GOP fails again, Obamacare is here to stay! After some 70 failed attempts at Congressional repeal of increasingly popular Affordable Care Act of 2010, Supreme Court rejects legal challenge for third time, by 7-2 vote; centerpiece of GOP demagogy for last decade wiped out. Reactionary faction of high court splits, with only Alito and Gorsuch voting against ACA; Mitch McConnell's strategy for court is in crisis; Helped along by ACA expansion, Medicaid grows by 9 million to top 80.5 million, a new "high water mark".
Next task is passing full infrastructure bill.
Biden's re-invigoration of free world alliances while opening dialogue with Russia is substantial achievement; GOP slanders of Biden refuted by Putin.
Best wishes for Juneteenth!
The 1865 end of slavery in Texas and beyond on Juneteenth is a federal holiday, starting Friday!
Putin calls Biden a skillful, substantive, efficient, experienced, constructive partner, who never misses a detail; Russian leader admires Biden's resilience in face of 6-hour jet lag; Kremlinogists might detect an early hint of rapprochement; he adds that Biden's image in Russian and US media has "nothing in common with realty"; These remarks demolish years of GOP demagogic lies that Biden is impaired and suffering from dementia!
Sen. Manchin wants voting reform with ban on partisan gerrymanders, election day as federal holiday, 15 consecutive days of early voting, and flexibility on proofs of identity; these points get support from leading Democratic voting right activist Stacy Abrams; but Mitch quickly mortifies Manchin by rejecting reforms!
De facto end of slavery in US came with the June 23, 1865 surrender at Doaksville, Oklahoma of Gen. Stand Watie CSA, the last Confederate General in the field, a Comanche Indian and holder of African-American slaves.
Biden's bright red lines push Putin towards peaceful coexistence, not more rogue provocations!
With allies from G-7, Indo-Pacific Quad, Nato 30, and EU 27 lined up behind him, President came to Geneva with support from a united front of democracies; Putin politely warned to back off 16 key cyber targets, or else; both ambassadors will return to their embassies, and joint working group will promote strategic stability; Biden points to Russia's long and vulnerable border with Chinese aggressors; Talks were constructive, with disagreements but no hostility, says Putin, calling Biden balanced and experienced, with attractive moral values; human rights, Arctic, and Ukraine also on agenda;
After unanimous approval in Senate, House votes 415-14 to make Juneteenth a new federal holiday; Biden should sign measure into law before Saturday to implement day off for all!
After the tumultuous Trump years that also saw the election of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, where do U.S.-Mexico relations stand and how can the two countries forge stronger bonds? This includes a wide range of subjects, from racial and class divides on both sides of the border to infrastructure, the drug war, and how Biden and AMLO can forge a path toward peaceful cooperation and economic development.
Netanyahu is gone for the moment; Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles fails in building housing for homeless; make him ambassador to Mars!
G-7 and NATO communiques are first effective platform for world resistance against Chinese-Russian totalitarian bloc
Policies approved include 1 billion-plus Covid shots for developing countries, 15% alternative minimum tax for corporations, and world development strategy to counter Beijing's Belt and Road debt trap; demands include finding origin of pandemic, human rights for Uighurs in East Turkestan, freedom of navigation in South China Sea, and an end to forced labor in world supply chain;
G-7 language against China is tougher than after Deng Hsiao Ping's 1989 Tien An Men massacre of student protesters; India, Australia, South Korea and South Africa attend; NATO brands Russia as threat, China as challenge; Biden scores diplomatic success on world stage, warns Putin on cyber attacks with promise of retaliation;
Urged on by Biden, G-7 will offer developing countries a superior alternative to Beijing’s insidious Belt and Road debt trap!
US leads G-7 in pushback against China on human rights, Taiwan security, Covid-19 truth, pandemic preparedness, and supply chains; France’s Macron says he is on “same page” with President;
Department of Justice is not an independent state within the state, but must serve the general welfare; Officials who enabled Trump’s enemies’ list operations must be ousted;
Virginia and New Jersey primaries are won by moderates; Defund the police slogan losing ground; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leads as early voting begins in June 22 contest;
Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King cannot be written out of American history to please ideologues of today!
