Archive for ‘GOP’

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 27, 2016

Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

A report/e-book on the corporate takeover of K-12 schools

Source: Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

October 20, 2016

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

Source: Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

September 30, 2016

We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Aides to Donald Trump suggested this week that the presidential candidate might self-fund an end-of-campaign advertising blitz to counter Hillary Clinton’s rise in the polls. His contributions should give us serious pause. Is this how we want our republic to function? Do we want to live in a country where candidates can rise or fall based on their pocketbooks or the financial backing of their rich friends?

Source: We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

September 17, 2016

Emerging Right-Wing Climate Deniers Across the Globe (Maybe Even in the U.S.) Threaten the Future | Alternet

In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, the future is looking bleak.

Source: Emerging Right-Wing Climate Deniers Across the Globe (Maybe Even in the U.S.) Threaten the Future | Alternet

September 12, 2016

Bill Moyers: How to Save Democracy From the Plutocrats | Alternet

Americans can still fix our world and make it a better place.

Source: Bill Moyers: How to Save Democracy From the Plutocrats | Alternet

September 10, 2016

Linking Alzheimer’s to Pollution, Study Finds ‘Abundant’ Toxic Nanoparticles in Human Brains | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Toxic magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in “abundant” quantities in human brains, according to a new study.The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is particularly alarming because other research recently raised the strong possibility of a link between such particles and Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: Linking Alzheimer’s to Pollution, Study Finds ‘Abundant’ Toxic Nanoparticles in Human Brains | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

September 9, 2016

The right’s war on college: “Starving the Beast” exposes the fight to destroy America’s great public universities – Salon.com

Why does college cost so much? Because the far right is trying to undermine or privatize state universities

Source: The right’s war on college: “Starving the Beast” exposes the fight to destroy America’s great public universities – Salon.com

January 17, 2016

The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Once again, the fear machine is going into full force as the Presidential primary campaign heats up.  If there’s one thing the politicians in general and Republicans in particular don’t want, it’s people going to the polls with their wits about them. They need people to think and vote with their limbic lizard brains, not their prefrontal cortex.

Source: The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 8, 2016

Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Millions of Americans saw “The Big Short” over the holidays. The blockbuster movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis, is a primer on how the crookedness and fraud rampant in the U.S. financial system brought down the global economy in 2008.

Source: Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community