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Aug

August 17, 2017

Desperate To Pre-empt Exodus of Top CEOs, Trump Junks Much-Vaunted Manufacturing Council and Strategy Policy Forum; Business Leaders Were Dismayed by Refusal to Condemn Charlottesville Fascist Mob; GOP President Dumped by Big Business is Historical Novelty; Congressman Nadler Sponsoring Censure Motion; Identity Group Fragmentation of Potential Class Forces Slow Emergence of Alternative to Crumbling Trump Regime; Traitor Robert E. Lee Was Enemy of All Americans, Whose Country He Tried to Destroy; Despite Lost Cause Mythology, Confederacy Was Based on Slavery

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Aug

August 16, 2017

Wave of National Revulsion Triggered by Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Fascist Groups; Joint Chiefs of Staff Signal Dissent From White House Line, But Why Are There Still U.S. Military Bases Named After Confederate Losers Hood, Bragg, Beauregard, and Pickett?; Confederate Statues Must Be Removed From Public Property, Starting with Those Close to Court Houses; “Blood and Soil” Slogan of Fascist Marchers is Aggressive Nazi Ideology From 1920s Championed by Hitler; Fragmented Identity Group Politics Incapable of Unified National Class-Based Response to Crisis of Presidency

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Aug

August 15, 2017

Contrary to Trump, Charlottesville Counter-Demo Was Not Mainly Composed of Violent Antifa; Instead, Majority Were Unarmed Local Residents and Students Horrified By Outside Fascist Agitators; Almost All Alt-Right Hooligans Were Armed With Guns or Clubs; Trump’s Apology for Fascism Has Triggered Worst Week Yet for Administration; Fall of Current Regime and Collapse of Republican Party Now in Sight; Top CEOs Flee White House Manufacturing Commission as Kelly Fails to Impose Order; Alabama GOP Senate Primary Reflects Civil War Inside Moribund Party

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Aug

August 14, 2017

Trump Grudgingly Faults Charlottesville Fascist Rioters Two Days After Brutal Murder of Counter-Protester; Organizers May Face Prosecution Under 1968 Federal Anti-Riot Act aka Rap Brown Law; Don’t Call Them Nationalists When They Are Secessionists; Trump Must Fire Bannon and Gorka, Scurrilous Leaders of Alt-Right Faction in White House; Statue of Confederate General Albert Pike Hiding in Plain Sight in Washington on Federal Land Adjacent to Labor Department and Judiciary Square; 45 Days to National Bankruptcy as Debt Ceiling Countdown Continues and Oval Office Dithers

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Aug

August 12, 2017 WCR

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North Korean Crisis Catalyzes Long-Overdue Public Awareness of Anti-Missile Defense, Now in Demand After Decades of Neglect; Trump Continues to Trade Puerile Insults With Pyongyang, While Blurting Out Threat of Military Intervention Against Venezuela; Groveling for Putin Over Expelled U.S. Diplomats is Retroactively Explained as “Sarcasm”; Issue of Unfitness for Office Looms Larger: Former Senator Gordon Humphrey Campaigning to Activate Twenty-Fifth Amendment To Protect U.S. From Trump’s Reckless Behavior; Sixteen GOP Senators Side With McConnell Against Trump; Ominous Rumblings in Stock Market; Republican Party Overripe for Extinction

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Aug

August 10, 2017

Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Tirade Reportedly Improvised, Showing Reliance on Military Handlers is Hopeless; In 1974, Kissinger and Schlesinger Organized Generals to Ignore Attack Orders From Increasingly Unstable Nixon; Russiagate Escalates: Manafort Raided by FBI in Pre-Dawn No-Knock Operation, Showing Search Warrant Was Issued by Federal Judge Based on Probable Cause of Crime; Trump Campaign and Don Jr. Deliver Documents to Congressional Committees; CNN Poll Shows More Attrition of GOP Base; 47% OF Americans Strongly Oppose Regime; St. Lawrence and the Perseid Meteors of 258 AD