A century after Oswald Spengler’s orgy of historical pessimism, clear signs of the resurgence of the West
Black Rock and other Wall Street parasites are bidding up housing prices despite shortage of dwellings; finance oligarchs get Federal Reserve loans under obsolete practices left over from 2009 subprime derivatives crisis; Biden should order the Fed to provide enough 0% 30-year loans to build 10 million affordable housing units!
On eve of Cornwall G-7 summit, Biden works to win BoJo away from "buccaneering Britain" Brexit perspective with New Atlantic Charter; 15% worldwide alternative minimum tax for corporation gains broad support from finance ministers.
Breaking: NYT finds Trump Justice Department under Sessions and Barr obtained phone records of Rep. Schiff and one other House impeachment leader, staff, and families including Rep. Schiff under pretext of tracing leaks; AG Garland's quest to protect pro-Trump Justice networks from accountability is a lost cause; start cleaning out the Augean stables now!
Heading for Europe, Biden cites current inflection point (punctum saliens) in struggle between democracy and dictatorship
By 68-32 vote, Senate passes critically important $250 billion bill to restore US competitiveness against Chinese threat; industrial policy replaces free market frauds; investments will include semiconductor chips, lithium, pharmaceuticals and putting supply chains out of Beijing's reach; This can be core of new Marshall Plan.
Biden warns Russia and China that US alliances are strong: Keep Operation SWIFT Kick and other measures in reserve for repeat hacking offenders;
Kamala Harris is right to stress need to attack root causes of mass flight out of central America; responsible officials must discourage dangerous long trek by children; Media harping on border visit is grotesque!
White House stops Mitch's GOP delaying action run through Sen. Capito; time to move beyond chimera of "bipartisanship"
Russian hackers thrown for a loss on eve of Biden-Putin summit!
In biggest recent defeat for computer gangsters, FBI recovers most of ransom paid by Colonial pipeline to Darkside hackers.
An idea whose time has come: a debtors’ cartel against Beijing by developing countries ensnared in the debt trap of the brutal Belt and Road scam; US help needed; Goal must be far-reaching debt cancellation of odious pyramided debt.
Energy Secretary Granholm confirms money for nuclear energy is included in Biden’s $2.3 trillion package for jobs and infrastructure. GOP counteroffers have provided ZERO funding for this vital carbon-free energy source.
Manchin won’t back HR 1 For the People Act, so Dems should turn to less powerful but very useful John Lewis Voting Rights bill, which actually has some GOP support.
Democrats must make next mid-terms into a new 1934, with gains in both Houses of Congress!
Commons testimony of Boris Johnson's top consigliere Dominic Cummings gives shocking picture of how BoJo's UK government failed to defeat pandemic.
Context for Tulsa massacre of 1921 was world-wide fascist upsurge marked by Horthy fascism in Hungary (1920) and Mussolini's 1922 March on Rome.
Breaking: Trump holds anemic rally not carried by Fox before a thousand party hacks in North Carolina.
Blue collar bust: GOP hacks continue to parrot Big Lie about real wage growth after 2017, ignoring decline of wages and benefits under Trump.
Emperor Xi's Belt and Road debt trap racket in action!
Pakistan faces default on usurious energy loans from China; Islamabad crushed by $31 billion owed on high-cost coal-fired plants; Chinese refuse request by Islamabad to reschedule $3 billion; Big Lies about humanitarian goals of Belt and Road exposed again!
Biden doubles the list of Chinese companies linked to the infamous People's Liberation Army that are now off limits to US investors.
Just in time inventory, an ideological figment of failed globalization, is partly responsible for shortages and disruptions of supply chains.
Netanyahu about to fall from power after 12 years of failed rule.
New nine-party coalition includes Lapid of Yesh Atid, ultra-reactionary Bennett of Yamina, and - for the first time - the United Arab List; Bibi's Gaza war could only postpone, but not avoid, his ouster. Middle East needs peace based on development.
Beijing responds to Biden's probe of pandemic origins with threats of 'Waterloo' for US, raving about smashing "four Achilles' heels"-
Moscow announces "unpleasant" signals before Biden-Putin summit;
GOP's creeping coup proceeding through disenfranchisement under color of state law; Trump touts August comeback, but will he face charges?
