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Nov 2018

November 15, 2018

Key Officials Quit Theresa May Brexit Regime in Great Britain as Parliament Prepares Vote of No Confidence Over Tories’ “Rancid Mess”

Looming Fall of May Confirms That Nov. 6 Defeat of Trump GOP in U.S. Midterm Elections Represents World-Historical Turn Into New Phase of Defeat and Decline For Fascistoid Populists On Both Sides of Atlantic; Brexit Minister Raab Quits Cabinet; Reactionary Rees-Mogg Demands Fall of May; Snap Election and/or Second Referendum Likely; Outrage Over Delay, Deny, Deflect Policy of Facebook Bosses Zuckerberg and Sandberg Points To Public Demand For Federal Regulation of Social Media, Negating Trump-Bannon Line of “Deconstruction of Administrative State”

15
Nov 2018

November 14, 2018

Trump Republicans Are Losers in Biggest U.S. Midterm Voter Turnout Since 1914 as 49.2% Cast Ballots!

Mueller Probe and House Investigations Are Pincers Closing on Trump Regime, Which Marks Day 666 on Friday; Russian Defense Against DNC Lawsuit: You Can’t Sue Us For Sovereign Acts of War By GRU Against U.S.!; DoJ Desperate to Prove Whitaker Is Legal Attorney General, But Even Judge Napolitano of Fox News Argues That All His Actions – Including Any Attempt to Stop Mueller -- Will Be Null and Void; Mueller Probes Farage As May Struggles to Push UK Into Brexit Abyss; Action Moves to House of Commons on Thursday; Who Is Nick Ayers, The Pence Staffer Touted to Replace Kelly?

14
Nov 2018

November 13, 2018

U.S. Election Likely to Mark Turn of Tide Against Forces of Fascist Populism Worldwide!

It’s Mueller Time: Reports Say a Salvo of Subpoenas Is Due This Week; Pro-Russian Social Media Provocateurs Tremble; Flurry of Psychological Evaluations of Trump’s Post-Election “Brooding and Skulking” Points To XXV Amendment; Pattern Includes Flagrant Neglect of Official Duties, Including Three Major International Conferences; Last Days of Pompeii in White House as Ouster of Kelly and Nielsen Looms Amid Chaos; 6% Fall For Oil and the World Economic Contraction; Put Up or Shut Up Time For Theresa May On Brexit!

13
Nov 2018

November 12, 2018

Democrats Pledge to Defend Mueller Investigation; That Must Include Fast-Track Impeachment of Whitaker If He Hangs On Until January!

New House Majority Plans Bills For Minimum Wage Hike, Background Checks For All Gun Purchases, Banning Discrimination Against Pre-Existing Conditions; Can Senate’s 2013 Immigration Bill Finally Be Approved by House?; Dems Must Prepare to Finance Infrastructure Via 1% Wall Street Sales Tax and 0% Fed Credit; World Economic Contraction Wallops Markets: Trump’s Attack on Saudi Production Cuts Tanks Dow By 600 Points; Goldman Sachs Has Worst Day Since 2011; Apple Pounded; Amazon In Bear Market; S&P, NASDAQ Well Below 200-Day Moving Averages; Fear of Tuesday Grips Wall Street; SINEMA WINS!

12
Nov 2018

November 10, 2018 WCR

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Biggest Democratic Success Since 1974 Watergate Rout of GOP! Gain of 40 Seats Possible!

Sinema Leads in AZ, GOP Leads Shrink in FL as Recounts Are Ordered; Abrams Fighting for GA Runoff; Trump Hysterical As Size of GOP Defeat Become Clearer; Right Turn by Corporate Media Distorts Outcome; “AG” Whitaker Caught In FBI Probe of Firm Fined $25 Million for Ripoffs; Impeach Him!; With House Controlled By Democrats, Path to Impeachments Lies Open; But With Democratic Governors in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Trump’s 2020 Path Is Blocked; In 1918, Pershing Stopped MacArthur From Seizing Metz, Ending War Two Months Early; Sobbing Von Hindenburg Confessed to George Seldes That American Infantry Had “Won The War in Battle in the Meuse-Argonne,” Contradicting Later Nazi Fable of Stab In Back

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Nov 2018

November 8, 2018

Historic Gain of 31 House Seats By Democrats Already Matches Great Anti-War Wave of 2006 With 12 Seats Still Undecided; Total of 37 Pickups Expected!

Trump’s Ouster of Attorney General Sessions is Obstruction of Justice in Plain Sight; From Fox News to New York Times, Serious Legal Experts Agree That Attempted Appointment of Unconfirmed Trump Stooge Whitaker is Illegal and Unconstitutional; Sinema Takes Lead in Arizona Count; Nelson Gains On Scott in Florida; Stacey Abrams in Legal Offensive; Beto Must Demand Recount in Texas; Defend Mueller Demonstrations in 1,000 Cities and 50 States; 500 at His Alma Mater in Princeton; Kleindienst and Mitchell, Two Nixon Attorneys General Who Were Convicted

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Nov 2018

November 7, 2018

Democrats Seize House, Turn Back GOP Drive For One-Party State! Republicans Hold Senate, Lose 7 Governorships

Trump Berserk in Defeat, Fires Attorney General Sessions; Deputy AG Rosenstein Excluded From Succession, May Fall; Mueller Foe Whittaker Takes Over; Russiagate Probe in Grave Danger; Fast Action Needed to Stop Obstruction; Trump’s Rage Fit at Press Conference: Gloats Over Defeat of GOP Politicians Who Snubbed Him; Close to Scuffle With Acosta of CNN; Accuses Alcindor of Racist Questioning; Postures as “Great Moral Leader”; Zero Outreach to Democratic Voters; Democrats Win on Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions; Be Ready to Demonstrate

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Nov 2018

November 6, 2018

Civilization or New Fascist Era Hang in Balance As Americans Set New Midterm Voter Turnout Record!

Health Care Emerges as Top Voting Issue, Eclipsing Immigration Hysteria of GOP Hatemongers; Haunted by Fear of Grim News, Trump Threatens Voters With “Maximum Criminal Penalties,” Raves About Widespread Fraud; Long Lines and Too Few Polling Places Show GOP Voter Suppression is Real Outrage; The Infamous Tradition of Rogue Republican Secretaries of State Harris, Blackwell, Kobach, and Kemp; Federal Criminal Complaint Against Russian Troll Elena Khusyaynova Shows Russians and Republicans Are Using Identical Wedge Issues to Divide and Weaken U.S.; Wall Street Fears Democratic Sweep of Congress, Rollback of GOP Gifts to Fat Cats

6
Nov 2018

November 5, 2018

Weekend Shift of Mass Psychology in Favor of Democrats Suggested by Last Congress, Florida and Missouri Polls!

