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Apr

April 19, 2018

U.S.-North Korea Summit Must Not Happen!

Proposed Parley Far Too Risky Owing to Trump’s Manifest Instability; Diplomacy Not Always Beneficial: See Chamberlain At Munich Conference, 1938; With Mentality of Rent-Gouging Queens Landlord, Little Gets Done to Help Abe of Japan, a Key Ally in Current Crisis; Hannity as Trump’s Rasputin; Ted Cruz-Beto O’Rourke Texas Senate Race Too Close to Call, With Trump Under Water; Homeland Series Attempts Spy Drama Based on Realism In Era of Gerasimov Doctrine, Hybrid Warfare, and Active Measures

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Apr

April 18, 2018

Korean Easter Overture?

Pompeo Claims His Secret Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Went Smoothly, But History Teaches That Personal Diplomacy Led By The Labile Trump Is A Recipe For Catastrophe; Haley-Kudlow Feud Rooted in Don’s Chaotic Flip-Flops; Total Puerto Rico Blackout Together With IRS Website Shutdown and Widespread Twitter Issues Must Be Seen in Context of Russian Threats of “Consequences” and “Chaos” After Trump’s Attack on Syria; Latest Poll Shows Democrat Hiral Tipirneni Leading Over Reactionary GOP Hack in Arizona 8 CD (NW Phoenix) Special Election on April 24

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Apr

April 17, 2018

Trump’s “We’re Not Taking The Lead. We’re Matching” Is the New Version of “Leading From Behind”!

White House Calls Off Chemical Warfare Sanctions Against Russia Announced By Haley Last Sunday; Our Analysis Confirmed: Expulsion of 60 Russian Personnel Was Indeed An End Run Around Trump in Last Days of Tillerson and McMaster; Tenant of the Oval Remains A Dyed In The Wool Appeaser; Another Episode In The Ongoing Saga of Trump and Cohen vs The Feds; Priggish Comey Wants FBI To Be An “Independent Force in American Life”; We Don’t; Cui Bono on Tax Day Breakdown of IRS Website

17
Apr

April 16, 2018

“Impeachment Lets the American People Off the Hook,” Says Meddler Who Got Us Into This Mess!

Comey Book Tour Provides Powerful Attack on Legitimacy of Regime, But Many Cannot Forget That Fired FBI Boss Put Trump Into White House With Outrageous Actions 11 Days Before 2016 Election; Comey’s Sanctimonious Self-Righteousness Further Complicated By Weird Aristotelian-Stoic Theory of Ethics; Not a Man For All Seasons; Macron of France Claims He Convinced Don to Stay in Syria; Theresa May Refused to Consult Parliament, May Be Ousted; Recalling Lexington and Concord, April 18, 1775

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Apr

April 14, 2018 WCR

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Trump in Delirium, Raves “Mission Accomplished!”

U.S., Britain, France Strike Syria With 100 Cruise Missiles; Chemical Warfare Is Pretext; Moscow Threatens “Consequences,” Hints Russian-Made Pantsir Air Defense System Was Effective Against Cruise Missiles; At UN, Haley Threatens Endless Bombing; Bolton’s Demand For Massive Attack Rebuffed; Deputy AG Rosenstein Does Not Fear Trump, Reports Say; Michael Cohen’s Computer Recordings Seen As Watergate Tapes of Trump’s Impeachment: Did Don’s Fixer Visit Prague After All?; Ruling Kakistocracy Hit Hard by Comey Memoir, First Book by Insider; Alt-Left Mush-Heads In Crisis As Their Lesser Evil of 2016 Unmasks as Warmonger; When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln, Greatest World Statesman of the Nineteenth Century, Died April 15, 1865

13
Apr

April 12, 2018

Mattis Puts Brakes on Trump’s War Drive

Senators Seek Vote on Protection For Mueller; FBI Raid On Michael Cohen’s Manhattan Premises Targeted Access Hollywood Tape; Fall of Ryan Wrecks House GOP, Leaving Vicious Faction Fight Between McCarthy and Scalise; 400,000 Virginians Have New Hope for Medicaid as GOP Lockstep Crumbles in Richmond; Another Attack On Trump’s Legitimacy: Comey Memoir To Be Published April 17; In Memoriam Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Died April 12, 1945: The Greatest American of the Twentieth Century and the Leading Anti-Fascist of the World

12
Apr

April 11, 2018

Will Trump’s Tweet Become Your Epitaph?

Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Threatens Shootdown of U.S. Missiles Fired Towards Syria, Plus Destruction of Launchers; Trump Goads Russia Towards Thermonuclear Confrontation With Reckless “Get Ready Russia” Tweet; Self-Styled Populist Outsider Unmasks as Warmonger Far Worse Than G.W. Bush; Kaine: Strike Is Illegal; British Government, Pentagon’s Mattis, and Nauert of State Signal Delay; Speaker Ryan Leaving Congress in January, With GOP Plan For Destruction of Social Safety Net Unfinished; Republican Control of House Virtually Doomed

11
Apr

April 10, 2018

Trump About to Fire Mueller, Launches Wag the Dog Attack on Syria

Bolton Recruits Britain and France for Senseless Aggression, Despite Russian Threats; GOP Senators See Moves Against Mueller or Rosenstein As “Suicide” or “Beginning of the End” – But Will They React?; Feds Raid Three Manhattan Premises Used by Don’s Fixer Michael Cohen Seeking Evidence of Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Campaign Finance Violations; White House Reporter April Ryan Asks If Trump Mulls Resignation; Be Ready for Mass Mobilization Against Dictatorship and War

10
Apr

April 9, 2018

U.S. Attack on Syria Imminent!

Bolton-MBS-Netanyahu Machinations For Middle East Conflagration Near Fruition; Israelis Bomb Assad’s T-4 Base In Central Syria; Trump Seeks Wag the Dog; Pretext Is Alleged Gas Attack on Douma as Jaish al-Islam Retreats From Area; Videos Posted by White Helmets Are Plainly Staged; Cable Networks in Full Warmonger Mode; Moscow Warns of “Most Serious Consequences” If NATO Attacks; Remembering April 9, 1865 As One of Greatest Victories in Fight for Human Civilization as Slaveocrat Leader Lee Surrenders to U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia

8
Apr

April 7, 2018 WCR

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Nomenklatura Nicked!

On McMaster’s Last Day at White House, U.S. Freezes Assets, Bans Travel, and Sets Embargo For Seven Russian Oligarchs, Seventeen Bigwigs of Putin Regime, and Twelve Companies; Targets Include Manafort Crony Deripaska, Kremlin Son-In-Law Shamalov, Gold Czar Kerimov, and Gazprom’s Miller; Companies Now Radioactive, With EN+ Group Shares Down 21% in London; Move Viewed As End Run Around Trump and Parthian Shot by Outgoing NSC Director; The Cunning of Reason: Tariffs Start Conflicts With China, Wall Street, Farm State GOP, and WTO, Hastening Demise of Free Trade, Trump Regime and Republican Party

6
Apr

April 5, 2018

Trump Plays Kamikaze in Trade War With China

Defeating Xi Dynasty Plans to Loot U.S. and Dominate World Economy With “Made in China 2025” and “Belt and Road” Economic Warfare Scenarios Will Require Far More Than Hapless Hotelier’s Impulsive Moves, Dictated Mainly by Growing Discontent Among His Fanatical Followers; U.S. Will Have No Allies in Looming Clash; Best Scenario: Trump May End Globalized Free Trade Just as Napoleon Ended Feudalism in Europe, But at Prohibitive Cost; Conflicts With Wall Street and Farmers Destroying GOP; U.S. Trade Deficit Highest in Decade Under Current Regime

5
Apr

April 4, 2018

Mueller Demands to Grill Trump!

Fifty Years After the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Implement His Organizing Method: In 1968, This Meant United Front of Civil Rights, Student Anti-War, and Labor Movements; Today, Unify Blacks, Students, Women, Latinos and Other Immigrants, Unions, and Liberal Activists on Common Denominator of Taxing Wall Street and Nationalizing the Federal Reserve to Create 40 Million New Jobs; Blue Wave: Democrat Wins Seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court!

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Apr

April 3, 2018

No More Summits With Trump!

