Wednesday, February 24, 2021

‘Free’ Cash, The Irresistible Offer Boss Trump Can’t Refuse

Did anyone believe a crass, greedy business tycoon, forever living on "other people's money," would not find a way to move from budget self-financing to accepting the big money modern elections require? Without tens or hundreds of millions eventually, Trump won't survive the big primaries against well-heeled, personally-insulted foes. And who expects Trump, a rich hypocrite (on so many other issues), to spend his cash when easy money is so available? Easier just to change the con artist's ploy about never being open to rank bribery.
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Inequality virus: Pandemic widens wealth gap for women, people of color as billionaire profits...

“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”

Celebrities are a shoo-in for Congress, right? Not so fast…

The CIA is big on “lessons learned”. One of the lesson to be learned here is a) that fame is fleeting and b) there’s more to running for office than buying TV ads.
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Noam Chomsky: Members of migrant caravan are fleeing from misery & horrors created by...

"Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible."

Trump administration revives public charge clause that kept Nazi-era refugees from the US

The Trump administration is as likely to succeed in communicating what it wants to lower-level officials as was the Nazi-era State Department.

Oilfield Prayer Day in Oklahoma

Perhaps it would be more prudent for Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican-dominated legislature to stop praying to the oil industry and start passing laws to make their state’s oil billionaires pay their fair share of taxes.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

"I am pleading guilty because I am in fact guilty of the offense identified in this Agreement.”

Thousands of Verizon Workers Go on Strike

Thousands of Verizon employees will take to the streets demanding the company run more fairly.

Trump’s National Defense Strategy

The battle between “guns and butter” is still raging in the United States and, if the new NDS is any indicator, the guns are winning.
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Watch: Will anyone help save America’s small businesses?

American families and businesses deserve better.