Our Conjecture: Democrats Gain 42 Seats in House, 2 in Senate, To Take Control of Congress; GOP as Party of Economic Breakdown, National Betrayal, and Corruption Scandals; Russia Betrays Iran and Syria With Support For Trump; The Presidential Nonesuch: Networks Including Fox Reject Trump’s Racist Ad; Mark Twain’s Insights Into Fraudsters and Con Artists in American Life: The Relevance Today of the Duke of Bridgewater and the Dauphin in Huckleberry Finn: Tarred and Feathered, They Were Run Out of Town on a Rail; Tax Wall Street Party Calls on Persons of Good Will to Vote Democratic

5
Nov 2018

TO DEFEAT THE REPUBLICANS STOP CALLING THEM CONSERVATIVES!

What’s in a name? – Shakespeare

 

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

Washington, DC

October 30, 2018

 

Persons of good will are fresh from a major mobilization to stop the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, and are now seeking to break the Republican control of Congress as a first step to getting rid of Trump. But these struggles are being needlessly weakened by a widespread misconception of what our opponents are, how we should identify them, and how we should best fight them.

When Kavanaugh was confirmed, we had to endure the disgust of news reports that this event had “cemented a conservative majority” on the Supreme Court for decades to come. But such an account is totally misleading. If there were really a conservative majority, our troubles would be far less than they really are. A conservative majority would respect tradition, keep precedents, and slow the pace of change and moderate it. That is not at all what Kavanaugh and his ilk at the Federalist Society want. They want rapid, extreme change directed against the American people. They want to demolish the existing structure of American law by turning the clock back to over a century ago, before the Great Society, New Frontier, New Deal, Progressive Movement, and in many cases before the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. They want to strip away rights that have been recognized for a hundred years and more.

 

WHAT DOES CONSERVATISM MEAN?

 

Conservatism in its traditional meaning comes down to valuing the status quo and wanting any reforms or changes to be done carefully and slowly. Oxford Dictionaries online define conservative as

“…tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions: traditional; marked by moderation or caution; marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners….”

The same source defines a conservative as “a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics.”

Wikipedia writes that conservatism is “a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization. The central tenets of conservatism include tradition, human imperfection, organic society, hierarchy and authority, and property rights. Conservatives seek to preserve a range of institutions such as monarchy, religion, parliamentary government, and property rights, with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity.”

Does any of that sound like Trump and his fanatical backers bent on shaking up and disrupting the prevailing U.S. system of government? We think not.

This account usefully adds that “The more extreme elements—reactionaries—oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were."

Trump, Kavanaugh & Co. are not conservatives. In fact, to call them conservatives is doing them one of the biggest public relations favors imaginable. It sugar-coats their crimes. It trivializes and minimizes the threat they pose to the country.

As Obama recently observed in Cleveland on September 14:

“Look, none of this [the GOP ideology] is conservative. This is not normal. What we’re seeing, it is radical. It’s a vision that says that it’s more important for those who are currently in power to protect that power even if it hurts the country.”

We would suggest that the proper term for most present-day Republicans and their allies is REACTIONARIES – and that for a number of historical, political, and psychological reasons.

The moment has come when we must stop calling the enemy what he likes to be called, and what he deceptively calls himself -- a name which makes him seem far less threatening than he really is. We should start calling the enemy a name that conveys the infamy, opprobrium and peril of what he really represents. We need to show that we will decide on names, because we are morally and intellectually stronger.

We need to re-discover the immense polemical, analytical, and historical potential of the term REACTIONARY, which accurately describes much of what goes on in the current GOP regime.

The general habit of labeling the Trump forces, the right wingers, and most Republicans as “conservatives” was always a serious mistake, and has gradually attained the status of a grotesque and surreal distortion as these anti-state and anti-popular forces have become more radical. In the case of Kavanaugh, he is not in any way a conservative full of respect for settled law, traditions, precedents, and the legal doctrine of stare decisis. He is the radical enemy of all these things. He wants to wreck them, to overthrow them. He is a theoretician of the form of dictatorship known as the unitary executive, which places the president so far above the law that he cannot be investigated while in office, much less subpoenaed or indicted.

 

TRUMP’S PERMANENT AUSTERITY DICTATORSHIP IS NOT CONSERVATIVE

 

The task given to Kavanaugh by the right-wing activists of the Federalist Society (another misnomer!) is to push society backward towards barbarism and away from the existing status quo, to wipe out the results of the Great Society, the New Deal, and the Progressive Era and replace them with an authoritarian regime which we can best call the Permanent Austerity Dictatorship. Kavanaugh would conjure up a different and sinister version of the US of today. Kavanaugh’s goal is a regime with no right to vote, no barriers to racial and ethnic discrimination, no right to unions and collective bargaining, no protections for the poor and weak against the rich, the powerful, and the evil, and no reasonable regulations to safeguard the health, safety, property, and dignity of the people. This makes Kavanaugh a REACTIONARY.

If the term conservative means anything, Kavanaugh does not qualify as a conservative. His role on the high court would be to overturn, overthrow, and strike down the pillars of more than a century of modern American jurisprudence. He will attack settled law, precedents, and traditions. He will make a mockery of stare decisis. No settled law will be safe. He will, in short, do the very opposite of what an actual conservative would do. Kavanaugh is a REACTIONARY.

In fact, to call him a conservative destroys the main case against him.

It is therefore appalling to hear and read commentators (some of whom are well-meaning) holding forth about Kavanaugh as “very conservative.” Or, for that matter, to hear that Trump, Bannon, the Koch Brothers, Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, or the Alt Right are “very conservative.” But these are people who want to create a polity more anti-historical and more oppressive than anything found in America since the Civil War. They are not conservatives. They are REACTIONARIES, and very radical ones at that.

 

TO CALL TRUMP A CONSERVATIVE IS LITERALLY ORWELLIAN

 

The epidemic misuse of the term conservative is one of the most egregious current examples of the abuses of language targeted by George Orwell in his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language.” Orwell’s thesis is that political prose usage is designed to dupe, to manipulate, to sugar-coat atrocities, to hide the truth, and to undermine the very concept of truth. Much of his argument applies to our time:

“Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent, and our language–so the argument runs–must inevitably share in the general collapse…. [But] the point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the concern of professional writers.… [Clichés, obfuscation, euphemisms, and misnomers] …will construct your sentences for you–even think your thoughts for you, to a certain extent -- and at need they will perform the important service of partially concealing your meaning even from yourself. It is at this point that the special connection between politics and the debasement of language becomes clear….The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were instinctively, to long words and exhausted idioms, like an octopus squirting out ink….I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought.”

 

The reform proposed by Orwell is similar to the one suggested here: recognize that calling such figures as Trump, McConnell, and Kavanaugh conservatives is indeed Orwellian, and then start fixing your own usage:

 

“[O]ne ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy. … Political language …is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one's own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and useless phrase … or other lump of verbal refuse–into the dustbin where it belongs.”

 

KAVANAUGH WILL SHRED PRECEDENT TO SERVE TRUMP

 

Again: if Kavanaugh were really very conservative, he would pose much less of a problem. A principled conservative would defend the existing precedents and points of settled law. So there would be no overwhelming threat to Roe v. Wade, which secured the right to abortion. Nor would Casey v. Planned Parenthood, which secured the continuance of Roe, be in danger. A conservative justice would respect them implicitly, not tear them down. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would also be safe, since this is by now also settled law. The same goes for child labor laws, wages and hours, federal minimum wage, and other regulations in a myriad of fields.

