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10
Sep

September 9, 2017 WCR

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Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Package Passes Senate By 80-17 and House by 316-90; GOP Tea Party Extremists Vote No To Flaunt Contempt for American People; Hensarling of Texas Votes Against His Own State; Legislative Crunch Set for Mid-December; Trump Antagonizes Lawmakers Who May Soon Decide His Fate; GOP’s September Sabotage and Extortion Strategy Crumbles as Party Fragments; Recalling British Labour Party Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, The Turncoat Who Ditched His Own Party in 1931 to Be Figurehead For Tory “National Government” Based on Killer Austerity; Trump Joining Pariah President John Tyler (1841-1845) aka “His Accidency,” Opposed by Both Parties; King Lear on the Heath

8
Sep

September 7, 2017

Trump Gives Discredited Republican Leaders The Shaft, Accepts Democrats’ Offer of Hurricane Money Plus Three Months of Debt Ceiling and Budget; No Wall; Reactionary Extortionists of House Freedom Caucus and Republican Study Committee Consigned to Dumpster; Debt, Spending, Immigration, Obamacare, Relief Will Converge in Mid-December, With Democrats Stronger; Tax Cuts Harder, Saving Dreamers and Obamacare Easier; GOP Demagogues Will Face Toxic Vote for Debt Increase TWICE; Was It Simply Impatience and Boredom?; Schumer and Pelosi See Trump Weakening; Impeachment More Feasible

7
Sep

September 6, 2017

War Avoidance Strategy for Korean Crisis Requires Negotiations, Targeted Sanctions of Complicit Banks and Firms, and Sweeping U.S. Crash Program for Directed Energy Anti-Missile Defense; Spinoffs From Laser and Particle Beam Research Would Secure American Scientific and Technological Leadership; Putin And Xi Not Constructive; But Strategic Defense Would Compel Russia and China To Restrain or Topple Kim; Military Triumvirate of Kelly-Mattis-McMaster Looms as Schiller, Omarosa, and Sheriff Clarke Are Frozen Out; Recalling Nixon’s Isolation by Haldeman-Ehrlichman

6
Sep

September 5, 2017

Trump and Sessions Attack DACA, Pandering to Vindictive Supporters; Move Poses Grave Threat to U.S. Work Force For Rest of Twenty-First Century; Dreamers Represent One Million Pre-Screened, Education-Oriented, Totally Assimilated Assets for Country; Pardon Them and Give Them Citizenship Now; Stock Market Turbulence Increasing; Andrew Johnson Pardoned Myriad Confederate Traitors With Christmas 1868 Executive Order 179; Capital Crimes of Those White House Darlings Were Infinitely More Serious Than Mere Immigration Misdemeanors; Anti-Missile Defense vs North Korea Urgent

5
Sep

September 4, 2017

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3
Sep

September 2, 2017 WCR

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Cruel and Stupid Trump Regime Staggers into September Crisis of Debt Limit, Budget, Hurricane Relief, Stock Tremors, and North Korea; Ryan, Hatch, Corporate Chiefs Warn Trump Against Likely Move to Deport 800,000 Dreamers; Gutting of DACA Will Trigger Social Chaos and New Collapse of Support; With Mattis, McMaster, Kelly All in Peril, Only Sycophants Are Safe; Embattled Regime Now at 34% Approval With 61% Disapproving--Nixon Had 25% Backing In Last Days; Will Don Test Truman’s 22% Postwar Low, G.W. Bush’s Record Negative of 69%?; Danger of Cumulative Radicalization; Need Mass Actions for 40 Million Jobs Paid for by Wall Street and Fed

1
Sep

August 31, 2017

Trump’s Authority Crumbles as Business, Military, Political Leaders Increasingly Ignore His Reckless Provocations; As Lincoln Observed, U.S. Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact; Floods in History and Myth: Wisdom of Ancient Greeks is to Respond to Natural Disasters by Maximizing Science and Technology; Bosporus Waterfall of 5,600 BC: After End of Last Ice Age, Sudden Salt Water Inflow Vastly Increased Size of Black Sea, Forcing Migration of Littoral Farmers; Dramatic One-Year Event May Be Source of Flood Stories Associated With Gilgamesh, Noah, Hesiod, Plato, and Ovid