Eight Decades After Munich Sellout, Trump Hits New Low in Cowardice in Meeting With Baltic States: Appeaser Fails to Commit To NATO Treaty, Mutual Defense Under Article Five, and Increasing Permanent Tripwire Forces; Lithuanian President Pointedly Demands U.S. Leadership; Summits With Kim and Putin Are Existential Threats to This Country and Must Be Prevented; China Sees Trump-Kim Conference as Beginning of The End for American Presence in East Asia; Is Bolton Planning War After Failed Talks?

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Apr

April 2, 2018

Nixon Dialogued With Portraits of His Predecessors, But Trump Prefers Fox News!

Walkouts By Teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma Show American Working People Can Still Fight Back Against Oppressive Billionaires; Why Doesn’t “Populist” Trump Support Them?; 2018 On Track As Year of Mass Strike; Sponsors Dump Laura Ingraham, Stunning Reactionary Media Barons; Wall Street Tremors Suggest Trump Stock Bubble is Not Long For This World, Despite GOP’s Tax Bonanza for Speculators; As More Handlers Flee, “Unchained Melody” Becomes Don’s Campaign Song for 2018

2
Apr

March 31, 2018 WCR

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Easter 2018: Plutocratic Dictatorships in Moscow and Beijing Threaten World Peace; Putin Brandishes Satan II ICBM Against U.S.; Xi Dynasty Deploys 40-Ship Armada With Aircraft Carrier In Bid to End Freedom of Navigation In South China Sea; Trump The Slave of Appeasement; Class-Based Neo-Containment Starts By Turning Screws On Russian Mafiya Oligarchs and Chinese Princelings Who Launder Funds, Travel, Reside, and Study in West; U.S. Needs Sharp Anti-Oligarchical Left Turn, Starting in White House; No Privatization of Infrastructure or VA!

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Mar

March 29, 2018

Murder at DuPont Circle!

Mueller Filings Allege Trump Campaign Link to Russian GRU Spy Agency, Mother of Guccifer 2.0 and Fancy Bear; Did Dowd Obstruct Justice By Dangling Pardons?; Stop Trump’s Privatization of the Veterans’ Administration; A Mirror for Putin: Stalin’s Failures of 1948 As Model for Russian Overreaching, When Prague Coup Triggered Congressional Approval of Marshall Plan, Backlash in Italy and France, and Defense Buildup in West; Stalin’s 1948-1949 Berlin Blockade Forced Unity of U.S., Britain, France with West Germany; The Entropic Cosmology of Stephen Hawking

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Mar

March 28, 2018

Coming Middle East War Is Already Bought and Paid For!

March Visits to Washington By Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) and Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Plus Bolton Nomination and Continuing Role of Boy Wonder Kushner Set Stage for Gulf Conflagration As Iran Nuclear Accord Is Sabotaged; Kim’s Orient Express Jaunt Shows Status of North Korea as Satellite of Xi Dynasty in Beijing; Tillerson-McMaster End Run Around Trump Remains Most Plausible Background For Russian Expulsions; Supporters of Trump and Kremlin Fall Back on Dubious Scenarios

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Mar

March 27, 2018

America First Run By Foreigners!

Illegal Campaign Operatives From Overseas Allegedly Lied to Get U.S. Visas In 2014 To Help GOP “Win Back America”; 28 Western Countries Expel Some 141 Russian Agents Under Diplomatic Cover; Best Guess: A Parthian Shot By Tillerson and McMaster Through An End Run Around Appeaser In Oval Office; What Was Role of Macron?; Surprising Level of Cooperation Suggests an Overconfident Putin Miscalculated Chances For Countermeasures; Beware Big Stock Market Gains on Light Volume While VIX Remains High

27
Mar

March 26, 2018

The Writing Is On The Wall For GOP!

Massive Turnout for March for Our Lives Across U.S. Is Harbinger of Republican Extinction; Middle Class Families With Children Turned Out in Droves, Many Attending First Political Demonstration of Their Lives; GOP Has Already Lost Generation Z. The Most Militant Age Cohort Since Vietnam Era; Stormy Daniels Reports Mafia-Style Threat From Stranger Telling Her to Back Off Her Trump Story; Neocon Warmonger Bolton Is Key to Emerging White House Wag the Dog Scenarios

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Mar

March 24, 2018 WCR

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Trump’s Base Is Revolting!

