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Don’t Forget Blankenship

I’m not sure whether this is good news or bad. What is true is that Don Blankenship of West Virginia did not win his primary, and so will not be a Republican candidate for Congress this year. That’s probably a good thing in that it means the Republican voters of his state are not actually…

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Rightward, to Fascism and Beyond!

There’s a terrifying story over on the Washington Post site. In Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump, Bill Barrow writes about how the Republican Party is moving further and further to the right — in some cases, astonishingly so, with overt Nazis and Fascists seeking office under the GOP’s increasingly tattered…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

And the week offers us our usual collection of news, for good, bad, and Trump. Among the stories we’re following are: Over on Vox, we read Trump tells 57,000 Hondurans who’ve lived in the US for 20 years to get out by Dara Lind. It seems that our dear and glorious orange-headed duce is kicking…

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The GOP: Danger To America

There’s an excellent article over on the New Republic this month, The Republican Party, Not Trump, Is the Real Threat to American Democracy by Jeet Heer. In it, Heer quotes analysts and theorists who argue that, while Trump is undoubtedly crazy and incompetent, he isn’t the real problem—or, at least, he’s only a symptom of…

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Chomsky: It’s the Corporations, Stupid

There is a fascinating article over at the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s web publication, ineteconomics.org. In it, Lynn Parramore interviews the remarkable Noam Chomsky, linguist, scientist, and activist. Among the many things that Professor Chomsky says is that the real villain in the 2016 election may not have been so much Russia as the…

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DCCC Trying To Force Progressives From Races

There is an interesting piece over on the Intercept’s Website, Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive to Leave Race by Lee Fang. On the off chance you didn’t know about it, the Democratic Party’s elites have allegedly been working rather diligently against progressive candidates in state and local elections. The DNC and the…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

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And from around the web, we have all sorts of interesting stories this week. Presented, now, for your consideration… Wondering why it is that Trump supporters seem to ignore reports of his obvious corruption and incompetence? Well, says the Washington Post, it seems that in a recent poll, half of all Republicans said that the…

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Trump WAS in Moscow!

Trump has been saying that he didn’t stay overnight in Moscow in 2013, which was during the Miss Universe pageant. That’s important because it relates to the infamous reports of a “pee tape,” and/or other less than savory activities in which he may have engaged with Russian sex workers during that time. But, Bloomberg’s “Bloomberg…

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Facebook Isn’t The Problem. Congress is.

Congress has recently grilled Facebook’s Marc Zukerberg and Facebook itself has come in for a lot of (well-deserved) abuse in recent weeks. But is Facebook really the problem? Ms. Zeynep Tufekci, a cyber-security expert and commentator, rather suspects not. The real problem, she suggests, is Congress, which has had the power to regulate social media,…

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