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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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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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SLOW VOTE COUNTING IN MONTEREY

Letter to the Editor, Monterey Herald, June 15, 2022 I had to look at the masthead of The Herald recently, just to check the date and confirm what century we were in. The results of the recent primary election have … 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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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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Putin Won. We Lost.

By Arlen Grossman/ OpEdNews.com/ November 26, 2021 (Top Headlined Story At OpEd News, November 26-27) As democracy struggles on life support in the United States and with authoritarianism gaining popularity here and abroad. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, must … Continue reading

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MARKET MADNESS

Why is the stock market soaring amid a pandemic? Because Trump thinks that may save him By Bob Cesca/ Salon.com/ July 24, 2020   All told, Donald Trump is a bit of an expert at blurting things that force the … Continue reading

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