Author Archives: Arlen Grossman

COMING SOON TO YOUR COUNTRY?

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated Social credit and a high-tech, all-seeing government will keep every citizen in line By James O’Malley/ The Spectator/ December 5, 2018 The bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai … Continue reading

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How the Media Serve Trump

By Arlen Grossman revised November 7 published in OpEdNews.com/ November 11, 2018 Donald Trump castigates the media at every opportunity, calling them “fake news,” and  “enemy of the people,”  but in reality, they are his best friends and most effective … Continue reading

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Tired of Losing?

Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars Hint: They’re Winning in Other Ways By William Astore/ TomDispatch.com/ October 25, 2018 As America enters the 18th year of its war in Afghanistan and its 16th in Iraq, the war on … Continue reading

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You’ve Seen One Tree, You’ve Seen Them All

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How the Rich Get Richer

Seeing Trump tax returns is just first step By Charlotte Rampell/ Washington Post/ October 8, 2018   Everyone is shocked, shocked to learn that President Trump amassed his fortune not by the sweat of his brow, but rather the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

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Who Can Blame Them?

Nation’s Criminals Ask for F.B.I. Investigation Kavanaugh Just Got By Andy Borowitz/ The New Yorker/ October 5, 2018 Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / Getty WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the latest controversy to envelop the Supreme Court nominee, criminals across the … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Power

 

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The Slaves Rebel

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 3, 2018 Cartoon by Mr. Fish The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison … Continue reading

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Marx Warned Us

Capitalism Is Beyond Saving, and America Is Living Proof By Jacob Bacharach/ Truthdig/ August 31, 2018     Policies that fail in the same way over and over are not failing. Someone is lying about their intent. The drug war … Continue reading

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