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Aug

August 9, 2017

Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Threat to North Korea is Most Dangerous Outburst by U.S. President Since 1945; Presidency Degraded to Same Level as Grotesque North Korean Dictatorship; Channeling Six Year Old Stalin?; Mad Dog Mattis Threatens to End DPRK Regime and Destroy Its People; South Korea Requests Four More THAAD Batteries; Beijing Hypocrites Condemn Seoul For Defensive Measures; Guam Congresswoman Praises THAAD Defense of Island; Robust U.S. Anti-Missile Program Could Push Russia and China To Oust Psychotic Kim With Coup d’État; Alt-Left Reeling As Trump Goes Warmonger

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Aug

August 8, 2017

Reports Suggest North Korea Now Has Usable Nuclear Missile Warhead; Trump Must Stop Bluster About Preventive War and Immediately Start Talks With Pyongyang With No Preconditions; U.S. Should Announce Mobilization for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Based on Lasers and Other Directed Energy Weapons on Scale of Manhattan Project; Urgently Deploy Ground-Based Midcourse Defense on West and East Coasts, THAAD, Advanced Capability Patriots, and Aegis BMD, While Reviving Airborne Chemical Laser for Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan; Cyber and Secondary Sanctions on DPRK Suppliers May Be Needed

8
Aug

August 7, 2017

Danger of U.S. Default and World Depression Increases as Regime Retreats into Fantasy World of Overhyped Self-Promotion on Trump TV; Mnuchin Bungles Attempt to Get Debt Ceiling Increase Passed Before Congressional Recess, And OMB Boss Mulvaney Is Suspect; GOP Extremists Seek National Insolvency to Force Killer Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; “Prioritizing” Payments Is Impossible; Trump AWOL, Refusing to Call For Higher Debt Limit; Wall Street Eyes Exits As Bubble Grows; Net Job Creation in Final Six Months of Obama Was 10,000 Jobs Ahead of Trump’s First Semester

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Aug

August 6, 2017 WCR

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Mueller Reportedly Has Convoked Russiagate Grand Jury in Washington DC, Escalating Probe; Subpoenas for June 2016 Collusion Meeting Thought Imminent; Transcripts of Calls With Foreign Leaders Prove Cynical Nihilism; Weakening in Polls, Trump Poses As Victim, Showing Likely Anti-Impeachment Platform for GOP in 2018 Elections; Senate Leaves Capital, But Will Conduct Pro-Forma Sessions to Block Recess Appointment of New Puppet Attorney General; Nihilist-Nativist Assault On Actual Symbols of American Nationalism, From White House to Statue of Liberty; Emma Lazarus Poem “The New Colossus” Is Fine Petrarchan Sonnet and Likely America’s Most Famous Poem; Will Liberty Bell, Golden Gate, Motherhood, and Apple Pie Be Next Alt-Right Targets?

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Aug

August 3, 2017

Trump Grudgingly Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Passed to Block His Path to Total Appeasement; Ted Cruz Opens Long-Overdue Debate on Space-Based Anti-Missile Defense; China’s Xi Launches Jingoistic Tirade as Beijing Test of Anti-Satellite Weapon Fails; Seth Rich Cover Story for Russian Hacking Collapses as Private Investigator Sues Fox News, Implicates Spicer and Trump; Alt-Left Useful Idiots Rush Forward on Command to Defend Paranoid Fable; Legends of the Lunatic Fringe From Vince Foster to Pizzagate; Flake Sees Moribund GOP in “Faustian Bargain” With Oval Office

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Aug

August 2, 2017

Trump Gloats Over Dow 22,000, But Stock Market Is Now in Bubble Territory as Perils Multiply: Italian Banking System Almost Blew Up Last Week, and U.S. Shares Have Advanced on Very Narrow Front; Congress Must Pass Debt Ceiling Increase and 2018 Budget in 14 Legislative Days By End of September in Face of Tea Party Sabotage; GOP’s Tax Cut Promises Delayed Into Next Year, So Bonanza Expected By Super-Rich Will Not Materialize, Threatening Panic; P/E Ratios Now Worse Than 2000 Dot Com Crash; GOP Senators Disregarding Trump; Flake Sees “Spasms of Dying Party” as Republican Future