Six-Month Budget Leaves Reactionary Republicans Apoplectic: No Border Wall and Big Deficit!; Strange Interlude of Friday Veto Threat Followed by Crackpot Demands for Line Item Veto and End of Filibuster; Mattis Told Him to Sign; Limbaugh Sees Trump Fleeing Back Up His Escalator as Immigration Agenda Is “Gutted” In “Nuclear Win For Swamp”; Coulter and Ingraham Expect Impeachment; Widespread Revulsion Against Neocon Warmonger Bolton; Bannon Implicated in Purloined Facebook Data; Cambridge Analytica Raided by British Police

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Mar

March 22, 2018

Manchurian Candidate!

Cambridge Analytica Revelations Depict Trump as Cynically Programmed Synthetic Politician Spouting Pre-Tested Marketing Slogans; Image of Scrappy Populist Outsider Was Fabricated; Monmouth Poll Shows Three Quarters of Americans Are Aware of Deep State, Making This Issue Too Big to Ignore; Right-Wing Attempts to Weaponize Concept Should Be Fought: In Reality, Deep State Put Trump in White House; FBI Must Save Anastasia Vashukevich As Potential Witness for Mueller

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Mar

March 21, 2018

Trump In Panicky Flight Forward as Questioning by Mueller Approaches;

White House Indignant Over Leak of “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” Instructions, But Endorses Cowardly Appeasement of Kremlin; Gen. McCaffrey Denounces Trump for Betraying Allies; Republicans Flake, Graham, Amash, Curbelo Warn That Firing Mueller Would Mean Impeachment, Beginning of the End For Current Regime; Nix Suspended As Boss of Cambridge Analytica as Calls to Grill Zuckerberg and Regulate Facebook Multiply

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Mar

March 20, 2018

Pro-Trump London Mind Benders Reportedly Got 50 Million Facebook Profiles Thanks To Russian Professor;

British Channel Four Broadcasts Sting Tapes of Cambridge Analytica Executives Boasting of Their Prowess in Manipulating Voters; Whistle Blower Says British Firm Pre-Tested Slogans Like “Deep State,” “Build the Wall,” and “Drain the Swamp”; Role of Foreign Company Is Probable Violation of U.S. Election Laws; Trump Adds Fox News Conspiracy Ideologue to Failing Legal Team

20
Mar

March 19, 2018

Trump Eyes More Firings in Justice Department to Encircle Mueller;

Corporate Scribblers Portray Relaxed and Confident Trump Precisely At His Moment of Greatest Fear and Trembling; Tenant of Oval Office Faces Almost Certain Loss of House Majority and Then Impeachment; Ugliest Cultural Populism Rules, But Every Senate Vote Is Critical to Get to 34, As Shown By Tweet Ordering Tarkanian to Yield to Heller; Iran Nuclear Accord Doomed

18
Mar

March 17, 2018 WCR

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Ides of March Bring Twin Trump Disasters!

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization Records As White House Is Forced to Join UK, France, and Germany in Condemning Russian Nerve Gas Attack in England; PA-18 Result Foreshadows GOP House Minority in November, With Acute Danger of Impeachment; Trump Seeks Defense Line Of 34 Hoodlum Senators Pledged To Stave Off Conviction and Removal; Post-Purge Cabinet and Staff Tasked With Shoring Up Extremist Base Using Policies of Greed, Hatred and Warmongering; Nihilism Rules Kremlin

16
Mar

March 15, 2018

Trump and UK Labour Party’s Corbyn Unite to Appease Putin; NATO Sees First Chemical Attack on Alliance Territory Since 1949; Nationwide Student Strike Against School Massacres Signals GOP Has Already Lost Generation Z; When Eighth Graders March, Gun Lobby Republicans Are Doomed; Kudlow, Haspel, and Likely Bolton Nominations Show Ultra-Extremist Turn by Weakened and Discredited White House in Desperate Bid to Retain Fanatical Base; GOP Will Be Unable To Block Impeachment by House In Early 2019; Trump’s Only Hope is Saving 34 Senate Diehards to Escape Conviction and Removal

15
Mar

March 14, 2018

Beginning of the End For GOP As Lamb Wins Pennsylvania 18;

20-Point Swing From Trump to Democrats; 110 House Seats Are Easier for Dems, Raising Prospect of GOP Congressional Wipeout; Republican Talking Points of Tax Cut, Stock Market, and Tariff Get No Traction, So Party Hacks Fall Back on Uglier Themes of Xenophobia (“Immigration”), Racism (“Crime in the Streets”), and the Eternal “Pelosi”; Quick British Retaliation for Attempted Murder of Russian Émigré and Daughter Emphasizes Cowardice of Trump Appeasement Regime

13
Mar

March 13, 2018

The Moron’s Revenge Hits Tillerson!

