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A Young, Black, Gay Female Shares Why She May Not Vote In the Next U.S. Election

Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Government, Politics with 4 Comments
A Young, Black, Gay Female Shares Why She May Not Vote In the Next U.S. Election

The presidential slate is underwhelming at best, and terrifying at worst.

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The Donald Trump Phenomenon: Hidden Meanings

Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Donald Trump Phenomenon: Hidden Meanings

Now some are saying The Donald is running to form a third party and thus hand the election to Hillary. Whereas the preferred alternative would be what? Prince Jeb? There’s a difference between Hillary and Jeb? Who’s kidding who? I approach this from a different angle. Trump is unpredictable. He’s the only unpredictable presidential candidate in recent memory.

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The Depressing Secret Behind Donald Trump’s Appeal: America’s Loves Narcissists

Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The Depressing Secret Behind Donald Trump’s Appeal: America’s Loves Narcissists

How far can such a leader go in America? It’s a question worth returning to—but not until we get an explanation of why Trump, if he is a tyrant-in-waiting, is gaining in popularity.

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Democracy Doesn’t Exist: Here’s Why Voting Doesn’t Change Anything

Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Democracy Doesn’t Exist: Here’s Why Voting Doesn’t Change Anything

Presidents, politicians, and overall governmental policy is heavily influenced by major corporations, and this reality is not really a secret anymore.

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No Federal Minimum Wage?! That’s What Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Wants

Posted by on August 22, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 5 Comments
No Federal Minimum Wage?! That’s What Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Wants

The cost of living in most places is far out of reach for households making the federal minimum wage.

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Chelsea Manning May Face Solitary For Questionable Reasons

Chelsea Manning May Face Solitary For Questionable Reasons

Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving a 35-year military prison sentence for leaking official secrets, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for having an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell and being found in possession of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair issue, according to her lawyers and supporters.

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70 Years Later, We Still Haven’t Apologized for Bombing Japan

70 Years Later, We Still Haven’t Apologized for Bombing Japan

Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki & not one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world’s only country to use atomic weapons to slaughter human beings. Will an American president ever offer a formal apology and will we as citizens stop rationalizing that somehow lives were saved by ultimately killing at least a 1/4 of a million people? Since then, we have had massive military build up, a cold war,
Given the last seven decades of perpetual militarization and nuclear “modernization” in this country, the answer may seem like an obvious no. Still, as a historian, I’ve been trying to dig a little deeper into our lack of national contrition. As I have, Real love often requires the strength to apologize and make amends.

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President Jimmy Carter Says Our Democracy Is Rigged (Video)

Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Government, Politics with 24 Comments
President Jimmy Carter Says Our Democracy Is Rigged (Video)

During an interview with Thom Hartmann, ex-President Jimmy Carter said that the 2010 Citizens United decision and the 2014 McCutcheon decision subverted American democracy with money. Mark Sovel and Elliot Hill of the Lip News discuss the disgusting role of money in politics.

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The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Government, Politics with 13 Comments
The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

As enthusiasm for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders continues to build within each party, the political establishment is mystified.Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.

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To Topple US ‘Oligarchy,’ Sanders Calls for Publicly Financed Elections

Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Government, Politics with 33 Comments
To Topple US ‘Oligarchy,’ Sanders Calls for Publicly Financed Elections

Sanders blasted the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that gutted limits on campaign funding and paved the way for the über-wealthy to spend unlimited sums to influence election outcomes. His criticisms echoed those voiced last week by former president Jimmy Carter, who said on the Thom Hartmann Program that the U.S. is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”

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A Detailed Look at Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s Mass Appeal to Americans

Posted by on August 1, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
A Detailed Look at Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s Mass Appeal to Americans

On the left, Bernie Sanders’ issue-oriented presidential campaign of economic justice is drawing the crowds and generating the most passion, eclipsing his more moderate competitors. And on the right, Donald Trump’s loud promises to use his dealmaking moxie to fix the country, with a dose of racist comments thrown in, has pushed him to the top of the polls in 2016’s early states.

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Latest National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Beating Bush, Walker & Trump

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Latest National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Beating Bush, Walker & Trump

A just released CNN poll finds Sanders out-polling all of the GOP’s major candidates, though pretty much tied with Jeb Bush.

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You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Global Elite / NWO, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers

On Thursday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling. They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods. They voted against you.

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Trans Pacific Partnership: Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances

Trans Pacific Partnership: Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances

Despite strong opposition, on June 24 the US Senate passed the Fast Track bill 1,2 (known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) that gives the President carte blanche to negotiate and finalize free trade deals in complete secrecy, which brings us one step closer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP, which appears to be nothing short of a corporate takeover of global powers, has the legal ability to thwart all future attempts at protecting the public from genetically engineered (GE) foods. For this and many other reasons, the TPP must be stopped.

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Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds, Praises Greek Anti-Austerity Vote

Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Government, Politics, Videos with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds, Praises Greek Anti-Austerity Vote

Bernie Sanders’ anti-austerity platform is resonating with voters. On Monday, Sanders spoke before 9,000 in Portland, Maine. Last week he drew more than 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin, in the largest crowd of any presidential candidate in the 2016 race.

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