The most recent judicial monstrosities from the reactionary Scalia court (the Citizens United open door for foreign and corporate campaign dark money, the Janus attack on union finances, the Heller gun orgy, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder) have tended to involve the striking down of precedents from the New Deal and the Great Society eras. Labeling the justices who voted for these horrors as conservatives does nothing but camouflage them and help them appear far more moderate than they are.

If Kavanaugh wants to place Trump above the law, he will have to strike down the unanimous 8-0 decision in United States v. Nixon (1974), which forced Tricky Dick to disgorge the Oval Office tapes. An actual conservative would have trouble doing this. But Kavanaugh is eager to do it. So it makes no sense to call Kavanaugh a conservative and then delude oneself that this pathetic formulation represents an effective attack on his dictatorial tendencies. For far too many, it might appear as a compliment. But Kavanaugh is actually a reactionary -- at minimum.

We are proposing a simple action which would have had the potential of helping to stop the Kavanaugh candidacy and could still shave a percentage point or more off the vote totals of Republican candidates. Right now, these Republicans are being allowed to get away with calling themselves conservatives when they are in fact militant reactionaries and right wing extremists. If we examine what conservatism is supposed to mean, we will quickly find that the party of Trump and Pence, Jim Jordan and Steve Bannon, Judge Roy Moore and Newt Gingrich is not conservative in any meaningful sense, but should rather be called right wing extremist, right wing radical, right-wing fanatic, or – as proposed here – REACTIONARY.

REACTIONARY is the historically established and adequate term. It reflects reality and is thus a much-needed way of telling the truth. To call these people conservatives is a dodge, a cop-out.

With the stakes of the 2018 election comparable to those of 1864 and 1940 in historical importance, it ought to be inconceivable that we allow a brutal adversary to decide on his own reassuring, non-threatening, sugar-coated name as suggested by his own focus groups and think tanks. Anyone who is content to let Republicans go on calling themselves conservatives is a fool and a coward who has already surrendered, and is unfit to be a leader. We of the anti-Trump camp must now prepare a campaign to impose a label on the Trump faction which is scientifically accurate and polemically effective, meaning negative for them.

 

CAREFUL CHOICE OF WORDS CAN HELP DEMOCRATS GAIN A POINT OR MORE

 

There can be little doubt that a general policy of naming Trump and his followers as the REACTIONARIES they are, if systematically and permanently carried out by television anchors, radio commentators, newspaper writers, Internet bloggers, and social media could soon be imitated by Democratic candidates, leading to an identity crisis in significant parts of the enemy coalition. The resulting disorientation could, as already noted, reduce the reactionary vote by a percentage point or two – perhaps enough to decide the outcome.

The ability of the anti-Trump coalition to impose a different and pejorative name against the will of the oppressors will also show which side is intellectually and politically stronger – and this is a factor of inestimable worth.

All in all, this simple reform of political terminology represents the easiest, cheapest, quickest, and most effective tactic available to anti-Trump political forces in the current situation. All that is required to get the ball rolling would be for a nationally syndicated columnist, a cable television news personality, a radio talk show host, or a leading website to embrace this long overdue reform. The time is now!

From the time of Gorgias the sinister sophist in the age of Plato, down to the verbal contortions of the protean Frank Luntz, anyone engaged in politics has been forced to appreciate the tremendous importance of controlling the use of words and names in the struggle for intellectual and moral hegemony. American history is full of examples. If you in 1864 you were forced to call your opponent a Peace Democrat, then you would have an uphill fight against an opponent whose name sounds reassuring and even attractive. But, if that same opponent is commonly referred to as a Copperhead, and therefore a traitor, then half your battle is already won.

 

MASS TRACTION, NOT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Modern American Democrats and leftists have shown little understanding for this decisive principle. For decades, they have insisted on calling the health care plan they recommend by the strange, confusing, and sometimes menacing term “single-payer,” even as polls showed that demanding Medicare for All –based on the familiar, proven and beloved program – would have conferred a distinct advantage. They have insisted on calling for a Robin Hood Tax on speculation, which once again sounds alien and threatening to many, when the direct and honest term Wall Street Sales Tax offers far better traction. Many in the Democratic Party are obsessed with names, but too often from the standpoint of political correctness and ideological purity, rather than effective polemics and political traction.

But now, in the fall of 2018, the issue of what to call the Trump-Republican political faction has become an existential one for our country. This includes the impact of these terms on the plans of the Kavanaugh court.

If you ask the Trump backers, they will of course generally demand to be called conservatives. This is understandable, since they are actually reactionaries, or worse. So this demand is self-serving and absurd.

As noted, conservatives have historically and recently claimed to believe in tradition, custom, precedent, protocol, and convention. They support traditional ways of doing things. They accord great authority to custom, even when its rules are unwritten. In legal affairs, they say they support stare decisis, meaning scrupulous respect for earlier court rulings seen as binding precedents. They believe that there are long-established ways of doing things, and that these protocols should be adhered to unless there is a compelling reason to depart from them. Conservatives generally cannot avoid a certain respect for the status quo, since existing reality has been brought about by real historical processes, and cannot be simply negated en bloc. If there are to be changes, then these changes should be gradual, and grow out of the current situation in what they call an organic way. In other words, changes should not be sweeping and arbitrary, but rather should grow out of elements that are already implicit in what exists. Conservatives also value prescription: some people have to be told what to do, and this reflects the authoritarian nature of this belief structure. They are devoted to the concept of hierarchy, which they sometimes imbue with a religious justification.

The basis for their respect for norms and protocols is the high regard in which conservatives hold religious, social, economic, and government institutions. Conservatism may be seen as the conviction that the existing institutions are axiomatically capable of solving all the problems of the present human condition. New institutions are usually not needed.

Conservatives don’t like change. They are usually suspicious of change. People like Trump, Bannon, Kavanaugh and the rest of their phalanx of true believers and incendiaries are bringers of big change, cataclysmic change. Trump, Bannon, and Kavanaugh are radical reactionaries, not conservatives.

Thus, anyone can see that the Trump political faction is not at all conservative on virtually all the key points just listed. Indeed, Trump and Kavanaugh are the very opposite, the antithesis of conservatism. Trump claims to be an enemy of the existing set hierarchies known as the Establishment. Trump says that his mission is to break up the traditions and customs typical of Washington DC. He regards the status quo as his enemy, the realm of “American carnage,” bad deals, “crippled America,” “the swamp,” and thus of absolute negativity. Trump’s record indicates a strong preference for a radical, utopian and non-organic break with the past, carried out with none of the care and prudence which an actual conservative might bring to this task. We can thus conclude that applying the term conservative to Trump is an absolute misnomer, a violation of the truth in labeling laws.  It is Orwellian.

 

TRUMP CONSERVES NOTHING – DON’T LET HIM PRETEND TO

 

If the Trumpers want to be called conservatives, they must first tell us just what it is they want to conserve and preserve. After more than 19 months of this regime, it is hard to find anything they want to conserve, other than income inequality and man’s inhumanity to man. From the provisions of the Constitution to federal statutes to Supreme Court precedents, agency regulations, political customs and traditions, the long-established norms of human society, and morality and decency – the Trump machine in its infinite degradation is at war with all of these. Their only interest in the existing system is to learn better how to game it, loot it, and asset-strip the wreckage.