Top U.S. Diplomat Comeyed After His Last Plane Ride Home; His Deputy Goldstein Sacked For Contradicting White House Story; Winner Is Pompeo, Tea Party Extremist From Koch Kansas Plantation Intent on Junking Iran Nuclear Accord; New CIA Boss Is Gina Haspel, Who Has Issues With Torture, Renditions, and Black Sites; Don’s Body Man Reportedly Implicated in Financial Violations; Weakness and Loss of Allies Foster Wild Man Profile; More Departures Imminent

13
Mar

March 12, 2018

How Texas Democrats Decided To Make the Fed Pay For Education, Jobs, and Infrastructure!

Class-Based Economic Demands as Common Denominator to Unify Identity Groups; Shorn of Allies and Enablers, Trump Reverts to Wild Man Profile As Kelly, McMaster, Ivanka, Kushner Move Towards Exit; In Era of Opioid Epidemic, Death Penalty For Drug Pushers Would Spur Fascistization of Society; Tax Wall Street Party Supports Conor Lamb For Congress in Tuesday’s Special Election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District

11
Mar

March 10, 2018 WCR

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Texas Democrats Demand Federal Reserve Resolve Student Loan Crisis and Provide Job Creation in Infrastructure Through Cheap, Long-Term Federal Credit; Trump-Kim-Moon Summit Becoming Less Likely; De-Nuclearization of North Korea Is Pure Utopia, But Fiasco Could Propel Irascible Don Towards Nuclear Confrontation; U.S. Must Have Orbital Lasers for ABM Defense!; British Gold Default of September 1931, Not Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930, Was Main Factor in Great Depression; Despite GOP Doublethink, Deep State Exists and Backed Trump; Proposed Tariffs Have Limited Impact Due To Insane Obsession With De-Regulation; Secretary of State Dean Acheson’s Bitter Warning After Summits With His Unstable Puppet Harry Truman: When The Head of State Fumbles, the Goal Line is Wide Open Behind Him

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Mar

March 8, 2018

Still No Answer From Trump to Putin’s Rocket Rattling as Appeasement Rules White House; Russian President Uses Bluster to Paper Over Domestic Tensions Like His Predecessor N.S. Khrushchev; KGB Col. Skripal and Daughter Poisoned in U.K. by Nerve Agent; Is Incident Linked to Russiagate?; Deep State Exists and Put Trump in White House: Christopher Steele of British Intelligence Tried to Break Open Russiagate Collusion Story But Was Blocked by Pro-Trump Factions in Comey’s FBI and U.S. Corporate Media Who Refused to Publicize His Blockbuster Findings During Summer-Fall 2016

8
Mar

March 7, 2018

93% of Texas Democratic Primary Voters Demand Federal Reserve Provide Cheap, Long-Term Federal Credit to Refinance Student Loan Debt at 0% And Fund National Infrastructure and Job Creation; Medicare for All Gets 95% Support; 9-Day Wildcat Strike by West Virginia Teachers Wins 5% Pay Hike From GOP Governor and Legislature After Decades of Neglect; Will Oklahoma and Arizona Be Next?; Schumer: Claw Back $1 Trillion From GOP Tax Bonanza For Rich To Create 15 Million Jobs in Urgent Public Works; Sessions Attack on Sanctuary Cities and States Is Modern Version of 1850s Fugitive Slave Law

7
Mar

March 6, 2018

Are Russia and China Prodding North Korea to Open Talks With U.S. to Undercut Momentum for Strategic Defense Against Ballistic Missiles?; Nunberg Suspects Trump Did “Something” During 2016 Election, Says Mueller Team’s Questions Focused on Don’s Business Dealings; Deep State Exists and Helped Trump Take White House: Contrary to Grotesque Distortions by Nunes, Grassley, Graham, and Reactionary Propaganda Mills, New Material Shows That -- Despite Clear and Convincing Evidence -- Comey’s FBI Dragged Its Feet on Probing Russian Aid to Trump When It Could Have Been Stopped

