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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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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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Where Are You Now When We Need You, Teddy?

Sorry, Teddy. Either we ignored what you said, or it’s that we don’t know what statesmanship is in this country. It could also be that we don’t know the meaning of statesmanship. But the sad fact is that we’ve made … Continue reading

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Insider Trading by Our Representatives

Who could have known that members of Congress would take advantage of their position? Maybe everybody.

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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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