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November 22, 2017

In California Town Hall, Tax Wall Street Party Prods Democratic Congressman DeSaulnier to Counter GOP Tax Atrocity With Wall Street Sales Tax on Trades of Stocks, Bonds and Derivatives; Democrats Need Viable Revenue Source to Defeat Trump; Deporting 70,000 Haitians Is Insult to Spirit of Thanksgiving; Poisoned Fruits of MAGA: Turkey Farmer and Small Businessman Ike Horst Getting Crushed by Giants Cargill and Butterball Due to Pro-Cartel Deregulation Under USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue (Politico); An Unexpected Mirror: Trinity Moses in the Brecht-Weill Saga of Mahagonny, Alabama

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November 21, 2017

Weak Media Response to StratCom Commander Gen. Hyten’s Warning About Illegal Nuclear Attack Orders; Media Preference for Soap Opera Feuds Also Enabling GOP Tax Crimes; After Tillerson’s “Moron” and Corker’s “Adult Day Care,” McMaster Diagnoses Tenant of White House As “Idiot,” “Dope,” and “Kindergartener”; Franken Should Stay In Senate in Greatest U.S. National Emergency Since 1962; Epistemic Crisis Across Society Due To Identity Group Social Structure and Irrational Absolutization of Each Group’s Parochial Demands; Trump Voters as Blue-Collar White Identity Group

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November 20, 2017

StratCom Commander Gen. Hyten Declares USAF Will Not Obey Illegal Orders; Remark Seen as Pointed Message to Trump; Stopping GOP Tax Bill Is Now Decisive Front; During Congress’ Thanksgiving Recess, Activists Should Help Doug Jones in Alabama and Intervene at Town Halls Held By Johnson, Flake, Collins, McCain and Others; Tax Bill Already Discredited With 52% Opposed and 25% Favorable; 60% Recognize Bias For Rich; Identity Politics as Key to Epistemic Crisis and Political Paralysis That Allowed Trump to Take Power; Need Class-Based Strategy and Program, Not Political Correctness

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November 18, 2017 WCR

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Judge Moore’s Defeat Can Start Rollback of GOP Permanent Austerity Dictatorship and Trigger Breakup of Republican Party; Trump Regime Now Blundering Down Two Paths to World War III in North Korea and Saudi Arabia; Republican Tax Bill Attacks Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid, Triggering Hecatomb of American Carnage; Struggle Against War, Genocide, and Dictatorship Must Subsume Identity Politics Orthodoxy; Franken, Menendez, and Every Other Vote Indispensable Right Now to Defend American People; Zimbabwe Coup Approved by Beijing Imperialists; Luther’s “Sin Lustily” Helps Dupes Rationalize Support For Moore; Tales of Thanksgiving in Rome, Paris, and Frankfurt; Happy Thanksgiving to Listeners and Friends!

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November 16, 2017

Israeli Military Chief Eisenkot Proposes Alliance With Saudi Arabia to Confront Iran; Reports Say King Salman Will Abdicate In Favor of Erratic Crown Prince MBS; Trump Says Killer Tax Bill Will Be Followed By Murderous Cuts To “Welfare”; GOP Austerity Ghouls Applaud, Pass Ryan-Brady Ripoff 227-205, With 13 Defections; Bill is Con Job in Service of Restive Republican Billionaire Donors; Need Fewer Incentives, More Penalties for Oligarchs; Belated Menendez Mistrial Means No Senator Christie; Gen. McCaffrey: Would Trump Satisfy Stability Criteria Imposed on Missile Silo Officers?

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November 15, 2017

New Phase in Crisis of Trump Regime as House Democrats Cohen, Fudge, Gutierrez, Green, Espaillat, and Yarmuth File Impeachment Papers; Lebanese President Michel Aoun Directly Accuses Saudi Arabia of Illegally Holding Prime Minister Hariri and His Family; AL.com Publishes Story of New Victim of Judge Moore, Who Says She Was Molested in 1991; Moore Increasingly Isolated; Trump Speaks Through Proxies, Is Reported Paralyzed By Fear of Lending Credibility to Female Accusers; Democratic Win In Alabama on Dec. 12 Needed To Ward Off GOP Tax Bill With Anti-Obamacare Provisions