End the filibuster, a barbarous relic left over from John C. Calhoun!
Republicans are overripe for extinction!
McConnell’s Senate rejection of January 6 board of inquiry formally certifies that GOP’s disappearance as national political force is overdue; But end of “bipartisan” illusion can be blessing in disguise, starting with unhindered probe of insurrection by House select committee; Absurd and obsolete filibuster must go;
GOP bogus infrastructure plan offers a wretched $257 billion in new money over 8 years, with rest looted from existing programs using Trump methods;
GOP demands no countermeasures against putsch, no reproductive rights, no right to vote, no funds for pandemic rescue, no jobs and infrastructure, and no money to defeat Made in China 2025; Biden budget is blueprint for full recovery!
Likely origins of Decoration Day/Memorial Day among South Carolina freedpeople pose problems for both reactionaries and 1619 backers
In rousing Cleveland speech, Biden demands Senate pass jobs and infrastructure bill, citing need to attain full employment to drive up wages and secure workplace dignity for workers, especially women; President repeats commitment to 28% tax rate for corporations, Buy American pledge, and $15 per hour federal minimum wage; singles out greedy executives obsessed with stock buybacks; his evocation of inflection point evokes FDR's rendez-vous with destiny!
New jobless claims fall to lowest level since start of pandemic, new Covid cases fall by half in May;
A strong contender for the earliest known Decoration Day/Memorial Day: Did African American freedpeople and veterans invent this holiday on May 1 1865 to honor Union POWs deceased in a mini-Andersonville at the Charleston, South Carolina race track?
Breaking: McConnell strongarming senators to block January 6 board of inquiry as personal favor!
Xi & Co. must stop stonewalling!
Biden orders US Intelligence Agencies and National Laboratories to carry out 90-day investigation to determine origin of Covid-19;
Lab leak theory focusing on Wuhan Institute of Virology is now supported by more evidence than the unsubstantiated wet market hypothesis; intent of communist officials remains an issue; Expect GOP demagogues to spare Beijing, demonize US scientists;
New York County grand jury set to hear evidence in criminal probe against Trump Organization, including ex-president: potentially the first such proceeding against a former president; GOP political calculations for coming years thrown into chaos.
Interview with Wayne Madsen on his article:
Be wary of the 6th of January: a coup by any other name
New information about the January 6 coup attempt emerges after the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department ransomware hack. Memos reveal another coup attempt was planned for January 19th. With Trump still in the White House, loyalists would invade DC and seize control of tactical highground from top windows of buildings surrounding the Capitol and White House. Hacked memos reveal that we are in the middle of an ongoing creeping coup.
Time for Senate showdown to pass Biden's $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure bill; don't let bipartisan chimeras slow the process!
Far from being impossible, the two state solution is the only realistic alternative to endless war between Israel and Palestine; Notion of Israeli right that ignoring the Palestinian Question would cause it to wither on the vine is now exposed as fatuous;
For his June Europe trip to G7 and NATO, Biden has pre-announced a plan backed by the anti-totalitarian countries to challenge China's Belt and Road debt trap imperialism to benefit developing countries; Launch this new program now in the West Bank and Gaza!
GOP still blocking police reform a full year after death of George Floyd;
Belated greetings for Pentecost!
Gaza truce holding as US humanitarian aid start to arrive
Biden stresses two-state solution; Blinken trip into war zone should enlist Europe, Japan, and Gulf oil revenue in Marshall Plan for reconstruction and economic development of Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, and rest of bombed-out, war-torn region;
Senate Republican saboteurs reject Biden's compromise offer on infrastructure; GOP fanatics attacking Constitutional rights including voting, honest vote counts, and women's reproductive rights; Party extinction is overdue;
COVID new case rate down 90% since inauguration
Gaza cease-fire delivers breakthrough success for Biden's Middle East diplomacy, with Palestinians celebrating in streets of Gaza City!