This outrageous situation has created great confusion, as it was designed to. The extremist ideologue Steve Bannon has been described as a “conservative strategist,” even when his announced mission in life was to destroy the Republican Party Establishment root and branch -- something a conservative could hardly want. Was the accused deviant Judge Roy Moore a family values conservative? How about such figures as the right-wing demagogue Jim Jordan? Or Newt Gingrich, who was considered more of an extremist than the Jacobin Maximilien Robespierre?

Today, even a neo-fascist, white supremacist, nativist, xenophobic think tank can be and is seriously designated as conservative. The conservative position on immigration is that of traditional capitalism: immigrants can be useful as workers, not least by using them to drive down wages of currently employed workers. The Trump gang sees this as heresy.

Most dangerous of all, Judge Kavanaugh is portrayed as the conservative addition for the Supreme Court, even when it is already clear that his tasks are largely devoted to demolishing and overturning decades of precedent, negating tradition, wiping out custom and protocol, legislating from the bench based on his own prejudices, and deploying a very pernicious judicial activism. Kavanaugh supports a kind of totalitarianism invented by Scalia and referred to in the Bush 43 administration as the “unitary executive.” Today, we can refer to this project as the Permanent Austerity Dictatorship, which is emphatically a form of single party rule. This is far more than a question of style: Bannon is a slob, while Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell does not look like a bomb-tossing firebrand; however, he has perhaps done more to wreck the traditions of the U.S. Senate than virtually anyone in recent memory.

In sum, these are not conservatives by any manner of means. Starting with Trump and Pence, they are right wing extremists, right-wing fanatics, right-wing radicals, or – most succinctly and effectively – reactionaries. They seek to foment a negative and destructive rebellion against an existing set of reforms in the status quo.

Originally, reactionaries were counter-revolutionaries who wanted to turn back the clock and undo the consequences of the American and especially the French revolutions, returning to the rule of kings, titled nobility, and the Old Regime. Even after Napoleon’s defeat, these old-time reactionaries wanted to return to the same pre-1789 ruling dynasties (not Bonapartists, but Bourbons, Hohenzollerns, and Hapsburgs, with the same official religions, and the same aristocratic privileges.

 

MURRAY ROTHBARD: “CALL ME A RADICAL REACTIONARY”

 

After the First World War, reactionary thinkers like Carl Schmitt (Hitler’s lawyer and the patron saint of the Leo Strauss neocons) concluded that the forms of political, social, and economic retrogression which they were seeking could not be attained by an attempt to revert to overt feudal-aristocratic courts and kingship, but rather required modern dictatorship and its more sophisticated forms of oppression in order to be effective. This became the outlook of fascists in Europe right after World War I.

The difference between a reactionary and a fascist is that reactionaries tend to maintain parliamentary formalities as cover, whereas fascists indulge in overt illegal, extrajudicial violence and terrorism. Reactionaries send the police, while fascists also deploy their own armed goons and thugs. Trump’s incitement of violence at his campaign rallies and his embrace of the neo-Nazis of Charlottesville show his strong fascist components.

GOP leaders have sometimes claimed, especially in the time from Nixon to Gingrich to Trump, that they represent a “conservative revolution,” but this is largely doubletalk to sugar-coat the fact that they are reactionaries.

The last word in our call for accuracy in naming the enemy goes to the reactionary libertarian extremist Murray Rothbard, a precursor of the Paul dynasty and the Tea Party. In 1992, Rothbard offered the following remarks on the proper branding of his followers:

 

“So what should we call ourselves? I haven't got an easy answer, but perhaps we could call ourselves radical reactionaries, or "radical rightists," the label that was given to us by our enemies in the 1950s. Or, if there is too much objection to the dread term "radical," we can follow the suggestion of some of our group to call ourselves "the Hard Right." Any of these terms is preferable to "conservative….”

Democrats and their allies should give the late Murray Rothbard his first choice: let the GOP henceforth be known as RADICAL REACTIONARIES, or just plain REACTIONARIES.

If Democrats would like to gain a point or more, here is a ready and easy way. Stop conceding valuable advantages to a brutal and unscrupulous enemy in political strife! Start exposing them for what they are! Call them REACTIONARIES!

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Nov 2018

November 3, 2018 WCR

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Tuesday Vote Will Decide Between Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Under Trump GOP Plutocrats and Constitutional Government!

Vote to Show World That Tin-Pot Trump Is Profoundly Anti-American, a Freakish Temporary Aberration of U.S. Politics; This Country Must Lead the World in Rolling Back The Totalitarian Wave, Reclaiming America’s Status as Most Anti-Fascist Nation on Earth; Birth-Right Citizenship is an Economic Necessity Anchored in Fourteenth Amendment, But Will Reactionary Kavanaugh Court Rubber Stamp Boss Tweet’s Decrees?; Violence and Threats Against Refugee Women and Children Are Illegal and Dishonorable; Stocks Continue Mudslide After Apple Report

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Nov 2018

November 1, 2018

Apple Earnings Report Deflates Wall Street, Marking the Last FAANG Market Leader to Succumb To Crisis!

More Stock Losses Ahead; Devious Xi Feigns Cooperation As Chinese Yuan Tumbles Towards 7 to the Dollar; Trump Call to Cut 5% From Entire Government Reveals What Happens If GOP Keeps Congress: Killer Austerity Against American People; Despite Don’s Fakery, Any Foreigner on U.S. Territory is Subject to U.S. Jurisdiction; Notable Exceptions Are Diplomats Covered By Immunity; Republican Lies About No Discrimination Against Pre-Existing Conditions Should Be Prosecuted As Criminal Fraud; Last Chance For Early Voting in Many States

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Nov 2018

October 31, 2018

Politico Report Alleges Mueller Is Seeking to Subpoena Trump For Grand Jury Testimony; White House Denies It

Amid Voter Disgust Over Hooliganism, Trump Approval Drops 4% In One Week in Gallup Poll; Panic Builds as GOP Sees House Lost and Senate Chances Rapidly Eroding; S&P 500 Index Ends Worst Month Since 2011; $2 Trillion Lost; Trump Returns to GOP Fratricide With Attacks on Ryan and McGahn; In Cosmetic Move, NRCC Slams Iowa Rep. Steve King For White Supremacist Ties; 24 Million Americans Have Already Voted Early; 17 States Exceed 2014 Totals; Referendums in Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, and Montana Can Force GOP To Stop Sabotaging Medicaid Expansion for 400,000; Voters in Arkansas and Missouri Can Raise Minimum Wage

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Oct 2018

October 30, 2018

Trump Breaks Radio Silence About Stock Crash; Calls October Wall Street Rout “A Little Pause”!