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November 14, 2017

Sneak Attack!-- GOP Genocide Gambit to End Obamacare Individual Mandate Added to Tax Bill, Leaving 13 Million Without Insurance to Cut Top Rate for Plutocrats; Mass Protest Urgent; Death Agony of Republican Party Continues: Speaker Ryan Calls for Moore to Drop Out, While Ultra-Reactionary Groups Want Mitch McConnell to Resign; Both Should Quit!; Trump Stock Bubble on Borrowed Time As European Central Bank Announces 50% Cut in Quantitative Easing Starting in January; Federal Reserve Continues Quantitative Tightening; Result Will Be $1 Trillion Less Hot Money and Likely Bust

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November 13, 2017

In Major Step In Self-Destruction of Republican Party, Senate Leader McConnell Demands Alabama’s Roy Moore Drop Out; List of Accusers Grows; National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Corey Gardner Calls Moore Unfit, Cuts Off Funding, and Pledges to Expel Him If He Ever Reaches Senate; But Republican National Committee Has 11 Paid Operatives Working for Moore; Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Still Held Captive by Dictator Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia; Move Attempts to Re-Start Lebanese Civil War Against Hezbollah; Saudi Internal Unrest Looms In Wake of Nov. 4 Coup

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November 11, 2017 WCR

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After Cowardly Appeasement of Dictator Xi in China, Weak Embattled Minority President Grovels for Putin on Russian Election Meddling; Asia Trip Ending With No Gains on North Korea, South China Sea or Trade; U.S. Marginalized By Bannonite Bungling; Lebanon’s President Gen. Michel Aoun Demands Saudis Release Prime Minister Hariri, Reportedly Held Hostage; Boy Wonders of the World Unite: Did Kushner Connive In Planning for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Klutzy Coup d’État This Week?; Beware Trump Sponsorship of Saudi Attack on Iran That Would Drag U.S. Onto New Path to World War III

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November 9, 2017

Trump Kow-Tows to China’s Dictator Xi Despite No Visible Concessions on North Korea, South China Sea, or Trade Imbalance; Fake Deals Galore; Next Appeasement Trap is Putin in Vietnam; Senate GOP May Delay Tax Cut Bonanza for Fat Cats Into 2019; Move Increases Chance No Bill Will Pass, Triggering Jitters Among Wall Street Legions of Greed; Alabama GOP’s Moore Hit By Sex Allegations; In Calls to Democratic Senators, Trump Spins His Personal Tax Windfall as Sacrifice; Former Trump Adviser Icahn Gets Subpoena From U.S. Attorney; Tuesday Losses Shattered Myth of Trump Invincibility

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November 8, 2017

Republican Rout in Virginia, New Jersey, and Maine Points to Twilight of Trump Regime; Another Step Towards Republican Extinction; Murphy Swamps Christie Clone Guadagno by 13 Points; Virginia’s Northam Wins; House of Delegates 50-50, Making Medicaid Expansion Possible; Maine Medicaid Referendum Passes, Inspiring Idaho and Utah; Washington State Senate Flips to Democrats; Democrats Must Mobilize to Defeat Moore in Alabama Dec. 12; Many Republicans Retiring; Mercer’s Distancing From Breitbart and Bannon Signals Disruption of GOP’s All-Important Supply Line of Campaign Money

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November 7, 2017

Russian Government and Media Downplay Centennial of Bolshevik Winter Palace Coup of November 7, 1917; London Economist Portrays Putin as Throwback to Deposed Tsar Nicholas II Romanov; Russian Revolutionary Tradition Includes 1612 Popular Uprising vs. Poles During Time of Troubles; Razin’s 1667 Class Warfare Against Landowners; Pugachev’s 1773 Rebellion of Serfs and Old Believers; Civil War of 1917-19; Importance of Theory of Moscow as Third Rome; Key Political Role of Theological Split Between Papacy and Constantinople; Lost Opportunity of the Council of Florence, 1439

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November 6, 2017

NBC News Reports Mueller Has Sufficient Evidence to Charge Gen. Michael Flynn and Son; As Ex-National Security Council Director, Flynn Would Be First Top Official of Trump Regime In Legal Jeopardy; Vast “Paradise Papers” Leak Obtained by Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung Reveals Links of Offshore Firm Owned By Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Natural Gas Company Controlled by Putin Clan; Gary Cohn, Rex Tillerson, and Other Regime Bigwigs Also Went Offshore; On Tuesday, Vote Murphy in New Jersey and Northam-Fairfax-Herring in Virginia to Set Stage for Reckoning With Trump in 2018

