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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

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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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

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

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

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Jan

January 30, 2018

Trump Seeking to Camouflage Economic Failures With Hype in State of Union; Bubble Economy Now on The Brink; Guardian Reports FBI Has Second Anti-Trump Oppo Study That Confirms Parts of Earlier Steele Kompromat Dossier; NASA Must Reinstate Astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps As Key Member of June Mission to International Space Station; Unbelievable: Trump Regime Eyes Quitting Both ITER International Fusion Reactor and International Space Station, Sabotaging Vital Science Drivers; For This White House, Infrastructure Means Ripoff Privatizations and Crushing Tolls

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January 29, 2018

Trump State of the Union Will Peddle Colossal Lie Of Robust Economic Recovery On His Watch, Despite Job Creation Inferior to Obama’s 2016 Record and NO Wage Growth; Centerpiece of Hype is Monster Stock Bubble Likely Doomed to End in 2018; Cover Provided By Greedy Democratic Party and Media Elites Eager to Profit From Bubble; Thank SEIU Fight for Fifteen, Not Trump, For Wage Increases Triggered by Minimum Wage Hikes In 18 States on January 1; Bonuses and New Jobs Negotiated by Unions Like CWA and UAW, Not Oval; 90% of S+P 100 Will NOT Use Tax Bonanza to Raise Pay; Join Our #SOTU Livetweet Tuesday!

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January 27, 2018 WCR

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Trump Economic Downturn May Have Started in Fourth Quarter of 2017; Despite Boasts of 3% and Up, U.S. GDP Growth Stagnated at 2.3% For 2017; December Job Growth a Meager 148,000, Weaker Than Obama A Year Earlier; Wage Growth Miniscule; Obama’s 2016 Job Creation Pace of 2.2 Million Beats Trump’s 2.1 Million in 2017; Growing GOP Extremism May Portend Another Government Shutdown After February 8, With Debt Ceiling and Default Crisis Likely Before End of March; Crash of Current U.S. Asset Bubble Will Doom Regime; Trump Davos Speech Thus Based On Pure Hype; Bonuses and Pay Hikes Triggered by GOP Tax Scam Are Wretched Pittance, With Lion’s Share Going to Stock Buy-Backs and Financial Swindles; News Of Attempted Firing of Mueller Last June Puts Obstruction of Justice at Center Stage

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January 25, 2018

At Davos, Macron of France, Gentiloni of Italy, Merkel of Germany, and Trudeau of Canada Repudiate Trumpism; While U.S. Retreats, Macron Bids to Replace China’s Xi As Leader of World Economy With “France Is Back” Speech; But EU Leaders Are Still Mired in Failed Neoliberal Economics; Hariri of Lebanon Repeats that Final Status of Jerusalem is Still Open Despite Trump Ploy; Total Depravity of Evangelical Leaders Shown by New Theological Concept Cooked Up for Trump: The Mulligan!; Did God Choose Winner in 2016?; Will Trump End Up at the Bad Russian Table During His Visit to the Magic Mountain?

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January 24, 2018

Bizarro GOP Hawks Nunes-Gowdy-Goodlatte Fan Fiction Memo Claiming FBI And FISA Machinations vs. Trump; Schiff-Nadler-Cummings Working to Denounce Pro-Trump Absurdities; Deep State Exists and Obviously Supported Trump in 2016; Ken Starr’s Infamous Paula Jones Precedent From Clinton Era Means That White House Cannot Defy Mueller Grand Jury Subpoena; Intelligence Warfare Shifting Away From Low-Grade Terrorism Towards Clash of Spy Agencies; Danger of March Debt Ceiling Crisis Increasing As GOP’s Tax Scam Law Makes Revenue Unpredictable; Kaine-Merkley Bill Urgent

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Jan

January 23, 2018

Bannon Retread Pompeo Revives Talk of Sneak Attack on North Korea; Any Top Officials To Block An Insane Impulse By Trump?; Behind the Sanctimonious Hypocrisy of Mitch and Pence: McCaskill, Nelson, and Tester Had Plans to Pay Troops and Federal Workers, But McConnell Blocked Them All For Better Propaganda; Axios: FBI Chief Wray Threatened to Resign Over Trump’s Demand to Oust McCabe; Reports Say Devalued Kelly May Soon Depart White House; Where the Planet is A Cube, Smoke Goes Down, Clocks Go Backwards, And Bad Is Good: Inside The Bizarro World of the Pro-Trump Media; Shutdown Was a Skirmish

 

