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What Happens In America If Trump Is Re-Elected?

Thom plus logo If Trump gets reelected and Republicans stay in power in the majority of our states and in the United States Senate, what could be the worst outcome? Would it be the further transfer of wealth from the middle-class to the very rich? Would it be greater and greater student debt burdens on working people?

Who Has Helped Trump to Turn America Into a Strongman Banana Republic?

Thom plus logo The biggest and most destructive legacy of the Trump administration isn't just destruction of the environment, children in cages, or damaging the economy through a helter-skelter trade war. The biggest legacy, the one that is most likely to damage American democracy for generations, is the normalization of corruption.

How Do We Bring America Back?

Thom plus logo Twenty one Tories have now left Boris Johnson and his Conservative party to join the Liberal Democrats and other parties in the UK in stopping Boris Johnson from a hard Brexit.

The Seriousness of Having a Mentally Ill President

Thom plus logo While many Americans are having a good laugh at Donald Trump's modification of a weather map with a sharpie, the grim reality is that this man's mental illness is so severe that he will go to almost any length to prove himself right, even when he knows, beyond any possibility of a doubt, that he is wrong.

Does the Future of Civilization Depend on the Media?

Thom plus logo While we have recently been treated to 24/7 disaster porn around hurricane Dorian, the part of the story that's almost completely, missing from American coverage but commonly and prominently displayed in European coverage, is the role climate change is playing in amplifying the intensity of storms.

What Can "We" Do About the "News?"

Thom plus logo Our media continuously miss the real stories. As our children are being slaughtered by weapons of war that no other developed country allows on its streets, our media fail to document the trail of money and lies from weapons manufacturers through front groups like the NRA directly into the pockets of politicians and political parties.

Beware of Hustlers On the Networks...

Thom plus logo People like the Koch brother's shill on MSNBC from Reason Magazine like to promote deregulation; for example, this morning he was talking about how deregulating methane is actually a good thing. But deregulation can be extremely dangerous.

Will the GOP Save Its Soul & Move Left or Condemn America to an Oligarchy?

Thom plus logo It's increasingly looking like the economy is on the edge of crashing and that Trump's tax returns are going to show that he was only able to keep himself out of bankruptcy with loans from Deutsche Bank, engineered by the son of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and cosigned by Russian oligarchs.

Will The Media "Dean Scream" Bernie?

Thom plus logo Back in the 2004 election, when Howard Dean was running in the Democratic primary, he did an interview with Chris Matthews and said that if he was elected president he would work to break up big corporate monopolies, including the big media companies.

For the Planet to Survive We Must Control Corporate Power

Thom plus logo While the Amazon is on fire, reporter Lee Fang details how Republican lobbyists in the United States are helping organize American multinational corporations to exploit that rain forest. Reporter Judd Legum tells us that fossil fuel lobbyists inside the DNC voted to kill a Democratic Party climate debate.
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