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  • Women marched on Washington. Now they want to impeach Trump.

    11/29/2017 12:58:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 29, 2017 | by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    March On, a new organization founded by leaders of the massive women's protests the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, is taking to the airwaves with a holiday-themed push for his impeachment. While the group's message — including offering for sale red Christmas sweaters embroidered with the word "Impeach" — strikes a different tone from liberal activist Tom Steyer’s deadly serious $10 million ad campaign on removing Trump, the effort is another sign that the Democratic Party's progressive base is getting ahead of its leaders on impeachment. "This holiday season, a new wish tops letters to Santa across the land:...
  • Blaming mental illness for Trump's actions excuses their structural causes

    11/16/2017 1:51:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 16, 2017 | by Rebecca Seligman
    A year after the election, many of us are still trying to explain how Trump got elected, while also searching for explanations of his often erratic, dangerous and un-presidential behavior. Many have diagnosed Trump from afar with various mental disorders, including antisocial personality, paranoia, sadism, hypomania and especially narcissistic personality disorder. But as a psychological anthropologist, I know that explaining Trump requires that we look beyond the vagaries of his brain chemistry or socialization, to the social and political structures around him. And though we systematically ignore structural causes for people's behavior in favor of personal ones, I would argue...
  • Jerry Brown blasts climate change ‘denialists in the room’ at European Parliament

    11/08/2017 2:20:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 8, 2017 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    BRUSSELS Gov. Jerry Brown, arriving in Brussels after collegial events in Germany, sparred publicly with British politicians when confronted over his climate change record at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Steven Woolfe, a British politician on the parliament, was first to pierce the pleasantries, accusing Brown of supporting state intervention “at a huge scale” and spending and increasing taxes “like it’s going out of fashion.” Brown’s climate change policy, he argued isolates the state from much of the U.S. Woolfe dismissed California’s cap-and-trade carbon market a “tax-and-spend” policy. And he teased the governor as potentially being interested in joining the...
  • Have Democrats Learned Their Lesson? There’s Reason for Hope.

    11/07/2017 12:05:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 7, 2017 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In the run-up to the 2016 election, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) dismissed the possibility that Donald Trump’s popularity with rural and working-class voters spelled trouble for the Democratic ticket. “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia,” he proclaimed, reflecting the prevailing attitude within the party establishment. “And you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.” One year after the election, it’s not clear that Democrats have learned their lesson. Many have deluded themselves into believing that Russian interference, and not the party’s abysmal...
  • Trump-Hating Celebrities Can’t Cope with the ‘Orange Nightmare’

    11/06/2017 11:43:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 6, 2017 | Goeffrey Dickens
    If there was a fancy Malibu rehab center for Trump Derangement Syndrome it would be jam packed with celebrities right now. Ten months into Trump’s first term Hollywood actors, directors, comedians and singers are STILL having trouble coping with life under President Trump. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell confessed her sick obsession: “I spend like pretty much 90 percent of my waking hours tweeting hatred” towards Trump. And for some celebs Trump became a literal nightmare they can’t wake up from. Actor Rob Reiner whined: “I’m in a nightmare that doesn’t ever stop,” and hippie-singer David Crosby wailed about the “orange nightmare...
  • Wither The Democrats?

    11/06/2017 10:41:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Robert Kuttner
    The Democratic Party, Democratic voters, and grass roots progressive activists should be in a state of high agitation, focused on one thing — containing Trump, his fake populism and his Republican allies. Instead, the party of the people is withering. Energy on the ground is low, infighting is high. The run-up to the Virginia gubernatorial election is feeling sickeningly like the last days of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. There is the same sort of chasm by race and class as in the Clinton-Trump race, with non-college educated whites favoring Republican Ed Gillespie by forty points. These are people, based on social...
  • APNewsBreak: (Rand) Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs [VERY SERIOUS]

    11/05/2017 5:02:41 PM PST · by Enchante · 209 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | November 5, 2017 | Adam Beam
    ... Paul had three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries, as well as lung contusions. Paul and his wife, Kelley, "appreciate everyone's thoughts and well wishes and he will be back fighting for liberty in the Senate soon," Stafford said.
  • The Democrats’ attacks on Sessions have become boring

    11/03/2017 12:08:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Ed Rogers
    The Democrats’ total lack of seriousness these days has been on full display as they take lazy, insulting potshots at Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The behavior suits them. When there is a revelation that someone uttered the word “Russia” or “Russian” in front of Sessions in the past 2½ years, they gasp. The Democrats and the usual suspects in the media express “surprise and concern.” In reality, it is just more deceit, because they are neither surprised nor concerned. And everybody knows it. The media coverage just confirms to voters that Democrats think they are stupid. Aided by a cooperative...
  • POLL: Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country

    11/03/2017 10:40:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 3, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    More than four-in-ten U.S. millennials would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism, according to a new survey by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. When given the choice to pick a preferred system of government, 44 percent of millennials responded that they would rather live in a socialist country while another seven percent opted for a communist state. Capitalism, on the other hand, was preferred by 42 percent of millennial respondents, with the remaining 14 percent split evenly between fascism and communism.
  • How the Democrats Are Failing the Resistance