2
Aug

August 1, 2017

Trump and GOP Congress Must Address Looming Sept. 29 Debt Ceiling Catastrophe; Austerity Ghouls Seek to Extort More Killer Cuts; Democrats Must Demand Obamacare Fix and Rollback of Budget Cuts; Scaramucci Claimed to Have “FBI Digital Fingerprints” to Trap Leakers; Trump Reportedly Dictated Cover-Up Letter Issued by Don Jr. About June 2016 Russian Confab; Current Regime Does Not Understand That Nixon’s Meddling in Watergate Defense Was Cause of His Fall; “Expletive Deleted” Obscenities in Watergate Transcripts Were Key In Breaking Support of Silent Majority

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Aug

July 31, 2017

Financier Scaramucci Dumped By White House After Scurrilous Ten-Day Tenure; Ouster Demanded By New Chief of Staff Kelly, An Overrated Political General Who Has Enabled Trump On Moslem Ban, Border Wall, and Mass Deportations; U.S. Must Launch Crash Program For Directed Energy Anti-Missile Defense to Neutralize North Korean ICBMs, Force Hands of DPRK Backers Russia and China; CBS Poll Shows Hard-Core Trump Base Down By 4 Points Or 18%, While Opposition Grows By 6 Points Or 17%, Since Inauguration; Resistance Attains 41%; Data Confirm USA Today Poll Showing 42% For Impeachment

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Jul

July 27, 2017

Trump’s Talk of Taxing the Rich Is A Smokescreen; His Cruel, Stupid, and Unworkable Ban on Transgender Soldiers Designed to Placate Pro-Sessions Bigots During Ouster of AG; Democratic Party Presents Modest Program for 10 Million Jobs, $1 Trillion For Infrastructure, $15 Minimum Wage, Controlling Pharma Prices, and Antitrust Enforcement; But “Better Deal” is Vague, Timid, and Often a Rehash of Hillary Platform; So Far No Plans to Tax Wall Street, Implement Medicare For All, Strengthen Unions, or Coerce the Federal Reserve Into Serving the Public Interest in Economic Recovery

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Jul

July 26, 2017

Weakness of Divided Senate GOP Exposed By Defeat of Anti-Obamacare Bills: Tuesday, McConnell’s Flagship “Repeal and Replace” Measure Lost Nine Senators To Succumb 43-57; Today, Simple Repeal Rejected 45-55, With Seven Republican Defections; Democratic Opposition United Throughout; Voting No Was Murkowski, Target of Twitter Insults; Twelve Hours of Debating Time Remain Before Concluding Voterama; Unprincipled Vandalism Underlines Need for Extinction of GOP as National Political Force; Trump Continues Attacks on Sessions, Whom He Fears To Fire; Stay Mobilized!

26
Jul

July 25, 2017

GOP Forces Trumpcare Debate In Senate, 51-50; Thursday Midnight Deadline to Save U.S. Healthcare From Savage Assault; Human Toll Could Be Equivalent of A Korea or Vietnam In Needless Deaths Every Year; Tide Turning Against Trump with Russia Sanctions Bill, Kushner Questioning, and Manafort Subpoena; Ardor of Limbaugh, Fox News, and Drudge For Erstwhile Hero Cooling; Don Schemes to Force AG Sessions Out, Then Use Recess Appointment to Install Obedient Stooge To Deep Six Mueller Probe; But Racist-Nihilist Base Rejects City Slickers Giuliani and Scaramucci; Drudge Sees GOP Civil War

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Jul

July 24, 2017

Mobilize Now to Stop Trumpcare Mystery Bill in Tuesday Senate Vote; White House Sniping At “Beleaguered” Attorney General Sessions; Are Leaks Designed to Force Him Out, Opening Path to Mueller Ouster?; USA Today Headlines Poll Showing Americans Split on Trump Impeachment, 42%-42%, With 46% Not Expecting Him to Complete Full Term; Just 27% See Four Years; President Cannot Pardon Himself, But Can Be Indicted While Still in Office, Watergate and Clintongate Briefs Suggest; Week of Key Russiagate Testimony Begins; The Saga of Moochie From the Mickey Mouse Club to the White House

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Jul

July 22, 2017 WCR

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After Six Months in Office, Trump Eyes Pardon For Himself; But In 1974, Nixon’s Lawyers and DOJ Agreed That President Can Exercise Executive Clemency Only Towards Others; Despite Threats, Mueller Reported Probing Eight-Person Meeting, Business Dealings With Russian Oligarchs; McConnell Still Trying to Pass Killer Health Bill With Dwindling Votes; Senate Parliamentarian Excludes Key Features From Budget Reconciliation Path; GOP Death Spiral Continues as Infighting Spreads; Irrationalism of Trumpland Fundamentalist Evangelicals Traceable to Early Luther, Finds Slavophiles Congenial

