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December 30, 2017 WCR

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Trump’s Assertion of “Absolute Right” To Autocratic Control of Justice Department Is Recipe For Abuse of Power and Dictatorship; Formula For Oval Office Model Sentence: Noun + Verb + “No collusion!”; Robert Mueller Is An Authentic American Folk Hero Whose Ouster Would Come at Prohibitive Cost; With Tax Cut Already Priced In, Interest Rates Rising, and Quantitative Tightening Ongoing, Stage Is Set For Collapse of Trump Stock Bubble in 2018; Christie’s Sabotage of Hudson River Tunnels to Please Predatory Billionaire Donors Shows GOP Will Never Take Infrastructure Seriously; New National Security Strategy Incompetent, Lacks Emphasis on Anti-Missile Defense Against All Threats; Impeachment Is Primarily For Defense of Constitutional System; Happy New Year to Our Friends and Listeners!

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December 28, 2017

Despite Recent PPP Poll Showing 49% Support For Impeaching Trump, Pelosi, Nadler, and Connolly Deny Urgent Need to Stop Killer Austerity and Foreign Wars; Impeachment and Removal Not Limited To Punishing Past Violations of Statutes, But Primarily Designed To Stop Present and Future Harm; Trump-GOP “Infrastructure” Scam Amounts To Privatizing Existing Obsolete and Dilapidated Roads and Bridges As Cash Cows For Predatory Financiers Who Will Impose Exorbitant Tolls For What Is Now Free; Public-Private Partnerships Are A Ripoff; Happy New Year 2018 to Listeners and Friends!

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December 27, 2017

World Religious Leaders Offer Veiled Anti-Trump Polemics in Christmas Sermons: In Vatican Mass, Pope Francis Condemns New “Herods … Who To Impose Their Power and Increase Their Wealth See No Problem in Shedding Innocent Blood"; Calls for Two-State Solution for Palestine and Jerusalem; Papal Nuncio in Washington Praises Immigration, Links American Melting Pot to Francis’ Culture of Encounter; In Bethlehem, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Rejects Trump’s Decree; Notes That Herods Then and Now Seek Power; Archbishop of Canterbury Warns of Populist Leaders Who Deceive the Peoples

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December 26, 2017

Trump-Pence Jerusalem Decree Panders to Apocalyptic Protestant Fundamentalists Eager to Hasten The End of the World; On the Feast of Stephen, Recalling the Pre-Eminence of Charity: St. Stephen Was The First Christian Martyr (34 AD) Who Delivered Food Aid to the Destitute; Remembered Today is Also King Wenceslaus of Bohemia (c. 930 AD), Celebrated for Philanthropy Assisting Poor Peasants; Crisis of Present-Day Fundamentalism Sees Evangelical Heretics Backing Depraved Figures Like Trump and Moore While Supporting Killer Austerity; Having No Charity, They Are Truly Nothing

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December 23, 2017 WCR

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Christmas on Brink of Worst Constitutional Crisis Since 1860: Putsch Alert Continues As Trump White House Redoubles Raving Attacks; Intent to Fire Mueller Denied, But Russiagate Is Branded as “Hoax”; More Warnings From Warner, Wyden, Cummings; Schiff Cites Russian Money Laundering and Loan Guarantees; Nikki Haley Must Go After 128-9 U.S. Diplomatic Rout at United Nations (With 35 Abstentions, 21 Not Voting) Over Trump’s Reckless Jerusalem Decree; Her Gangster Methods A Scandal; Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Cannot Stay After Holiday Failures at Atlanta and Dallas Airports, Tacoma Trainwreck; Like McClellan During Seven Days’ Battles, GOP Billionaires’ Toadies Now Forced to Defend Money Supply Line, Offering Vulnerable Flank for 2018; Season’s Greetings to Listeners and Friends!

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December 21, 2017

Sen. Warner Cautions Trump Against Firing Mueller As Nihilists Escalate; End of Year May Be Time of Greatest Danger; New Tax Loophole for Real Estate LLCs May Favor Trump, Ryan, Corker, Johnson, Black, and GOP Plutocrats; Rep. Higgins From Buffalo Says This Caper May Represent Illegal Corruption, Demands Probe; A Flurry of Christmas Bonuses Are Window-Dressing For Tax Scam; Bloomberg Ridicules Idea That Corporate Tax Cuts Create Jobs; Labor History Concurs; No More Miracles on 34th Street: Retail Apocalypse Shuttered 8,000 Stores in 2017; Season’s Greetings to Our Listeners!

