Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: 2016 elections

Staffing Up for Corruption

There was a new category of staffing added to Big Money in politics. Campaigns are now hiring “donor maintenance managers” as personal concierges to millionaire supporters—another example of plutocratic corruption of our democratic elections.

On Leaders and Demagogues

Living in a democracy, it's important that we distinguish leaders from demagogues. So with the current crop of Presidential candidates: Who are the leaders and who are the demagogues?

Clinton Scandals: If the First Time Is Tragedy…

If Whitewater wasn't a tragedy then Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's email scandal is assuredly a farce. But Republicans think differently as the damned emails will return on Oct. 22, when Clinton appears before the Benghazi committee.

Debate: Sanders Rejects Intervention While Clinton Slams Iran and Putin and...

While foreign policy was a big issue discussed during the Democratic National Debate, Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's stances couldn't be more different. Here's their views when it comes to Iran, Putin and supporters of Syrian Rebels.

Gyasi Ross: Why I Support Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter Protesters...

Democracy Now speaks with Gyasi Ross about why he supports Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter protesters who interrupted him. "Five hundred years of white domination...You have to recognize that urgency."

Bernie Sanders Raises More Donations than Every GOP Presidential Candidate

According to the FEC and other reports, Bernie Sanders has raised more grassroots support by refusing to "pander to billionaire donors" than any of his GOP running mates. Goes to show you political contributions don't have to come from a handful of deranged billionaires.

No, Donald Trump, the Middle East Wouldn’t be More Stable Under...

Donald Trump recently made a statement that if Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still around, or if Bashar al-Assad could be restored in Syria that the Middle East would be more stable. But he must be mistaken.

A Flagrant Liar for President?

Be careful about believing anything Carly Fiorina says because she is not only a relentless self-promoter, but also a remorseless liar. And she is doing everything in her power to convince Republicans she belongs in the White House.

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-to-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

As the Republican-controlled House revealed yet another committee to investigate Benghazi, is this their way of "hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?"

Carly Fiorina Proves You Don’t Want a CEO for a President

Carly Fiorina personifies corporate greed and economic inequality claiming that “running government like a business” would be a positive. Who actually thinks she belongs in the White House?

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."