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Jeff Spross — Radical economic populism is the only thing that can save the Democrats now

The Democrats can do this. But first, they must clean house ideologically, and finally abandon the Republican-light, free-market-friendly technocracy that has guided the party for decades. Many on the left will write off the Democratic Party until they do this. But the entrenched politicians will not give up easily. It make take at least a decade for them to retire and be replaced by millennials.  The Week Radical economic populism is the only thing that can save the Democrats now Jeff...

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Mike Whitney — Jill Stein in the Cross-Hairs

The Russia Investigation shifts to Clinton's Political Rivals Jumping the shark? How long are American liberals going to put up with this nonsense? How long before they wash the mud from their eyes and acknowledge what should be as plain as the nose on their face; that their precious investigation of Donald Trump is nothing more than a witch hunt designed to intimidate or destroy political rivals? The persecution of Jill Stein strips away the facade once and for all exposing Russia-gate...

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Jackson Lears — What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking

Good summary of the narrative manufactured to distract from Democratic failures and to discredit the 2017 US general election. This is the sort of behavior previously seen almost exclusively in banana republics. What are the consequences of the spectacle the media call (with characteristic originality) ‘Russiagate’? The most immediate consequence is that, by finding foreign demons who can be blamed for Trump’s ascendancy, the Democratic leadership have shifted the blame for their defeat...

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The Intercept — As John Conyers Departs From Judiciary Committee Spot, The First Battle of the Anti-Monopoly Era Begins — The Intercept As John Conyers Departs From Judiciary Committee Spot, The First Battle of the Anti-Monopoly Era Begins

Conyers on Sunday announced he is stepping down as the top-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, launching a battle for his successor that has pitted two Democratic rivals — Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. — against each other. On the one hand, his resignation comes in a politically fortuitous way for Lofgren, with Conyers felled not by age but by allegations of sexual harassment. The political logic of replacing him with a woman is obvious. But then there’s Google. The race...

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Pat Lang — And now, a civics seminar …

I have long been an originalist, strict construction libertarian believing as did Mr. Jefferson (the slave owner and sage) that "the best government is the least possible." The trick being to discern what the least possible might be.Therefore I find it odd that I am somewhat disturbed by what is being said on the Democratic Party side of Congress, in the MSM... Sic Semper TyrannisAnd now, a civics seminar ... Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.) At the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lang...

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Pam and Russ Martens — Brazile Fallout: Hillary Privatized the DNC with Help from a Washington Law Firm

Secret side agreements are a common maneuver by corporate law firms. Here’s how they work. An agreement that is legal and passes the smell test is drafted and submitted to a court or a regulatory body for public consumption. Then, a separate, secret side agreement is written and signed by both sides and it contains all of the smelly, shady, ethically questionable hard details on how the original agreement will be carried out.  Donna Brazile, the former interim Chair of the Democratic...

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Publius Tacitus — Trump Was Right, The Election Was Rigged

What Americans should be concerned with rather than Russiagate regarding the corrupting of the political process and thereby American "democracy," such as it is.Sic Semper Tyrannis Trump Was Right, The Election Was Rigged Publius Tacitus See also for the other side At this point I will defer judgement until Brazile addresses the discrepancies between her account and documents that are available in the public domain. That is precisely what Sen. Warren should have done as well. Washington...

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Mike Whitney — John Brennan’s Police State USA

John Brennan in the spotlight again. This is a deliberate mischaracterization of what Brennan was actually doing. He was spying on the members of the rival party to gain a political advantage. This is how police state operates. Whatever the facts, and there are very few reliable facts based on evidence on the table so far, it's clear that Russiagate is political. According to a recent CBS Poll, a majority of Americans (57%) now believe that “Russia tried to interfere in the 2016...

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Pam and Russ Martens — Obama Has the Same Retirement Plan as the Clintons: Lavish Speaking Fees from Wall Street

The “Wall Street Democrats” is the wing of the party created by the Clintons and nurtured further by Barack Obama. It takes money hand over fist from Wall Street for political campaigns, wags a warning finger at Wall Street from the public podium while stuffing its administrations with Wall Street execs, then its leadership reaps millions of dollars in personal speaking fees from the robber barons after leaving office. As of this morning, there’s no longer any debate that Obama is firmly...

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Bill Black — Is Politico or Third Way More Divorced from Reality?

Bill deftly trashes the Third Way New Democrats. Bill Clinton and Tony Blair were as toxic as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher through their "triangulation," which amounted to moving right to capture the center.New Economic PerspectivesIs Politico or Third Way More Divorced from Reality? William K. Black | Associate Professor of Economics and Law, UMKC See also The title below should read, "Why The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the u.s. From the 'Most Vicious' Republican Party in...

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