6
Mar

March 5, 2018

U.S. Strategic Defense Against Ballistic Missiles Expanding Beyond Rogue State Threats to Include Russian and Chinese Deployments; Need Full Manhattan Project to Deploy Orbital Lasers to Deal With Any Aggressor; Italian Election Results in Chaos and Ungovernability; In Fit Of Rage, Trump Talks Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, Disrupting Alliances and Benefiting Moscow and Beijing; Cheap Federal Credit From Nationalized Fed Is Best Help for Full-Set Economy; Cable Television Pundits Rely on Confederate Free Trade Arguments; But Lincoln Showed Orderly Tariffs Lead to Lower Prices

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Mar

March 3, 2018 WCR

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Putin Threatens U.S. With New Offensive Attack Weapons Including ICBM, Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile, and Nuclear Torpedo; Reveals Kremlin’s Greatest Fear Is Effective U.S. Strategic Anti-Missile Defense; American Response Must Be Crash Program For Defensive Orbital Lasers As Basis For Successful War Avoidance; Appeaser Trump Is Silent; Alt-Left Ideologues Belittle Threats; Wray and Rogers Say Trump Has Done Nothing To Protect 2018 Election; Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster Should Recall Napoleon’s Maxim That Dissenting Generals Should Resign Rather Than Become Instruments Of The Downfall Of The Army; King Lear On The Heath As Model For Trump In DC Northeaster Ending Week Of Chaos

2
Mar

March 1, 2018

Disintegration of Trump Regime Accelerates With Departure of McMaster; Mueller Said to Personally Target Trump With Classic Watergate Question of What Did President Know and When Did He Know It Concerning Stolen DNC Emails; Don Triggers Chaos Among Duped Base With Desperate Evasive Actions On Gun Control; Theresa May Government in UK Also On Brink of Collapse As Brexit Rollback Gains in Parliament; Trump Cowers In Full Appeasement Mode With FBI’s Wray and NSA’s Rogers Reporting They Have Received No Orders to Stop Russian Election Meddling; Machiavelli: Appeasement Never Works

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Mar

February 28, 2018

Is Trump Regime Breaking Up?: No More State Secrets For Kushner; Jarvanka Exit May Loom; What Did Trump Know About Stolen DNC Emails?; China, Israel, UAE, Mexico Said to Eye Exploiting Kushner’s Need for Massive Cash Infusion; Hope Hicks Grilled For Nine Hours, Tries to Stonewall Citing “White Lies,” Then Quits; Mueller Probes Trump Business Ties to Russian Oligarchs in Years Before White House Run; Xi Now China’s Dictator For Life With Program of Exporting New Model of Cyber-Based “Social Credit” Totalitarianism; Belt and Road a Warmed-Over Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

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Feb

February 27, 2018

Trump’s “Phase Two” Another Reckless Threat of Thermonuclear War Against North Korea; Tarpley Eight Days Ahead of CNN In Identifying Generation Z as Key To Parkland FL Anti-Gun Protests; After CPAC Monstrosity, Move To Stop Calling Republicans Conservatives and Start Branding Them As Reactionaries; Truth in Labeling Could Reduce GOP Vote by 3%-5%, Meaning No Presidencies for G.W. Bush And Trump!; If Reactionary Gorsuch Court Overturns Agency Fees for Public Sector Unions, It Will Strike Down Laws of 23 States and Invalidate Labor Contracts For 10 Million Workers: Not Conservative!

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Feb

February 26, 2018

Working People’s Day of Action Mobilizes Labor For Union Rights Before Supreme Court Hears Janus v. AFSCME, an Odious Attempt to Wreck Financing For Public Sector Unions; Will Reactionary Gorsuch Court Gut Precedents?; Trump Still Unaware That North Korea Is Russian-Chinese Proxy, While Putin and Xi Are Conning Him; Was Accused Hacker and Putin Chef Prigozhin Involved in Attack by Russian Mercenaries on Kurdish-U.S. Forces Near Euphrates in Syria?; Trump’s Tax Cut Bounce Eroding Fast; Women, Blacks, Latinos, Students, and Labor Need National Resistance Coordinating Committee

