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Will We Ever Get Change if We Keep Electing People Who Represent Special Interests?

We can see the positioning and the messaging on the Democratic side beginning to take shape for the 2016 elections. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with nods to Thomas Piketty and various economists have stepped forward to offer the themes of salvation for the middle class, moderating the extremes of inequality in American society, and doing something real about jobs and wages.

Clinton World seems to be responding, not yet with forthright statements from Hillary Clinton, but recently with articles by stalwarts of neoliberal Clintonism (and veterans of the Obama Administration) such as Larry Summers and Peter Orszag, expressing concerns about inequality and proposing measures to alleviate it, even including increased taxation on the wealthy. Read more about Will We Ever Get Change if We Keep Electing People Who Represent Special Interests?

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American Bliss

Widespread support for war has always required an ignorant and manipulated populace. In the current ramping-up, the U.S. Corporate media delivers- again!

Could be, as Steve Martin in The Jerk said; 'It's a PROFIT deal!"

From the 'alternative media' - Read more about American Bliss

‘Israeli Prime Murderer’ 'de facto Employer of US Congress'

Here are some compelling excerpts from recent articles by Robert Fantina and Norman Pollack re Netanyahu’s visit to address the US Congress.

Robert Fantina --"Palestine, Israel and the United States Congress" Read more about ‘Israeli Prime Murderer’ 'de facto Employer of US Congress'

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How to opt-out of Flordia tests

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From Space, Nobody Can Hear Your Anti-TPP Public Screams (all 22 of them)

If you want to get a space-eye view of anti-TPP actions in the US, please go to http://www.flushthetpp.org/actions/ . I count 22 events, and none in populated NJ.

OTOH, from a comment in the nakedcapitalism.com diary Gaius Publius: Tobacco Deaths, TPP and the “Trade” Courts, we read: Read more about From Space, Nobody Can Hear Your Anti-TPP Public Screams (all 22 of them)

Betraying Overachiever Obama To Put ProNazi WWIII On Resume?

Robert Parry in “Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?” writes:

You have a senior Ukrainian official [Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko] saying that the world should risk nuclear war over a civil conflict in Ukraine between its west, which favors closer ties to Europe, and its east, which wants to maintain its historic relationship with Russia.

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Back To The Future

I think I just got teleported back to February, 2008.

The “we” in “we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights” in Arquette’s rousing feminist appeal for fair pay and equal rights ignores how white women as a group have historically been, and in many ways remain, deeply invested in systems of white privilege and white supremacy in the United States and the West.

In the United States, white women actively supported Jim and Jane Crow. There were also women’s and children’s auxiliaries of the Ku Klux Klan.

All you need to do is substitute "Patricia Arquette" with "Hilary Rodham Clinton". Read more about Back To The Future

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Bernie Sanders in Iowa

Des Moine Register

Solutions can't happen, Sanders said, until progressive Americans turn out en masse to participate in the political process. He lamented turnouts for the 2014 midterms, in which only 36 percent of registered voters went to polls.

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