Eric Adams's win proves "defund the police" has no place in the Democrat Party.
White House aims at bringing bipartisan infrastructure bill to Senate floor starting July 19.
One week to launch of refundable Child Tax Credit in form of $300 monthly checks.
Biden campaigns for family benefit bill in Chicago suburbs.
Breaking: Trump mouthpiece Giuliani has law license suspended in District of Columbia.
CRT or no CRT, one thing is for sure: Right-wing leadership doesn't want the real history of Texas taught, including the Alamo and Davy Crockett. Mexico abolished slavery in 1829 and prohibited the importation of new slaves into the Mexican Territory (Texas). So, Mexico got the first taste of what the North got in 1860! Texas slaves went to fight with either the Mexicans or Cherokee Indians. Trump wanted to honor these pro-slavery Texan secessionists in his National Garden of American Heroes while ignoring Mother Jones, Paul Robeson, and Malcolm X.
Trump as archetype of the Trickster: "he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He doesn't respect the values that you've set up for yourself, and smashes them." The trickster-hero sums up Donald Trump and other misanthropes of American history.
The fictional 1980 movie thriller Condominium vs the real-life horror of the Surfside, Florida condo collapse.
The residents of the fictional Silver Sands Condominium in Fiddler Key, Florida are dealing with rising condominium association fees as they discover cracks in the building's foundation, and notice the poor materials and workmanship. Sound familiar?
Silver Sands is built by the unscrupulous construction magnate Marty Liss. The residents of Silver Sands do not realize that Liss and his construction operation are a front to launder syndicate money. In the movie, the residents brace for hurricane ELLA. Tonight, in the real world, Florida braces for hurricane ELSA.
The movie Condomium illustrates why DeSantis's "Deregathon" is exactly the wrong path forward for the United States!
The Glorious Fourth!
American Revolution started as a mass strike in rural Massachusetts, where despite 1619 claims slavery was virtually non-existent; British-run Great Barrington court shut down by 1,500 patriots on August 15, 1774: Goal was to reject oppressive judges and assert the right to vote in town meetings - Sound familiar?
100 years of Chinese Communist Party: Result was at least 80 million dead under Chairman Mao alone;
On July 4 weekend, recalling the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi
Trump Organization and CFO Weisselberg indicted and arraigned by Manhattan DA on 15 felony counts of grand larceny, tax evasion, faking company records, and fraud.
Weisselberg enters handcuffed, pleads innocent to allegations, surrenders passport; New York AG Letitia James says charges are only the beginning.
The mystery of "unindicted co-conspirator number 1"; Court papers point to "internal spreadsheets" for several employees showing salary minus tax-evading perks to compute pay reported to IRS on W-2.
GOP Governor Noem orders South Dakota National Guard to Texas-Mexico border, paid for by megadonor. Finance predators cannot rent US troops as mercenary army. DoJ must launch legal actions vs rogue governors.
Praise for Frederic Douglass should include his speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" with conclusion that "interpreted, as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT". Exposing 1619 thesis of American Revolution as pro-slavery as absurd.
The late Donald Rumsfeld was a precursor to Trump in the art of GOP lying; His reckless warmongering has weakened the United States.
In annual press conference, Putin blusters that US power is finished; Kremlin threatens to bomb Royal Navy in the Black Sea
Reports suggest that in June 2020, Trump was prepared to trigger Insurrection Act to command federal troops against racial justice protesters and immigrant workers.
Today's meeting of Trump Organization lawyers with Manhattan prosecutors said to bring charges closer.
In a major reversal, Trump's former mouthpiece AG Barr finally breaks with Big Lie gaslighting.
White House calls for probe of Surfside, Florida apartment collapse.
House to vote Wednesday on select committee to investigate January 6.
Breaking: Mitch McConnell trying hard to sabotage Biden's bipartisan infrastructure compromise.
Reports suggest NY charges against Trump Organization are imminent; Rudy Giuliani’s law license suspended by New York State Appellate Division pending hearing on his disbarment; Pelosi to create House select committee to probe January 6 putsch: 500 defendants await their day in court.
Pro-Trump media vilify US military even as Russian navy drills off Hawaii;
Eight decades after Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union: the debate over Red Army’s offensive posture in June 1941 continues
11 Republicans offer to defeat GOP filibuster by voting $1.2 trillion in infrastructure, including $500 billion in new money
Funding included for transportation, energy, clean water, climate resilience, and public works; Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer are adamant that current bill cannot become law unless paired with generous Democratic family bill with child care and safety net spending; 2-bill tactic may be most complex since Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850;
Maneuver could split Republicans, weaken Moscow Mitch's lockstep, and deflate Trump's Big Lies; No increase of gas tax and no fees for electric vehicles are part of measure;
Removing a major roadblock, Manchin concedes that budget reconciliation on second bill is inevitable because Republicans will never approve needed taxes;
Privatization, infrastructure bank, and asset recycling remain unacceptable!
Democrats move towards realistic stance on public safety
Biden and Garland start gun control drive with crackdown on rogue gun dealers, putting GOP demagogues on defensive about crime issue; Atlanta Mayor Lance Bottoms implements 30% pay raise and recruitment efforts for police; In New York City, African-American and Hispanic voters give initial lead in mayoral primary to black Brooklyn Borough President and former cop Eric Adams, who campaigned against defunding the police;
Required reading after Senate GOP blocks ambitious voting rights bill: Alexander Hamilton's critique of the filibuster in Federalist 22, showing that minority rule will always tend to paralysis, mediocrity, and "anarchy";
Sinema argues that big reforms passed by narrow margins will inevitably be repealed at every shift of majority; but history of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and now Obamacare show that American people do not easily surrender vital gains;
Breaking: In House hearing, JCS Chair Gen. Milley defies Gaetz on "woke" military, calls reactionary slurs against well-educated military "offensive"; Pelosi readies House Select Committee to probe of January 6 putsch
Trendy forms of race theory may boil down to sophisticated counter-insurgency
Great viewing on Juneteenth: 2016 Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, the story of African-American women working for NASA as mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists in segregated Virginia of early 1960s; They helped make John Glenn's orbital flight a success.
New hope for Iran nuclear accord?
Biden's Child Tax Credit starts July 15 with $3,600 per year for each kid under 6 and $3,000 for each older child; $300 benefit is paid out monthly to 92% of families with kids; By thus cutting child poverty in half, Biden delivers greatest boon for working people in decades
Senate to vote Tuesday on voting rights-
Breaking: Chinese Communists strangle Apple Daily, the last anti-totalitarian newspaper in Hong Kong; Tough sanctions against Beijing bigwigs are urgent!
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!