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January 22, 2018

Government Shutdown Ending With Mixed Results; Facing Defections by Red State Senators, Schumer Takes Orderly Retreat Over Rout; McConnell Pledges Vote On DACA Bill With Amendments by February 8; CHIP Locked in for Six Years, But Other Needs Unmet; Mitch Certain to Betray This Side Deal as He Has Betrayed Promises to Flake and Collins; Ryan and Trump Will Try Sabotage; Ultra-Nativist President Miller Rules White House; 2020 Hopefuls Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Booker Plus Pelosi and Hoyer Oppose Deal; Collins-Flake-Graham Centrists Treacherous But Likely to Clash With Trump

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Jan

January 20, 2018 WCR

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#TrumpShutdown: Federal Government Closes As Democrats Defy Trump, Refuse to Buckle For Diktat on Budget, Community Health, and DACA; Defections From Each Side Balance Out, Leaving McConnell Far Short of 60 Votes Needed; Bernie Sanders: Mitch Needed 60 Votes and Didn’t Have Them, So His Stubborn Refusal to Negotiate Meant Choosing Shutdown; Mueller’s Office Keeps Working; Time to Use Social Media to Make White House, Ryan, McConnell and GOP Hill Thugs Feel the Heat; Al Green Gets 66 Dems to Vote for Impeachment Hearings, Up From 58 in December; Fighting Congressman Pledges To Force Vote Again and Again; After One Full Year of One-Party Rule, GOP Nativists Repudiated as CBS Poll Shows 87% of Public Backs Dreamers; Immigration is Greatest U.S. Strategic Asset

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January 18, 2018

Chaos White House Generates Maximum Chaos: U.S. Government Shutdown Now One Day Away As GOP Thieves Fall Out; Ryan Will Force House Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill With No DACA Fix; Trump Wants to Deny Care for Sick Kids Under S-CHIP; Time for Democrats To Unite Forces and Prove They Can Fight for Needs of All The People; Golfer in Chief AWOL and Out to Lunch During Hawaii War Scare; Beware Discredited Neocons Seeking Rehabilitation and Regroupment Wrapped in Anti-Trump Camouflage; Republican Billionaire Megadonors Scheming to Gerrymander Maryland By Re-Electing Failed Gov. Hogan

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Jan

January 17, 2018

Trump and Ryan Still Refusing to Support DACA; Schumer Cites “Strong Revulsion” Against House GOP Stopgap; The Pure Insanity of the Trump-GOP Anti-Immigrant Demagogy: While Europe, Russia, China, and Japan Face Shrinking and Aging Populations, U.S. Is Protected and Replenished by Immigration; Beijing’s Problems Rooted in Ill-Advised One Child Per Family Policy; U.S. Workforce Set to Grow 31% by 2050 As China’s Labor Resources Decline, With Workforce Shrinking by Almost 5 Million in 2015 Alone; Immigration is Greatest Strategic Asset of This Nation, So Don’t Let Trump Destroy It!

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Jan

January 16, 2018

Friday Government Shutdown Can Help Sink Ruling GOP; Behind White House Chaos on Immigration: Kelly and Miller Allegedly Packed Oval Office Meeting With Nativist Reactionaries to Overawe Suggestible Trump; DHS Secretary Nielsen Refuses Under Oath to Report Contents of Discussion, Making Her Ouster Mandatory; CBS Nation Tracker Poll Shows Pro-Trump Fanatics Dwindle to 18%, While Strong Opponents Grow to 41%; Fellow Travelers At 23%, With Soft Opposition at 18%; Report on Trump’s Health Stresses “Great Genes,” Opening Credibility Gap; Double Whammy for Bannon

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Jan

January 15, 2018

Scenes of Panic and Desperation in Hawaii During ICBM Scare Prove Once Again That There Is No Substitute for Modern Missile Shield Using Orbital Lasers; A Real President Would Assure Nation By Explaining How Aegis, Mid-Course, THAAD, and Patriot PAC-3 Systems Can Already Defeat Kim’s Soviet-Era SS-18 Knockoffs; Trump AWOL, Not Providing for the Common Defense; Defeatists at Fox News Claim There is No Defense Against North Korean ICBMs, an Absurd Falsehood; State of the Union Should Include $150 Billion Clawed Back from Shameful GOP Tax Cut to Fund Laser Defense Program

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Jan

January 13, 2018 WCR

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Genius of Martin Luther King Rejected Divide and Conquer Tactics of Finance Oligarchs, Instead Promoting Unity of Civil Rights, Labor and Anti-Poverty, and Antiwar Movements To Prepare Robert Kennedy Presidency in 1968; MLK Is Powerful Corrective to Current Identity Politics Outlook; Trump’s Racist and Scatological Tirade Against Haiti, Salvador, and Africa Disgusts Nation and World; Embattled Regime Lurching From One Sick Tantrum to the Next; Media Who Failed to Warn Public in 2016 Must Drop Role of Gatekeepers; Mueller Time is Coming; A Recent Mirror: European History Shows That Economic Factors Are Decisive in Genesis of Fascism; Hawaii Events Prove Need for Laser-Based Anti-Missile Defense