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November 4, 2017 WCR

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After Mueller Indictments, Trump Regime on Borrowed Time; Manafort Linked to Top Russian Underworld Boss Mogilevich, But RT is Silent; Beware Trump Appeasement of Xi By Making South China Sea a Beijing Lake in Exchange for Empty Promises on North Korea; Putin and Xi Must Oust Their Puppet Kim of North Korea or Face Space-Based Laser Defense Shielding U.S. and Allies From Nukes; Oriental Despotism on the March; Many Indictments of Henchmen Prepared Nixon Ouster; A Mirror for Sessions: Nixon’s AG John Mitchell Spent 19 Months in Jail For Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice, and Perjury; Time to Remove Defeated and Discredited Clinton-Pelosi-Podesta Forces From Democratic Party Leadership; Obamacare Open Enrollment Now; Vote Northam in Virginia and Murphy in New Jersey Next Tuesday to Warn GOP

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November 2, 2017

Democrats Must Stress Saving U.S. From Trump’s Path to World War III While Offering Concrete Plan for Economic Recovery Paid for by Wall Street Sales Tax and 0% Century Bonds for Infrastructure Through Fed; Will Trump Use Asia Trip to Appease Chinese Totalitarians By Selling Out South China Sea Nations in Exchange for Illusory Help With North Korea?; Xi’s Infamous “Social Credit” System More Oppressive Than Communist East Germany Before 1989; Is Kremlin Attempting to Occupy Internet To Impose Neo-Slavophile Caricature of “Putrid West”?; Puigdemont on the Lam in Belgium

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November 1, 2017

House GOP Fails To Produce Tax Bill for Key Wednesday Meeting; Deep Pessimism About Party’s Ability to Impose Tax Cuts for Super-Rich Donors When 75% of Public Want Them To Pay More, Including 50% of Republicans; Vanity Fair Reports Trump Backers Now See Impeachment as Realistic Endgame; Top Advisers Fear Being Implicated in Russiagate; Bannon Faction Not Sure Trump Could Survive Cabinet Vote on Invoking XXV Amendment; Recriminations Against Kushner for Bad Political Advice; Nov. 1 Brings Obamacare Open Season And Golden Opportunity to Vote With Your Feet Against Regime By Signing Up

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October 31, 2017

Nation in Grave Danger as Trump Seethes and Fumes Over Russiagate Arrests and Conviction; Who Is The Overseas Professor Contacted by Papadopoulos?; Which Trump Campaign Officials Encouraged Him?; Gen. Kelly’s Praise of Arch-Traitor and Slaveholder Robert E. Lee As Honorable Man For Breaking His Oath of Allegiance to the United States To Support Secessionism Casts Doubt on Kelly’s Own Oath to Support the U.S. Constitution; American System Leader Henry Clay Tried Every Possible Pre-1860 Compromise, But Civil War Was Started by Secessionist Fire-Eaters; Check Out #95InLutherum

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October 30, 2017

Mueller Team Indicts Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort and His Business Partner on 12 Counts of Tax Fraud, Perjury, and Conspiracy Extending Into 2017; Both Plead Not Guilty; Trump 2016 Campaign Adviser Papadopoulos Pled Guilty to Perjury About Collusion; Separating Hagiography From Reality in Case of Martin Luther 500 Years After Protestant Reformation: Provocations by Luther Triggered Knights’ War (1522) and Peasant War (1524-1525) in Germany With 125,000 Dead, Followed by 131 Years of European Religious Warfare Costing 10 to 15 Million Lives-Not Worth It!

