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The Year of the Hate Vote By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, Jun 26, 2016  Americans are profoundly unexcited about their presumptive candidates, who have the lowest favorability ratings of any major-party nominee in recent history. A new survey of likely voters among Cosmopolitan.com readers shows that young women are especially disenchanted with their options. For many, their […]

By-Passing the Democratic Nominating Convention

The DNC has since April, we now learn, been working with the Clinton camp behind the scenes to have the Democratic primary declared over on June 7th.

Silence Really Is The Voice of Complicity

Elizabeth Warren   There’s a history of demagogues calling those they disagree with “terrorists” and using that as justification for intimidation and violence – and that history is ugly and dangerous. There’s also a history of people staying quiet for too long, hoping for the best but watching silently as the threat metastasizes. Donald Trump […]

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND POLITICAL STALEMATE BY ROBERT KUTTNER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/constitutional-crisis-and_1_b_9395958.html?utm_hp_ref=politics The 2016 election year is shaping up to be America’s most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War — and the most important partisan re-alignment since 1932 or maybe since 1860. To appreciate what’s at work, it’s important to understand these two trends, and how they interact. The essence of the constitutional crisis is […]

Dear Cody Cain: What About the Fourth Estate?

Blogging on HuffPost and Salon Cain says that Trump has rattled our foundation and begs the question of whether the: People Can Be Trusted with Democracy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-cain/trump-rattles-our-foundat_b_9368482.html?utm_hp_ref=politics What about the media? The media has trounced on Bernie Sanders from day one and given Trump two for one in terms of coverage for every dollar he’s […]

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

Hate-Monger Ban: Trump, Westboro Baptist, KKK, & anti-Muslim Bloggers

Trump UK ban petition passes 370,000 signatures 10 December 2015 A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 370,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating it. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35052505   The petition went on Parliament’s e-petition website on Tuesday. It was posted in […]

The Banking Industry’s Transparent Attempt to Weaken the CFPB By Senator Elizabeth Warren

In fact, the CFPB has been operating for only four years, but the success of the single-director structure is already apparent. Under the leadership of Director Richard Cordray, the CFPB already has:
•returned more than $11 billion to over 25 million consumers who were cheated on their credit cards, checking accounts or other financial products;
•built a complaint hotline that has exceeded all expectations, handling more than 700,000 complaints and building an information database that is beginning to level the playing field for consumers; and
•issued new, common sense rules on mortgages and other financial products and services that have helped consumers compare costs and understand risks — all while making markets safer and more resilient.

Impending US Debt Crisis Oct 1, 2015 – Prompts IMF’s Release of GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT By Robin Barnes

If a collective effort to deliver policy upgrade is rejected there will be no stability, balance, or sustainable growth: in fact, global output will be reduced by an estimated 3% in two years’ time.

Prediction: Emily Blunt Best Actress Oscar in 2018 on Stage with Boy-Girl Twins By Robin Barnes

The song is powerful (I’m not ready to make nice/ I’m not ready to back down/ I’m still mad as hell and/I don’t have time to go round and round and round.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwT5FOPNKAQ