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Feb

February 24, 2018 WCR

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At CPAC Reactionary Confab, Gun Lobby Blames Mass Shootings on Police, FBI, School Security, and Even the American Family (!), While Declining Responsibility for Their Own Abuses; Strident Polemics Likely to Offend Suburban Security Moms; Trump Parrots NRA Demand For Armed Teachers and “Hardened Schools”; Milquetoast Democrats Assailed as “European-Style Socialists”; Era of Extreme Gun Fetishism Started With 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller Decision; Scalia Court Invented Largely Unregulated Individual Right to Firearms While Preventing Cities From Banning Handguns; Intelligent and Outspoken Activists of Generation Z Are Anything But New Silent Generation; Mass Strike Dynamic Re-Surfaces After Winter Pause; Task Now Is to Unite Blacks, Students, Women, Dreamers, Labor Unions, and Democratic Party Activists With Common Economic Demands Into Movement Capable of Contending for Power; Where Is National Resistance Coordinating Committee?

23
Feb

February 22, 2018

Trump Wants To Arm Teachers, Threatening U.S. With Hobbesian Nightmare of War of All Against All; Cynical Ploy Subordinates All Values to Demand for Universal Ownership of Assault Rifles; Goal Includes Propping Up Failing Arms Manufacturers; Gun Lobby Strategy Sees Guns as Cultural Populist Wedge Issue To Defeat Potential for a New FDR National Coalition of the American People; GOP Wedge Issues Of Aligned With Divisive Themes of Russian Bots and Trolls; Billy Graham’s Camp Meeting Revival Style Rooted in Rural America Going Back to the Great Revival in Cane Ridge, Kentucky in 1801

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Feb

February 21, 2018

Student Anti-Gun Activists Mount Walkouts and Protest Marches in Washington DC, Tallahassee, and Many Cities; Trump Announces Ban on Bump Stocks In Hopes of Evading Issue; Florida Legislators Block All Action on Assault Weapons Ban; Indications That Mass Strike Dynamic Will Re-Emerge in Spring 2018 On Broader Basis Than A Year Before; World-Historical Debut of Generation Z, Born After September 11, 2001, Threatens GOP Regime; Reactionaries, Libertarians, and Paranoids Claim Protest Leaders Are Not Real People But Crisis Actors, But Offer No Documented Examples

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Feb

February 20, 2018

White House in Chaos as Staff Struggles to Hide Void of Presidential Leadership in Protecting 2018 Elections; Putin and Russia Still Immune To Wild Twitter Attacks; Running Scared After High School Massacre, Trump Offers Ban on Bump Stocks as Shuck; Is Security Risk Jared Kushner Above the Law When It Comes to State Secrets?; Sanders Scoffs At Kelly’s Ban on Interim Clearances; Strauss-Howe Theory of Generations, Already in Crisis Due to Bannon’s Apocalyptic Version of the “Fourth Turning,” Failing To Account For Militant Activism of High School Students From Florida to Kansas

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Feb

February 19, 2018

Strong Anti-Gun Lobby Activism of Parkland Shooting Survivors Triggering Tectonic Shift in U.S. Politics; Students Call March For Our Lives in Washington DC and Other Cities For March 24; Reactionaries Claim Mass Murder is Inevitable; GOP Profilers Had Expected Post-2001 Age Cohort To Be Meek Replay of 1950s Silent Generation; After Soccer Moms and Security Moms, the Era of #GunSafetyMoms Is Bad News for Republicans; Time To Rescue Well Regulated Clause of Second Amendment From Recent Distortions; Netherlands AIVD Intelligence Agency Observed Russian Hack Attack on DNC In Real Time

