US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.


Myths and American exceptionalism

Recent math scores had Americans failing but when asked how their tests went, 85% said they did fantastic, but only 15% did well. Just say you are the best, like Trump does, and keep on saying it. It won't change your score or improve your math skills, but people will eventually accept the lies and the fact that they are lies, but it won't matter.

Sign the Petition: The Democratic Party Platform MUST Include Unequivocal Opposition to the TPP

Members of the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Committee voted

The Democratic War Platform

The Democratic Party's draft platform takes a government that spends over half of discretionary spending on militarism, as much as the rest of the world combined, with troops in most countries and seven wars underway, and says: Keep it going, only more so!

Wasserman Schultz Personally Responsible for DNC Breach

Guccifer 2.0 claimed in a recent interview that he used the NGP VAN software to hack the DNC server. This is the same software that the Bernie Sanders Campaign tried to warn them about. It looks like DWS should have listened to Bernie instead of using his warnings as an opportunity for petty political tricks. Anyone damaged by the hack should sue Debbie for failing to act when she was warned.

Man, Bill Clinton Is An Idiot

Bill Clinton’s formidable political skills tend to disappear when put in the service of his wife.

Hillary: Ordinarily Awful or Uncommonly Awful?

Throughout her far too long public life, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated repeatedly how clueless and inept she is; her tenure as Secretary of State is riddled with examples from around the world.

The surprising history of abortion in the United States

The surprising history of abortion in the United States

There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn't scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly.

Obama, Duterte's Philippine death squads affirm alliance... 1,400 killings

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
tells people to 'go ahead and kill' drug addicts

Inaugurated just 24 hours ago, Duterte has decided to go the full shumonka

Newly inaugurated Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers and people to kill addicts, adding another layer to a controversial war on crime in which he has warned thousands will die.

Key points:

Rodrigo Duterte invites communists to “use kangaroo courts to kill criminals”

Backers of Sanders Mobilize to Overthrow DNC Platform's Pro-TPP Stance

'Opposition to the job-killing TPP should not be controversial within the Democratic Party,' declares progressive advocacy group. So why is it?

Before the Democratic Party's platform is finalized at a meeting late next week, Bernie Sanders and his progressive allies are mobilizing to ensure that opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—described by its critics as a global corporate power grab—is made the party's official stance.

Hillary Clinton's Leaked Speech Rider Reveals BIG Money & Luxurious 'Standards'

A leaked document revealing Hillary Clinton's standard speaking fee as $225,000 also includes requirements for luxurious travel and lodging accommodations.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:

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