Author Archives: Arlen Grossman

1984=2016

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P. T. Trump

No humbug: Striking similarities between Trump and P.T. Barnum  By Thomas Bender/ Reuters/ April 3, 2016 (article requested by edray) Donald Trump is a phenomenon. What kind? He seems to think that he is “The Greatest Show on Earth.” And … Continue reading

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Mussolini: Democracy is a Fallacy

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The End of Identity Liberalism

  By Mark Lilla/ New York Times/ November 18, 2016 CreditDan Gluibizzi  It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly those having trouble … Continue reading

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Fear Trumps Love

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What We Are Afraid Of

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The Election was Stolen – Here’s How…

By Greg Palast/ gregpalast.com/ November 11, 2016   Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives. Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie … Continue reading

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The Good News About the 2016 Election

By Arlen Grossman Really. There is at least one positive outcome of the 2016 election. Now that the Republicans have won the presidency, both houses of Congress, and soon the Supreme Court, they actually have to govern and attempt to solve … Continue reading

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More Lessons To Be Learned

Americans Wanted a Revolution, and Clinton’s Campaign Only Offered Them Obama 2.0 By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump’s ascent to the White House is the final victory of Lewis Powell’s 1971 memo to the U.S. Chamber … Continue reading

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Lessons to Learn

Trump’s Three Enablers by Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ November 6, 2016   Even if he loses (and I believe he will), Donald Trump has done incalculable damage to America – eroding the trust and social cohesion the nation depends on.   … Continue reading

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