US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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25 Mar 2019

Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the Press

The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one that rivals the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of the press. It further erodes and may prove fatal to the credibility of a press that has steadfastly rendered most of the country invisible and functions as little more than an array of gossiping courtiers to the elites.
The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of...

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28 Jan 2018

The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump

The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military  elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state’s now unfettered pillage.
The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the...

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12 Nov 2016

It’s Worse Than You Think

Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes  it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain. Investments in the stocks of the war industry,  internal security and the prison-industrial-complex have skyrocketed  since Trump won the presidency. There is a lot of money to be made from a militarized police state.
Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes  it has been...

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