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October 28, 2017 WCR

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On the Path to World War III: Three U.S. Carrier Battle Groups in Western Pacific As Diplomacy Has Broken Down; Spanish Government Ousts Amateur Secessionist Puigdemont and His Clique; New Elections Set for December 21; House GOP’s Killer Dream Budget for Finance Oligarchs Barely Passes 216-212, Even With Speaker Voting; McConnell vs. Bannon Feud Shreds GOP; Despite Paranoid Legends, Uranium Sample Delivered by Mueller to Moscow in 2009 at Request of Russian Government Was Forensic Evidence For Tracing Stolen Fissile Material; New Italian Election Law May Stymie Grillo’s Forces of Chaos; GOP’s Battle of the Bulge Assault on Russiagate Falling Flat As Mueller Obtains First Sealed Indictments

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October 26, 2017

U.S. Staggering Down Trump’s Path to World War III: Vital North Korean Talks Reported on Their “Last Legs”; Still No Decisive Moves on ABM Defense; GOP Wants Mueller Removed From Russiagate Probe; FBI Investigators Also Under Partisan Attack; White House Congratulates China’s Xi After His Apotheosis as Permanent Dictator; Is He The New Role Model?; O’Reilly’s Complaints About God Show Implications of Evangelical Christian Sellout to GOP Legions of Greed by Elmer Gantries of Trump Era; Parallels Between Republican Obstruction of Russiagate and Battle of the Bulge, December 1944

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October 25, 2017

Trump Personality Cult Reeling From Attacks by Corker and Flake; GOP Launches Desperate “Battle of the Bulge” Offensive Around Unmasking, Uranium, and DNC-FBI Financing of Christopher Steele Kompromat Dossier, With Possible JFK Documents Wild Card Option; Goal Is To Oust Special Counsel Mueller From Russiagate Probe, and Get FBI Off the Case; Real Scandal is Assault on Fusion GPS By Midnight Rider Nunes; Putting Possible Costs of Trump DPRK Bluster Into Perspective: Congress Gets Warning That North Korean Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack Could Cause Mass Starvation in U.S.

 

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October 24, 2017

Another Spasm in Death Agony of GOP, With Party Extinction Now More Likely Than Passing Tax Cuts for Billionaires: Sen. Flake Condemns Trump as “Dangerous to Democracy”; Sen. Corker Sets Hearings About Trump’s Wrecking of U.S. Alliances; Says Foreign Leaders Scorn Him as Liar; Greek Chorus of Critical GOP Senators Now A Fixture, With Threat of World War III Urgent; Republicans Forced To Defend More and More Open Seats; Kremlin Hoping for Potemkin Election in Russia, With New Fake Opposition Candidate a Top Television Star From Elite Family of Putin Allies; RT and Sputnik Bungle Spin

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October 23, 2017

McMaster Says “We’re Running Out of Time” with North Korea; Trump Insists on Unrealistic Goal of De-Nuclearization of Pyongyang; Haass of CFR Warns War Danger Is “Far Higher Than Is Generally Understood”; Feckless Trump Regime Adrift, Incapable of Mobilizing Layered Strategic Defense to Protect U.S. and Allies By Shooting Down DPRK Offensive Missiles; Obama, G.W. Bush, McCain Rightly Condemn Trump Regime, But Fail to See Roots of Crisis in 60% Decline in Post-1973 U.S. Standard of Living Under Wall St. Rule; Unemployment, Underemployment, and Despair Can Lead to Dictatorship

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October 21, 2017 WCR

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Dueling Threats of Nuclear War from North Korean Madmen and Dilettante Pompeo Show Need for U.S. Missile Defense Using Space-Based Lasers; Behind the Tragedy of Four Special Forces Soldiers: Chaos and Terrorism in Niger and Sahel Area of Sub-Saharan Africa Triggered by 2011 Assault on Qaddafi’s Libya, Which Helped Stability for Entire Region; How Trump Regime Misfits Bungled Relations With Neighboring Chad; Kelly’s Mendacious Tirade Against Rep. Wilson Is Dishonorable and Insubordinate; What Is Sacred In U.S. Is Tradition Of Civilian Rule; Reports of @Ten_GOP Depict Party’s Campaign As Potemkin Troll Farm; Russian Splinter Factor Tactics Ominously Identical To Republican Wedge Issues

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October 19, 2017

Grilled On Russiagate In Senate Testimony, Sessions Attempts to Retreat Behind Executive Privilege, Which Only Presidents Can Invoke on Narrow Range of Issues; Previous Abusers Have Included Nixon in Watergate; A Century After 1917 Storming of Winter Palace, Putin Can Endorse Neither Revolution Nor Tsar Nicholas II nor Lenin’s Bolsheviks; Rival Plans of Goltz and Schlieffen in the German General Staff; The Sealed Train; Lessons of Lincoln’s 1838 Springfield Illinois Lyceum Speech for the Current Crisis: Countermeasures Required to Defeat Cunning Demagogues Bent on Subversion

