Category: Demoncrats

On Helsinki Summit, fetid backlash, and sane reactions

BLAIR HOPKINS—We all know that The Nation is a respected liberal outfit, and that it is precisely mainstream liberals who have been leading the insane campaign to provoke Russia and topple Trump—at any cost, and yet, Cohen, perhaps because of his privileged position, is able, or manages, to get his dissident viewpoint out, which is certainly salutary for the country and the rest of the world, as sanity and fairness are in extremely short supply at this point in the homeland of the empire.

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Morgan Freeman Trashes His Legacy for a US Liberal Establishment in Meltdown

JOHN WIGHT—That Trump is a moral monster is, by this point, hard to argue with; his reckless disregard for international law and diplomacy is concerning to say the least. But let us not make the mistake of believing that Clinton and her ilk bring anything better to the table. On the contrary, Hillary Clinton’s record is a monument to mendacity, proof of her attachment to the virtues of the mass incarceration of young black men at home and the virtues of cruise missile diplomacy abroad.

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Russiagate is Excuse for Democratic Party Failure

GLEN FORD—Russiagate “has blossomed and blossomed until it’s this huge thing that obliterates rational thought,” said veteran media critic Jeff Cohen, of the Park Center for Independent Media, at Ithaca College. The Democrats have inflated the controversy beyond all reason in order to avoid confronting how they “failed to stop someone who clearly has fascist tendencies — the current president.”

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Russiagate Shows the Democrats’ True Corporate, Warmongering Colors

GLEN FORD—So, when The Week shouts that Bernie Sanders has “conquered” the Democrats, because a number of his potential competitors, including abject corporate servants like Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, have endorsed the idea of Medicare-for-all and the party is now thinking “big” — think again. Wall Street will force a split in the Democratic Party rather than allow its supplicants to press for a true single payer health care bill or a federal job guarantee. And a split is exactly what is needed.

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