Over the years, William R. Ponsoldt had earned tens of millions of dollars building a string of successful companies. He had renovated apartment buildings in the New York City area. Bred Arabian horses. Run a yacht club in the Bahamas, a rock quarry in Michigan, an auto-parts company in Canada, even a multibillion-dollar hedge fund. Now, as he neared retirement, Mr. Ponsoldt, of Jensen Beach, Fla., had a special request for Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm well placed in the world of offshore finance: How could he confidentially shift his money into overseas bank accounts and use them to buy real estate and move funds to his children?
Sanders said that he will continue to campaign until the last votes are cast in Washington, D.C.’s primary on June 14 and will then bring his message to July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia: “[It] will be a contested convention.”
90 percent of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system while 40 percent went so far as to say that the two-party structure is “seriously broken.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun pushing the Democratic Party toward a platform fight over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a departure from his core focus on domestic economic issues that would put pressure on Hillary Clinton to handle a growing divide within her party. The Democratic Party has long had a policy of support for Israel and its government, but consensus on that subject has frayed in recent years.
Rep. Thomas Massie: “He pulled me and my chief of staff into a meeting… He offered to raise the money that would be required to get me on Ways and Means. This is a lobbyist telling me he can get me on Ways and Means.”
Looks like Hillary Clinton may have made mistake when she turned Bernie Sanders down on his debate proposal. Sanders may now debate Trump instead.
Win or lose in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders said, “we intend to win every delegate that we can so that when we go to Philadelphia in July, we are going to have the votes to put together the strongest progressive agenda that any political party has ever seen.” Sanders has won a sufficient number of delegates—and a sufficient opening in the debate—to influence the shaping of that agenda. And his representatives on the convention’s newly selected platform-writing committee share a commitment to make it profoundly progressive.
The only effective Democratic challenge to Trump is from Bernie Sanders, who has continuously polled double digits ahead of Trump in a head to head matchup.
According to one satirical line in a recent obituary, one woman actually did choose death: “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.”
As far as our political discourse goes, truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much. The question is why. One simple explanation is that Trump has changed the rules…
A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest, beginning the leader’s 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.
Donald Rickard, a former US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative, told British film director John Irvin that he had been involved in Mandela’s arrest in 1962, which was seen as necessary because the Americans believed he was “completely under the control of the Soviet Union”, according to a report in the Sunday Times newspaper. “He could have incited a war in South Africa, the United States would have to get involved, grudgingly, and things could have gone to hell,” Rickard said. “We were teetering on the brink here and it had to be stopped, which meant Mandela had to be stopped. And I put a stop to it.”
The article examines the current state of politics in the USA in light of the George Orwell dystopian novel, 1984. An interview with Ralph Nader provides the p focus for the analysis and probable or possible outcomes. Nader speaks to Clinton’s secret speeches on Wall Street, and the contract that protects them from disclosure. Civil unrest is probable. A groundswell of mass mobilization is essential.
Social scientists observed that truth matters less to people than reinforcement. We reformulate misstatements into truth so they conform to our biases. We do not change our beliefs even in the face of opposing facts (Normalcy bias).
Are you wondering what on earth is happening during this time in history? Evidence of upheaval is apparent now more than ever, especially politically. Intuition expert Penney Peirce weighs in on what’s going on.
Bolstering his argument that voters in every state deserve a chance to have their preference registered, Bernie Sanders proved too much for rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in West Virginia, a state she carried handily in 2008 when running against Barack Obama.