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October 18, 2017

At Chinese Communist Party Congress, Xi Flaunts “New Era” as Authoritarianism Gets More Totalitarian; Apotheosis of Leader; Using Clueless Trump as Perfect Foil, Legalist Methods Advance; Beijing’s Biggest Domestic Problem Remains Total Lack of Legitimacy For Oppressive One-Party Regime; Belt and Road Projects Serve As Bait To Lure Victims Into Sino-Centric World; Will Europe, Recoiling From Trump, Be Hypnotized With Help of Mercenary Apologists?; As Seasons Change Along the Potomac, Exploring the Roman, Celtic, and Christian Elements in the Problematic Festival of Halloween

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October 17, 2017

New Threat of Nuclear War From North Korea; Stock Market Hits 23,000 and Trump Wants Praise for Prosperity; But At 18,000 He Correctly Called It a Bubble; Secessionist Puigdemont Won’t Say If Catalonia Has Seceded; Trump Eyes Alexander-Murray Compromise on Obamacare Cost Sharing Reductions; Send Him a Message During Obamacare Open Enrollment, Nov. 1-Dec. 15; Bannon Discredited By His Support for Lobbyist Gillespie in Virginia; Recalling Sheridan’s Victory at Cedar Creek VA on October 19, 1864, Which Guaranteed Lincoln’s Victory in the Presidential Election Two Weeks Later

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October 16, 2017

In CBS Nation Tracker Poll, 58% Understand That Trump’s Tax Cuts Benefit the Wealthy, While Only 18% See Tax Relief for Middle Class; Diehard Trump Supporters Stagnant at 19%, While Strong Opponents of Regime Increase to 42% From 41%; Three Weeks Before Election Day in New Jersey, Democrat Murphy Has 18 Point Lead Over Christie Clone Guadagno; In Virginia, Pseudo-Populist Bannon Scrambling to Save Washington DC Lobbyist “Enron Ed” Gillespie From Defeat at Hands of Northam; But Beware Kremlin; The Greatest Virginian of Civil War Was George H. Thomas, the Rock of Chickamauga

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October 14, 2017 WCR

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After Delphic Oct. 5 “Calm Before the Storm” Riddle and Corker’s Oct. 8 World War III Warning, Regime Going Berserk In All Directions; U.S. Now On Collision Course With Iran and North Korea Amid Reports of New Nuclear Arms Race; Allies Needlessly Antagonized by Threat to JCPOA; Dastardly Betrayal of Americans of Puerto Rico Continues; Midnight Decree Guts Obamacare Cost Sharing Subsidies, Endangering Coverage for Millions; Fraudulent Placebo Insurance Touted as Freedom of Choice by Reactionary Talkers Rushing to Tranquillize Victims; Attack on First Amendment Escalates; Many Left Liberal Mush-Heads Still Clueless on War Avoidance Through Strategic Defense; Barcelona Secessionists Lose Momentum As Puigdemont Stalls

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October 12, 2017

In Rare White House Press Briefing, Kelly Offers No Reassurances About Corker’s World War III Warning; Disoriented Press Corps Poses Soap Opera Questions; Trump’s Illegal Executive Order Opens New Phase in Sabotage of Obamacare; ACA Individual Mandate Flagrantly Disregarded; Move Will Stoke Race To The Bottom Among States Seeking to Peddle Fake, Substandard Insurance Policies Nationwide; Essential Health Benefits and Pre-Existing Conditions Ban Get the Axe; Goal is to Gut Obamacare; Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech On Cunning Demagogues and the Moods They Prey On

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October 11, 2017

Still Few Details on Tuesday’s White House Situation Room Meeting of Trump, Tillerson, Mattis, Dunford, McMaster; Misunderstanding War Warnings, 1941-2017; Identity Politics Epistemology Cripples Democratic Party Response to Overriding Strategic Emergency Signaled by Corker World War III Alert; NBC Reports Trump Eyed Big Increase in Offensive Nukes; Wise Handlers Must Focus Him Instead on Crash Program for Space-Based Laser ABM Systems; Trump Hints at Using FCC Broadcasting Licenses to Muzzle Television Critics of Regime; Tactic Already Failed When Tried By Nixon-Agnew