Approach based not on public posturing but on "quiet and relentless diplomacy," patience, and familiarity with key protagonists; Biden's call to wind down fighting starting Wednesday is followed by truce Thursday! In grim portent for McCarthy and Scalise, 35 GOP House members reject major whip effort to cripple investigation of January 6 putsch attempt;
"Squad" splits on protecting Capitol, with scant support for needed defenses against fascist mobs: reluctant to increase funding for any police, Reps. Cori Bush, Omar and Pressley vote no; AOC, Bowman, and Tlaib vote present, allowing $1.9 billion funding measure to pass by one vote;
Breaking: Latest Texas law is tantamount to rollback of Roe v. Wade
GOP in disarray: House approves investigation of January 6 putsch attempt, 252 to 175; 35 GOP reps defy Mitch, McCarthy, and Trump to support probe;
New York Attorney General's probe of Trump finances goes criminal; Biden warns Netanyahu to wind down Gaza attack -- hit him with sanctions if he stalls; Pelosi calls for diplomats and governments to boycott Winter Olympics organized by Beijing despots; Dangers of crypto-currency come into view; Arizona vote fraudit splits state GOP, collapses in fiasco;
Val Demings for US Senate from Florida, replacing Trump toady Rubio!
Time for a truce in Gaza!
Peace action urgent before existing conflict degenerates into wider war; dangers shown in 1972 Kippur War, when rapid escalation loomed; US must stop blocking calls for cease-fire by UN Security Coucil; Blinken says Netanyahu never delivered proof that Hamas was operating in Gaza TV tower; At what point might swarming Hamas missiles overwhelm conventional Iron Dome?
Details emerge about Trump's lame duck plan to retreat from world.
Israel close to sectarian civil war as communal violence flares!
Netanyahu goes berserk in Gaza City, attacking TV tower with offices of BBC, Associated Press, al Jazeera, and other international media; Israel absurdly claims Hamas military intelligence was major tenant; goal includes leaving world public opinion eyeless in Gaza; IDF’s fear of tunnels recalls tank losses in southern Lebanon in 2006 defeat by Hezbollah;
Netanyahu’s desperate attempt to stay in power and out of jail seen as trigger for Jerusalem evictions; Biden calls Palestinian President Abbas, warns Bibi to back off attacking press;
Pelosi still seeking January 6 Commission despite GOP sabotage; Pressure grows for international probe, not controlled by Beijing, of Wuhan virus institute
Cui bono: Is Trump the beneficiary of Israeli-Palestinian fighting and Darkside Colonial pipeline hack?
Israeli forces moving into Gaza Strip tonight as anti-Netanyahu Knesset coalition for change splinters, helping him retain power; Israeli society fragments into street fighting between Arabs and extremists;
Biden must keep focus on passing the $2.3 trillion job and infrastructure plan; McConnell and McCarthy declare keeping December 2017 tax cut bonanza for rich parasites a sacred duty;
13 GOP states now enacting early cutoff of enhanced jobless benefits, demolishing myth of party for working people; Virginia GOP taps Carlyle Group boss as candidate for governor; McAuliffe leads among Dems;
Gaetz pal Greenberg to plead Monday in sex trafficking case; will he sing for feds? Also on Monday, DC federal judge wants release of Barr DoJ papers on decision not to indict Trump after Mueller report
Colonial pipeline starts pumping again, but adequate gasoline is several days away; Biden orders shift to preventive defense; reckoning with Russian gangsters cannot be postponed;
Trump boasted that boy wonder Kushner had pacified Middle East, but reality looks far different; Is current Israeli-Palestinian conflict phase a last-ditch gambit by Netanyahu to retain power?
Liz Cheney's program of fighting Trump to return GOP to traditional reactionary Reaganism is useful if it weakens party, but would only set the stage for new forms of fascism if it ever prevailed!
Broadcast and social media environments are becoming increasingly intolerant of controversy. Is the adherence to a strict party line on public health, climate change, race, and gender becoming a liability? How do we prevent a "free speech" backlash against the Democratic politicians who are our best hope for New Deal economic reforms?
FBI blames east coast pipeline shutdown using ransomware on Russian underworld gang Darkside! White House must move forcefully to resolve this major attack.
If Netanyahu's career is finally approaching its end, he appears determined to make his exit amid more chaotic and futile fighting with the Palestinians.
Republican Party gaslights itself by hiding polls showing Trump's weakness; patriots welcome House GOP's conflict with Liz Cheney as another step towards party's early extinction!