    11/03/2017 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Andrew Sullivan
    There was a giddiness in D.C. this week, as the fantasy of removing Trump by impeachment seemed marginally less fantastic. I do not begrudge this excitement for a millisecond. God knows we could do with some cheer. I can only hope it’s a wake-up call to the Dems. In 2017, they are either useless or actively counterproductive in the struggle to resist right-authoritarianism. They have learned nothing from 2016. Their intelligentsia seems determined to ensure that no midwestern whites ever vote for the party again. Their public faces are still Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi. They still believe...
  • A Post-Obama Democratic Party in Search of Itself

    11/01/2017 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 1, 2017 | By ROBERT DRAPER
    On Nov. 9, 2016, about 12 hours after Hillary Clinton conceded defeat to Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, convened a conference call with her fellow House Democrats. Most of them were still back home in their respective districts and still in shock. Not only would Trump be president, but the Senate remained in G.O.P. control, and — despite rosy predictions from Pelosi and her party’s pollsters — so did the House. Several members on the call later told me they expected their leader to offer some show of contrition, an inventory of mistakes made or, at minimum,...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • OBAMA ADVISER BONIOR Was a Socialist Party Member

    12/04/2008 12:29:42 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 365+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/4/08 | Yidwithlid
    As that Old Saying goes, "Birds of of a feather flock together" With all the revelations about President-elect Barack Obama's Socialist Party Ties, it is not surprising that he would try add like minded people into his cabinet. Former Congressman David Bonior fits the bill. Obama was a member of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, Bonier was a Boston member. Here's a little snippet from the 9/07 issue of the Yankee Radical, the Boston DSA's Newsletter It should also be noted that Edward’s recent statements on this issue have shown real improvement, which might be due...
  • Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for 'shooting' Trump

    10/20/2017 12:18:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Caleb Parke
    A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump -- the latter message drawing the attention of the Secret Service. “COMRADES: stay away from needle drugs! They only dope worth shooting is in the oval office [right now],” Iowa State University's Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter tweeted in September. The Secret Service told Fox News it was “aware” of the comment. This month, YDSA tweeted to encourage the hanging and extermination of all “capitalists." After the message drew complaints, Iowa State defended the group on Twitter, saying...
  • Shake-Up at Democratic National Committee, Longtime Officials Ousted

    10/19/2017 8:10:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 19, 2017 | by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    A shake-up is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several key longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing who see retaliation for their opposition to DNC Chairman Tom Perez. The removal and demotion of a handful of veteran operatives stood out, as did what critics charge is the over-representation of Clinton-backed members on the Rules and Bylaws Committee. The DNC denied any retaliation, saying that the changes were an effort to diversify and freshen the party’s leadership and that all the party’s officers had...
  • Weinstein Scandal Reveals Truth About Hollywood’s Feminism

    10/14/2017 12:51:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 12, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    Five years ago at the Democratic National Convention, I went to a Planned Parenthood rally, where one speaker was TV actress Lisa Edelstein. “Do not go to the polls alone,” she told us. “Drag somebody, if she’s a woman especially, because those women are going to vote for Obama—if they know what’s good for them.” Edelstein is hardly the only Hollywood figure to make the case that liberal policies are crucial to women’s happiness and welfare. Yet, with the media still reeling from the revelations about powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s behavior toward women, it’s time to examine both the...
  • NFL Veteran: NFL Now Run by 'Liberal, Socialist, Elitists' [Burgess Owens]

    10/05/2017 10:57:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 5, 2017 | 12:16 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    “Liberal, socialist elitists” are running the National Football League (NFL), ten-year NFL veteran Burgess Owens tells CNSNews.com. Interviewed by CNSNews.com on the Conservative Commados Radio Show, Owens, who won a Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders in 1980, was asked how he thought Pete Rozelle, the NFL commissioner during his playing days, would have reacted if players had protested the National Anthem at games. Owens said that players were held to higher standards then, as the league was still in the process of branding itself as an “All-American” product:That was a time in which the NFL was being built. They...
  • The story behind the Trump Effect, from the Editor-in-Chief

    09/28/2017 1:31:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2017 | by Stephen J. Adler
    Shortly after Donald J. Trump became U.S. president last January, I wrote a memo to the Reuters staff providing guidance on how to cover the new Administration. The gist was that we should proceed as we would with any leader in the world, whether that leader admired journalists or viewed them as the enemy. That meant trying not to take sides or to make ourselves the story but rather to work dispassionately on behalf of Reuters users, who would need honest, carefully sourced, vigorous reporting on what this presidency meant for them. Today, we are taking this approach even further...
  • CBS will televise national anthem on 'Thursday Night Football'

    09/28/2017 1:03:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Sporting News ^ | September 28, 2017 | by Michael McCarthy
    Get your popcorn ready, as Terrell Owens would say. Despite the controversy swirling around the Colin Kaepernick-inspired NFL player protests for racial justice, CBS Sports told Sporting News it will televise the playing of the national anthem before Thursday night's Packers-Bears game at Lambeau Field. "The anthem will be live," promised CBS Sports spokeswoman Jennifer Sabatelle. CBS is handling production on the game that will air on CBS Sports, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video (8 p.m. ET). There were loud boos heard in the home stadiums of the Jets, Cardinals and Lions. Will the same thing happen tonight at...
  • Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

    09/28/2017 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Inside Climate News ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY BOB BERWYN
    When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives. New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently over the past four decades, even as the planet as a whole has warmed. While it may seem counterintuitive, the scientists believe these bitter cold snaps are connected to the warming of the Arctic and the effects that that warming is having on the winds of the stratospheric polar vortex, high...