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Jul

July 20, 2017

U.S. Reportedly Ends Failed CIA Program to Arm and Train Non-Existent “Moderate Rebels” of Syria; Similar Pentagon Program Already Junked As Ineffective; Russian Money Laundering Expert Identified as Eighth Participant in June 2016 Meeting With Trump Campaign; Recalling Spiro Agnew, Nixon’s Vice President, Who Was Indicted in Office for Taking Bribes and Resigned in October 1973; Citizen Genêt, Who Tried in 1793 to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy Using Press and Lobbying; And The Federalist Party, Identified With Treason After The Secessionist Hartford Convention of 1814

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Jul

July 19, 2017

Shock and Dismay In Response to Trump’s Call To “Let Obamacare Fail”; “I’m Not Gonna Own It” Line Prompts Unfavorable Comparisons With Presidents From FDR and Truman to Kennedy; Bizarre Trump Tweet Accuses Democrats of “Screaming Death,” But Trumpcare Would Indeed Massively Increase Death Rate and Cut Longevity; Senate Republicans Will Try to Repeal Obamacare Next Week; Bernie Sanders Wants to Lower Medicare Age from 65 to 55 and Cut Prescription Drug Prices, But Still Stops Short of Medicare For All as Public Option Needed to Save Obamacare; Calls For Bipartisan Comity Are Fatuous

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Jul

July 18, 2017

Trump’s Call to “Let Obamacare Fail” is Impeachable Offense under General Welfare and Take Care Clauses of Constitution; Deliberate Sabotage of ACA by Halting Cost Sharing Payments Would Bring Nightmare of Chaos and Deaths: “Let Them Eat Cake” in Cynical Nihilist Garb; GOP’s Double Defeat May Cost Them Both Houses in 2018; “I’m Not Gonna Own It” Is Delusional: The Buck Still Stops in the Oval Office; Death Spiral of GOP Accelerating as Trump Attacks Senate Republican Heretics and Fanatics Excoriate Ryan-Mitch Show; Democrats Must Make Medicare for All Public Option In Obamacare

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Jul

July 17, 2017

McCain Medical Problems May Block Senate Republican Legislative Agenda for More Than One Week; Every Delay Makes McConnell’s Reactionary Bill More Vulnerable; GOP Plan Violates Trump’s Campaign Pledges, and May Be Greatest Single Factor Undermining His Support; NBC-Washington Post Poll Finds Trump Now Has 36% Approval, 58% Disapproval, and 48% Strong Disapproval; After Six Months or 180 Days of Trump Regime, Backing is Weakest For Any President Since Herbert Hoover; White House Defenders Falling Back on Tu Quoque Argument aka WhatAboutism, the Classic Totalitarian Apologetics

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Jul

June 15, 2017 WCR

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Russian Counter-Intelligence Veteran Attended June 2016 Trump Campaign Oppo Meeting Set Up By Smoking Gun Emails; GOP Reeling After Breaking of Siegfried Line of Russiagate Denials; Tidal Wave of Leaks Reflects Escalating Conflict Among Members of White House Inner Circle; Beware Kremlin-Assisted Diversionary Counterattacks Disguised as Exposés of Iraq WMD and Other CIA Operations; McConnell’s Latest Trumpcare Savagery Includes Even More Killer Cuts to Medicaid, Plus Cruz Fraud of Fake Insurance; Collins and Paul Say They’re Opposed; Pressure Urgently Needed on Murkowski, Portman, Heller, Lee, and Capito To Vote No This Week

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Jul

July 13, 2017

Senate Hearing For Christopher Wray Demands Assurances That Administration’s FBI Nominee Will Not Obey Illegal Orders From White House, and Will Instead Warn Congress; Wray Gets Democratic Support, But Does Not Inspire Confidence; Desperate Senate Republicans About to Launch New Health Care Catastrophe Against Wishes of American People; Report Says U.S. Sanctions Helped Stop Planned Trump Tower in Moscow; Mass Irrationalism Main Basis of Current Support for President; Does the Price of Fundamentalism Include Tragic Neglect of Education and the Negation of Human Reason?