Dead Cat Bounce For Stocks, But Mediocre Facebook Results Set Stage For More Losses; Trump Portrays Bedraggled Caravan as “Invasion”: Is Goal to Suspend Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus?; Will Kavanaugh Court Join Trump’s Attack on Birthright Citizenship As Guaranteed By Fourteenth Amendment?; GOP Lobbyist Investigated by FBI For Allegedly Offering Money to Women Willing To Invent Harassment Charges Against Mueller; Kanye West Repudiates Trump; Rapper’s October Surprise Stuns GOP; Taylor Swift Votes Early For Democrat Bredesen in Tennessee; One Year Since Arraignment of Manafort and Gates

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Oct 2018

October 29, 2018

At White House Briefing, Corporate Media Have No Questions About Wall Street Crash, The Biggest Voting Issue of Them All!

89 Years After 1929 Panic, Wild Swings in Stock Prices as Dow Gyrates Across 925-Point Range; VIX Fear Index Rises to 25; Trump’s Improvised Trade War, Sharp Falls in Erstwhile Market Leaders Amazon and Netflix, Plus Trouble for IBM and Boeing Drag Blue Chips Down to Minus 566 Before Drugged Recovery; NASDAQ, Transports, Russell 2000 More Than 10% Below Recent Highs; Dow Momentarily in Correction Territory; S&P 500 Poised on Verge of Correction; Bear Market in Chips; Neoliberal Wrecker Bolsonaro Prepares to Loot Brazil Pensions, Sell Off Public Sector for Pennies on the Dollar

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Oct 2018

October 27, 2018 WCR

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Trump Hooverized By Ongoing Stock Market Implosion

Ominous S&P Double Top Emerges; S&P Now In Correction Territory at 2659; A Dive Below 2580 Would Unleash “The Sum of All Fears”; FBI’s Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Is Disturbed Pro-Trump Fanatic; His Van a MAGA Shrine Plastered With Scurrilous GOP Propaganda; Cop: “His Motive Was On His Van”; FBI Quickly Covered Paranoid Display Embarrassing to White House; GOP Line of Killer Cuts to Health Care, Lies, Hysteria, and Vote Suppression Shows Need To End One-Party Rule; Congressional Democrats Lead By 10% On Eve Of Landmark Vote; Beware GOP “Drive For Five” To Use Republican Lite Hogan to Make Maryland the New Kansas Disaster

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Oct 2018

October 25, 2018

Another Bear Market Rally Based On Short Covering Assisted by PPT!

Collapse of Trump Bubble Set To Resume As FANG Stocks Report Mediocre Results Too Weak To Support Astronomical Valuations; Draghi Repeats That Quantitative Easing By European Central Bank Will End on December 31; GOP Pushes Big Lies on Obamacare, Pre-Existing Conditions, and Prescription Drug Prices; Beware Medicare-Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, A Pence Ally Far More Dangerous Than Price, Pruitt, or Carson; As More Bombs Are Addressed to Leading Democrats, Consider The Lessons of Peruvian President Fujimori’s Autogolpe of April 1992

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Oct 2018

October 24, 2018

Pipe Bombs Sent to Top Democrats and CNN, But No Claim of Responsibility;

Cui Bono Analysis on Terror Attacks Points in Many Directions; Beware Authoritarian Turn and Wag-The-Dog; Dow Dives 607 Points, Wiping Out All Stock Gains for Trump’s Second Year; Reports of “Panic-Like” Selling on NYSE in Last Hour With VIX at 25; S&P 500 Punches Through October 11 Support Levels As Selling Accelerates; NASDAQ Down Over 10% From Highs; 73% of S&P 500 Stocks Down 10% or More, 41% Down Over 20% From Highs; Chip Wreck Joins Banks, Auto, Construction, Toys Among Troubled Sectors; Gen. Nakasone Warning Individual Russia Operatives to Stop Attacking U.S. Election Process; Putin Hails Twilight of U.S. Superpower As Bolton Announces Summit in Paris Nov. 11

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Oct 2018

October 23, 2018

As Stock Crash Worsens, Kudlow Admits Trump’s Middle Class Tax Cut “May Not Surface For A While” – Meaning Never!

Dow Dives 550 Points On Bad News From Caterpillar and 3M Before Updrafting By Plunge Protection Team; Stock Crisis Worsening Worldwide; S&P Repeats Breach of 200-Day Moving Average; Next Level of Downslide is Oct. 11 Level of 2710, Briefly Broken Today; Trump’s Hourly Wage Growth Is Just $1.36, More Than Devoured by Inflation; GOP Allegedly Energized, But Shrunken Party Represents Less Than 25% of Electorate; On CNN, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) Compares Trump to Hitler

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Oct 2018

October 22, 2018

In 2018, A Vote For Any Republican Candidate Is a Vote For Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Under Trump!

Imagine The Nightmare of Two More Years of One-Party Rule Under a Vindicated Trump Trampling the Constitution, Muzzling Dissent, Supporting Neo-Nazis, Jailing the Opposition, Shutting Down Mueller, Running Wild With Killer Austerity, Stripping Health Care, Enacting Tax Cuts For The Rich, Packing the Courts, Glorifying Murderous Dictators, and Making the United States Into a Russian Satellite; The Precedent: After A Year of “Legalitarian” Fascist Rule Following The March on Rome, Italian Parliament Made Mussolini Dictator With Infamous Acerbo Election Law of November 1923; Similar Fate May Await U.S. If GOP Holds Congress

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Oct 2018

October 20, 2018

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Facing Defeat, Desperate GOP Demagogues Spout Blatant Lies to Mask Genocidal Attack on Health Care

Trump Incites Mobs But Falls Short on Jobs; McDonnell Flaunts Plans For Killer Cuts; Gov. Scott Walker’s Maudlin Pledge He Will Not Re-Establish Pre-Existing Conditions; Decline of Auto, Construction, and Farming In Midwest Sets Up GOP Disaster in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Epicenters of Trump’s 2016 Win; Retail Apocalypse Hitting Sears, K-Mart, and Toys R Us Is Result of Asset Stripping By Hedge Fund Hyenas, Darlings of Current Regime; May Government Reeling as British Voters Mobilize To Fight Brexit

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Oct 2018

October 18, 2018

Berserker Republicans Ready New Attack on Obamacare: How Many Uninsured Will Die?

Continuing Stock Market Meltdown Sets Up Trump GOP’s Greatest Vulnerability For Nov. 6: Dow 30 Pares Losses From 470 to 324 Points At Close; Contagion Spreads As Russell 2000, Dow Transports and 75% of NASDAQ 100 Have All Fallen 10% From Highs, Are Now in Correction Territory; VIX Fear Index Climbs to 20; S&P Closes at 2768.78, Less Than a Point Above 200-Day Moving Average At 2768.02: Watch For Collapse of Support at This Level To Signal Deepening Crisis; Newt Gingrich Admits GOP Campaign Based On Demagogy of “Kavanaugh and Caravan”

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Oct 2018

October 17, 2018

Cynical Nihilist McConnell Announces New Round of Killer Austerity; Vote GOP Out on November 6!

