Monthly Archives: November 2017

History Lesson: Tax the Rich

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Is Our Government Any Different from a Fascist Government Now? By Thom Hartmann/ November 27, 2017 I think that we need to start using language that actually reflects reality. The definition of fascism, as Benito Mussolini invented the word, … Continue reading

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Letter to Editor in Monterey Herald, November 22, 2017 and San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2017 A lesson on American priorities in the age of Trump: The 2018 budget proposals call for cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, children’s health … Continue reading

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Don’t Lie Awake at Night

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War, What Is It Good For?

  Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail By David Swanson/ OpEd News/ November 12, 2017 First they tell you what to think the wars are for. They’re for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. Then you discover … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Democratic Party

  By Senator Bernie Sanders/ Politico/ November 10, 2017 It’s time we come together to enact real reform — only then can we defeat Donald Trump and retake the country. Bernie Sanders   Donald Trump’s presidency represents an unprecedented crisis … Continue reading

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Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by FoxNews and   By John Ehrenreich/ Slate/ November 9, 2017 Many conservatives have a loose relationship with facts. The right-wing denial of what most people think of as accepted reality starts with … Continue reading

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