31
Aug

August 30, 2017

U.S Must Deploy Defensive Assets Now to Shoot Down Ballistic Missiles Launched by Pyongyang’s Madman Kim Towards South Korea or Japan; Trump Failures in Hurricane Zone Continue, With Forces Still Insufficient; Historian Douglas Brinkley Sees Role for 82nd Airborne Division, With Marshall Plan for Domestic Reconstruction; Austrian Monarchist Kuehnelt-Leddihn Refuted: More On Why Nazis Were Not Leftists; They Allied With Reactionary Generals, Fascist Militias, Monocled Aristocrats, East Prussian Landlords, Smokestack Barons, and Sinister Bankers, Never With Trade Unions

30
Aug

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey A “Disaster” Because Few Assets Were Pre-Deployed By Last Friday, Says Gen. Russell Honoré, Hero of Katrina; Gov. Abbott Held Back 9,000 Texas National Guard Troops Until Monday; Pentagon Still Dithering on Sending 30,000 Guard and Amphibious Assault Ship A Week Late; Refuting the Big Lie Spread by Reactionaries That Nazis Were Leftists: Nazis Smashed Unions, Cut Wages by 25% to 40%; Was Princess Diana Targeted to Preserve Islamic Enemy Image? Diana Fayed as Future Moslem Queen Mother of Great Britain Would Have Posed Real Obstacle to U.S.-U.K. Islamophobia Policies

28
Aug

August 28, 2017

Worse Than Benghazi! Trump Dawdled for Eight Hours Friday Before Signing Federal Disaster Order for Texas; Gov. Abbott Poisoned Relations With U.S. Military By Pandering to Kooks Over Jade Helm 2015 Exercise, With Ron Paul Piling On; Irony: Victoria and Goliad Counties Dropped Out of That Drill And Are Today Ground Zero For Hurricane Harvey, Much In Need of Federal Help; End FEMA Cuts!; Tillerson, Bossert, Cohn Distance Themselves From Party Line on Charlottesville; Brent Bozell Sees Suicide of GOP If Debt Ceiling is Raised

26
Aug

August 26, 2017 WCR

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Trump Allies Warn White House That Hurricane Harvey Poses Critical Test for Competence of Regime; Government In Disarray With Three Top Posts Unfilled at Homeland Security; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Lacks Permanent Chief; FEMA Boss Brock Long’s Focus Has Been Attacking Flood Insurance -- Will He Be the New “Heck of a Job” Brownie?; Texas Gov. Abbot Requested Pre-Emptive Declaration of Disaster Area Midday Friday, But Trump Dithered For Many Hours With Camp David Trip, Gorka Ouster and Arpaio Pardon; Rule of Law In Peril; Still No Signed Opioid Emergency Order; From Mobilization to Repression: What Happens to Cultural Populist Movements After They Take Power ?; Examples Include Cola di Rienzo, Savonarola, Luther, Calvin, and Robespierre

25
Aug

August 24, 2017

Trump’s Threat to Shut Down U.S. Government Over Wall Funding May Be Step Towards Stock Market Crisis; Trump Portrayed By Observers As Enraged, Trapped, and Fearful of Russiagate; His Mental Condition is Topic A; After Last Week’s Hindenburg Omen, Market Mavens Note More Stocks Slipping Below 200-Day Moving Averages; Stock Bubble is Running Out of Steam; Ten Hours of Senate Testimony On Russiagate By Producer of Kompromat Dossier; The Retrograde Civilization of the Byzantine Empire (476-1453 AD) As Key to Many Problems of Modern Russia

24
Aug

August 23, 2017

Fears Grow About Trump’s Control of Nuclear Launch Codes After Enraged Rant in Phoenix; His Rhetorical Antics Starting to Bore The Crowds; Previous Presidents Positioned Themselves as Guardians of Stability and Foes of Government Shutdowns and Treasury Default; But Trump Eagerly Courts National Catastrophe to Exact U.S. Taxpayer Money for His Wall; Dow Jitters Intensify; McConnell Reportedly Pressed to Protect White House But Is Pessimistic Regime Can Survive; Arpaio Pardon Will Re-Antagonize Federal Judiciary Just in Time for Raft of Russiagate Cases; Boy Wonder Jared in Egypt