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Jan

January 11, 2018

Triggered by Fake News Tirade on Fox, Unstable Trump Repudiates Extension of FISA § 702 Foreign Surveillance Authority Backed by White House; Amid Chaos, Kelly Rushes to House Cloakroom To Secure Vote, While Handlers Get Trump to Retract; Was Bannon Trump’s Brain After All?; Walmart’s $11 Minimum Wage Leaves Taxpayers Subsidizing Workers With Food Stamps and Medicaid; Alleged Bonuses a Mere Pittance; Gary Cohn Admits That Virtually No Increase in Wages Has Occurred Under Trump Regime, But Offers Pie in the Sky Promises For Coming Years; Oprah Winfrey for U.S. Senate in 2018!

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January 10, 2018

Trump’s Conciliatory Pose Crumbles As Mueller Moves to Interrogate; Defying GOP Cover-Up, Sen. Feinstein Publishes Testimony of Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson, Ending Republican Myth of How FBI Russiagate Probe Started; Investigation Triggered By Reports of Collusion From Britain, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Netherlands, France, and Australia; Thanks to GOP, Trump Inner Circle Has So Far Escaped Testifying in Public; Sen. Whitehouse Mocks Absurd Parade of GOP Rabbits Used to Divert Attention From Real Issues of Russiagate; Will China Stop Buying U.S. Treasury Bonds?

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Jan

January 9, 2018

Desperate to Escape Semiliterate Image, White House Puts Up Potemkin Facade of Bipartisan Budget Negotiations; Democrats Must Go To The Brink to Save DACA, Salvadorans and More; Creative Protests Greet Trump at Atlanta College Football Championship; Risking Backlash Among His Dupes, He Plans to Cavort in Globalist Swamp at Davos; Wolff Makes Strong Case for XXV Amendment, But Is Less Than Adequate on Russiagate and Obstruction; Wolff’s Detractors Often Care More About Maintaining Access At the Court of Heliogabalus Than About Giving the Public the Shocking Truth

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Jan

January 8, 2018

After Less Than One Year In Office, Trump Faces Existential Crisis as Nuclear War Tweets, Wolff Book Tour, and Outspoken Mental Health Experts Discredit Regime; Wolff Says XXV Amendment is Discussed in White House Every Day; Could Cabinet Revolt?; More Questions About Presence of Money Laundering Expert at June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting; Limits of Wolff: He Sees Gorsuch as Man of Probity, and Takes Advice on Russiagate from Edward Jay Epstein; Absurd Claims Of “Stable Genius” Only Possible In Age Which Lacks Understanding of This Subject; Plato, Machiavelli, and Leibniz Set the Standard

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January 6, 2018 WCR

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Trump’s Incalculable Folly Displayed In “Bigger Button” Threats to North Korea, Plus Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury Book, Combine to Produce Landmark Shift in U.S. Public Opinion: Tenant of White House Now Widely Seen As Unable to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office, With XXV Amendment Action Viewed as Remedy For Perilous Dotage; Bannon Said To Describe June 2016 Trump Tower Collusion Meeting As “Treasonous,” and Believed Russian Delegation Met With Candidate; Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice Also at Issue; Trump Wanted Sessions To Shield Him As His Personal Roy Cohn; Trump Remorse Parallels Brexit Remorse: Growing Majority of British People Now Want to Stay in EU; Tory Leader Lord Heseltine Says Labour Government Is Better Than Brexit Under May; Tony Blair Demands Another Vote on Final Agreement, Warning Labour’s Corbyn That Brexit Means Endless, Crushing Austerity

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January 4, 2018

Trump’s Bigger Button Tweet Is Watershed Moment in Growing Public Awareness of XXV Amendment; Attempts to Suppress Books Like Fire and Fury or Exercise Prior Restraint and Censorship Belong to Authoritarian Regimes, and Are Alien to American First Amendment Tradition; Trump Camp Split by Bannon Defection; Rep. Nunes Still Trying to Cripple Mueller Investigation; Hold Ryan Responsible for Outcome; Fusion GPS Is Favorite GOP Red Herring to Deflect Scrutiny Away From Russiagate; Grassley Must Publish Testimony; Vigilance to Protect the Mueller Probe Is The New Watch on the Rhine

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Jan

January 3, 2018

Trump Courts Nuclear War With Insane North Korean Dictator In Outburst of Infantile Bragging; Regime Trampling Every Clause in Preamble to U.S. Constitution, Starting With Common Defense and General Welfare; U.S. Politics Now Focusing On XXV Amendment; In Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Bannon Describes June 2016 Collusion Meeting With Veselnitskaya et al. As “Treasonous”; Former Strategist Is Sure Russian Guests Met With Trump; Bannon Warned That Mueller Would Target Money Laundering; Trump Legal Aide Feared Coverup of Meeting Amounted To Obstruction of Justice

