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WHO NEEDS DEMOCRACY ANYWAY?

US State Department considers dropping ‘democracy’ from its mission statement By Josh Rogin/ Washington Post/ August 1, 2017 The US State Department is considering dropping “democracy” from its key mission statement as Secretary of State Rex Tillersonorders his department to … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEVER WIN–HERE’S WHY

**Headline and first line changed from prior posting **Headlined at OpEd News, June 28 By Arlen Grossman There’s a reason most Americans don’t get what they want. Billionaires and Large Corporations own this country. Period. They make the rules and … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21,2017    Mr. Fish / Truthdig The deep state’s decision in ancient Rome—dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt oligarchy, much like the United States of 2017—to strangle the vain and idiotic Emperor Commodus … Continue reading

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Mussolini: Democracy is a Fallacy

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HOW CORPORATE MEDIA FAILS US

We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy By Thom Hartmann/ thomhartmann.com/ September 26, 2016 Here’s a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, “When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY IS DEAD

The Graveyard of the Elites by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ February 28, 2016    Supporters hold campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally near Atlanta. (Olya Steckel / Shutterstock) Power elites, blinded by hubris, intoxicated by absolute power, unable … Continue reading

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But You Knew That

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy By Tom McKay/ PolicyMic/ April 16, 2014 The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researcher Martin Gilens and Northwestern researcher Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science … Continue reading

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Democracy Has Disappeared

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SPREADING DEMOCRACY OR MANURE?

The US – alongside Saudi Arabia – fights for freedom and democracy in the Middle East The ability to persuade people that the US opposes tyranny is a testament to the potency of propaganda By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ January … Continue reading

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By All Rights, Democrats Should Win in a Landslide

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report By all rights, President Obama and the Democrats should win the 2012 election by a landslide. By all rights, President Obama should have no trouble defeating a wealthy private equity manager with shifting … Continue reading

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