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Feb 2018

February 27, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 26, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 24, 2018 WCR

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

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Feb 2018

February 22, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 21, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 20, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 19, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 17, 2018 WCR

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

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Feb 2018

February 15, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 14, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 13, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 12, 2018

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

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Feb 2018

February 10, 2018 WCR

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

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Feb 2018

February 8, 2018

1033 Point Drop in Dow Means Stock Market Carnage Has Come To Stay, Hooverizing Trump; Will He Find a Way to Blame Stock Market Crash on MS-13?; Chaos Regime Heads For Total Ungovernability of Shutdown as Fanatic Rand Paul Blocks Senate, While Tea Party Lunatic Fringe is Ready to Stop Budget Deal in House; Shutdown Is Work of GOP, Not Democrats; Puppet Ryan Wants Trump as Arbiter of Destiny For Dreamers; Required Reading For Fussy Independents: The Atlantic’s Rauch and Wittes Call for Boycott of GOP; Holder Sees Obstruction Case, Says Trump Can Be Indicted

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Feb 2018

February 7, 2018

Tillerson Signals Trump Policy of Preventive Capitulation to Russian Meddling in 2018 Elections; Shameful Episode Recalls Appeasement Attempted in 1938 Munich Sellout; Seeking to Avoid Shutdown, McConnell and Schumer Announce Budget Compromise To Fund Government Through March 23, Abolishing Killer Austerity Caps Left Over From July 2011 Satan Sandwich; Defense and Domestic Programs Get $300 Billion in Much Needed New Money; Debt Limit Threat Lifted Until March 2019; Vote On Dreamers Coming Next Week in Senate; House Democrats Demand That Ryan Set Up DACA Vote Regardless of Trump

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Feb 2018

February 6, 2018

Another Trump Superlative: February Is Worst Month For Dow in Eight Years; Wall Street Crisis Caused By Inevitable Collapse of Trump’s Speculative Stock Bubble, Not By Technical Factors; Since Excess Volatility Is An Issue, The Solution Is 1% Wall Street Sales Tax on Transactions in Stocks, Bonds, Derivatives, and Synthetic Derivatives; Mnuchin and Powell Must Ban Triple-Leveraged Inverse VIX Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) As Public Menace; Breaking With Trump’s Financial Deregulation Hysteria, Carl Icahn and Black Rock’s Larry Fink Urge More Government Regulation of ETFs

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Feb 2018

February 5, 2018

1200-Point Stock Crash Removes Last Prop From Failed Regime; Trump Loves Superlatives And Finally Delivers With Largest Intraday Point Drop in History of New York Stock Market; White House Likely to Scapegoat Yellen-Powell Fed And Mnuchin for Trump’s Own Failures; CNBC Reports Rumors of Bankrupt Wall Street Firm Being Liquidated; After Months of Bragging About Toxic Stock Bubble, White House Discovers “Long-Term Economic Fundamentals”; Trump SOTU Almost Devoid of Policy Other Than Infrastructure Privatization Scam and Crushing Tolls; Tax Wall Street Party Provides Antidote

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Feb 2018

February 3, 2018 WCR

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Much Ado About a Nothingburger: Slovenly Nunes Memo Shows That Papadopoulos’ Boasts to Australian Diplomat, Not Steele Dossier, Triggered FBI Probe of Trumpery; Goofy Carter Page Goes From Non-Person to Poster Boy; Zealot Ghostwriter Kashyap Patel Whines About Partisanship; With Informants, Accuracy of Facts Matters, Not Purity of Motives: FBI Runs on Paid Snitches; Time to Extend Umbrella of Political Protection from American Folk Hero Mueller to Include His Flank Guard Rosenstein; If Trump Fires Rosenstein or Mueller, Democrats Must Win Congress in November and Impeach in 2020; Market Break Drives Dow Down 666 Points To End Worst Stock Week in Two Years; Ten-Year Bond Rises, Flattening Treasury Yield Curve and Presaging Major Downturn; Trump’s Political Destiny Now Lashed to Carcass of Sinking Stock Market

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Feb 2018

February 1, 2018

Release of Nunes Memo A Lawless Action Likely to Constitute Another Article of Impeachment; Trump May Even Force Democrats to Fight This Growing Tyranny; Trump Gloats That Memo Will Help Shut Down Mueller Investigation; Reports That FBI Director Wray Will Resign Uncertain; Memo Reported to Focus on Civil Rights of Goofy Carter Page; Volatility Returns to Stock Market; Freedom Caucus Threatens Government Shutdown; Government Will Run Out of Funds in Early March; On Candlemas, Recalling Pope Gelasius I, The 494 AD Inventor of Separation of Powers Now Attacked by Trump and Nunes

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Feb 2018

January 31, 2018

“Bloody Nose” Sneak Attack on North Korea May Be Imminent; Trump’s SOTU a Sinister Tirade Wrapped In Jingo Rhetoric: MS-13 Rant, Praise of Guantanamo, War Threats, Purge of Federal Agencies Under Spoils System, and Revenge vs. Nations Opposing Jerusalem Folly; Trump Lies About His Job Creation Record; Fight for Fifteen: Fact Checkers Silent on Role of Unions in Bonuses and State Minimum Wage Hikes; Gowdy Quitting Congress, Making Nine GOP Committee Chairmen Fleeing Blue Wave; The Ironies of Reality: Crozet, Virginia Named After French Immigrant Who Designed Blue Ridge Tunnel