To bring back jobs, pre-K and child care are indispensable infrastructure.
Tarpley's Library: Hinton Helper's 1857 book on the Impending Crisis of the South drove secessionists bonkers; Helper showed that slavery caused poverty, immiseration, and imbecility in south.
Biden approval at 63%, with 71% favoring his pandemic policies
Rogue state China holds world hostage to 21 tons of rocket debris!
US should assert leadership in protecting allies from space junk; in another sign of aggressive intent, Xi is attempting to set up naval bases at key points across the globe;
April job creation numbers underline need to pass Biden’s $2.2 trillion jobs and infrastructure bill; if employers want workers, they should offer living wages, humane working conditions, and benefits like decent health care, but GOP governors turn to coercion by cutting payments to unemployed; Florida, Texas, and other red states escalate voter nullification strategy;
New York Times distorted view of Taiwan repeats appeasement folly of late 1930s
Biden's decision to share vital vaccine patents, ingredients, and know-how with India, South Africa, and other developing countries is yet another giant break from globalization and neoliberalism;
America's choice is between enlightened reforms of Biden on the one hand, or GOP's endless clique warfare between reactionaries and fascists on the other; Evil fights evil to lead House Republican conference!
Biden's speech at teetering bridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana makes unbeatable case for infrastructure; a college-educated society is worth far more than tax cuts for rich parasites;
Facing backlash, McConnell verbally retreats from 100% focus on paralyzing government, but he fools nobody!
GOP's voter suppression and nullification drive rolls on from Georgia to Florida and Texas; Department of Justice warns Arizona GOP about preservation and custody of ballots, federal laws against harassing voters!
In parody of murderous Chairman Mao, despot Xi assumes the title of "Helmsman"
Mitch McConnell buries zombie of bipartisanship!
Minority leader proclaims that "100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration"; Tell Manchin and Sinema that opposition party is indeed necessary, but not this GOP of nihilists, saboteurs and traitors!
Biden supports suspending vaccine patents to fight pandemic;
Federal judge Berman Jackson suggests "disingenuous" Barr tried to protect Trump by misrepresenting findings of Mueller report; Garland must release key documents!
House Minority Whip Scalise joins onslaught against Cheney-
A distant mirror for today's America: the story of post-Punic Wars land reforms of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus (c. 133-121), blocked by assassinations ordered by wealthy oligarchs of Roman Senate -- This was last chance to save the Roman Republic, which soon collapsed into bread and circuses, coups, civil wars, and dictatorship;
Breaking: Giuliani clique wants back payments from Trump to pay his mounting attorney's fees
Is our fate written in the stars? Throughout history influential figures have been guided by mystical pursuits like astrology, hermeticism and freemasonry. Are these occult interests simply pastimes of the degenerate rich, or are they windows into deeper layers of reality that have been lost to antiquity? A discussion covering topics ranging from hermeticism to astrological cycles to our role as CO-CREATORS of history.
To hell and back with Xi's overseas workers!
China's much-vaunted Belt and Road imperialism across southeast Asia and Middle East is not humanistic, but relies on slave laborers kept as virtual prisoners, according to new report from China Labor Watch in New York;
Biden's program of investments meets the China challenge with container ports, rare earths, semiconductors, and industrial policy; GOP now incapable of national defense;
1967-1968 Kerner Commission was divide and conquer counter-insurgency ploy by ruling class designed to wreck Martin Luther King's strategy of united front among anti-war, civil rights, and labor movements;
President's party usually loses seats in off-year vote-but don't forget the gains of 1934, which resulted from heroic Hundred Days
78% to 85% of viewers approve Biden's speech to Congress, CBS and CNN polls find. 80% say speech inspires optimism!
With addition of two years of free pre-school plus two years of free community college, US society will be profoundly improved. Restoring power to bargain with Big Pharma can save US billions. Tell Congress to pass the expanded program!
GOP's alleged $568 billion for infrastructure has just $189 billion in NEW money, meaning that Republican plan is a mere 8% of Biden's $2.5 trillion. Republicans are not negotiating in good faith!
2020 Census shows second slowest population growth in US history. United States needs a policy for demographic growth which includes ample immigration.
