Current Events

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  • 1 percent now owns more than at any time in the past 50 years April 24, 2018
    The top 20 percent of households own 90 percent of the stuff in America Their average net worth? $3 million. That leaves just 10 percent of the pie for the remaining 80 percent of the populace. The American top 1 percent gobble up twice as much (40 percent) as the top 1 percent in ...
  • Why are The Stoneman Douglas Students So Good At This? Their School Actually Educated Them. March 4, 2018
    “The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas returned to class Wednesdaymorning two weeks and moral centuries after a tragic mass shooting ended the lives of 17 classmates and teachers. Sen. Marco Rubio marked their return by scolding them for being “infected” with “arrogance” and “boasting.” The Florida legislature marked their return by enacting a $67 million program to ...
  • Trump’s former White House adviser coincidentally sold off all of his steel-related stocks last week March 3, 2018
    On Thursday white supremacist in chief Donald Trump annoucned that he would be announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum sometime soon. One of the many swamp creatures Donald Trump invited into the was billionaire investor Carl Icahn—who became Trump’s “special adviser on regulatory matters” at the beginning of Trump’s term in office. For Icahn that meant ...
  • Krugman: Congratulations America, You’ve Been Scammed. March 3, 2018
    So you go out for dinner with a wealthy acquaintance. “I’ll take care of everything,” he says, and orders you a hamburger. Then he orders himself an expensive steak and a bottle of wine, which he doesn’t share. And when the waiter comes with the check, he points at you and says, “Charge it to ...
  • How Facebook May Have Destroyed Our Democracy—For Good October 15, 2017
    The Russians simply applied the techniques they’d already been using on their own citizens to the 2016 American presidential campaign, taking full advantage of the fact that no one would be able—at least until after the fact—to track their meddling due to the sheer inundation of postings targeted to specific pro-Trump voters. And America did ...
  • America may be galloping toward authoritarian neo-fascism October 15, 2017
    “Here, President Trump defined ‘fake news’ the way Stalin defined ‘enemies of the people’: if they offer a slightest objection to his rule they must be wrong,” Kruscheva told the Washington Examiner. “And they must be silenced.” Nina Kruscheva, an international affairs professor at ’s The New School and granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita ...
  • Gullibility October 15, 2017
    Imagine for a moment being so gullible that you could actually the following things: That Trump is a Christian in any meaningful sense at all, or cares even the tiniest little bit about religion and morality. That there was actually some sort of plot to stop people from saying Merry Christmas. That Trump has reversed that reality ...
  • 69 House Republicans agree with Trump: Let Puerto Rico drown – Shareblue Media October 15, 2017
    Between slow-walking military aid to the island, viciously attacking the mayor of San Juan, throwing paper towels at people with no water and power, and repeatedly refusing to allow foreign ships to enter Puerto Rican ports with supplies, he is whining about how ungrateful Puerto Ricans are and that FEMA cannot stay “forever.” Trump is ...
  • Top Bush aide to GOP: ‘It’s time to panic’ | TheHill October 14, 2017
    “The time for whispered criticisms and quiet snickering is over,” Gerson writes. “The time for panic and decision is upon . It is no longer possible to safely ignore the leaked cries for help coming from within the administration,They reveal a president raging against enemies, obsessed by slights, deeply uninformed and incurious, unable to focus, ...
  • Thrashing around in a rage, Trump unleashes a new volley of threats – The Washington Post October 14, 2017
    Are you tired of all the winning yet? Trump is exhibiting the traits of “dictatorial leaders throughout history and in illiberal societies throughout the world.” “He is showing clear signs of an authoritarian leader, most notably by blurring the national and the personal, considering critique of him critique of the country, and  clearly considers dissent as unpatriotic and ...
  • Sinister figures lurk around our careless president – The Washington Post October 14, 2017
    The axiom that “Hell is truth seen too late” is mistaken; damnation deservedly comes to those who tardily speak truth that has long been patent. his crusade to make America great again is increasingly dominated by people who explicitly repudiate America’s premises. The faux nationalists of the “alt-right” and their fellow travelers such as Stephen K. Bannon, ...
  • Trump is no Hitler – he’s a Mussolini, says Oxford historian  Oxford Today October 14, 2017
    ‘We shouldn’t be complacent,’ she warns. ‘People are worried — our system looks a bit shaky at the moment. If I were Jewish, given the history of ’s treatment of Jews, I would get nervous.’It is also reasonable today to anticipate a possible major war, MacMillan says. She notes that Steve Bannon has said ‘there ...
  • FEMA: “Not our job to deliver water and food” to Puerto Ricans. Think I am making this up? Wrong! October 14, 2017
    The game plan in Puerto Rico is clear. The sons of bitches are going to grind those poor bastards into dust, trigger a mass exodus of those who can afford to leave, and then swoop in and buy up the at fire sale prices so they can build high priced condos to use as real ...
  • Spoken like the ultimate politician! June 23, 2017
    Politician dies and arrives in heaven, but what awaits him comes as a total surprise. While walking down the street one day, a presidential candidate is tragically hit by a car and dies.His arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.“ to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it ...
  • Is This ‘Winning?’ June 23, 2017
    ✔@realDonaldTrump Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C! So it should be interesting to see how the president handles the latest news from Ford that they will move production of the Focus to China beginning in 2019. The cars ...

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