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Media Monopoly… or Democracy? (8/16/2018) - Monopolies are not merely un-American, they're virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all.
America’s War (8/14/2018) - America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war. Not our country's many military clashes with foreign nations – but our own unending war for democracy in the USA.
Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is (8/8/2018) - Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, "I know words – I have the best words."
Who was Smedley Darlington Butler, and why is he important? (8/2/2018) - Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history – but consider from the Wall Street Putsch of 1933.
Koch Industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government (7/24/2018) - The Koch brothers extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporation’s to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been inextricably entwined with the profiteering agenda of their wholly-owned, $100-billion-a-year, industrial conglomerate.
Trapped in The Donald’s Cuckoo Nest (7/19/2018) - Insanity reigns. The inmates are now officially in charge of the national asylum. Hidebound Donald Trump partisans keep insisting that their man is not certifiably insane, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
Babies On Trial (7/17/2018) - We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right?
Delivering the news to the New York Times (7/12/2018) - Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person's pulse.
The New York Times strikes out (7/10/2018) - For more than a century, The New York Times has unabashedly bragged in a banner slogan that it publishes "All the News That's Fit to Print."
How vicious is the GOP’s war on the poor? (7/4/2018) - Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless war against poverty-stricken Americans.
Why is Trump waging war on the poor? (7/3/2018) - Generalissimo Trump (whose nom de guerre is “El Donaldo,” the mucho macho presidente of the USA) is personally directing the hostilities in this assault on – surprise! – the USA.
The New American Aristocracy (6/21/2018) - Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America's core democratic principle of majority rule...
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