FBI search warrants carried out against Trump backers Rudy Giuliani and Victoria Toensing; intrigue with Ukrainian oligarchs at issue;
Biden to address joint session of Congress with $1.8 trillion Family Plan for care, education and economic benefits: 2 years of free pre-K for all kids aged 3-4, 2 years of free community college, low-cost child care with $15 per hour minimum wage for caregivers, paid family and medical leave, extensions of expanded $3,600 Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Child Care Tax Credit all included;
Programs paid for by taxes on most wealthy; message will demand end to carried interest tax loophole which Trump failed to tackle;
Advice to Biden: call an audible from the podium and cancel at least $10k in student loans per borrower!
Carville warns Democrats on irresponsible rhetoric about defunding, wants Republicans constantly reminded of their misdeeds of January 6;
Remembering James Monroe, the fifth US president, who supervised the extinction of the Federalists, the party of treason and dictatorship!
US Must Help Fight Pandemic in India!
Biden administration commits to help giant democracy as cases there top 350,000 per day for fifth day; US will ship 60 million Astrazenica shots overseas; Oxygen production equipment from US is arriving; UK, Germany, France join in effort for subcontinent; Initial churlish rebuff of New Delhi by White House reversed, but flawed decision-making process must be fixed!
Sen. Capito shows once again that GOP infrastructure plan is rank deception, with far less than $568 billion in new money!
Democratic Senate prospects improve in classic swing states as Reps. Val Demings and Tim Ryan eye candidacies in 2022; Top honcho of California recall turns out to be racist former deputy sheriff who wants to treat immigrants like livestock!
Oscar viewers drop below 10 million for first time
If China boycotts Sunday’s Oscars, US should lead world in shunning Beijing Winter Olympics next February!
Success or debacle of Biden’s climate plans depends on whether modern nuclear energy is central component; Comparison of France and Germany since 1980 proves that nuclear reduces carbon and lowers costs, while German method of dumping nuclear for solar cells and windmills yields more carbon and increased costs; The choice depends on public opinion and Congress!
Republican “infrastructure” scam of $568 billion is insult to Americans; Entire plan is less than Biden’s spending on transportation; As under Trump, GOP wants privatization of obsolete assets, “public-private partnerships,” and exorbitant tolls; worst of all, GOP would steal money already appropriated in earlier COVID bills; Rich parasites would pay nothing, with cost burden on working people; 1934-style blowout eminently possible for Dems next year, but don’t let GOP saboteurs stall the current momentum!
Hard times for despots: Putin pulls forces away from Ukraine; Is Kremlin responding to weakening public support; Navalny ends successful hunger strike?
Beijing sidelines multi-millionaire Jack Ma; Is this designed to replay Putin’s 2003 jailing of Khodorkovsky to stop putative oligarch’s revolt?
Biden set to double capital gains tax rate from 20% to about 40% for fat cats over $400,000 per person!
Move would go far to prevent finance oligarchs from scoring speculative windfalls that distort US economy and politics; Capital gains need to be taxed more than wage labor;
World Climate Conference placates Malthusian Dems, confirms Biden’s progress in resuming leadership of Free World; Merkel of Germany, doyenne of leaders, welcomes US back to world role after Trump nightmare; US pledges to cut carbon emissions by 50% over this decade; Result cannot be achieved with windmills or solar panels, but only with modern nuclear reactors; 600,000 charging stations loom large; After earlier lip service to nuclear, Kerry disappoints with talk of unworkable solar cells and windmills; Rational forces must demand Congress deliver most modern and economical energy;
Xi sets new record for hypocrisy and deception, saying China will escalate carbon through almost 2030, and only then start reducing emissions for three decades!! Posturing about harmony of man and nature in the Green Belt and Road, Xi hopes to dupe world; On positive side, Modi of India lauds India-US Climate and Clean Energy Partnership for 2030; India needs anti-pandemic assistance now!
Time to declare war on homelessness!