23
Aug

August 22, 2017

Trump Wrecking Ball Tour Hits Arizona With Attack on GOP Sen. Flake; Reckless Threats vs. Pakistan Lack Strategic Concept for Afghanistan; Details On Numbers And Time Frame Kept Secret to Avoid Sounding Like Obama; No “Radical Islamic Terrorism” Slogan He Demanded From Obama; Russia’s Arming of Taliban Whitewashed, and No Word of Help From Allies; Bannon Pushed Identity Group/Cultural Populist Resentments Over Tangible Economic Benefits; GOP Civil War Endangers Money Aorta From Multi-Billionaire Megadonors to Reactionary Candidates; Shifty Ryan Won’t Censure Trump

22
Aug

August 21, 2017

Martin Luther King’s Top Aide Andrew Young Recalls That King Saw Main Problems as Poverty, Racism, and War, And Refused to Reduce Economic Problems to Racism Alone; Bannon Boasts His Forces Can Win With Economic Nationalist Demagogy If Democrats Offer Only Identity Politics; Charlottesville Horror of Violent Ideological Gangs Armed With Semi-Automatic Rifles, Pistols, and Clubs Killing Political Opponents With Cars in American Cities Goes Well Beyond Racism and White Supremacy and Must Be Denounced as Fascism, An Attack on the Entire American Society

20
Aug

August 19, 2017 WCR

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Bannon Ousted From White House, Hastening Breakup of Regime; He Pontificates That Trump Presidency Is Over; Forecasts Rebellion by GOP Congressional “Moderates”; Democrats Must Launch Program for 40 Million Jobs Paid For By Wall Street and Fed; Gorka Reputed Next to Go; Trump’s Isolation Grows as Military Brass, Big Business, and Large Parts of GOP Flee; Sen. Corker Doubts His Stability as Support Erodes in Senate; Two Statues of Dred Scott Decision Author Roger Taney Quickly Removed in Maryland; Pressure Grows on Zinke at Interior to Remove Albert Pike Statue From Federal Land In Capital; Confederates At Court Houses Deserve Top Priority; Lost Cause: Did Robert E. Lee Kill More American Soldiers Than Hitler?

18
Aug

August 17, 2017

Desperate To Pre-empt Exodus of Top CEOs, Trump Junks Much-Vaunted Manufacturing Council and Strategy Policy Forum; Business Leaders Were Dismayed by Refusal to Condemn Charlottesville Fascist Mob; GOP President Dumped by Big Business is Historical Novelty; Congressman Nadler Sponsoring Censure Motion; Identity Group Fragmentation of Potential Class Forces Slow Emergence of Alternative to Crumbling Trump Regime; Traitor Robert E. Lee Was Enemy of All Americans, Whose Country He Tried to Destroy; Despite Lost Cause Mythology, Confederacy Was Based on Slavery

17
Aug

August 16, 2017

Wave of National Revulsion Triggered by Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Fascist Groups; Joint Chiefs of Staff Signal Dissent From White House Line, But Why Are There Still U.S. Military Bases Named After Confederate Losers Hood, Bragg, Beauregard, and Pickett?; Confederate Statues Must Be Removed From Public Property, Starting with Those Close to Court Houses; “Blood and Soil” Slogan of Fascist Marchers is Aggressive Nazi Ideology From 1920s Championed by Hitler; Fragmented Identity Group Politics Incapable of Unified National Class-Based Response to Crisis of Presidency

16
Aug

August 15, 2017

Contrary to Trump, Charlottesville Counter-Demo Was Not Mainly Composed of Violent Antifa; Instead, Majority Were Unarmed Local Residents and Students Horrified By Outside Fascist Agitators; Almost All Alt-Right Hooligans Were Armed With Guns or Clubs; Trump’s Apology for Fascism Has Triggered Worst Week Yet for Administration; Fall of Current Regime and Collapse of Republican Party Now in Sight; Top CEOs Flee White House Manufacturing Commission as Kelly Fails to Impose Order; Alabama GOP Senate Primary Reflects Civil War Inside Moribund Party