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Jul

July 12, 2017

GOP’s Line of Russiagate Stonewalling in Defense of Trump Administration Now Outflanked and Routed by Don Jr.’s Emails; No Way To Dismiss Collusion Charge as Witch Hunt, Fake News, or Ruse; Pence Discredited by His Denials of Contacts With Russia; Desperate Republican Demagogues Argue Hillary’s Collusion With Ukraine, Trap Set by DNC, Rookie Mistakes; War of All Against All Paralyzes White House; Officials Fear That Defensive Efforts Will Make Them Targets of Mueller Investigation; Special Counsel Must Proceed Expeditiously To Minimize Damage to National Interest

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Jul

July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. Posts Emails Planning June 9, 2016 Meeting With Russian Attorney; Russian State Prosecutor Allegedly Offered “Official Documents And Information” Able to “Incriminate Hillary” As Part of “Russia’s and its Government’s Support for Mr. Trump”; Trump Jr.’s Reported Response: “I Love It, Especially Later In The Summer”; Russian Lawyer and Trump Jr. Deny Any Wrongdoing; Meeting Said to Have Also Been Attended by Manafort and Kushner; Emails Released in Advance of Their Expected Publication by New York Times; Revelations Are Most Damaging Since Start of Russiagate Crisis

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Jul

July 10, 2017

Trump Advances No Proposals During G-20 Meeting, Leaving Leadership Vacuum for China and Russia; Firm U.S. Statement Condemning North Korean Nuclear ICBMs Could Have Garnered 18 Votes, Turning the Tables on Moscow and Beijing; Instead, U.S. Was Isolated by Bungling Exit From Symbolic Paris Climate Accord; Reeling Under Backlash, Trump Nixes Russia-U.S. Cybersecurity Unit; Idea Reminiscent of Non-Intervention Committee During 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, Which Promoted Intervention; Consensus That Trump Did In Fact Accept Putin’s Denial on Russiagate; Another Secret Russian Meeting Revealed

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Jul

July 8, 2017 WCR

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Trump Appeases Putin in Summit of Nihilism, Dismisses Russiagate As Annoying Distraction Concocted by U.S. Media; Lavrov’s Report of U.S. Kowtow More Plausible Than Tillerson’s Account; Trump Pays Lip Service to Mutual Defense in Warsaw, But Fails to Stand Up For Allies by Condemning Kremlin’s Meddling in European Elections, Violation of Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Support for Taliban in Afghanistan, Montenegro Putsch Attempt; Decline of the West Speech in Poland Channels Historical Pessimism of Oswald Spengler, Clashes With Moment of Guarded Optimism For Europeans, Who See Threats to EU Receding

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Jul

July 6, 2017

No Concessions to Russia At G-20 Without Explicit Safeguards That Hybrid Warfare by Moscow Against West Will Cease; Danger of Trump Sellout to Putin Based on Their Shared Nihilism; Collapse of Communism, Shock Therapy, Nomenklatura Privatizations, and Economic Crises of 1992 and 1998 as Factors in Russian Neo-Nihilist Wave; Historical Antagonism Between Western and Orthodox-Byzantine Worlds Once Again Evident; Putin Seeks to Demolish U.S.-Backed Multilateral Institutions, But Has No Model to Offer But an Unsavory Regime of Power Ministries, Financier Oligarchs, and Mafiya

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Jul

July 5, 2017

After North Korean Launch of ICBM Capable of Hitting U.S. Territory, War Avoidance Requires Crash Program for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense (ABM) Using New Physical Principles Like Lasers and Particle Beams Capable of Neutralizing Any North Korean Strike; Older Kinetic Anti-Missile Weapons Can Be Deployed as Stopgap; China and Russia Helped Pyongyang to Procure Missile and Nuclear Technology; Moscow and Beijing Will Quickly Change Their Tune if U.S. Commits to Strategic Defense; Trump Should Re-Assure Poland With Strong Commitment to Mutual Defense Under NATO Article Five

