Category Archives: America

CAPITALISM WORKS GREAT–EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN’T

By Arlen Grossman Published at OpEd News, October 5, 2019   Democracy, if we ever truly had it, is rapidly disappearing in America today. If most people want background checks for guns, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, action … Continue reading

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Russia Mischief Planned in 1997

The Current Political Chaos was planned more than 20 years ago. by Dialtadoc/ Daily Koz/ August 25, 2019   I recently had an in-car conversation with my nephew about WW II. He wanted to know what possessed Hitler to attack the Soviet … Continue reading

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OUR POST-TRUTH INFORMATION SYSTEM

By Charlie Warzel/ New York Times/ August 13, 2019 Even on an internet bursting at the seams with conspiracy theories and hyperpartisanship, Saturday marked a new chapter in our post-truth, choose-your-own-reality crisis story. It began Saturday morning, when news broke … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

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What’s to Celebrate?

US is a Classic Empire and Is Becoming a Repressive Police State at Home By Dave Lindorff/ Thiscantbehappening.net/ July 4, 2019   As I set out to fly home from the UK on Monday following a short film project in … Continue reading

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DEATH THROES OF DEMOCRACY

How our republic could die in the age of Trump — in a stunning parallel to the fall of Rome By Thom Hartmann/ Alternet/ May 20, 2019 The American republic could die, just like Rome. Wavering for some time on … Continue reading

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Is This How Fascism Begins

Editor’s note: This is a revised and expanded version of an article posted here April 12 (now deleted). This one was also published at OpEd News April 24-25, 2019 By Arlen Grossman “If you aren’t outraged, then you just aren’t … Continue reading

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Why Is America Always At War?

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’ By Brett Wilkins/ Counterpunch/ April 19, 2019 The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s War on Socialism

TBPR Editor’s Note: I am unclear as to why Egnatz doesn’t consider the Scandinavian countries as successful socialist countries. By Nick Egnatz/ OpEdNews/ April 2,2019 Successful socialist countries do not exist for the simple reason that capitalism has waged war … Continue reading

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Too Many Gullible Americans

by Arlen Grossman I worry about this country. A lot. And I believe with good reason.  A USA Today/Suffolk poll released yesterday indicated that half of America shares Donald Trump’s view that Robert Mueller’s investigation is a “witch hunt.” To … Continue reading

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