15
Aug

August 14, 2017

Trump Grudgingly Faults Charlottesville Fascist Rioters Two Days After Brutal Murder of Counter-Protester; Organizers May Face Prosecution Under 1968 Federal Anti-Riot Act aka Rap Brown Law; Don’t Call Them Nationalists When They Are Secessionists; Trump Must Fire Bannon and Gorka, Scurrilous Leaders of Alt-Right Faction in White House; Statue of Confederate General Albert Pike Hiding in Plain Sight in Washington on Federal Land Adjacent to Labor Department and Judiciary Square; 45 Days to National Bankruptcy as Debt Ceiling Countdown Continues and Oval Office Dithers

13
Aug

August 12, 2017 WCR

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North Korean Crisis Catalyzes Long-Overdue Public Awareness of Anti-Missile Defense, Now in Demand After Decades of Neglect; Trump Continues to Trade Puerile Insults With Pyongyang, While Blurting Out Threat of Military Intervention Against Venezuela; Groveling for Putin Over Expelled U.S. Diplomats is Retroactively Explained as “Sarcasm”; Issue of Unfitness for Office Looms Larger: Former Senator Gordon Humphrey Campaigning to Activate Twenty-Fifth Amendment To Protect U.S. From Trump’s Reckless Behavior; Sixteen GOP Senators Side With McConnell Against Trump; Ominous Rumblings in Stock Market; Republican Party Overripe for Extinction

11
Aug

August 10, 2017

Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Tirade Reportedly Improvised, Showing Reliance on Military Handlers is Hopeless; In 1974, Kissinger and Schlesinger Organized Generals to Ignore Attack Orders From Increasingly Unstable Nixon; Russiagate Escalates: Manafort Raided by FBI in Pre-Dawn No-Knock Operation, Showing Search Warrant Was Issued by Federal Judge Based on Probable Cause of Crime; Trump Campaign and Don Jr. Deliver Documents to Congressional Committees; CNN Poll Shows More Attrition of GOP Base; 47% OF Americans Strongly Oppose Regime; St. Lawrence and the Perseid Meteors of 258 AD

10
Aug

August 9, 2017

Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Threat to North Korea is Most Dangerous Outburst by U.S. President Since 1945; Presidency Degraded to Same Level as Grotesque North Korean Dictatorship; Channeling Six Year Old Stalin?; Mad Dog Mattis Threatens to End DPRK Regime and Destroy Its People; South Korea Requests Four More THAAD Batteries; Beijing Hypocrites Condemn Seoul For Defensive Measures; Guam Congresswoman Praises THAAD Defense of Island; Robust U.S. Anti-Missile Program Could Push Russia and China To Oust Psychotic Kim With Coup d’État; Alt-Left Reeling As Trump Goes Warmonger

9
Aug

August 8, 2017

Reports Suggest North Korea Now Has Usable Nuclear Missile Warhead; Trump Must Stop Bluster About Preventive War and Immediately Start Talks With Pyongyang With No Preconditions; U.S. Should Announce Mobilization for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Based on Lasers and Other Directed Energy Weapons on Scale of Manhattan Project; Urgently Deploy Ground-Based Midcourse Defense on West and East Coasts, THAAD, Advanced Capability Patriots, and Aegis BMD, While Reviving Airborne Chemical Laser for Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan; Cyber and Secondary Sanctions on DPRK Suppliers May Be Needed

8
Aug

August 7, 2017

Danger of U.S. Default and World Depression Increases as Regime Retreats into Fantasy World of Overhyped Self-Promotion on Trump TV; Mnuchin Bungles Attempt to Get Debt Ceiling Increase Passed Before Congressional Recess, And OMB Boss Mulvaney Is Suspect; GOP Extremists Seek National Insolvency to Force Killer Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; “Prioritizing” Payments Is Impossible; Trump AWOL, Refusing to Call For Higher Debt Limit; Wall Street Eyes Exits As Bubble Grows; Net Job Creation in Final Six Months of Obama Was 10,000 Jobs Ahead of Trump’s First Semester

7
Aug

August 6, 2017 WCR

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Mueller Reportedly Has Convoked Russiagate Grand Jury in Washington DC, Escalating Probe; Subpoenas for June 2016 Collusion Meeting Thought Imminent; Transcripts of Calls With Foreign Leaders Prove Cynical Nihilism; Weakening in Polls, Trump Poses As Victim, Showing Likely Anti-Impeachment Platform for GOP in 2018 Elections; Senate Leaves Capital, But Will Conduct Pro-Forma Sessions to Block Recess Appointment of New Puppet Attorney General; Nihilist-Nativist Assault On Actual Symbols of American Nationalism, From White House to Statue of Liberty; Emma Lazarus Poem “The New Colossus” Is Fine Petrarchan Sonnet and Likely America’s Most Famous Poem; Will Liberty Bell, Golden Gate, Motherhood, and Apple Pie Be Next Alt-Right Targets?

