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John Atcheson: Why the US Elected a Despot and Why It’s Poised To Do It Again

The majority of Americans overwhelmingly back progressive policies, including the Green New Deal…

April 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

Jill S. Greenlee: Women on the 2018 ballot are busting perceptions of motherhood and leadership

. Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in office has been seen on Capitol Hill with … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nomi Prins: The White House as Donald Trump’s New Casino

Yes, He Is Running America Like One of His Businesses. During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that our country was run terribly and needed a businessman at … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Putin Apologizes for Hacking US Election

Claims it was a practical joke that got out of hand. According to detailed notes taken during their private meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the Great American President, Donald Trump, sternly … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

Video: How to Rig an Election / Michael Moore’s Morning After To-do List

  . Michael Moore’s Morning After To-Do List: 1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably. 2. Fire all pundits, predictors, … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Still Dead

I couldn’t recall when I’d last experienced similar symptoms. Churning in my stomach. Elusive rational thought. Inability to string words together coherently. Zombie-like motions. But I knew they felt familiar … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

Marc Jampole: Shame On Us

Shame on my fellow white people, but blame the news media that created Trump and distorted Hillary. Shame on us, white people. We just rejected the most presidential, qualified candidate … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Jon Queally: Sanders Says Donald Trump Simply Too Dangerous ‘To Sit This One Out’

“I’ve got seven grandchildren. I’ve got four kids. I worry about the future of this planet. I’m not sitting it out. And I hope that my fellow Americans will not … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dawn Potter: Letter from a Red County; or, The Election: A Love Story

Let me tell you about my friend. She helped me raise my babies, at a time when I was lonely and overwhelmed and bewildered and not at all good at … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 10 Comments

Gerald Fleming: A Letter to My Republican Friend

I’m sorry I’ve been so long in responding since you sent that last note just after July’s Republican convention, when your guy was nominated. “This’ll be a lot of fun!” … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Video: Randy Rainbow sings “The Nasty Woman Song”

. Here is how the third debate should have been moderated. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. . Randy Rainbow

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Sedition of Mr. Trump

3rd debate score: cool Clinton wins, Wallace wins, Trump stumbles, sniffs & commits sedition. Newscasters and commentators who analyze the candidates’ performance and the public’s reaction immediately after presidential debates … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: Donald Trump — The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

Americans are not offered major-party candidates who have opposing political ideologies or ideas. We are presented only with manufactured political personalities. We vote for the candidate who makes us “feel” … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Video: Official “Pantsuit Power” Flash Mob for Hillary

. The video, accompanied by Justin Timberlake’s contagiously boppy disco-pop song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” was posted on Facebook and Vimeo this week by Humanity for Hillary, a social media … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

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