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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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Dems should fight Letter to the Editor/ Monterey Herald/ April 6, 2022 We are on the verge of losing what is left of democracy in America, and the Democratic Party seems to do little more than shrug its shoulders. Republicans … Continue reading

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Joe Manchin’s Wife, Gayle, Has Her Own Conflicts of Interest

By Daniel Boguslaw and David Moore/ Jacobin/ March 24, 2022 Joe Manchin’s wife, Gayle (left), cochairs a commission that distributes federal infrastructure grants across thirteen states, including West Virginia. (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for the New Yorker) Senator Joe … Continue reading

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How Can America Avoid the Bloodshed & Chaos of Civil War? There is an active movement within the United States trying to start a civil war — and we have two and a half years before the 2024 election to … 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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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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Fox News: A Whole Different Reality

By Arlen Grossman/OpedNews.com/December 22, 2021 One day I decided to do an experiment. I had been watching the news on MSNBC and CNN recently, and one Tuesday morning I found it especially fascinating. I admit it, one reason I liked … Continue reading

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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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