4
Aug

August 3, 2017

Trump Grudgingly Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Passed to Block His Path to Total Appeasement; Ted Cruz Opens Long-Overdue Debate on Space-Based Anti-Missile Defense; China’s Xi Launches Jingoistic Tirade as Beijing Test of Anti-Satellite Weapon Fails; Seth Rich Cover Story for Russian Hacking Collapses as Private Investigator Sues Fox News, Implicates Spicer and Trump; Alt-Left Useful Idiots Rush Forward on Command to Defend Paranoid Fable; Legends of the Lunatic Fringe From Vince Foster to Pizzagate; Flake Sees Moribund GOP in “Faustian Bargain” With Oval Office

3
Aug

August 2, 2017

Trump Gloats Over Dow 22,000, But Stock Market Is Now in Bubble Territory as Perils Multiply: Italian Banking System Almost Blew Up Last Week, and U.S. Shares Have Advanced on Very Narrow Front; Congress Must Pass Debt Ceiling Increase and 2018 Budget in 14 Legislative Days By End of September in Face of Tea Party Sabotage; GOP’s Tax Cut Promises Delayed Into Next Year, So Bonanza Expected By Super-Rich Will Not Materialize, Threatening Panic; P/E Ratios Now Worse Than 2000 Dot Com Crash; GOP Senators Disregarding Trump; Flake Sees “Spasms of Dying Party” as Republican Future

2
Aug

August 1, 2017

Trump and GOP Congress Must Address Looming Sept. 29 Debt Ceiling Catastrophe; Austerity Ghouls Seek to Extort More Killer Cuts; Democrats Must Demand Obamacare Fix and Rollback of Budget Cuts; Scaramucci Claimed to Have “FBI Digital Fingerprints” to Trap Leakers; Trump Reportedly Dictated Cover-Up Letter Issued by Don Jr. About June 2016 Russian Confab; Current Regime Does Not Understand That Nixon’s Meddling in Watergate Defense Was Cause of His Fall; “Expletive Deleted” Obscenities in Watergate Transcripts Were Key In Breaking Support of Silent Majority

1
Aug

July 31, 2017

Financier Scaramucci Dumped By White House After Scurrilous Ten-Day Tenure; Ouster Demanded By New Chief of Staff Kelly, An Overrated Political General Who Has Enabled Trump On Moslem Ban, Border Wall, and Mass Deportations; U.S. Must Launch Crash Program For Directed Energy Anti-Missile Defense to Neutralize North Korean ICBMs, Force Hands of DPRK Backers Russia and China; CBS Poll Shows Hard-Core Trump Base Down By 4 Points Or 18%, While Opposition Grows By 6 Points Or 17%, Since Inauguration; Resistance Attains 41%; Data Confirm USA Today Poll Showing 42% For Impeachment

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Jul

July 27, 2017

Trump’s Talk of Taxing the Rich Is A Smokescreen; His Cruel, Stupid, and Unworkable Ban on Transgender Soldiers Designed to Placate Pro-Sessions Bigots During Ouster of AG; Democratic Party Presents Modest Program for 10 Million Jobs, $1 Trillion For Infrastructure, $15 Minimum Wage, Controlling Pharma Prices, and Antitrust Enforcement; But “Better Deal” is Vague, Timid, and Often a Rehash of Hillary Platform; So Far No Plans to Tax Wall Street, Implement Medicare For All, Strengthen Unions, or Coerce the Federal Reserve Into Serving the Public Interest in Economic Recovery

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Jul

July 26, 2017

Weakness of Divided Senate GOP Exposed By Defeat of Anti-Obamacare Bills: Tuesday, McConnell’s Flagship “Repeal and Replace” Measure Lost Nine Senators To Succumb 43-57; Today, Simple Repeal Rejected 45-55, With Seven Republican Defections; Democratic Opposition United Throughout; Voting No Was Murkowski, Target of Twitter Insults; Twelve Hours of Debating Time Remain Before Concluding Voterama; Unprincipled Vandalism Underlines Need for Extinction of GOP as National Political Force; Trump Continues Attacks on Sessions, Whom He Fears To Fire; Stay Mobilized!

