Category Archives: America

THE COMING COLLAPSE

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21, 2018 Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in … Continue reading

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It’s the Guns, Stupid

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery. America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem. By German Lopez/ Vox.com/ May 18, 2018 Editor’s Note: Charts do not come out … Continue reading

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Syria Used Chemical Weapons–Are You Sure?

By Arlen Grossman  (Editor’s Note: What you see here is a revised and expanded version of s previous post. This version was headlined at OpEdNews.com., April 19, 2018, with over 2500 views.) Think about this:   Syrian President Assad had … Continue reading

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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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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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Our Lowest Priority: People

By Arlen Grossman There is one important reason this country has so many mass shootings, as well as so much suicide, opioid addiction, depression, anxiety, child abuse and a litany of other indicators of a dysfunctional, troubled society. It comes … Continue reading

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4th Amendment? What’s That?

Letter in the Sunday Monterey Herald, January 20, 2018 With the help of 65 Democrats, the House of Representatives voted 256-164 last week to support a controversial bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program. Section 702 of the Foreign … Continue reading

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The Real “Shithole Country”

by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ January 14, 2018 I covered the war in El Salvador for five years. It was a peasant uprising by the dispossessed against the 14 ruling families and the handful of American corporations that ran El Salvador … Continue reading

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Time to Overthrow Our Rulers

By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ January 8, 2018   Is it time to bring a monarchy to the United States? Or is it time to end one? The New York Times recently ran a fascinating article [3] by Leslie Wayne putting … Continue reading

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