Wall Street Speculators Sickened by Day of Roller-Coaster Volatility; Convergence of Crises Threatens Trump’s Signature Stock Bubble Just in Time For Election; Roberts Claims Supreme Court Justices Are Neutral Arbiters; Let Them Repudiate the Federalist Society to Prove It!; UK Prime Minister May’s Brexit Doubletalk Fails At EU Meeting in Brussels; Tory Regime On Verge of Collapse; No Formula For Leaving EU Can Command Majority In House of Commons; Second Referendum or General Election Likely To Cancel Lunatic Adventure of Brexit

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Oct 2018

October 16, 2018

McConnell Demands More Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid After GOP Tax Cuts For Rich!

Pro-Trump GOP Governors and Senators in Trouble Across Midwest; 538 Sees 85% Chance House Will Go to Democrats; In Third Quarter, Trump’s Much-Touted Wage Growth After Inflation Was Miserable 0.7% After Going Negative in 2017; GOP Parasites Drive U.S. Treasury Deficit To $779 Billion From $666 Billion in Trump’s First Year of 2017 and $587 Billion In 2016 Under Obama; Tax Cuts For Rich and Corporations Get Proceeds; 2019 Will Surpass $1 Trillion in Red Ink; Forces of GOP Dictatorship Trample Right to Vote in Georgia, North Dakota, Texas; PPT Triggers Bear Market Rally in Stocks

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Oct 2018

October 15, 2018

Continued Weakness in U.S. Stock Markets Shows Growing Instability Of Trump Bubble; Sears Bankruptcy Is Tragic Monument To GOP Retail Darwinism; Stock Mayvins See Markets Stumbling in The Dark, Lament That Casino Economy Is Losing Political Support; After Western Complicity With Genocide By Saudis in Yemen, Grisly Murder of Moslem Brotherhood Activist Kashoggi Triggers Crisis; Trump Invents Theory of Rogue Killers To Help Tyrant MBS, A Close Crony of Boy Wonder Kushner; GOP Voter Suppression in Georgia A Sample of Trump’s Permanent Austerity Dictatorship; S&P 500 Again Closes 15 Points Below Key Technical Support Level of 200-Day Moving Average

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Oct 2018

October 13, 2018 WCR

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Trump Stock Bubble Deflating At Worst Possible Time for GOP Demagogues

Giant Sucking Sound: Fed’s Ill-Advised Quantitative Tightening Now Removing $50 Billion Per Month From Pool of Speculative Hot Money, While European Central Bank Stops Easing; Friday Dow Struggled to Attain Dead-Cat Bounce With Help of Plunge Protection Team; Slowdown In Key Sectors Like Auto and Construction Shows That Republican Economy Has Feet Of Clay; Zandi of Moody’s Sees Boom Turning Into Bust; Coming Week Beset By Likely Sears Bankruptcy, Italian Debt Crisis, and Earnings Shortfalls; $2 Trillion Orgy of Treasury Borrowing Made Much Worse By GOP Tax Scam Will Drive Up Interest Rates on Bonds, Hit Stocks and Emerging Markets

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Oct 2018

October 11, 2018

Collapse of Trump Bubble Continues!

Dow Loss Now 1,300 Points in Two Days; S&P Below 200-Day Moving Average; NASDAQ in Correction Territory; T-Bond Yields Fall In Flight to Safety; Giant Sucking Sound of $50 Billion Per Month of Fed’s Quantitative Tightening Amplified By Stock Buyback Blackout; Monster 2:30pm Sell Program Dumps Stocks and Moves Cash Into Treasuries; Trump Attacks “Out of Control” Powell Federal Reserve, But the Buck Stops in the Oval; Trump’s Bizarre Sideshow With Hapless Kanye West, Disciple of Nietzsche; Is China Dumping U.S. Treasury Bonds?

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Oct 2018

October 10, 2018

Democrats Open 13-Point Lead in Congressional Generic Ballot!

GOP’s Alleged Kavanaugh Bounce is Fantasy; Hysterical Over Sinking Polls Four Weeks Before Nov. 6 Vote, Trump Issues Raving Screed Against Medicare For All; As Democrats Gain Health Care Traction, Barrage of Lies Aims At Hiding Regime Malfeasance: In 20 Months in Power, Trump Has Cut Solvency of Medicare By 36 Months; Only Wall Street Sales Tax Can Preserve and Expand Social Safety Net; Dow Falls 831 Points as Treasury Yields Continue To Rise With Ten-Year Note At 3.212%; VIX Near 23; Amazon and Netflix Pounded; One Quarter of S&P Stocks In Bear Market Territory; Dive Comes at Worst Possible Time For Trump GOP

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Oct 2018

October 9, 2018

After Failures in Demonizing Hillary Clinton, MS-13, and Kaepernick, GOP Commits To Hysterical Campaign of Vilification Against “The Mob” – Meaning the Anti-Trump Majority of American Voters; Move Is Typical of Unpopular Minority Regime Facing Day of Reckoning at the Polls: From the Old Oligarch of Athens to the Synarchs of France in 1940; Trump’s Dupes, Already Addicted to Vicarious Living Are Supposed To See Central Issue As Maintaining Exorbitant Privileges of Oligarchs Like Kavanaugh; But Have They Really Given Up on Their Own Lives?; Nikki Haley Quits On Eve of Shellacking For GOP: Are The Rats Leaving the Sinking Ship?; Ford Layoffs and Major Coal Bankruptcy Signal Trump Economy Is Built on Sand

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Oct 2018

October 8, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Vote Seeks To Put Austerity Dictator Trump Above The Law And Beyond Reach of Mueller Probe; The Longer This Regime Stays in Office, the Greater the Danger of War; Texas AG’s Lawsuit To Kill Obamacare May Prevail, While California Sanctuary Cities and Net Neutrality Laws Are Threatened; 61 State Lawsuits Against Trump on Moslem Ban, Deregulation, Pollution, Emoluments, and Kavanaugh Documents Weakened; Kavanaugh Shreds Ninth Amendment Protection For Roe In Unenumerated Rights; Right Turn By Corporate Media Targets Blue Wave With Demoralization and Defeatism; Defy Them And Mobilize For November 6!

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Oct 2018

October 6, 2018 WCR

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Rogue Republican Senate Rams Through Kavanaugh Coup!

Supreme Court Majority Will Now Back Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Under Trump; Nov. 6 Vote Must Mark Beginning of GOP Extinction: Sen. Collins Delusional, Should Be Ousted; Democratic Determination Grows; GOP Kakistocracy Demolishing Presidency, Congress, Supreme Court; Only Criminal Defendants Should Get Presumption of Innocence, Not Judges Greedy For Promotion; Antidotes To Kavanaugh Include Judicial Impeachment, Adding More Justices, and Taking Control of Congress; How FDR Defeated Four Horsemen In 1937; IMF Estimates World Debt at $182 Trillion, Up 60% Since 2008-9; Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown Sees Leaderless World Sleepwalking Into Crisis; Pence’s Speech on Chinese Threat

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Oct 2018

October 4, 2018

Trump GOP Reaches New Low of Lawlessness in Stampede To Install Kavanaugh; Fraudulent FBI Report Deep Sixes Truth Worse Than Anything in Watergate; This Time Coverup is Conducted in the Open; Forty Key Witnesses Ignored by McGahn-Wray Coverup; Reckoning Is Coming; Flake the Snake’s Duplicity Exposes Cruel Hoax of Bipartisanship; 2,400 Law Professors Demand Defeat of Kavanaugh; Retired GOP Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Says Kavanaugh Screed Before Senate Means He Should Not Be Confirmed; GOP Sen. Daines Will Be in Montana on Saturday For Daughter’s Wedding As McConnell Keeps Scheming; Cloture Vote Friday Morning

