Category Archives: elections

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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TRUMP’S DIRTY TRICKS

Trump bruised as polls favour Biden – but experts warn of risk of dirty tricks By Robert Reich/ The Guardian/ June 28, 2020   Donald Trump will do anything to be re-elected. His opponents are limited because they believe in … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren, Perhaps?

By Arlen Grossman Joe Biden needs to pick a progressive woman for his VP nomination. Here’s why: 1) It would spark enthusiasm for Democrats (especially for progressives let down by Biden as the candidate, and 2) The woman he picks … Continue reading

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American Democracy May Be Dying

Authoritarian rule may be just around the corner. By Paul Krugman/ New York Times/ April 9, 2020   If you aren’t terrified both by Covid-19 and by its economic consequences, you haven’t been paying attention. Even though social distancing may … Continue reading

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