Day: November 8, 2012

Guest Editorial: TKO by the Technocrats

Who Will Stand Up to Obama Now? by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR, Editor in Chief, Counterpunch Barack Obama is a technocrat and he just won a technocratic victory. His reelection campaign, lacking any kind of arching philosophy or defense of hisREAD ON

Obama’s victory: the hypocrisy machine begins to pay off (for the rich)

After election, Obama moves to slash social spending By Andre Damon, wsws.org In the wake of Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 US presidential election, Democratic-party officials have proclaimed their intent to collaborate with Republicans to slash billions of dollarsREAD ON

Your Brain on Obama: Waiting for the Man

More relevant reminder than ever— Waiting for the Man Your Brain on Obama by RANDY SHIELDS, Counterpunch.org This is your brain on Obama: Smoking Obama increases apathy and reduces empathy, regardless of race, creed or color. Now blacks, as wellREAD ON

Postmortems: Ohio and an Attempt to Cheat the Vote?

Wherein our senior contributing editor conjures up some explanations for the surprising Ohio outcome, “counterscript” to many seasoned observers… By Steve Jonas   Nov. 7, 2012 Election Results Candidate Popular vote Percentage Electoral votes (270 to win) Barack Obama 60732912 50%READ ON

Jay-Z is 1%, Not HipHop

Not the real article, but a cleverly packaged corporate product. “This process, whereby the ideas of the ruling class permeate society as the ruling ideas, is the exercise of hegemony.” Thank you, Black Agenda Report by Damon Sajnani Jay-Z hasREAD ON