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Trump's intriguing political history

Trump told Boston.com that Dunbar’s efforts may well have “planted the seed” that has resulted in almost three decades of contemplating a presidential campaign. “It was a long time ago. And because I was in New Hampshire, everyone went crazy and said ‘He’s running for president’, which wasn’t true … But it really was because of that speech that this whole thing started.”

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Bernie Sanders plan to create worker cooperatives

It is no longer on his campaign website, but through the magic of the wayback machine,. we can publish Bernie Sanders' plan to create worker cooperatives Read more about Bernie Sanders plan to create worker cooperatives

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Must Be Fired- Now!

Let's start with an obvious given- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the single worst Democratic National Committee Chairman ever. She is directly responsible for the devastating defeats of 2012 and 2014 (What? You say 2012 wasn't a defeat? Look down ticket dope.). She has supported Republicans, Republicans for goodness sake, against Democrats in her home state of Florida, and has sabotaged liberal and progressive Democrats at every turn in favor of corporatist Third Way/Blue Dog/DLC/New Democrat conservative refugees from the rapidly imploding Republican Party who are merely Democrats of convenience.

A less obvious given, but a given none the less, is that she is totally in the tank for Hillary. She makes barely a pretense of neutrality, her support is naked and blatant.

Oh yes, there's more. Read more about Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Must Be Fired- Now!

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An Excerpt from Real Fiscal Responsibility, Vol I: the Progressive Give-up Formula

Below is an excerpt from my most recent e-book: Real Fiscal Responsibility, Vol. I: The Progressive Give-up Formula. The book is volume I of II critiquing austerity politics at the Federal level in the United States. It exposes its fallacies, its closed-mindedness and futility, and especially its reliance on wrong-headed conceptions of fiscal sustainability and fiscal responsibility.

In this volume, I relate neoliberalism, the Washington Consensus, and austerity politics pushed by the powers that be among the DC Village progressives, and the ideas of fiscal sustainability and fiscal responsibility, to the perspectives of Modern Money Theory (MMT), including MMT-based ideas about fiscal sustainability and responsibility. I also explain what I mean by real fiscal responsibility, rather than faux fiscal responsibility, and apply these ideas to an analysis of the US Government during the term of Jimmy Carter. I begin my analysis of current progressive ideas and activities by examining the views of Senator Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and then continue by analyzing the operation of the give-up formula among Congressional and DC progressives during the period 2009 - 2010, when the Democrats had big margins in Congress. I then move to the period 2011 – the present. Next, I analyze the Campaign for the American Future and its New Populism Campaign, and then conclude by relating the give-up formula to real fiscal responsibility.

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I blame the media

Green Day - American Idiot

The kind of rank corruption, violence, and hysteria of contemporary American society would not be possible if we had an honest news media, or even just a mediocre media. They are enablers, all of them. Read more about I blame the media

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Rollback of minimum wage in Germany, linked with immigration surge, presages what TPP passage will do to the US

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Long ago, yours truly has expressed his conviction that the economic fallout from passage of TPP will be far greater due to unrestricted IN-sourcing, as compared to increased OUT-sourcing. (Furthermore, my continuing disparagement of the hapless anti-TPP 'activists' is partly due to their avoidance of this issue.) Read more about Rollback of minimum wage in Germany, linked with immigration surge, presages what TPP passage will do to the US

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Doctors on the take

Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money
The culture of corruption goes way beyond campaign contributions. Read more about Doctors on the take

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Trump means it

I just despair listening to Sam Seder and reading Matt Taibbi's Twitter feed. Neither one can bring themselves to admit the obvious, Trump is in it to win it. He should be taken at his word. Trump wants to be president. If he wins he will follow through on his promise to create a data base of Muslims, close their mosques, and force them to wear insignia. He will also round up all the Hispanics and deport them. He will also ramp up the wars in the Middle East and South Asia. Read more about Trump means it

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Americans INFORMED About TPP are against it 2:1, but that's only 12% of the public

From Majority has no opinion on Obama’s Pacific trade deal

The Monmouth University survey shows that 60 percent of the public is not sure about the effect of the free-trade deal brokered between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

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Speaking the Lingo

Twice recently I've been made privy to a belief held by some descendants of European immigrants; it seems that they believe that their ancestors were ethically superior to current immigrants. Their guideline is the speed at which these ancestors supposedly acquired English language skills. I researched this claim and found that it's not generally accurate. When opinions expressed tend to further marginalize people already on the margins of society, I think there's a responsibility to speak up. Read more about Speaking the Lingo

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