A Growing Split in the Democratic Party

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory was a quite spectacular and significant event. I think what it points to is a split in the Democratic Party between the—roughly speaking, between the popular base and the party managers. The popular base is increasingly, essentially, social democratic, following, pursuing the—concerned with the kinds of progressive objectives that she outlined in those—in … Continue reading A Growing Split in the Democratic Party

Sympathetic Audience Control?!? WTF is That?

(WTHIWWDT?!? part 4) Today, our expert is Robert Epstein, former editor in chief of Psychology Today. Below is his article in USA Today. Good news! Epstein says, "Trump is not mentally ill." So don't worry about it! Woo-hoo!!! Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations … Continue reading Sympathetic Audience Control?!? WTF is That?

New McCarthyism Allows Corporate Media to Tighten Grip & Democrats to Ignore Their Own Failings

Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy The election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many (Independent, 11/5/16). To the shock of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Not least shocked were corporate media, and the political establishment more generally; the Princeton Election Consortium  confidently predicted … Continue reading New McCarthyism Allows Corporate Media to Tighten Grip & Democrats to Ignore Their Own Failings

This is Why the Aliens Won’t Talk to Us

Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, suffered through the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history, with more than 1 million cases reported in 2017 alone. What is cholera? It is an infection better known as "diarrhea until you die." Why does it matter? A military coalition formally led by Saudi Arabia and the … Continue reading This is Why the Aliens Won’t Talk to Us

How is This Shit Legal?

Albert Burneko - Concourse This past spring, Michael Ferro resigned as chairman of publicly traded media-looting hell-company Tronc, Inc., just ahead of the publication of sexual harassment allegations against him. As a parting gift, Tronc paid him $15 million, voluntarily bundling up the total value of a three-year consulting contract into one lump payment expensed against … Continue reading How is This Shit Legal?

FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There

A top FBI agent expressed skepticism about the burgeoning investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russian electoral meddling, a few months before his texts critical of the president cost him his role in the special counsel’s probe. The agent, Peter Strzok, sent a message to a colleague suggesting he was hesitant to join Special Counsel … Continue reading FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There

The American Dream: A Nation of Hustlers

Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse Author and social critic Morris Berman says the fact that we're a nation of hustlers lies at the root of our decline. ByNomi Prins / AlterNet Several years after the Wall Street-ignited crisis began, the nation’s top bank CEOs (who far out-accumulated their European and other international counterparts) continue … Continue reading The American Dream: A Nation of Hustlers

The Elephant in the Room: Why are We Afraid to talk about America?

No, it's not a trick question... State of the Union JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Welcome back to  STATE OF THE UNION. I'm Jake Tapper in Helsinki, Finland. And we are live from Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki. You can see the Presidential Palace behind me. That's where tomorrow's historic US-Russia summit will take place. The … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Why are We Afraid to talk about America?