26
Jul

July 25, 2017

GOP Forces Trumpcare Debate In Senate, 51-50; Thursday Midnight Deadline to Save U.S. Healthcare From Savage Assault; Human Toll Could Be Equivalent of A Korea or Vietnam In Needless Deaths Every Year; Tide Turning Against Trump with Russia Sanctions Bill, Kushner Questioning, and Manafort Subpoena; Ardor of Limbaugh, Fox News, and Drudge For Erstwhile Hero Cooling; Don Schemes to Force AG Sessions Out, Then Use Recess Appointment to Install Obedient Stooge To Deep Six Mueller Probe; But Racist-Nihilist Base Rejects City Slickers Giuliani and Scaramucci; Drudge Sees GOP Civil War

25
Jul

July 24, 2017

Mobilize Now to Stop Trumpcare Mystery Bill in Tuesday Senate Vote; White House Sniping At “Beleaguered” Attorney General Sessions; Are Leaks Designed to Force Him Out, Opening Path to Mueller Ouster?; USA Today Headlines Poll Showing Americans Split on Trump Impeachment, 42%-42%, With 46% Not Expecting Him to Complete Full Term; Just 27% See Four Years; President Cannot Pardon Himself, But Can Be Indicted While Still in Office, Watergate and Clintongate Briefs Suggest; Week of Key Russiagate Testimony Begins; The Saga of Moochie From the Mickey Mouse Club to the White House

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Jul

July 22, 2017 WCR

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After Six Months in Office, Trump Eyes Pardon For Himself; But In 1974, Nixon’s Lawyers and DOJ Agreed That President Can Exercise Executive Clemency Only Towards Others; Despite Threats, Mueller Reported Probing Eight-Person Meeting, Business Dealings With Russian Oligarchs; McConnell Still Trying to Pass Killer Health Bill With Dwindling Votes; Senate Parliamentarian Excludes Key Features From Budget Reconciliation Path; GOP Death Spiral Continues as Infighting Spreads; Irrationalism of Trumpland Fundamentalist Evangelicals Traceable to Early Luther, Finds Slavophiles Congenial

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Jul

July 20, 2017

U.S. Reportedly Ends Failed CIA Program to Arm and Train Non-Existent “Moderate Rebels” of Syria; Similar Pentagon Program Already Junked As Ineffective; Russian Money Laundering Expert Identified as Eighth Participant in June 2016 Meeting With Trump Campaign; Recalling Spiro Agnew, Nixon’s Vice President, Who Was Indicted in Office for Taking Bribes and Resigned in October 1973; Citizen Genêt, Who Tried in 1793 to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy Using Press and Lobbying; And The Federalist Party, Identified With Treason After The Secessionist Hartford Convention of 1814

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Jul

July 19, 2017

Shock and Dismay In Response to Trump’s Call To “Let Obamacare Fail”; “I’m Not Gonna Own It” Line Prompts Unfavorable Comparisons With Presidents From FDR and Truman to Kennedy; Bizarre Trump Tweet Accuses Democrats of “Screaming Death,” But Trumpcare Would Indeed Massively Increase Death Rate and Cut Longevity; Senate Republicans Will Try to Repeal Obamacare Next Week; Bernie Sanders Wants to Lower Medicare Age from 65 to 55 and Cut Prescription Drug Prices, But Still Stops Short of Medicare For All as Public Option Needed to Save Obamacare; Calls For Bipartisan Comity Are Fatuous