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Jul

July 3, 2017

Ending Obamacare With No Replacement Would Strip 32 Million of Coverage by 2026; Premiums Would Increase 25% Right Away and Double By End of Decade, CBO Estimates; Americans Urgently Need Medicare For All as Public Option Within Obamacare; Congress Is Home For July 4 Recess, So Give Your Representatives a Piece of Your Mind; Beijing Regime Proclaims South China Sea International Waterway a Chinese Lake; U.S. Tradition is Freedom of the Seas For All Nations; Beware Assorted Sellouts at G-20 Later This Week; On July 4, Take Pride in the American Revolution Against Despotism and Tyranny

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Jul

June 1, 2017 WCR

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More Indications Trump Backers Colluded With Russian Hackers to Subvert 2016 Election; U.S. Declaration of Independence Condemned Tyranny of George III, Citing “Obstructing the Laws for Naturalization Of Foreigners”; “Obstructing the Administration of Justice”; Imposing “Jurisdiction Foreign to Our Constitution” Using “Pretended Legislation” and “Foreign Mercenaries”; American Revolution Started in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, August 15, 1774; Celebrating the Birthday of G.W. Leibniz: Among Greatest Minds of Second Millennium: Inventor of Computers, Calculus, and Steam Engine, and Inspiration For Classic American Optimism, Born July 1, 1646; His Opponent Voltaire a Scurrilous Venetian Asset; The Key Role of Antonio Conti of Venice, the Original for Senator Pococurante in Candide

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Jun

June 29, 2017

Towards a Better Understanding of the Astounding Cruelty and Stupidity of the Republican Health Care Bills: 500 Years After Martin Luther’s Launching of the Protestant Reformation, His Frontal Attack on the Good Works of Charity and Insistence on Salvation by Faith Alone Still Exercise Vast and Baleful Influence; Recent Scholarship Suggests that Luther Did Not Nail His 95 Theses to the Door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31,1517 As a Widely Accepted Legend Recounts; Carlo Cipolla’s Theory of Stupidity as a Central Factor in Human History

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June 28, 2017

Republican Bid to Wreck Obamacare Breaks Down In Senate As Vote Is Delayed; Plan Would Loot Medicaid to Finance Monster Tax Cut for the Rich; Pressure and Protest Are Proving Effective and Must Be Escalated; Expect New Attacks on Health Care When Congress Returns July 10; Use July 4 Recess To Make GOP Cynical Nihilists Hear Righteous Anger of People Horrified by Deadly Health Care Austerity; Solution Is Rollback of Cuts, Medicare For All As ACA Public Option Subsidized By Wall Street and Fed; Governors in the Medicaid Expansion States Lean on GOP Senators to Reject Current Bill

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Jun

June 27, 2017

White House Claims Assad of Syria Is Preparing Gas Attack, Threatens More Bombing of Syria; Warning Issued by the Hapless Spicer, Not McMaster or Senior Officials; State Department Taken by Surprise; Pentagon Leakers Have No Such Information; Initiative Looks Like Improvised Wag The Dog Operation to Deflect From Sinking Job Approval and Possible Defeat of Obamacare Repeal; Suspicion Buttressed by Delay Of Senate Vote Today; May Be Prelude to Trump-Putin Meeting at G-20 in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8; Compare to Sir Neville Chamberlain’s Pre-Munich Plot of September 1938

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Jun

June 26, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Senate GOP Plan Will Strip 15 Million of Health Insurance Next Year, Total of 22 Million Over Coming Decade; Six Republican Senators Claim to Oppose Bill, But Beware of Deception; Chief Austerity Ghoul McConnell Speeds Up Coup; Supreme Court Lifts Freeze on Trump’s Moslem Ban as Thomas-Alito-Gorsuch “Three Horsemen” Clique Emerges; No Word From Kennedy on Possible Retirement; BIS Warns of World Financial Panic Starting in China; Democrats Still Failing to Demand Obvious Obamacare Fix Using Medicare for All as Public Option

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Jun

June 24, 2017 WCR

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GOP Senate Leader McConnell Attempts Cynical Coup to Strip Americans of Entitlement Rights for First Time in U.S. History; Wrecking of Obamacare Could Be Signed Into Law by End of Next Week; Time for Political Resistance Is Now; Purported GOP Critics Are Largely Fake; Senate Bill Gouges Medicare Even More Than “Mean” House Version; Democrats Must Counter Sabotage By Private Insurers With Obamacare Public Option in Form of Medicare For All at $200 Per Person Per Month, Helped By Revenue From Wall Street Sales Tax; Russian Posture Increasingly Truculent As ISIS Collapse Creates Power Vacuum