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January 2, 2018

Brace for Strategic and Financial Cataclysms in 2018; Kim’s Rocket Rattling and North Korean Threat to Mass Produce Nuclear Weapons Mean Massive Proliferation, Requiring U.S. Mass Production of Orbital Lasers for Anti-Missile Defense; Kim’s Patron Xi of China Hypocritically Claims World Hegemony as “Keeper of the International Order”; Don’t Let Trump Seize on Pretext of Economic Protests in Iran to Wreck JCPOA Nuclear Accord; Tweet Tantrum Targets Iran AND Pakistan Simultaneously; Stock Bubble Not Likely To Survive $1 Trillion Quantitative Tightening of Money Supply During 2018

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January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!
 
The Tax Wall Street Party and the United Front Against Austerity take this opportunity to extend their very best wishes to members, friends, and all persons of good will around the world for a happy and prosperous 2018.
The coming year is likely to be a time of acute political struggle and conflict. We intend to use our unique resources of economic program, historical insight, and fighting spirit informed by reason to contribute to a positive outcome of the contests ahead. We urge support for our efforts on three critical fronts:
 
1. War avoidance with regard to looming general and nuclear conflagration in the Far East and Middle East made worse by the incompetence, moral senility, and adventurism of the current US regime. Strategic defense against ballistic missiles will be a central factor in keeping the peace.
 
2. Defeating and rolling back the genocidal austerity measures advocated by the Trump White House and Congressional Republicans in taxation, health care, and the social safety net. Here our key concepts of nationalizing and requisitioning the Federal Reserve for job creation in infrastructure, production, and science through credit stimulus, plus a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax, will be indispensable. Without these mass traction, class-based economic demands, attempts to mobilize the Democratic Party may be fragmented and crippled.
 
3. Preventing authoritarian rule by ending the historic aberration of GOP one-party domination dating from the 2016 election, while promoting the extinction of the Republican Party as a national political force. The key test will be the breaking of the current majorities in House and Senate in November 2018 with an eye to resolving the question of the presidency in 2019. In the meantime, the Mueller investigation must be maintained and expanded.
 
More than ever, the choice facing each one of us is to get active, or else get radio-active. Join us in the year of destiny 2018!
 
Tax Wall Street Party
United Front Against Austerity
Washington DC USA
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Dec

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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Dec

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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Dec

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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Dec

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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Dec

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

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November 30, 2017

Mobilization To Stop GOP Tax Bill Gains As Mass Actions Multiply; North Korean Export of Nuclear Missiles Would Guarantee Wide Proliferation, Making U.S. Anti-Missile Defense Based on Orbital Lasers Indispensable; Sense of Foreboding in Trump Camp, With Main Focus on Fate of Flynn; Stop Attack on State Department by Trump and Tillerson; Without Full Staff of Diplomats, U.S. Would Be Plaything of Foreign Powers; No Tax Exempt Political Churches; Johnson Amendment Goes Back to Pope Gelasius I in 494 AD; Join People’s Filibuster to Kill the Bill at U.S. Senate Friday Afternoon, 3pm

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November 29, 2017

GOP Tax Austerity Bill Advances to Senate Floor, But Can Still Be Stopped By Timely Mobilization; 52-48 Party Line Vote Opens Meager 20 Hours of Debate, Followed by Voterama on Amendments; Instability in Oval Office Grows, With Re-Tweets of Fake News From British Islamophobic Hate Group and Recidivism on Access Hollywood Tape and Obama Birthplace Claims; UK PM May and Labour Party’s Corbyn Condemn Episode; Goldman Sachs Warns That Asset Prices Are Sky-High Now, But Bear Market Will Bring “Fast Pain”; Join the People’s Filibuster To Kill the Bill at U.S. Senate Thursday Afternoon, 3pm

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November 28, 2017

Democratic Party Widely Seen As Capitulating to Trump-GOP Tax Bill Monstrosity; Militant Protest Actions, Frequent in Summer, Now Extremely Rare; Schumer-Pelosi Snubbing of Trump Invitation Encouraging, But Does Not Change Overall Pattern of Passivity; What Does the Indivisible Manual Say About This Situation?; New North Korean Missile Launch Shows Trump Methods Are Failing; Massive Crash Program for Anti-Missile Strategic Defense Using Orbital Lasers Long Overdue; Hawaii Testing Air Raid Sirens; Federal Court Must Respect Statute, Oust Usurper Mulvaney to Save CFPB