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October 10, 2017

Trump, Mattis, Tillerson, Dunford Get Special Briefing on North Korea in Situation Room; Is War Imminent?; Republican Aiders and Abettors of Trump Attempting to Smother Explosive World War III Issue Raised By Corker; Wrecking of Iran Nuclear Accord Next on Agenda; Catalonian Secessionist Puigdemont Blinks; Wrecking Ball Bannon Announces Primary Challenges to All GOP Senators Up In 2018 Except Cruz; On Double Ten Day, Recalling Dr. Sun Yat-Sen of China, Who Inspired the Chinese Revolution of 1911 and the First Republic in Asia

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October 9, 2017

Consider This a War Warning: Sen. Corker Says Trump’s Reckless Threats Can Put U.S. “On The Path to World War III”; Full Details of Danger Not Yet Clear; Erratic Tweets Said To Disrupt Sensitive Negotiations; GOP Senators Acutely Aware of Existential Peril, But Too Craven to Act; 400,000 March in Barcelona to Protest Catalonian Secessionism; Will Elitists Around Puigdemont Back Down This Week?; Before Columbus: How The Florentine Circle Of Toscanelli, Brunelleschi, Ficino, Alberti, and Cusanus Studied Greek Antiquity to Launch Modern Geography and Long-Distance Navigation

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October 7, 2017 WCR

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“The Calm Before the Storm”: Will It Be Another War, Or Indictments Against The Regime?; Mueller Team Interviews Author of Kompromat Dossier; GOP Budget Resolutions Feature Killer Cuts to Social Programs Trump Had Vowed to Defend; $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts For Super-Rich Eyed; Catalonia Needs An End to Austerity and Enhanced Autonomy as Part of Spain, Not the Reckless Adventure of Secessionism Under Plutocrat Clique Around Puigdemont; Major Economic Interests Flee Barcelona As Secessionist Trolls Harass Reporters; Ban on Bump Stocks Might Pass Because Fanatics Lack Obama As Enemy Image

 

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October 5, 2017

GOP Sen. Burr Wants to Withhold 2016 Social Media Ads Purchased by Pro-Russian Interests, But Senate Collusion Inquiry Continues; Desperate Republicans in Eleventh-Hour Push to Shut Down Russiagate Probes Before Indictments Hit; As Active Measures Continue, American Public Has Absolute Right to See Foreign-Sponsored Political Ads Now, Before Virginia and New Jersey Elections In Early November; Public Needs to See That GOP Wedge Issues and GRU Divide and Conquer Propaganda Share Same Method; Political Realism in TV Drama Proves Elusive; Violence in Classical Drama Not Gratuitous

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October 4, 2017

Tillerson Denies Wanting to Quit; Sources Tell NBC He Strongly Opposed Trump On Value of North Korea Talks, Afghanistan Force Structure, Iran Nuclear Accord, Quarreling Gulf Monarchies, Role of Kushner, Boy Scout Address, and If “President Speaks For Himself;” Catalan Secessionist Puigdemont Asks International Mediation, But Break With Madrid May Come Monday; Is Trump’s Talk of Canceling Puerto Rico’s $75 Billion Debt Just Another Throwaway Line?; Mulvaney of OMB Assures Banks It’s Not Serious; Emerging Las Vegas Narrative Remains Problematic on Timeline and Number of Shooters

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October 3, 2017

For Puerto Rico Aid and Reconstruction, Trump Must Drop Cost Accounting and Follow Franklin D. Roosevelt’s December 1940 Call to “Get Rid of That Silly Foolish Old Dollar Sign” and Truman’s 1948 Marshal Plan, This Time For Hurricane-Stricken Areas; Still Many Problems With Bizarre Official Story of Las Vegas Massacre, Including Time Line and Motive; Current Regime Has Failed to “Keep Us Safe”; Will There Be Consequences?; “American Horror Story” Explores Demarcation Between Reality and Nightmare in “Election Night” Episode; Rare Glimmers of Realism in Alienated Wasteland of TV Drama

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October 2, 2017

Many Unanswered Questions Regarding Las Vegas Shootings; Up to 20 Minutes of Gunfire From Fully Automatic Weapon or Weapons With High-Capacity Magazines, Belts, or Drums; Catalonian Independence Movement is Futile Exercise in Chaos; Current Tragic Situation Rooted in Reactionary Prime Minister Rajoy’s 2012 Rejection of Catalonian Demands to Moderate Austerity Measures in Midst of European “Sovereign Debt Crisis”; Wall Street’s Vulture Fund Attack on Spain and Other “PIIGS” Helped Support Dollar After 2008 World Derivatives Panic; Time to End Austerity!