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December 20, 2017

Civil Society Must Be Vigilant as Threat to Oust Mueller Grows; Trump-GOP Tax Scam Passed By Congress, So Start Working to Have It Repealed and Replaced by a New Congress in January 2019!; Bill Estimated to Result in $700 or $30 Per Week Tax Cut For Bottom 80% of Taxpayers; Withholding Likely to Be Backloaded to Preserve Fool’s Paradise for Duped Base; No Donor Left Behind As GOP Scorns Public Opinion to Secure Its Money Supply Line from Multi-Billionaires, Exposing a Vulnerable Flank to Political Attack; Stock Market Has Already Priced in Tax Scam, Increasing Risk of Bear Market in 2018

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December 19, 2017

After Twin Failures of Atlanta Airport and Tacoma Amtrak Crash, Secretary of Transportation Chao Must Resign; House Passes GOP Killer Tax Scam 227-203; Obscene Haste of Process Forces Revote After Senate Vote Tonight; Reports Say Mueller Probe Will Last Well Into 2018 at Minimum; Trump May Still Try to Fire Him This Week; U.S. Civil Society Must Mobilize to Protect Rule of Law From Tyranny; One Vote Takes Virginia House From GOP; More Lessons From the Kapp Putsch of 1920: If Democratic Response to Possible Firing of Mueller is Not Powerful, Party Risks Losing Momentum For November 2018

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December 18, 2017

GOP Nightmare Tax Scam Moves Towards Final Vote; Trump Denies Plan to Fire Mueller, But Believers Are Few; Washington Rife With Confused Alarms as GOP Continues Psychotic Campaign Against Russiagate Probe; NBC Poll Gives Democrats 11-Point Lead for Congress; After Back-to-Back Failures at Atlanta Airport and on Amtrak Near Tacoma, Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho Must Accept Ministerial Responsibility and Resign; Recalling the Defeat of the Reactionary March 1920 Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch in Weimar Germany, When a General Strike Put Down an Attempt to Establish Dictatorship

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December 16, 2017 WCR

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Pre-Christmas Coup Looms Over Washington: Rep. Speier Warns of Trump Plan to Fire Mueller on Friday, December 22, Setting Up Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since Civil War; Refusing to Seat Legally Elected Senator Jones, GOP Hill Thugs Race to Ram Through Killer Tax Scam and Strip Health Care From Tens of Millions in Permanent Austerity Dictatorship; White House and Kremlin Speak in Unison; Tillerson Attempt at Diplomacy With Kim Sabotaged; Reported Rage Tantrums and Denial of Reality Evoke Ominous Twentieth-Century Cases; See Act.MoveOn.org For Mueller Contingency Protests To Roll Back Putsch; Ady Barkan Calls For Stop GOP Tax Scam Demonstration at Congress on Monday, Dec. 18

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December 14, 2017

Senator Jones of Alabama Must Be Seated in U.S. Senate Now To Help Stop GOP Tax Scam Monstrosity; Support for Plutocratic Bill Still Soft, But Mass Action Is Needed This Weekend; Reeling From Alabama Defeat, Trump Searches For Plausible Scapegoats; Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs Exiting; Melodramatic Scenes as Omarosa is Ousted And Signals Retaliation; Tlllerson Sensibly Offers North Korea Talks Without Preconditions, But He Too May Be Sacked Soon; Reactionary Thugs Target Mueller; Converging With White House Line, Putin Impudently Dismisses Russiagate as “Fabricated” “Spymania”

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December 13, 2017

Victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Hastens Breakup of Trump Regime and Extinction of Republican Party; Turnout Was 40%, Far Exceeding Expectations; Black Voters Were Almost One Third of Total, With 96% Voting for Jones; 57% of Women Voted for Democrat; Educated Suburbs, Prime Targets of Tax Bill, Dumped GOP; Trump and Wrecker Bannon Repudiated and Humiliated; Wave Election Looms For 2018 As Alabama Swings 30 Points Away From Ruling GOP; Urgent Task Now Is to Force Immediate Seating of Jones in Senate, Where He Must Vote to Block GOP Tax Monstrosity; Marking St. Lucy’s Day

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December 12, 2017

Possible 25% Voter Turnout Predicted by Alabama Secretary of State, Suggesting Moore May Be Vulnerable in Senate Contest; Democratic Senators Call on Trump to Resign as Harassment Victims Escalate Their Campaign; Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want Second Special Counsel to Play Against Mueller; Reactionaries Demonizing Justice Department Officials Strzok and Ohr In Bid To End Russiagate Probe; Steyer Backs Impeachment Petition by Free Speech For People Group, Stressing That Process is Not Based on Statutes But Designed to Stop Attacks on Government and Society Through Abuse of Power

