correct some pernicious practice, was the Espionage Act of 1917. This unconstitutional monstrosity was passed at the height of the Red Scare and the immigration hysteria during World War I. ... Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917 - "Anyone found guilty of criticizing the government war policy or hindering wartime directives could be sent to jail"... Visit Website ]
Jan 18, 2017, 11:26am

Commentary
No Tears for John Lewis
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: The people who fought against Jim Crow segregation in the 1960s were quite literally risking their lives. The list of martyrs is a long one. Activists of that era are rightly respected and their courage must not be forgotten or taken for granted. But as congressman John Lewis proves, their actions at that time should not provide dispensation from critique in the 21st century... Despite his early history, Lewis now exemplifies everything that is wrong with the Congressional Black Caucus, the Democratic Party and the black misleadership class... Visit Website ]
Jan 18, 2017, 11:20am

Commentary
The Truth About Ethics and Condoms
Terry Simons: Political thieves are legion and they’ve always been with us, and ethics have historically been slow on the uptick. Ethics are like condoms; you use them when you’re concerned something bad might happen if you don’t. ... Money is power. Power is money. Our so-called democracy is bought and used for the main purpose of protecting dickheads. If the rabble gets anything out of governance it’s usually of lesser value than what the dickheads get... Visit Website ]
Jan 18, 2017, 11:07am

Meditations
Russia and America, Partners At Last
Martin LeFevre: St. Isaac's Cathedral had become a memory and a story, but recent news from St. Petersburg brought back strong insights and emotions I experienced there and in Russia nearly two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. ... All the more poignant because the world now faces another imminent collapse, even greater than the end of the superpower order that dominated the world for 45 years. ... After 25 years, the magnificent 19th century St. Isaac's cathedral, the largest in Russia ... will be turned over to Putin's handmaiden, the Russian Orthodox Church...
Jan 17, 2017, 4:21pm

Commentary
Third Coast Pillory: Politicians and Rhetorical Tricks
Andrew Smolski: The rhetorical trick is to make business interest the same as worker interest, even though we know this is far from the case. ... Actually, the increasing profit of owners is dependent largely on the depressed wages of workers and the riches’ lower taxes. ... Hence, inequality goes up when finance is able to increase its rate of returns, which is not dependent on the increasing wellbeing of workers. ... policy in capitalist society is directed at aiding specific classes ... Certain policies, such as immigration controls and financial deregulation, benefit capitalists and harm workers... Visit Website ]
Jan 17, 2017, 3:58pm

Features
Classic Who: Martin Luther King Also Had a Nightmare
Milicent Cranor - Art Gallery: In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action... Visit Website ]
Jan 16, 2017, 12:21pm

Editorials
Who Killed Martin Luther King?
Do you remember Dick Nixon on tape about the Warren report into JFK's assasination- "That it was the biggest hoax ever perpetuated on the American people"? Well believing James Earl Ray as a lone assassin killed King has got to be the second biggest hoax! (Reprinted every year until justice is done)
Jan 16, 2017, 12:08pm

Commentary
Global Warming Clobbers Ocean Life
Robert Hunziker: From Alaska to Central America, and beyond, sea life has been devastated over the past three years like never before. Is it Fukushima, or nature running its own course, or some kind of perverse wrath emanating from global warming? ... Bottom line, the ecosystem is under fierce attack, and it is real, very real indeed with too much global warming, too much ag runoff, too much heavy-duty massive overfishing, likely too much nuclear radiation, and deadly acidification caused by excessive CO2 concentrations ... Visit Website ]
Jan 16, 2017, 11:48am

Meditations
The Phoniness of Fetzer and Philanthropy
Martin LeFevre: As I pass by on the bike, a junior high school girl, accompanied by three boys her age, shouts at the top of her lungs: "I don't give a fuck about life!" ... I've had occasion recently to interact with a powerful, though not widely known, philanthropic organization in my native state of Michigan, the Fetzer Institute. It provided an eye-opening window into the world of money and power, and how the status quo that is destroying the hearts and minds of America's young people is sustained...
Jan 14, 2017, 5:29pm

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Part 3: The End of Incarceration
Ronald W. Pierce: I am preparing to go to breakfast. It is March 20, 2016. The wing correction officer comes to my cell. He tells me to report to the star sergeant. My mouth goes dry. I will appear before the parole board after 31 years in prison for murder. ... Note: Ronald W. Pierce served 30 years, eight months and 14 days in New Jersey prisons for murder. Released in 2016, Pierce now is living in Jackson, N.J., and completing his Bachelor of Arts study at Rutgers University. He is an honors student, majoring in justice studies with a minor in sociology.... Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2017, 12:33pm

Commentary
Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
CJ Hopkins: For students of official propaganda, manipulation of public opinion, psychological conditioning, and emotional coercion, it doesn’t get much better than this. As Trump and his army of Goldman Sachs guys, corporate CEOs, and Christian zealots slouch toward inauguration day, we are being treated to a master class in coordinated media manipulation that is making Goebbels look like an amateur. ... The primary aim of official propaganda is to generate an “official narrative” that can be mindlessly repeated by the ruling classes and those who support and identify with them... Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2017, 12:20pm

Blogosphere
Patterns of Abuse by Chicago Cops
Stephen Lendman: Chicago notoriously is called America’s police repression capital - Black and Latino male youths most affected. ... They’re harassed, abused, beaten, arrested, detained and often murdered unaccountably. An earlier article discussed Gitmo in Chicago, an off-the-books, anything goes interrogation compound - the equivalent of a CIA black site. ... Mostly Black youths are sent there - lawlessly arrested, detained, denied access to attorneys for a day or longer, and brutally tortured during secret interrogations...
Jan 14, 2017, 11:59am


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