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September 30, 2017 WCR

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No “Good News Story”: San Juan’s Mayor Cruz Brands Trump’s Woefully Inadequate Puerto Rico Relief Effort As “Close to Genocide”; Gen. Honoré Confirms Aid Is “Slow and Small”; Urges New Commander To Order Air Drops and Break Rules of Bureaucratic Cost Accounting to Save Lives; White House Losing Contact With Objective Reality as Failures, Scandals, and Crises Multiply; Sen. Nelson (D-FL) Calls For Debt Relief For Puerto Rico, But Interests of Vulture Fund Bondholders Dominate Oval Office; Jet-Setting HHS Secretary Price Ousted For Private Charter Flights That Are Dwarfed By Trump’s Costly Weekend Junkets; Price Was Directing Efforts to Wreck Obamacare by Stealth Sabotage

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September 28, 2017

Katrina Hero Gen. Honoré Wants 50,000 Federal Troops to Assist Puerto Rico, Far More Than The Meager 600 FEMA Workers Deployed By Trump Administration; Biggest Obstacle May Be Puerto Rico’s Financial Control Board, An Austerity Enforcer for Bondholders; Island Needs Immediate Freeze on All Payments of Interest and Principal For Duration of Emergency; Judge Roy Moore as Harbinger of Ongoing Breakup of Republican Party; Cohn Won’t Promise Middle Class Tax Cut Under Trump Plan; Intelligence Committees Must Make Public All Russiagate Facebook and Twitter Ads

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September 27, 2017

One Week After Latest Hurricane, Bungling and Dawdling By Feckless Trump Administration Create Humanitarian Catastrophe in Twice-Stricken Puerto Rico; Prompt Action Needed; Trump’s Tax Plan Serves the Rich: Poorest Earners See 2% Rate Hike While Most Affluent Get 5% Cut; Standard Deduction Doubles But Personal Exemptions Disappear; Pass Through Entities Like Hedge Funds Get Sweetheart 25% Rate; Wall Street Banks Get 20% Rate Instead of 35%; In Boon for Ultra-Wealthy, Alternative Minimum Tax and Estate Tax Disappear; No Deduction For State and Local Taxes, Hitting Blue States

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September 26, 2017

Trump-GOP Assault on Obamacare Virtually Defeated for 2017; McConnell Says He Won’t Force Vote on Graham-Cassidy; More Fragmentation in Regime and Party; Congress Should Now Vote ACA Cost Sharing Subsidies And Stabilization Measures Over Trump’s Veto If Necessary; Washington Gridlock Is Not Bipartisan, But Has Locus Inside GOP; White House Upbeat Rhetoric Falls Flat Failures of Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Are Revealed; German Election Leaves Merkel Weakened But Still in Control; Xenophobic Party Enters National Parliament; European Central Bank Key to Job Creation

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September 25, 2017

Health Care Monstrosity 99% Defeated As More GOP Senators Refuse Their Support; CBO Finds Graham-Cassidy Will Strip Millions of Insurance; Budget Reconciliation Path Closes At Midnight Saturday; Perspective Now For Survival of Obamacare, Domestic Stalemate for Trump Regime, and Breakup of Republican Party as Tax Windfall Demanded By Megadonors is Not Delivered; Trump’s Scurrilous Attacks on Black Athletes Boomerang Sunday With 200 NFL Players Kneeling, Sitting, or Raising Fists in Protest; An Historic Display of Revulsion by American People Against Tenant of White House

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September 23, 2017 WCR

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McCain Serves Country Over Party With No Vote on GOP’s Graham-Cassidy Atrocity; Killer Bill Not Yet Defeated, So Keep Calling Senate via U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121; They Must Vote No on This Turkey!; Role of Kimmel Shows American Democracy Has Deep Resources; Republican Responding to Cash Ultimatum by Multi-Billionaire Mega-Donors Who Want Tax Bonanza; Critique of PBS Vietnam Series: Fails to Identify Real Authors of Failed Strategy, Including Wall Street’s Harriman-Bundy Clique; Neglects Strategy of Fortified Defensive Line Along Seventeenth Parallel to Cut Ho Chi Minh Trail; German Voters Can Prevent Forces of Chaos From Appearing Stronger Than They Really Are: Gehen Sie Wählen!

