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HOW PUTIN–AND TRUMP–RUINED AMERICA

By Arlen Grossman/ OpEdNews/ June 23, 2022 (This is a revised version of a previously published commentary on DailyKos, June 5 ) One reason Russian President Vladimir Putin felt confident he could swiftly conquer Ukraine was likely because of his … Continue reading

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PUTIN’S GREATEST VICTORY

By Arlen Grossman/ Published in Daily Kos/ June 5, 2022 One reason Russian President Vladimir Putin felt confident he could swiftly conquer Ukraine could be because of his success accomplishing his goals in the United States. By assisting Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Sorry, I can’t confirm that is Ted Cruz behind the mask…but it could be!

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America May Be Broken Beyond Repair

By Michelle Goldberg/ /New York Times/ May 27, 2022 In an ad released last year, Blake Masters, a leading candidate in Arizona’s Republican Senate primary, cradles a semiautomatic weapon. “This is a short-barreled rifle,” he said, ominous music playing in … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the anti-democracy movement

Who’s funding it, why it’s inspired by Viktor Orban, and what it aims to achieve By RobertReich/ RobertReich.substack.com / May 19, 2022 Decades ago, America’s wealthy backed a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism, and constitutional democracy. But … Continue reading

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The Last Days of American Democracy?

By Arlen Grossman Published in OpEdNews.com/ May 20, 2022 Published in DailyKoz.com/ May 22, 2022 The political situation in this country is precarious, especially amidst a worldwide trend favoring autocracy over democracy. Conditions here will worsen if the Democrats aren’t … Continue reading

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Look at the Court Ruling in a Positive Way

By Arlen Grossman Published as Letter to Editor in Monterey Herald, May 5, 2022 As a progressive, I see a very significant silver lining in the Supreme Court’s intention to strike down Roe vs Wade. It might just wake up … Continue reading

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Makes Sense

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Chris Hedges Interviews Cornel West

April 15, 2022 In this premiere episode of The Chris Hedges Report, Dr. West joins Chris Hedges to discuss the decay of the American empire, the struggle to show international solidarity in the face of escalating militarism, and what it … Continue reading

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