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"Nor A Lender Be" Clinton, liberal virtue, and microloans

Essay here: http://harpers.org/blog/2016/02/nor-a-lender-be/

I have just read this essay in the latest Harper's, and it has helped me understand just what it is I don't like about Hillary.

"Nor a Lender Be -Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan" by Thomas Frank, Harper's April 2016.

Can The Union Labor Movement Be Rebuilt Without Ending Free Trade?

Over the past century we've done much to civilize amoral rat-eat-rat capitalism by forcing on corporations extra costs many would typically seek to evade... costs such as insuring they produce safe food and drugs, ending child labor, pay a minimum wage, limit work to a 40 hour work week with OT, paying Social Security and UI taxes, providing safe working conditions, and reducing pollution. As long as ALL corporations pay this same overhead there's a level playing field.

Millions Support Trump by Thomas Frank

to read Thomas Frank's article published in The Guardian, March 7, 2016, click on

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/07/donald-trump-why-am...

When he isn’t spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims

Trump’s words articulate the populist backlash against liberalism that has been building slowly for decades and may very well occupy the White House itself, whereupon the entire world will be required to take seriously its demented ideas.

The "Clinton News Network" Debate in Miami

Did you notice how "short", snarky and "interrupting" the debate moderators were with Bernie tonight?

Nancy Reagan's Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs

Nancy Reagan, the former first lady and widow of President Ronald Reagan died on Sunday in California at age 94. Front pages around the world are remembering her life. The stories all talk about the powerful love between Nancy and Ronald and her impactful role as first lady. When highlighting her advocacy, one of the first things that often pops up is her starring role in President Reagan's embrace and amplification of the war on drugs. Nancy's "Just Say No" campaign became her signature issue and a defining legacy for both her and her husband.

Bernie Projected Winner in Michigan!!!

As of 9:45p EST and 45% of the vote in, it's Bernie at 52% to 47% with a margin of about 21k votes.

As of 10:50 with 84% in Sanders has a 32k lead.

11:35p EST MSNBC called Bernie as the winner in Michigan

The People of Alaska Want to Elect the Hottest Candidate in 2016

"Alaskans, which Republican candidate are you more likely to vote for on Super Tuesday?"

The answers were hilarious!

see here:

http://cheezburger.com/78572289/video-alaskans-would-rather-vote-for-a-d...

Texas Cronyism

Ted Cruz

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/trackers/2016-03-08/cruz-campaign-anno...

Scariest 2 words combined "Cruz Control".

Could FSTV also be on the GOP's "Dirty Tricks/ Hit List", this political season?

Does anyone even begin to suspect that, given the heightened sense of urgency of the GOP (aka the Repugnant Cu**s), in this political season, and their ongoing dilemma battling the “American Fuhrer” (aka “the Donald”), in addition to their reflexive and morally-bankrupt propensity for wide-scale, dirty tricks”, come election time, as well as the fact that FSTV seeming to be the only “real” television outlet on which “Progressives” can at least begin to counter the continued lies of the diabolical, Corporate minions/tools of the

Poorly Educated or Abject Stupidity?

Trump is harvesting the poorly educated and the evangelicals, but aren't they the same?

evangelicals_cant_be_taken_seriously_their_movement_is_now_synonymous_with bigotry and abject stupidity

I always knew this and can only say "What took you so long?" [quote]

None Dare Call It Treason... But I Will!

If the definition of treason is:
*Violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
*The betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, A Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency

to read Nathan J. Robinson's article published in Current Affairs on Feb 23, click on

http://static.currentaffairs.org/2016/02/unless-the-democrats-nominate-s...

Democrats need to seriously and pragmatically assess their strategy for defeating Trump. A Clinton run would be disastrous; Bernie Sanders is their only hope.

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Secretary John Kerry Makes History At The UN

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