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September 21, 2017

More Signs of Imminent Russiagate Crisis; How Indictments of Nixon’s Subordinates Paved the Way to His Ouster; Did LBJ’s Lies and Vietnam Tragedy of Fifty Years Ago Contribute to Trump’s 2016 Ability to Dupe Anti-Elitist Voters in Late Middle Age?; Background: 1965 Plan of South Vietnamese Gen. Cao Van Vien to Cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and Isolate the Battlefield By Building a Fortified Line From the Thailand-Laotian Border Across the DMZ to the Sea; Idea Seconded by Col. Harry Summers and Gen. Bruce Palmer Based on Theories of von Clausewitz and von der Goltz; Germans Need to Vote on Sunday

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September 20, 2017

Trump Demands GOP Congress Approve Graham-Cassidy Atrocity; Will His Endorsement Backfire Once Again?; Bad Omen: Even Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Gillespie Won’t Endorse Bill In Debate With Northam; Sen. Cassidy Lies About Obamacare Repeal Bill in Media Interviews, Makes Mockery of Family Suffering of Comedian Jimmy Kimmel; Deluded Mattis Sees Acceptable Military Options in Koreas; Focus on Manafort Signals Big Push by Mueller; Merkel Set To Win Another Term in Sunday’s German Vote; Xenophobic Party Lags; Catalonian Referendum Could Pitch Spain Into Chaos

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September 19, 2017

Worse Than Bush’s 2002 “Axis of Evil” Tirade: Trump UN Speech Threatens Annihilation of North Korea, Pushes World Toward Confrontation and Anarchy; Crude Signals of Intent to Exit Iran Nuclear Accord, Suggesting That Peaceful Solutions With Current U.S. Regime Are Impossible; Threats to Venezuela; Republicans Won’t Wait For CBO Scoring of Graham-Cassidy Bill; Plan’s Co-Author Santorum on CNN Dodges Question of How Many Will Lose Insurance; 2016 Election Outcome Shows Objective Institutional Problems Beyond Just Trump Which Require Major Economic Reforms

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September 18, 2017

Emergency Mobilization Needed Now to Defeat Graham-Cassidy Wrecking Job on Obamacare; Latest GOP Atrocity Would Destroy Medicaid as Entitlement, Strip Coverage From Millions of Poor People, and Use Block Grants to Create Brutal Race to the Bottom Among States; Rand Paul Reported Opposed Because Obamacare Taxes Stay in Place; Collins and Murkowski In Doubt; Arizona Governor Supports Swindle, But Will McCain Follow?; Public Disarray On Eye Street Among Trump Lawyers As Facebook Warrant Shows Mueller Probe Gaining Momentum; Dynamics of Chiliastic Mass Movements From Luther to Trump

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September 16, 2017 WCR

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Anti-Immigrant Backlash Splinters GOP Regime After Hints of Dream Act Compromise; Veteran Trump Backers Issue Anathemas as Disillusioned Dupes Burn Their MAGA Hats; Democrats Dividing Along Pro-Wall Street vs. New Deal Lines After Debut of Landmark Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Plan Backed By Seventeen Senators; Issue Has Mass Traction Far Beyond Mere Identity Politics; World War Two Era Defense Department Film “Don’t Be A Sucker” Compares U.S. Nativists to Nazis, Highlighting Divide and Conquer Techniques On Race, Creed, Color, Nationality Also Used In 2016 Russian Hot Button Facebook Posts and Traditional GOP Wedge Issues; Beware Another Republican Attack on Health Care Over Next Two Weeks

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September 14, 2017

On Eve of Supposed 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation, Absurd Efforts Emerge to Promote Anti-Historical Image of Martin Luther as Saintly Founder of Modern Western and American Civilization; Ideological Contortions Include Promoting Luther as Non-Violent, But He Wanted To “Stab, Smite, Slay” Rebellious Peasants in the 1525 Uprising His Agitation Helped Detonate; 100,000 Killed; “It Is the Time of the Sword, Not the Day of Grace,” Wrote This “Toady of Princes”; State Took Over Church, With No Separation; Virulent Anti-Semitism Whitewashed; Hagiography Is Fake History