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The Democrats Will Probably Lose the Midterms, Because Our Society Is Falling Apart BYLIZA FEATHERSTONE/ Jacobin/ November 2, 2022 The Democrats are too beholden to the rich, and they face structural obstacles that are too daunting, to address the profound … Continue reading

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BRACE YOURSELF–FASCISM IS COMING TO AMERICA

BY ARLEN GROSSMAN Published as a “trending story” in dailykoz.com, October 25, 2022 https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2131047/editwith over 135 comments. Published at opednews.com, October 27, 2022 (headline) Americans know very little about fascism. Most of us aren’t familiar with this dystopian form of … Continue reading

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America Chooses: Semi-Democracy or Fascism

BY ARLEN GROSSMAN (Published at OpEdNews.com, Sept 1 2022, and was their #1 headlined article for six days with over 3300 views) In just a couple of months, Americans will cast an important vote. If we make the wrong choice, … Continue reading

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As the Fourth Great Turning Unwinds, Technology is Speeding Up the Process

By Thomas Hartmann/ TheHartmannReport/ August 19, 2022 These hinge points of history are never painless, but they always leave enlightenment and true change in their wake. As Russian President Putin tries his version of Hitler’s September 1939 “defensive” attack on … Continue reading

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THE TRUMP EMPIRE’S LAST STAND

By Arlen Grossman/ Published on Daily Kos dailykos.com/ August 18, 2022 Published In OpEdNews, August 27 ,2022 (revised and updated) I hope it is becoming obvious why Donald Trump went so overboard with his baseless claims that the 2020 election … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Democrats play softball as GOP battles for power Published in Monterey Herald. December 31 and Rutland (VT) Herald, January 5 Trump Republicans are stopping at nothing in their aggressive battle to regain power. Lying, cheating, suppressing voting rights, gerrymandering, even … Continue reading

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