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Jul

July 18, 2017

Trump’s Call to “Let Obamacare Fail” is Impeachable Offense under General Welfare and Take Care Clauses of Constitution; Deliberate Sabotage of ACA by Halting Cost Sharing Payments Would Bring Nightmare of Chaos and Deaths: “Let Them Eat Cake” in Cynical Nihilist Garb; GOP’s Double Defeat May Cost Them Both Houses in 2018; “I’m Not Gonna Own It” Is Delusional: The Buck Still Stops in the Oval Office; Death Spiral of GOP Accelerating as Trump Attacks Senate Republican Heretics and Fanatics Excoriate Ryan-Mitch Show; Democrats Must Make Medicare for All Public Option In Obamacare

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Jul

July 17, 2017

McCain Medical Problems May Block Senate Republican Legislative Agenda for More Than One Week; Every Delay Makes McConnell’s Reactionary Bill More Vulnerable; GOP Plan Violates Trump’s Campaign Pledges, and May Be Greatest Single Factor Undermining His Support; NBC-Washington Post Poll Finds Trump Now Has 36% Approval, 58% Disapproval, and 48% Strong Disapproval; After Six Months or 180 Days of Trump Regime, Backing is Weakest For Any President Since Herbert Hoover; White House Defenders Falling Back on Tu Quoque Argument aka WhatAboutism, the Classic Totalitarian Apologetics

17
Jul

June 15, 2017 WCR

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Russian Counter-Intelligence Veteran Attended June 2016 Trump Campaign Oppo Meeting Set Up By Smoking Gun Emails; GOP Reeling After Breaking of Siegfried Line of Russiagate Denials; Tidal Wave of Leaks Reflects Escalating Conflict Among Members of White House Inner Circle; Beware Kremlin-Assisted Diversionary Counterattacks Disguised as Exposés of Iraq WMD and Other CIA Operations; McConnell’s Latest Trumpcare Savagery Includes Even More Killer Cuts to Medicaid, Plus Cruz Fraud of Fake Insurance; Collins and Paul Say They’re Opposed; Pressure Urgently Needed on Murkowski, Portman, Heller, Lee, and Capito To Vote No This Week

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Jul

July 13, 2017

Senate Hearing For Christopher Wray Demands Assurances That Administration’s FBI Nominee Will Not Obey Illegal Orders From White House, and Will Instead Warn Congress; Wray Gets Democratic Support, But Does Not Inspire Confidence; Desperate Senate Republicans About to Launch New Health Care Catastrophe Against Wishes of American People; Report Says U.S. Sanctions Helped Stop Planned Trump Tower in Moscow; Mass Irrationalism Main Basis of Current Support for President; Does the Price of Fundamentalism Include Tragic Neglect of Education and the Negation of Human Reason?

13
Jul

July 12, 2017

GOP’s Line of Russiagate Stonewalling in Defense of Trump Administration Now Outflanked and Routed by Don Jr.’s Emails; No Way To Dismiss Collusion Charge as Witch Hunt, Fake News, or Ruse; Pence Discredited by His Denials of Contacts With Russia; Desperate Republican Demagogues Argue Hillary’s Collusion With Ukraine, Trap Set by DNC, Rookie Mistakes; War of All Against All Paralyzes White House; Officials Fear That Defensive Efforts Will Make Them Targets of Mueller Investigation; Special Counsel Must Proceed Expeditiously To Minimize Damage to National Interest

12
Jul

July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. Posts Emails Planning June 9, 2016 Meeting With Russian Attorney; Russian State Prosecutor Allegedly Offered “Official Documents And Information” Able to “Incriminate Hillary” As Part of “Russia’s and its Government’s Support for Mr. Trump”; Trump Jr.’s Reported Response: “I Love It, Especially Later In The Summer”; Russian Lawyer and Trump Jr. Deny Any Wrongdoing; Meeting Said to Have Also Been Attended by Manafort and Kushner; Emails Released in Advance of Their Expected Publication by New York Times; Revelations Are Most Damaging Since Start of Russiagate Crisis

11
Jul

July 10, 2017

Trump Advances No Proposals During G-20 Meeting, Leaving Leadership Vacuum for China and Russia; Firm U.S. Statement Condemning North Korean Nuclear ICBMs Could Have Garnered 18 Votes, Turning the Tables on Moscow and Beijing; Instead, U.S. Was Isolated by Bungling Exit From Symbolic Paris Climate Accord; Reeling Under Backlash, Trump Nixes Russia-U.S. Cybersecurity Unit; Idea Reminiscent of Non-Intervention Committee During 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, Which Promoted Intervention; Consensus That Trump Did In Fact Accept Putin’s Denial on Russiagate; Another Secret Russian Meeting Revealed