Federal Judge orders Los Angeles to provide housing to all 66,000 homeless people on area streets by October 18; Unaccompanied women and children must be offered housing within 90 days; Lethargy of city’s response cited; Mayor Garcetti’s budget has already earmarked $1 billion to provide shelter, and Biden’s Rescue Plan will add $100 million or more; Powell of Fed should pitch in with 0% long term credit;
Seizing empty and bankrupt hotels and motels to accommodate needy is obvious first step, followed by medical services; 1,383 died during 2020, with 5 more succumbing every day; Ignore inhuman GOP critics, now that Federal District Judge Carter has ruled!
Positive Chauvin verdict opens door to sweeping reforms in police and justice practice; US needs economic justice through job creation in inner cities and rural America; GOP isolated;
Putin, facing national opposition with Navalny near death, absurdly alleges that NATO is threatening him via Ukraine; Despot Xi regales BARF confab with lies and platitudes; But Australia cuts off deals Xi had recently extorted; Premier Draghi of Italy blocks Beijing’s grab of semiconductor firm Lpe; Lebanon inclines to Franco-German proposal, not Xi, to rebuild Beirut
Bill Gates recently became America's top private landowner, with hundreds of thousands of acres of rich farmland owned by Gates' Cascade Investments LLC. As some worry, does this move represent a shift in global power?
This development is considered within the wider context of America's waning role as the world's dominant agricultural producer and exporter.
Topics range from geological history, the unique value of America's farm belt, the global grain trade, and finally a path forward for American AG policy that combines the best ideas of FDR and Lincoln with a knowledge- and labor-centric organic agriculture that serves humans not Wall Street.
Breaking: The TWSP and UFAA applaud the Derek Chauvin "All Three Counts" guilty verdict! We congratulate all Black Americans who fought in service of the cause against police brutality.
Biden Promises To End Homelessness On American Streets.
$1.9 trillion Emergency Rescue Act ALREADY CONTAINS the $5 billion to fight homelessness. Ultimate goal will be to get all 580,000 victims off the streets beginning with 130,000 in the next 18 months.
Democrats must move aggressively to solve this problem before GOP can demagogue a Giuliani-style backlash in cities!
Powell personally confronted by large tent city near Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. has a come to Jesus moment. Fed should step in with massive 0% lending to finance even more units of low-cost housing infrastructure.
Biden will address Congress on April 28, the birthday of President James Monroe, who showed how to deal with the Federalists as a moribund political party, enabling the Era of Good Feelings.
US demands that Kremlin preserve life of political prisoner Navalny.
With less than two weeks left in Biden’s hundred days, his popularity stands at 59% based on new sample of 5100 adults; 72% approve of President’s vaccine policies;
US Treasury reports Manafort associate Kilimnik gave Trump campaign’s internal polling to Russian intelligence in 2016, definitively establishing collusion; Japan, US renew mutual defense treaty against China, pledge cooperation on 5G, semiconductor supply chains, AI, genomics, and quantum computing; Ineffective Chinese Covid vaccine becomes major issue in Brazil; US and international community must urgently respond to shortage of medical oxygen in India;
Kerry’s bizarre doctrine of “Climate Stands Alone” separate from all other issues turns US strategic needs upside down;
GOP’s “Ku Klux Caucus” under heavy fire; Make the April 28 birthday of James Monroe, who wiped out the treasonous and dictatorial Federalists, the beginning of the end for today’s Republican Party
BIDEN RESPONDS TO RUSSIAN ACTIVE MEASURES
US banks cannot buy the newly bonded debt of the Russian central bank. This strikes at Kremlin's ability to fund their regime. Ten diplomats were expelled, with EU, UK, Canada and Australia joining in.
Our US Treasury targets Prigozhin and his worldwide networks. GRU, SVR, and FSB accused.
Manafort's operative Kilimnik delivered the Trump campaign's internal polling data to Moscow.
To deal with the digital and crypto takeover by China and Russia the US needs a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax to make all financial transactions reportable and taxable!
Biden announces US and NATO forces will leave Afghanistan between May 1 and September 11; Move cuts in several directions;
Kerry’s “Zero Carbon” mantra is rejected by natural US ally India, while champion polluter China gets license for unlimited emissions through 2060; Does Kerry dominate US diplomacy with his absurd “climate stands alone” priorities?