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Oct 2018

October 3, 2018

FBI Coverup Operation To Shield Kavanaugh Expected to End Tonight; Schumer and Judiciary Dems Must Denounce Insurrection Against Rule of Law; Bureau Faces Retribution For 2016 Trump and 2018 Kavanaugh Failures After Democrats Take Over Congress; New York City Field Office Leaked Like Sieve in 2016 To Help Trump, But No Important Leaks Damage Kavanaugh; The Bitter Irony of Comey’s Claims of FBI Independence and Impartiality Read Today; Over 40 Relevant Witnesses Rebuffed by FBI Coverup Machine; 650 Law Professors Call on Senate to Reject Kavanaugh For Lack of Judicial Temperament Shown in Hearings; Procrustean Bed of Identity Politics Hobbles Dems

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Oct 2018

October 2, 2018

Fascist Takeover of Supreme Court Could Now Occur At Any Time McConnell Declares Probe Over and Calls a Vote; Republicans Demand Report Be Kept Secret From Public; Farcical FBI Background Check on Kavanaugh Fails to Interview Blasey Ford, Swetnick, and Embattled Nominee Himself; Yale Drinking Buddies Get Short Shrift; Flake the Snake Has Used FBI To Gin Up Votes For Reprobate Judge; Main Issue Is Trump Austerity Dictatorship Protected By Courts, Not Patriarchy or Gender – Democratic Opportunists Notwithstanding; Vote Against GOP To Get New Congressional Majorities and Judicial Impeachments in 2019; Update on Tariffs and Trade

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Oct 2018

October 1, 2018

McConnell Directs Trump To Attempt Blatant Sabotage of FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh; White House Lawyer McGahn Puts Just Four Names on Witness List, and Trump Lies About Probe Through Weekend; Massive Pressure on Boss Tweet Forces Longer Witness List; But Total Vigilance Will Be Required All Week To Prevent More GOP Dirty Tricks; Stories of Yale Debauchery Multiply; Rage, Bitterness, Narcissism, Self-Pity: Reasons Why St. Brett The Martyr Is Unfit For Federal Bench; Bob Woodward and Michael Schmidt Congratulate Each Other on Not Being Part of the Resistance to Trump; Eighty Years After 1938 Munich Sellout, The Exorbitant Price of Appeasement For France and Britain: Lessons Ignored at Singapore and Helsinki

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Sep 2018

September 29, 2018

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Mass Mobilization Momentarily Blocks Fascist Takeover of Supreme Court; FBI To Probe Charges Against Kavanaugh; Trump’s Senate Majority Crumbles Under Popular Revulsion; Flake Shamed Into Breaking GOP Phalanx By Two Brave Rape Victims in Elevator; American Bar Association, Yale Law, Jesuits Spurn Kavanaugh After Thursday’s Primal Scream of Rage and Self-Pity From Dipso Judge; Reactionaries Fear Dress Rehearsal For Impeachment; FBI Probe Must Include Blasey Ford, Ramirez, Swetnick and All Others Coming Forward; Results Must Be Public; Beware Pro-Trump New York Field Office and Giuliani Networks; No Deadlines; Eighty Years After Munich Appeasement of September 29, 1938, Trump Sells Out To Russia, China, and North Korea; From Lady Astor’s Cliveden Set to Trump White House

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Sep 2018

September 27, 2018

In Senate Judiciary Hearing, Dr. Ford Wins The Day With Quiet Dignity, Honesty, and Humility; Her Courageous Appearance Makes Her The Everywoman For Suburban Educated Wives Upon Whom Election Depends; She Still Suffers Anxiety, PTSD, Panic Attacks and Claustrophobia After Kavanaugh’s Drunken Hooliganism; Hardened Nihilist Kavanaugh Whines His Sterling Reputation Has Been Tarnished, But Refuses At Least Eight Times To Demand New FBI Background Check To Question His Sidekick Mark Judge And Clear His Name: He Lacks Judicial Temperament; Durbin and Leahy Most Effective In Questioning; GOP Hides Behind Feckless Rachel Mitchell From Arpaio Shop; Relevance of Fifth Circle of Dante’s Hell, Home of Wrathful

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Sep 2018

September 26, 2018

Decisive Battle of Fall 2018 Season Is At Hand!

Outcome of November Election and Fate Of Nation Riding on Blocking Kavanaugh as Prelude to Ending GOP Majorities in Both Houses; Current Events Show Moribund Republican Party; Trump Wavering, Considers Dumping Brett For Amy Coney Barrett; Kavanaugh Has At Least Five Accusers: Blasey Ford Submits Four Affidavits and Will Testify Thursday at 10am; Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez Gets Backup From Roommates; Charges Preferred by Avenatti’s Client Julie Swetnick Include Drug-Assisted Serial Assault; Sidekick Mark Judge Must Be Subpoenaed; Maryland Woman Interviewed by Brian Karem Fled Drunken, Obnoxious, Crude Kavanaugh; Colorado Woman Reports Violent Lunge By Kavanaugh in 1998; No Confidence in Rachel Mitchell From Arpaio’s Shop!

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Sep 2018

September 25, 2018

Mocked at United Nations: Trump Has Made the United States Into a World Laughingstock; Reckless Provocation of Iran, Reckless Appeasement of North Korea, Kid Gloves For Russia, Futile Quarrels With France and Germany; China Tariffs Erratic But Justified; Iran’s Rouhani Sees “Nazi Disposition” In Western Populists; Kavanaugh Now Has At Least Four Accusers: Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Avenatti’s Client(s), and Maryland Case Reported By Brian Karem; McConnell Bluffing Because He Lacks Votes; GOP Breaking: Collins Wants Hearing For Ramirez, Murkowski Favors FBI Investigation; Grassley Hires Woman as Grand Inquisitor

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Sep 2018

September 24, 2018

Three Accusers Against Kavanaugh Establish Pattern of Depravity Which He Cannot Refute!

Allegations From Dr. Ford, Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez, and Avenatti’s Client Dictate That Nominee Drop Out and Resign; Infamous Charge of Serial Gang Rape Closes The Books; Kavanaugh Wants Best Lifetime Patronage Job In U.S. Government; He Is Asking For Votes and Has No Presumption of Innocence; Supreme Court Justices, Like Caesar’s Wife, Must Be Above Reproach; Kavanaugh Fails To Fill The Bill; Today’s Rosenstein Alarm Is Diversionary Attack; Nunes Plan Prescribes Kavanaugh Confirmation Before Trump Attack on DoJ

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Sep 2018

September 22, 2018 WCR

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American People Demand To Hear Prof. Ford!