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December 11, 2012

In Alabama, Voters Should Reject Moore and Vote For Jones; Busby a Respectable Alternative; Choice Is Between a Modern, Decent Alabama, or the Tragic Spirit of George Wallace, Bull Connor, and 1965 Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge; Marking the Anniversary of Twin Declarations of War Against the United States by Mussolini and Hitler on December 11, 1941, After Pearl Harbor; Hawaiian Defeat Made Possible In Part by “America First” Defeatism Spread by Lindbergh & Co.; Then As Now, “America First” Is Camouflage For Surrendering To World Domination By Hostile Dictatorships

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December 9, 2017 WCR

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Schumer and Pelosi Must Listen to 58 House Democrats Who Supported Al Green’s Bid For Impeachment Debate; Weak Democrats Concede Two-Week Spending Authority, Letting GOP Complete Massive Killer Tax Bill; Must Tie Budget to DACA, Obamacare Fix, Ban on Entitlement Cuts in 2018; Democrats Unwisely Elevate Zero Tolerance of Harassment Over All Other Issues; Urgent Measures Needed To Stop World War III Danger (North Korea, Iran Confrontation, and Israel-Palestine Meddling); Economic Hecatomb From GOP Tax, Health Care, and Entitlements Assault; and Consolidation of Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Via Packing of Federal Judiciary; Question of Foreign Intelligence Agencies and Accusations of Turpitude

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December 7, 2017

Rep. Green Encouraged, Promises to Press On To Impeachment; Trump’s Deliberate Sabotage of Israel-Palestine Peace Process Is Third Path to World War III Along With North Korea and Saudi Arabia vs Iran; U.S. Totally Isolated Among Nations; PLO Representative Says Washington Is No Honest Broker; Will Russia Step In?; Pence Reported Ready to Dump Trump After Access Hollywood Performance; Trump’s Private Intelligence Network is Parody of Nixon’s Plumbers in Watergate and Threat to U.S. National Security; Mueller Shares First Place in Time Readers’ Poll for Person of the Year

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December 6, 2017

Congressman Al Green of Houston, Texas Offers Trump Impeachment Resolution; Procedural Vote Forced by GOP Fails, But Gets 58 Votes or Almost One Third of Democratic Caucus and Far Too Many for Pelosi to Ignore; Yeas Include Cliburn of Leadership, Ranking Member Engel of Foreign Affairs, Jackson Lee, Ellison, Lee, Grijalva, Moulton, Waters, Raskin, Lewis, Sherman, Lieu; Black, Hispanic, and Progressive Caucuses Well Represented; Incalculable Folly of Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Condemned Worldwide; Handelsblatt Stands By Its Report That Deutsche Bank Got Subpoena from Mueller

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December 5, 2017

GOP Tax Scam Still Hugely Vulnerable; Tea Party Fanatics of House Freedom Caucus Threaten to Torpedo Bill to Extort Secret Concessions From Speaker Ryan; House GOP Study Group Reactionaries Demand Lifting of Obamacare Individual Mandate, Wrecking Program; Spending Authority Expires Friday Midnight, So Democrats Should Try Brinksmanship; Trump Says He’ll Declare Jerusalem Capital of Israel, Blowing Up Middle East; Conyers Quits, Leaving House Dems Shorthanded and At Mercy of Gov. Snyder; Tell Time Magazine They Should Name Special Counsel Mueller As 2017 #PersonOfThe Year!

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December 4, 2017

GOP Rushes to Impose Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Using Trump Before Investigations Set Off Final Crisis of Regime; Growing Revulsion in Population as More Criminal Provisions in Tax Bill Come to Light; Government Shutdown Looms For Friday as Durbin Says No Budget Without DACA Fix; Feinstein Belatedly Discovers Obstruction of Justice; New North Korean ICBM Relies on Rocket Engine From Soviet-Russian SS-18 Heavy ICBM, Suggesting Collusion By Ukraine, Russia, and China in Kim’s Nuclear Program; Russians Violating INF Treaty; Is Window of Vulnerability for U.S. Opening?

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December 2, 2017 WCR

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In Pyrrhic Victory, GOP Tax Scam Passes Senate 51-49; Monster Bill Spells Immiseration and Decline for U.S. If Enacted; Next Step for Desperate Demagogues Is Either Haggling in Conference Committee or Bid to Railroad Senate Bill Through Rubber-Stamp House; Stop Them!; Mueller Turns Flynn Into Government’s Star Witness With Deal for Guilty Plea As Trump, Kushner, and Pence Tremble in Twilight of Regime; Attempt to Oust Mueller Would Open Constitutional Crisis; Britain First Islamophobic Retweets Antagonize Great Britain and Netherlands; Twenty-Fifth Amendment Increasingly Discussed As Public Concern About Mental Impairment in Oval Office Grows