Archive for ‘fascism’

December 18, 2016

The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

Foreign interference in the American political system was among the gravest dangers feared by the Founders of our nation and the framers of our Constitution.  The United States was a new government…

Source: The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

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December 12, 2016

The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

Source: The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

December 11, 2016

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the privileged and powerful.

Source: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

December 9, 2016

Diary of a Concentration Camp Survivor – Community – UTNE Reader

Follow one man’s journey to survive and document his time in a Nazi concentration camp.

Source: Diary of a Concentration Camp Survivor – Community – UTNE Reader

November 19, 2016

Cartoon: The cliff

Ugh, what a week. If you want to support independent cartooning at this uncertain moment, please consider joining Sparky’s List, and/or checking out the new book. And hang in there.

Source: Cartoon: The cliff

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

October 29, 2016

Will new drugs mean the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? | Aeon Essays

Source: Will new drugs mean the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? | Aeon Essays

October 28, 2016

Identifying Oneself as an Atheist is a Revolutionary Act | Atheist Revolution

Source: Identifying Oneself as an Atheist is a Revolutionary Act | Atheist Revolution

October 26, 2016

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times

The United States has put artificial intelligence at the center of its defense strategy, with weapons that can identify targets and make decisions.

Source: The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times