Majority Opposes Granting Vast Lifetime Powers to Totalitarian Ideologue Kavanaugh, Cementing Reactionary Pro-Trump Majority on High Court; In 2011 ACA Dissent, Kavanaugh Argued President Can “Deem” Laws Unconstitutional and Disregard Them Even If Supreme Court Approves Them; This Would Destroy Judicial Review And Rule of Law; Confirming Kavanaugh Comparable To German Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz) of March 23, 1933 Passed 444-94 To Give Hitler Absolute Powers A Month After The Reichstag Fire; and French Constitutional Law of July 10, 1940, Voted in Vichy Opera House 569-80 To End Third Republic And Grant Absolute Powers to Marshall Pétain In Wake of Military Collapse; No Statute of Limitations For Felony Sexual Assault in Maryland; Another Dirty Op By New York Times Against Rosenstein

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Sep 2018

September 20, 2018

The Choice Tonight: If Prof. Ford Appears in Nationally Televised Hearings Before Senate Judiciary Committee Next Week, Kavanaugh Nomination Cannot Survive; If She Fails to Appear, Kavanaugh Will Be Swiftly Confirmed, and Her Ordeal Will Have Been in Vain; Worse, The Sorry Spectacle of Continued Democratic Fecklessness, Defeat, and Bad Political Judgment May Convince Wavering Independents That As Winner, Trump GOP Is Indeed The Stronger Contender, Disrupting Hopes For Blue Wave in November; The Stakes of Countless Lives Are Simply Too Great; Prof. Ford Must Call Grassley’s Bluff; America Is Rooting For Her!

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Sep 2018

September 19, 2018

Kavanaugh Must Be Removed From Consideration Now!

Death Threats To Prof. Ford Are Federal Crimes And Must Trigger FBI Action Without Regard to Trump; Prof. Ford Rightly Wants FBI Probe and Multiple Witnesses; To Win These Demands, She Must Be Ready To Testify Monday And Defy GOP Lockstep; Kavanaugh Nomination Will Not Survive Her Televised Testimony; Current Ordeal Dwarfed By Future Hecatombs Caused By Kavanaugh’s Rotten Jurisprudence; Brennan Calls For Passive Resistance Against Trump’s Declassification Mania; How Russiagate Started With Seven Allied Nations Warning About Trump

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Sep 2018

September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh Is Unfit For Federal Bench And Must Be Withdrawn!

If Hearings Are Held, FBI Must Have Ample Time To Interrogate All Relevant Witnesses in About Prof. Ford’s Allegations; Witnesses Must Be Subpoenaed If Necessary; Kudlow Reveals GOP Intent to Loot Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in 2019 To Finance Permanent Republican Tax Scam – Not What Trump Promised!; Will FEMA Boss Brock Long Be Indicted?; Trump’s Declassification of Secret FBI Documents Is Boon to Russian Narcotics Mafiya; Eighty Years Ago, Hitler Was Chewing The Carpet On Eve of Munich Sellout

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Sep 2018

September 17, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Accuser Goes On Record, Alleging “Rape Attempt” By Drunken Nominee; Offers to Testify For Senate Judiciary; Flake, Corker, Collins, Murkowski Jittery About Fast-Track Confirmation; Feinstein Must Stop Dithering; Hatch Replays His Dirty Role Against Anita Hill, Scornfully Dismissing Allegations; Weakened Trump Is Forced To Accept Delay; Kavanaugh Is Key To Enforcing Permanent Austerity Dictatorship and Must Be Defeated; In 1991 Thomas Hearings, Biden Sabotaged Three Witnesses Ready To Corroborate Hill; Continued Harassment by Thomas Reported, Raising Impeachment Of Federal Judges

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Sep 2018

September 15, 2018 WCR

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Scoundrel Time for Supremes!

New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Add Moral Turpitude To Perjury and Gambling Charges; No Confirmation for Lyin’ Brett!; Manafort Plea Deal With Mueller and Weissman Is Existential Threat to Trump-Russia Cabal: Campaign Boss Must Tell All, Forfeit Five New York Properties, Including Trump Tower Pied-à-Terre; Boss Tweet Reduced To Stunned Silence; Calls For His Resignation Multiply; Like Agnew, Pence Also In Danger: Manafort Sponsored Him For Veep Nod; Cynical Nihilism of Kremlin in Case of Two GRU Salisbury Killers

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Sep 2018

September 13, 2018

“Like A Knife Fight In An Alley”!

McConnell Sees Senate In Danger for GOP, Warns That Cruz of Texas Is In Deep Trouble!; Latest Polls Show Democrats With Generic Ballot Lead of 12% to 14% in House; Independents Breaking In Favor of Mueller Probe; Trump Approval Falls 6% in One Month As Eight National Polls Show Him Cratering; Executive Order on Election Sanctions a Shuck Designed by Bolton; GOP Regime An Unpopular Minority: More Like 1850s Slave Power Conspiracy, or Fascism of Pétain In Vichy France?; Legal Positivism Based on British Empiricism vs. the American Tradition of Natural Law: How Creatures Like Kavanaugh Can Exist

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Sep 2018

September 12, 2018

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Debacle Is Disaster on Same Scale as 9/11; Trump’s Self-Congratulations Are Despicable; Regime Ignoring Painful Lessons From Katrina to Present: Florence Requires 250 Helicopters, 100 Ships, Orders of Magnitude More Resources; Gen. Russell Honoré For Hurricane Czar!; Roots of Oval Office Pathology: To Be Obsessed By Fear of Weakness Means To Be Weak; 4 Million Have Needlessly Lost Health Insurance Under GOP; Even Obama’s Anemic Job Creation Still Beats Trump by 20K Jobs Per Month, 208K to 188K; In Florida, Scott Flees Trump While Inviting Bush 43 to Help With Fundraising

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Sep 2018

September 11, 2018

Trump Blundering Towards Nuclear War!

Book Reveals He Came Close to Wrecking U.S. Strategic Position in Far East In Rage Fit; Tweet to Remove Soldiers’ Families From South Korea Might Have Triggered Pre-Emptive Attack by Pyongyang Madmen; After 19 Months, Regime’s Rate of Job Creation is 400,000 Hirings Below Last 19 Months of Obama; Despite Nativist-Xenophobic Demagogy, GOP Fails to Deliver Increased Real Wages; Trump Backers Are Liars In Economics, and News Anchors Are Too Ignorant to Refute Them; CNN Poll Shows Trump Support Collapsing 6% In One Month During Time of Cohen-Manafort Verdicts and McCain Funeral; Seven Other Surveys Confirm Tendency

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Sep 2018

September 10, 2018

Seventeen Years After 9/11, Trump Prepares to Bomb Syria to Protect al Qaeda Rule in Idlib; Tenant of Oval Still a Useful Idiot for Kim, Who Is Building Nukes Faster Than Ever; Trump’s Economic Statistics Are as Phony as The Photos of His Inauguration Crowd; National Park Service Got the Message Demanding Fakery, and Labor Department Did Too; Wage Growth Under Current Regime Is Non-Existent to Negative, So Staff Seeks New Ways to Cook Stats; Today’s Trump Big Lie Exposed: GDP Quarterly Growth Rate Has Exceeded Jobless Rate Over Sixty Times Since 1948; GOP May Soon Shift Resources From Doomed House Majority In Bid to Save Senate, Now In Play