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Feb

February 17, 2018 WCR

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Mueller Indicts Thirteen Russians and Three Entities For Criminal Conspiracy Against U.S. 2016 Election; Goal Was Chaos, Supporting Trump, Disparaging Clinton; “Putin’s Chef” Seen as Kingpin; Rosenstein Announces Indictments; Stopping Probe Now Tantamount to Treason; White House Lies Refuted by Meticulous Account of Meddling; Focus On “Operation Lakhta” Troll Base in Olgino, North of St. Petersburg; Russia Should Stop Meddling, Apologize Formally, Dismantle Troll Farms, and Punish Those Responsible; Shift In Mass Psychology As Students Terrorized by Florida Shooter Get Angry and Demand Gun Safety From Corrupt GOP Hacks; Two GOP Wipeouts In Upcoming Elections Can Begin To End Mass Shootings; Gun Lobby Vital to GOP Financial Support and Anti-State Ideology; Bipartisanship Fails Dreamers as Immigration Bills Are Defeated in Senate; GOP Extinction Is Only Answer; Will Republicans Run Benedict Arnold for President in 2020?; Recalling Roman History: Horatius at The Bridge

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Feb

February 15, 2018

McConnell and GOP Welshing on Pledge to Hold Serious Debate on DACA; Only Real Answer to Nativist Bigots is Ending Republican Control of Congress in November; Original America First of 1940-1941 Based on Allowing World Domination by Fascist Dictators; One Year After Flynn Ouster, Trump Regime Refuses to Defend United States Against Foreign Sabotage of Elections; Scores of Security Risks on White House Staff; Administration Appeasers Ignore Chinese Interference With Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea; General MacArthur’s Time-Tested 1951 Concept for Pacifying the Pacific

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Feb

February 14, 2018

Trump Underwater in Polls Despite Short-Term Bounce Due to Tax-Cut Demagogy; Americans Favor Impeachment 45-44%; Florida Special Legislative Election  Shows 12% Swing to Dems; Zombie Bankers Fear Inflation After CPI Report; 10-Year Note at 2.9%; Supply Side Promises About GOP Tax Scam Fall Flat as Deficit Climbs Toward $1 Trillion, With Nothing to Show For It; Foreign Enemies Can Exploit This Vulnerability; Trump’s Infrastructure Plan a Cynical Shell Game; Cuts to Food Stamps, Medicaid, LIHEAP, and Obamacare Leave Some 60 Million Americans Threatened by Killer Austerity

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Feb

February 13, 2018

Trump Budget Tramples His Election Year Promises To Spare Social Safety Net and Build Infrastructure; Medicare Cut $554 Billion Over 10 Years; Medicaid Slashed $250 Billion; Food Stamps Gouged 22%; Graham-Cassidy Rides Again With Obamacare Block Granted, Personal Limits, and No More Subsidies; $168 Billion in Transportation Cuts Undercut Fake Infrastructure Program; National Airport, Dulles IAD, and DC Parkways Get Privatization and Tolls; Mo More Public Housing Repairs, Rent Vouchers, Heating Subsidies, Tuition Assistance, Crop Insurance; A Teachable Moment for Dupes?

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Feb

February 12, 2018

10-Year Treasury Note Yield Hits Four-Year High Above 2.9% as Downturn Danger Grows; 30-Year Bond Rate Also Rising; Trump Still Claiming Credit for Pay Increases Forced on Walmart and Other Greedy Companies by Higher State Minimum Wages; Jobless in Coming Downturn Will Envy Ninety-Niners of Decade Ago: Republicans Have Savagely Cut State Unemployment Benefits; Example of 1987 Crash Highly Relevant: 22% One-Day Dow Decline Came Sandwiched Between Dollar Crises; Long Bond Yield Jumped From 8.4% in August to 10.4% Just Before Crash, As Treasury Prices Collapsed; Fundamentals Unsound

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Feb

February 10, 2018 WCR

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Trump Hooverized By Protracted Collapse of Stock Bubble; GOP Deregulation and Tax Cut Demagogy Decimated By Stock Losses and Probable Overall Economic Downturn; Explosive Innovations In Derivatives and Leverage Have Made Matters Much Worse; Emergency Re-Regulation Needed, With 1% Wall Street Sales Tax On All Stock, Bond, and Derivative Transactions, Plus Ban on Double and Triple-Leveraged Inverse VIX ETNs; $400 Billion in New Money is Welcome; Dreamers Must Now Get Road to Citizenship; Ash Wednesday Came Early For Parasitical Subjectivists; Italy’s Anti-Immigrant and Russian-Backed “Five Star Movement” Wants To Take Power in March 4 Elections Despite Catastrophic Failures in Governing Rome and Turin; Americans Should Plan Impeachment Houseparties for Presidents’ Day, Saturday, February 17!