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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Elections
Michigan Recount

Experts Say Stopping Michigan Recount Is A Corrupt Exercise Of Power

Michigan is the new Florida in American elections, leaving Americans with unanswered questions about Donald Trump’s closest margin of victory on election night. Make no mistake, a travesty has occurred.

December 9, 2016
Trump NBC

When NBC Dumped Trump Because He Violated Their Core Values

The announcement that President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on “Celebrity Apprentice” defies NBC’s previous claim that they did not want to be associated with Trump because his bigoted statements had defied the network’s core values.

December 9, 2016
NBC, Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump

NBC Will Have A Fiduciary Relationship With The President Of The United States

Donald Trump will remain the executive producer of the Celebrity Apprentice, creating an unprecedented conflict of interest for NBC News.

December 9, 2016
Wisconsin recount

Wisconsin Judge Rejects Bid To Stop Vote Recount

A U.S. judge rejected a request by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump to stop a vote recount in Wisconsin where Trump won by more than 27,200 votes.

December 9, 2016
Obama calls for review on election hacking

Obama Orders Review Of Election-Related Hacking

President Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office.

December 9, 2016
Trump carrier

Trump’s Carrier Deal Is A Complete Scam

By showing himself to be a paper tiger on international job transfers, Trump gave all employers a template for extracting tax benefits by threatening to move across the border. And he offered carte blanche for firms to play states off against one another in a quest for local incentives.

December 9, 2016
Dr Strangelove - Paranoid period

Paranoia Is On The Rise In American Politics

It seems we are in the throes of another of those periods when the “paranoid style in American politics,” as the historian Richard Hofstadter put it in a groundbreaking essay, is ascendant. No nefarious act, no multilayered conspiracy, is too bizarre, too complex or too ridiculous for some to believe.

December 9, 2016
The press post-mortem

The Press Needs Pressing After A Hard Presidential Season

All the press buzz is about the press itself lately. It’s no secret, the Fourth Estate didn’t bring its A-game to covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

December 9, 2016
Clinton fake news

Hillary Clinton: ‘Fake News A Threat To U.S. Democracy’

“It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real-world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said.

December 8, 2016
Trump mainstream conservatism

Trumpism Looks Like Mainstream Conservatism — So Far

In Trump’s picks for economic and domestic policymaking jobs, there’s a consistent underlying thread. Most of them could have been nominated by any GOP nominee. There’s nary a populist among them — not even the conservative kind.

December 8, 2016
Trump and the victimhood culture

How Donald Trump Capitalized On U.S. Victim Culture

While America long epitomized the dignity culture, it has shifted recently and a dignity culture is being replaced by a victim culture, a collective feeling of victimization that is the result of a perfect storm of media pandering, social justice ideology, and social media affirmation

December 8, 2016
Emperor Trump

Emperor Trump Reveals His Populist Charade

As America’s working stiffs know, if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. And now we know what Augustus Trumpus will be serving. Trump’s no populist, he’s a full-time corporatist.

December 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Hillary Clinton For Martyr Of The Year?

The gang-up on Clinton amounted to political torture, the likes of which will be remembered for generations. That makes Hillary Clinton the Martyr of the Year.

December 8, 2016
Trump tweets

Trump Admits He Tweets To Avoid Reporters

Trump’s admission that he uses Twitter to bypass reporters and the media should indicate to the press that they cannot simply report on his tweets without providing proper context or fact-checking. The current compulsion to do so often results in the wholesale repetition of his claims, even when they are inaccurate.

December 8, 2016
Trump Facist

A Handy 14-Point Guide To Identify Fascist Leaders

Throughout the campaign, comparisons of Trump to fascist leaders have been treated as unserious and even irresponsible. Now, as we watch him assemble a cabinet of frightening far-right nationalists, white supremacists, militarists, and free-marketeers, Eco’s list emerges as a must-read.

December 8, 2016
News

A Perfect Holiday Gift: Subscribe To The News

Democracy cannot thrive without journalists who hold accountable those elected to protect it. Let’s invest in the future of journalism, while we still can.

December 8, 2016
Michigan recount

Federal Judge Halts Michigan Recount

A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state’s presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge.

December 7, 2016
EPA

Environmental Disaster: Trump Picks Oil Industry Ally To Run EPA

Trump’s choice, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, fits neatly with the Republican president-elect’s promise to cut back the EPA and free up drilling and coal mining, and signals the likely rollback of much of Obama’s environmental agenda.

December 7, 2016
The press/Donald Trump

Meet The Press: The Hustlers, Hucksters, And Hacks Who Helped Elect Trump

Why do great civilizations fall? Is it political corruption, overextended militaries, or even public health crises? For future historians’, the most convincing explanation for America’s fall, should Donald Trump end up her author and finisher: bad journalism.

December 7, 2016
Michigan recount irregularities

Michigan Recount Exposes Modern-Day Electoral Jim Crow

“Hand-counting the ballots has revealed many irregularities and red flags about the quality and maintenance of voting technology, the handling of ballots, and other aspects of election administration in communities of color,” Stein argued.

December 7, 2016
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad

Iowa Governor Branstad Chosen As U.S. Ambassador To China

Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, a transition official said on Wednesday, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing.

December 7, 2016
Comet Ping Pong #Pizzagate

#Pizzagate: An Old Anti-Semitic Slander Resurfaces

How Marina Abramović, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Comet Ping Pong and the “blood libel” are all connected in one giant fake news conspiracy.

December 7, 2016
White revolt of 2016

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016
Trump: The Reality TV President

The Serial Prevarications Of The Reality TV President

Welcome to the reality TV presidency. Nothing president-elect Trump says is to be taken literally, nor evaluated for its truth content.

December 7, 2016
Michigan recount

U.S. Appeals Court Refuses To Stop Michigan Recount

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a decision by a lower court judge, came one day after Stein sued in federal court in Pennsylvania to try to force a statewide recount of U.S. presidential votes there.

December 6, 2016