Election 2016

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James Howard Kunstler – Dark dynamics

By James Howard Kunstler What the world is witnessing, without actually paying much attention, is the death of our debt-based economy — that is, borrowing the means to thrive in the now from a future that can’t really furnish it anymore. The illusion that the future would always provide was a legacy of the cheap […]

August 22nd

Shit Trump supporters say – Daily Show video

By Jeremy Bloom What kind of people do we want in America? Only great American people! Fortunately, Donald Trump has a solution: “We should only admit into this country people who share our values and respect our people. I call it Extreme Vetting. I call it EXTREME. EXTREME vetting.” Yes, he really talks like that. It’s […]

August 19th

James Howard Kunstler – Burning down the House

By James Howard Kunstler There’s a new feature to the Anything-Goes-and-Nothing-Matters economy: Nothing-Adds-Up. The magicians who pretend to measure the growth of GDP (Gross Domestic Product — the monetary value of all the finished goods and services) came up with a second quarter “adjusted” figure of 1.2 percent. That would have to be construed by […]

August 15th

Watch Bernie Sanders live: “Where we go from here”

By Jeremy Bloom There was some speculation that Bernie Sanders was about to endorse Hillary Clinton for President. As we listen to his address to supporters at a town hall meeting in New York City, it’s pretty clear that’s not happening. So far, this has been a standard speech. He’s continuing to fire up his movement – […]

June 23rd

Bernie Sanders supporters at national People’s Summit plan the next steps for progressives

By Meteor Blades This past weekend, a few thousand activists and Bernie Sanders supporters gathered in Chicago for the People’s Summit, a three-day event designed to “bring together activists committed to a different kind of agenda: a People’s Agenda that can enhance and expand issue campaigns and hold all elected officials accountable to popular demands for […]

June 20th

Paul Ryan’s GOP agenda – dirty air, dirty water, more profits for millionaires

By Meteor Blades While megatons of attention are understandably being paid to Donald Trump’s latest fascist spew, another Republican is laying out an agenda showing anyone who temporarily forgot why it’s not just The Donnie that needs to be defeated come November. Consider the six-part agenda under the rubric of “A Better Way” that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has been […]

June 14th

Bernie Sanders will meet with President Obama on Thursday

By Jeremy Bloom With the Democratic nomination process winding down, the big question is “What will Bernie Sanders do?” We’ll probably have to wait till Thursday to find out, since the White House has announced that Sanders will be meeting with President Obama on Thursday. At his request. “The President thanked Senator Sanders for energizing […]

June 7th

Vote for Bernie today, tomorrow unite to defeat Trump

By Meteor Blades I voted for Bernie Sanders this morning in the California primary. Come November I will vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election. That doesn’t mean I’m giving up on the “political revolution.” On the contrary. That revolution is not the blood-in-the-streets kind that some stubborn anti-Sanders critics claim is the only kind there is, but rather a non-violent […]

June 7th

James Howard Kunstler – Electile dysfunction

By James Howard Kunstler Considering that the 2016 election looks like a Dark Age puppet show — Pantalone and La Signora smacking each other with dildos — we forget this spectacle is serious. Rather large matters are at stake, such as the continuity of governance, the legitimacy of the two major political parties, the credibility […]