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Jun

June 22, 2017 Part 2

From New York Left Forum Lecture On The Science of Organizing: To Defeat Trump and GOP, Rudderless Democratic Party Needs Mass Traction Economic Demands Including 40 Million New Jobs Financed by Federal Reserve Credit and Taxing Wall Street Speculation; Free Four-Year College; Medicare for All; $15 Minimum Wage; These Economic Populist Demands Can Make GOP a Paper Tiger; Centrist Timidity and Identity Politics Lead to Fragmentation; Russian Plan For Aggrandizement Based on Oligarchs and Mafiya; U.S. Is Classical Land of Mass Strike Movements And Can Lead World Out of This Crisis

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Jun

June 22, 2017 Part 1

From New York Left Forum Lecture On The Science of Organizing: To Defeat Trump and GOP, Rudderless Democratic Party Needs Mass Traction Economic Demands Including 40 Million New Jobs Financed by Federal Reserve Credit and Taxing Wall Street Speculation; Free Four-Year College; Medicare for All; $15 Minimum Wage; These Economic Populist Demands Can Make GOP a Paper Tiger; Centrist Timidity and Identity Politics Lead to Fragmentation; Russian Plan For Aggrandizement Based on Oligarchs and Mafiya; U.S. Is Classical Land of Mass Strike Movements And Can Lead World Out of This Crisis

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Jun

June 21, 2017

Center-Right Campaign by Ossoff Falls Short In Georgia; Democrats Need National Job Creation Program For 40 Million Jobs Paid for by Wall Street and Federal Reserve; 50-State Strategy Urgent; Democrats Weak on Counterpunch Against Character Assassination; GOP Orchestrated Sympathy for Handel After She Received Envelope Containing Baking Soda; Republican Leaders Gloated That Scalise Shooting Would Spell Victory for Them; SuperPac TV Ads Linked Milquetoast Ossoff to “Violent Left”; Georgia Has Obsolete Voting Machines With No Paper Trail and No Possibility of Recount

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Jun

June 20, 2017

“Islamic State” Nears Collapse as Territorial Entity, Triggering Clash Among Russia, U.S., Iran Contending for Spoils of Caliphate; Russia’s Exit From Deconflicting Mechanism A Blunder by Moscow; Urgent Need for Inclusive Geneva Conference to Put an End To Syrian Conflict and Liquidate Remnants of ISIS; Anti-Western Mentality of Russian Propaganda Machine Recalls Outlook of Nineteenth-Century Slavophiles, Reactionary Romantics Obsessed With Decadence of the “Putrid” West; Ossoff Leads Handel in Early Returns From Bellwether Georgia Six Special Congressional Election

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June 19, 2017

Stop the GOP’s Genocidal Health Bill! Democrats Shut Down Senate to Block Monstrosity Now Being Concocted Behind Closed Doors By Thirteen Republican Tyrants With Input From Billionaires; Kentucky Screech-Owl Mitch McConnell Plans Deed Done in the Dead of Night; On Tuesday, Vote to Defeat GOP’s Karen Handel in Georgia’s Sixth CD; Handel Exemplifies Method of Sacrificing Thousands of Lives for Crackpot Ideology and Greed; Russia Issues Threats to U.S. Aircraft in Syria as Kurds Advance on Raqqa; Happy Juneteenth, Anniversary of Union Army’s Proclaiming End of Slavery in Texas, 1865

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Jun

June 17, 2017 WCR

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Trump Confirms Leaks, Tweets Admission He Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice; Washington Gripped By Reports Special Counsel Mueller May Soon Be Fired, Triggering Most Dangerous Constitutional Crisis of Our Time; National Interest Requires That Democrat Jon Ossoff Soundly Defeat GOP’s Karen Handel on Tuesday June 20 In Special Election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District; All Persons of Good Will Should Lend A Hand; Required Reading: Eric M. Freedman’s Distinguished 1999 Essay “On Protecting Accountability” Arguing That Presidents Can Indeed Be Indicted Before They Are Impeached

