Monthly Archives: March 2018

Illegal Wars: The New American Way

By Maj. Danny Sjursen/ Truthdig/ March 21, 2018 [T]he President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, … Continue reading

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Unraveling of a President

By Arlen Grossman The pressure is building up around Donald Trump. As I write this, today was full of disturbing news for the president (as well as most of us). The Dow plummeted over 700 points, his lead lawyer stepped … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country

By Sinan Antoon/ New York Times/ March 19, 2018 When I was 12, Saddam Hussein, vice president of Iraq at the time, carried out a huge purge and officially usurped total power. I was living in Baghdad then, and I … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn’t By Bernie Sanders/ The Guardian/ March 16, 2018 The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Socialism a Try

By Elizabeth Bruenig/ Washington Post/ March 6, 2017   In the United States, we’ve arrived at a pair of mutually exclusive convictions: that liberal, capitalist democracies are guaranteed by their nature to succeed and that in our Trumpist moment they … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Socialism a Try

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