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Jul

July 8, 2017 WCR

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Trump Appeases Putin in Summit of Nihilism, Dismisses Russiagate As Annoying Distraction Concocted by U.S. Media; Lavrov’s Report of U.S. Kowtow More Plausible Than Tillerson’s Account; Trump Pays Lip Service to Mutual Defense in Warsaw, But Fails to Stand Up For Allies by Condemning Kremlin’s Meddling in European Elections, Violation of Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Support for Taliban in Afghanistan, Montenegro Putsch Attempt; Decline of the West Speech in Poland Channels Historical Pessimism of Oswald Spengler, Clashes With Moment of Guarded Optimism For Europeans, Who See Threats to EU Receding

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Jul

July 6, 2017

No Concessions to Russia At G-20 Without Explicit Safeguards That Hybrid Warfare by Moscow Against West Will Cease; Danger of Trump Sellout to Putin Based on Their Shared Nihilism; Collapse of Communism, Shock Therapy, Nomenklatura Privatizations, and Economic Crises of 1992 and 1998 as Factors in Russian Neo-Nihilist Wave; Historical Antagonism Between Western and Orthodox-Byzantine Worlds Once Again Evident; Putin Seeks to Demolish U.S.-Backed Multilateral Institutions, But Has No Model to Offer But an Unsavory Regime of Power Ministries, Financier Oligarchs, and Mafiya

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Jul

July 5, 2017

After North Korean Launch of ICBM Capable of Hitting U.S. Territory, War Avoidance Requires Crash Program for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense (ABM) Using New Physical Principles Like Lasers and Particle Beams Capable of Neutralizing Any North Korean Strike; Older Kinetic Anti-Missile Weapons Can Be Deployed as Stopgap; China and Russia Helped Pyongyang to Procure Missile and Nuclear Technology; Moscow and Beijing Will Quickly Change Their Tune if U.S. Commits to Strategic Defense; Trump Should Re-Assure Poland With Strong Commitment to Mutual Defense Under NATO Article Five

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Jul

July 3, 2017

Ending Obamacare With No Replacement Would Strip 32 Million of Coverage by 2026; Premiums Would Increase 25% Right Away and Double By End of Decade, CBO Estimates; Americans Urgently Need Medicare For All as Public Option Within Obamacare; Congress Is Home For July 4 Recess, So Give Your Representatives a Piece of Your Mind; Beijing Regime Proclaims South China Sea International Waterway a Chinese Lake; U.S. Tradition is Freedom of the Seas For All Nations; Beware Assorted Sellouts at G-20 Later This Week; On July 4, Take Pride in the American Revolution Against Despotism and Tyranny

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Jul

June 1, 2017 WCR

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More Indications Trump Backers Colluded With Russian Hackers to Subvert 2016 Election; U.S. Declaration of Independence Condemned Tyranny of George III, Citing “Obstructing the Laws for Naturalization Of Foreigners”; “Obstructing the Administration of Justice”; Imposing “Jurisdiction Foreign to Our Constitution” Using “Pretended Legislation” and “Foreign Mercenaries”; American Revolution Started in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, August 15, 1774; Celebrating the Birthday of G.W. Leibniz: Among Greatest Minds of Second Millennium: Inventor of Computers, Calculus, and Steam Engine, and Inspiration For Classic American Optimism, Born July 1, 1646; His Opponent Voltaire a Scurrilous Venetian Asset; The Key Role of Antonio Conti of Venice, the Original for Senator Pococurante in Candide

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Jun

June 29, 2017

Towards a Better Understanding of the Astounding Cruelty and Stupidity of the Republican Health Care Bills: 500 Years After Martin Luther’s Launching of the Protestant Reformation, His Frontal Attack on the Good Works of Charity and Insistence on Salvation by Faith Alone Still Exercise Vast and Baleful Influence; Recent Scholarship Suggests that Luther Did Not Nail His 95 Theses to the Door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31,1517 As a Widely Accepted Legend Recounts; Carlo Cipolla’s Theory of Stupidity as a Central Factor in Human History