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Jun

June 15, 2017

In Major Break, Trump Now Reportedly Focus of FBI Criminal Investigation for Obstruction of Justice; “Possible Financial Crimes” Also Scrutinized; NSA’s Rogers and DNI Coats Will Be Promptly Interviewed as Witnesses; Substance of Report Not Denied by White House; New Phase of Probe Started Soon After May 9 Comey Ouster; Firing of Special Counsel Mueller Still Considered, Despite Warnings From Top Aides and Widespread Staff Disaffection Amid Purge Rumors; Democrat Ossoff Must Win Special Election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District Next Tuesday June 20, So Do Your Part

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Jun

June 14, 2017

Beware Political Exploitation of Tragic Shooting Incident Involving Members of Congress; Virginia Democrats Lead In Race for Governor; GOP’s Deregulation and Tax Cuts For Rich Fail in Kansas; 39 States, 122 Voting Systems Hit By Russian Hackers in 2016; In Oliver Stone Interview, Putin Condemns U.S. For Spying on Allies, But Lauds World War II Nuclear Espionage by Soviet vs. Moscow’s American Ally, Implicating Rosenbergs; Putin Justifies Khrushchev’s 1962 Flight Forward To Deploy Nuclear Missiles In Cuba, Foreshadowing Current Russian Flight Forward in Election Meddling

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Jun

June 13, 2017

Sessions Goes Beyond Nixon in Stonewalling, Refusing to Reveal Conversations With Trump About Comey Firing Based on Preserving President’s Future Option of Asserting Executive Privilege; Choleric Attorney General Claims “Appalling and Detestable Lie” and “Secret Innuendo” in Charges of Perjury Regarding His Undisclosed Russian Meetings; Contempt of Congress Citation Required to Protect Russiagate Probe; Trump Crony Says Special Counsel Robert Mueller May Be Fired, Posing Risk of Constitutional Crisis; Another Legal Rebuff for Moslem Ban in Appellate Court

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Jun

June 12, 2017

After UKIP Wipeout in Britain, Le Pen Party Flops in First Round of French Legislative Elections; Maryland and DC Attorneys General Sue President Over Emoluments Clause, Demand End of Old Post Office Lease; Tax Returns Issue Likely to Arise; Pre-Comey Quinnipiac Poll Shows Record Low 34% Approval for Trump; Post-Comey Gallup Poll Shows Record 59% Disapproval; Bizarre Scene in White House Cabinet Room as Trump Stages Variations on Shakespeare’s King Lear, Demanding Courtiers Compete in Flattery and Adulation; All Grovel on Cue; In Play, Fey Spectacle is Prelude to Social Chaos and War

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Jun

June 10, 2017 WCR

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Comey Testimony Viewed by Tens of Millions; Scathing Indictment of President Is Historic Watershed; White House Lawyers Threaten Complaint Against Comey As Leaker; In Foolhardy Gesture, Trump Pledges to Testify Under Oath About Obstruction of Justice; British Voters Reject Brutal Tory Austerity and Hard Brexit; Theresa May’s Majority Gone as Labour Gains 31 Seats; Hung Parliament Means No Party Has Majority; May Attempts to Cling to Power With Votes from Ulster Unionists, Who Want Soft Border With Ireland; Scottish Secessionists Lose Big, While Farage’s Europhobic UKIP is Wiped Out; Bannon’s International Subversion Strategy in Ruins; Recalling Hamilton’s Federalist 65, Which Describes Impeachment as Response to “Misconduct of Public Men” and “Injuries Done Immediately to Society Itself,” Not Narrow Statutory Crimes; Free Reality Winner!

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Jun

June 8, 2017

Comey Adamant That Kremlin Aimed at Subverting U.S. Election; Testimony Points Towards Obstruction of Justice, Legal Experts Say; Comey Says He Was Fired to Weaken Russiagate Probe; Former FBI Chief Sought Appointment of Special Prosecutor, Alleges Lies and Defamation of Bureau By Trump; GOP Senators Offer Muted Defense of White House But Scant Counterattack on Comey; Trump’s Personal Lawyer Denies Loyalty Demand and “Let It Go” Directive, Brands Comey as Egregious Leaker; At Hearing, Pro-Impeachment House Democrats Sherman, Green, and Waters Look On