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The Return of Progressivism Around the World...

All over the Western world right now, neoliberalism - or Reaganism - is failing.

Decades of rising inequality combined with austerity and manufacturing decline have reached a breaking point.

People everywhere are fed up with the status quo - and they want change.

Is It Time To Invoke The 25th Amendment And Remove Trump From Office?

After spending a year-and-a-half calling for Hillary Clinton to be sent to jail for disclosing classified information, Donald Trump now appears to be guilty of doing just that.

Is time to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office?

Check the "Tapes" - Trump May Have Committed Obstruction of Justice


Everybody knows that Donald Trump can't keep his mouth shut.

But has gift for gab now opened the door to impeachment?.

The Donald Trump-James Comey story just keeps getting weirder.

Welcome to Trump's 'Propaganda Factory'

Since election day, Donald Trump has explained his popular vote loss to Hillary Clinton by claiming that millions of people committed voter fraud and cast their ballots illegally.

This is a lie, but it's what the Nazis called a "big lie" - a lie you repeat enough times that people start believing it's true.

Justice Department Uses Segregation Era Court Ruling To Defend Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

The Justice Department has turned to segregation era court rulings to defend Donald Trump's Muslim ban.

Seriously - I'm not kidding.

They've really stooped that low.

Protestor Convicted for Laughing?

Just one guffaw - that's all it took for Desiree Fairooz to go from a children's librarian and activist to someone facing serious jail time.

I'm not kidding here.

Back in January, Fairooz was arrested and removed from a Senate hearing after laughing at someone who said Jeff Sessions would treat all Americans equally.

Kids Are TrumpCare's Latest Victims

If signed into law, the so-called "healthcare reform" bill that passed the House last week would cause tens of millions of Americans to lose their health insurance - literally kill thousands of people - and leave thousands more in debt.

Is Neoliberalism On It's Deathbed Around the World?


In the American media, the 2017 French presidential election has been portrayed as a rehash of the 2016 US presidential election, with far-right populist Marine Le Pen playing the role of Donald Trump and her opponent - centrist Emmanuel Macron - standing in for Hillary Clinton.

Republicans' Vicious and Immoral Health Care Bill Is Just Part of a Sinister Long Game

While Democrats are jubilant that the GOP passed a terrible healthcare/tax-cut bill through the House, which they think will cause voters to reject the GOP in 2018, it's a very, very premature celebration.

Our Constitution Vs. the Deep State Run by Intelligence Agencies and the Pentagon — Only One Will Survive

It is virtually impossible to read a newspaper or a blog analyzing the politics of America in 2017 without thinking "disaster." Since Donald Trump became president not just the United States, but the world, has become unstable and liberal democracies in general are under assault by antidemocratic authoritarian forces.

Trump Wants a 'Good Shutdown' in September. Seriously?

Teddy Roosevelt walked softly and carried a big stick.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, is doing the exact opposite - he's walking loudly and carrying a soft stick.

So when he threatens to kill the filibuster and shut down the government, should any of us really take him seriously?

Will Trump Succeed in Repealing the First Amendment?


Frustrated with what it says is "biased" media coverage, the Trump administration is now openly talking about gutting the First Amendment.

They can't be serious - can they?

Trump's Socialism For The Rich

The Trump administration can't say whether or not it's tax reform will help the middle class.

For once - at least - they're being honest.

As it stands right now, the Trump tax reform is just glorified socialism for the rich.

Trump Is Going Back On His NAFTA Promise

Donald Trump won't be pulling the US out of NAFTA - at least not immediately.

But he's still permanently changed the debate about trade in America.

Donald Trump said yesterday that after speaking with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada, he's decided not to immediately pull the US out of NAFTA.

New Republican Healthcare Plan Is So Bad That Even Republicans Don't Want It


Republicans inched closer to a deal on repealing Obamacare yesterday, as the House Freedom caucus OK'd a new version of the American Health Care Act which is actually worse than the one that couldn't pass Congress back in March.

Republicans Admit to Accepting Bribes, Why Aren't They In Jail?


The whole Roy Moore thing in a way really highlights in my mind how committed the Republicans are to sucking up to the very, very wealthy base. I've been referring to them for a long time as the owners of the Republican Party, but they're also the ones that keep the Republican Party in power. They're also the supporters of the Republican Party.

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