Category Archives: government

THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING

If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum/ The Atlantic/ November 15, … 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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The Laughing Stock of the World

(Michael Moore recounts how a once-proud advancing nation is moving downward too quickly. Why do we not care about our poor and working class citizens? Our priorities are apparently helping the wealthy. Many countries make a point of helping their … Continue reading

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Exposed: The Insidious Cancer at the Core of Democracy that Could Take Down Biden

Billionaires & their companies now own politicians — and the Supreme Court set it all up with their poisonous Citizens United decision By Thom Hartmann/ Hartmannreport.com/ October 29, 2021 If President Biden’s Build Back Better plan goes down in flames, … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Here?

By Arlen Grossman   That Louis DeJoy is still leading (and messing up) the U.S. postal system is indicative of the power differential between Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats can’t seem to get rid of this unethical buffoon, yet Trump … Continue reading

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“It’s the Media, Stupid!

How the Rise of Right-Wing Fake News is Ruining Democracy By Arlen Grossman/ October 20, 2021 Headlined at OpEd News, October 21, 2021 As our democracy unravels, as it surely is doing, Donald Trump and his reactionary co-conspirators should be … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State

By Chris Hedges/ ScheerPost/ October 6, 2021 Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday for … Continue reading

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The Dems Govern, the GOP Attacks

Voters can replace a party that knows how to fight with one that knows how to govern By Robert Reich/ The Guardian/ August 16, 2020 The Democratic party is basically a governing party, organized around developing and implementing public policies. … Continue reading

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Dementia in High Places

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The End of Reality

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