India needs Oxygen for hospital patients from US-AID, not Malthusian tirades! Friends of Biden brace for April 22 Climate Summit; Is predatory billionaire Bill Gates making policy for the United States?
Troop buildup on both sides of Russia-Ukraine border; Recalling Mussolini, Russia Claims the Black Sea as Mare Nostrum
Is social friction around issues like race and gender, as well as class conflict in a crisis-ridden economy simply a product of the struggle for progress, or are these divisive issues being manipulated by America's adversaries? This wide-ranging discussion covers topics ranging from cultural wedge issues, "active measures," universal basic income, and the inherent dignity of productive employment.
World Tensions Escalate as Serious Cyber-Attack Hits Main Iranian Nuclear Center at Natanz; Tehran Accuses Israel of Aggression; Denials Are Unconvincing; Washington Insists It Had No Role, but US Proximity Talks with Iran on Reviving JCPOA in Vienna May Be Disrupted;
Blinken Warns Chinese Communists That US is Committed to Defense of Taiwan and Will Assist Ally; Incessant Harassment and Intimidation by Mainland Must Stop!
Faced by Economic Decline and Dwindling Popularity, Putin Masses Russia Troops along Ukraine Border Near Donetsk; Merkel and Macron Must Re-Activate Minsk Process for Peaceful, Negotiated Solution;
White House Insider Tells NYT Biden Team Far Less Influenced by Economic Charlatans of Academe and Their Doctrines than Clinton or Obama; Biden’s New Approach Reflects Prominence of Clear Danger of Extreme Income Inequality, and also Threat from Communist China; Biden Sees Progress of Beijing and Hears Doubts from Allies about Whether US Is Capable of Delivering for Own Citizens; Industrial Policy is Back on the Table; Consensus Is That if Democrats Don’t Help Working People, New Trumps Can Quickly Emerge;
Debate around Party Re-Alignment and Role of Biden Democrats Continues
Reverse Suffered by Union Organizers in the NLRB Election at the Amazon Complex in Bessemer, Alabama Raises Once Again the 1906 Question Posed by the German Sociologist Werner Sombart about Why Class Consciousness Has Remained Relatively Weak in the United States; Reasons Include Decades of Stress on Race and Identity Groups, Not Class Conflict; American Exceptionalism is Wrongly Interpreted as Meaning the Absence of Class Struggle; Obsession with Sectionalism Also Undermines Centrality of Class; Sombart’s Own Explanation about Abundant Roast Beef and Apple Pie Assuring Class Collaboration is Not Applicable and Never Was; Effective Mass Leaders Must Come Equipped with Class-Based Interpretation of Current Situation!
Marking the 156th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Union at Appomattox Court House!
US Must Lead Free World in Comprehensive Boycott of Next February’s Beijing Winter Olympics; Both Pompeo and Blinken Have Condemned Chinese Communist Operations against Uighurs of East Turkestan as Outright Genocide Under International Law, Ending all Business as Usual; Attending Sporting Events in Beijing Would Be a Dangerous Validation of Xi Regime and Sign of Cowardice; Chinese Backing for Murderous Myanmar Junta and other Crimes Confirms This Judgment; Message to Xi Must Be a Warning, Not Appeasement;
McConnell Puts Senate GOP on Collision Course with Their Own Voters by Opposing Increased Taxes on Wealthy Corporations, which Is Supported 65% of US Voters; Trump-Republican Coalition Splinters with Emergence of Biden Republicans; McConnell’s Threats to Large Corporations Show Weakness of His Supply Line; As Biden Put It, How Long Will There Still Be a Republican Party?
Eureka! NYT Columnist David Brooks Discovers Key to Biden’s Powerful Economic Program in His Daring Revival of American System of Political Economy Developed by Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln; System is Based on Dirigism, Not “Free Market” Swindles, and Serving the Public Interest and the General Welfare, not Finance Oligarchy; Components Were a National Bank (NOT a Central Bank), Infrastructure, Public Works, and Internal Improvements Paid for by the Federal Government, and a Protective Tariff to Foster Industrialization and Modernization; Another Columnist Reports that Biden Team Has Concluded that Unless US Moves Away from Weak Government and Market Fetishism, Chinese Could Dominate; This Analysis Has Been Available Here for a Number of Years!