Monday, February 24, 2020

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The Venality of the 2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 presidential race should be referred to as the Money Primary—controlled not by voters, but by super-wealthy donors. And the results are already in!

‘Lesser Evil’ Fallacy Upended by Obama, Now Sanders

President Obama has proved what happens when a seemingly once-a-generation chance for reform is sabotaged. Now Bernie Sanders, with a cleaner, more progressive record, is grabbing the reform baton. But will he succeed?

President Hillary Clinton’s Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bring substantial foreign policy expertise to the thorny issues happening around the world. But will she get the U.S. heavily involved in the region again?

For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life

Ralph Nadar has spent his life defending citizens, who have became irrelevant. While he still writes letters to the powerful, it makes him one of the moral and intellectual giants of our age.

The Defining Moment, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

At a time when average working people need a president who will fight for them, the question is whether Hillary Clinton is willing to be bold and to fight. This is a defining moment for Democrats, America and Clinton, herself.

Imagine Cruz as President

Ted Cruz is getting a head start on all the other wannabes seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But can this nation really "imagine" him as president? He will be just another fool for the history books.

Will Hillary Take Plutocratic ‘Clinton, Inc.’ Global?

Welcome to the new series, “The Hero of a Thousand Escapes.” What other celebrity political duo instantly transforms any election into melodrama at best, family intrigue at worse, rife with influence peddling, suspect donations, policy failures (NAFTA, health care), strategic blunders (Libya, Syria, China), and bungled secrecy that inevitably gets unmasked? The greatest downside to President Hillary is elevation of first female whose gender novelty promises no jolts to the grievous status quo nor confrontation to the plutocracy that funds it (and her). Forget her age: Hillary's range (and clientele) represent something new and more dangerous.

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

What will happen to Bernie?

“Make no mistake—in a world where Sanders falls short of the majority of delegates, he will have the nomination stolen from him again.”
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3B over massive fraud scandal

“We are hopeful that this $3 billion penalty, along with the personnel and structural changes at the Bank, will ensure that such conduct will not reoccur.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic...

"Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."