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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:16:40 UTCThe entire political establishment is so deeply involved in the struggle for power inside the USA, that very little bureaucratic energy is left to deal with anything else. Furthermore, in political terms, the "indispensable nation" and "city upon the hill" are now the laughingstock of the planet.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:11:08 UTCWhiteness is a dangerous concept. It is not about skin color. It is not even about race. It is about the willful blindness used to justify white supremacy. It is about using moral rhetoric to defend exploitation, racism, mass murder, reigns of terror and the crimes of empire.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:18:46 UTCDelaying decisive action simply increases the likelihood that Trump and senior White House strategists like Steve Bannon will find new and better ways of taking seriously toxic and irreversible missteps. The impeachment of Donald Trump is legitimate legally, promising politically, and far more pragmatic as a solution than many of the alternatives now being bandied about.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:38:30 UTCIf the PDB was being boiled down by Flynn -- before he was asked to resign as National Security Adviser for lying to the Vice President -- to a single page with no more than 9 bullet points, the President really isn't getting all the information anyway and the CIA Directory denying the "withhold" is practically meaningless when it's the NSA holding sensitive information back, not necessarily CIA.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:49:30 UTCRepublicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle. The tax plan is dressed up as a way to make America more competitive. But underneath it's just a typical Republican plan that redistributes from the poor and middle class to corporations and the wealthy.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:51:16 UTCPushing for Trump's impeachment now would position Democrats as forward-looking thinkers who had it right before anyone else. Moral authority matters. Oh, and if you don't do it, the Republicans will steal the moral high ground by doing it themselves. Ryan 2020!
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:46:23 UTCTurkey, Egypt and Iran should get together and adopt a common strategy for the Middle East.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:45:10 UTCThis article investigates the prospects of student data-mining under a Secretary DeVos policy of deregulated education privatization. In particular, this article examines the potential for corporations to hijack public student data for noneducational research and development, including for-profit behavioral advertising and market manipulation for fascistic political-economic planning.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:44:36 UTCThis article is a satirical look at the language of President Trump and analyzes virtually every sentence in his Press Conference of 2-16-17.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:43:55 UTCThomas Perez would represent a continuation of the vision Democratic Party as a party of the people that competes with the Republicans for corporate money.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:37:29 UTCDid you know the National Popular Vote is at 165 of 270 votes needed to bypass the Electoral College?
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:36:36 UTCAmerica expects to add 100,000,000 immigrants by 2050. Their impact on water, energy, resources and environment have not been been considered. We need a national discussion-debate on overpopulation in America and what's driving it.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:36:08 UTCIn mid-February, Florida's Division of Elections stripped the state's third largest political party of its official recognition. ... this dirty trick [exemplifies] the real purpose of so-called "ballot access laws": To safeguard the Republican and Democratic Parties' near-complete control of American elections.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:25:13 UTCMy question for this open thread is about what happens if Ellison loses. Personally, I believe that will be the death knell for the Democratic party-- a repudiation of Berniecrats and the people under 40 who turned out my the millions to support Bernie. It will mean that the Republicans will further consolidate their control of the House and Senate in the 2018 elections. If Ellison wins, I believe it could turn the tide
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:35:28 UTCTrump has produced a new generation of activists--and they are just getting started
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:52:06 UTCMeals for Syrian Children Refugees acknowledges that no one can help every Syrian child during the continuing carnage in their beloved country. But we aver that everyone can have the honor of fulfilling the solemn duty of each of us--to help someone.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:50:09 UTCPersistently the US media did not give up on the charges against Flynn, which shows that their confidence on the subject was underwritten by intelligence sources. Or put another way, this was an intelligence-led witch-hunt which was based on the illegal disclosure of private information. There seems little doubt that Flynn was set up in a sting operation. The only wonder is that he seemed to walk right into the trap.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:49:51 UTCI have cycled coast to coast three times with additional trips involving dozens of cyclists, including Cindy Sheehan and Cynthia McKinney. I started living car-free in the early '80s on Whidbey Island. I commuted 30 miles each way into Seattle once a week for a few years. I got rid of my last car in 2006. Today I get around by bicycle, occasional walking, or public transit. Cars are inefficient, unsafe, and impractical.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:01 UTCHere's an idea: why don't we Christians try following the actual teachings of Jesus as found in today's Liturgy of the Word? The resources freed up by doing so could literally turn our world into a paradise.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:37:47 UTCIn the spectrum of crimes involving the leaking of classified information, publicly revealing the contents of SIGINT -- signals intelligence -- is one of the most serious felonies. Journalists (and all other nongovernmental citizens) can be prosecuted under federal law for disclosing classified information only under the narrowest circumstances.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:08:13 UTCTrump did his first 2020 presidential campaign rally today in Melbourne Florida
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:49:39 UTCIsraeli forces continued the practice of detaining men and confiscating IDs for the duration of Friday prayer. But this did not hinder the male population from praying, so this Friday, a long line of men prayed outside in the sunshine, while military personnel chattered in the background.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:30:44 UTCAmnesty International is an energetic source of war propaganda on behalf of US imperial efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. Their "report" of a supposed "human slaughterhouse" operated by the Syrian regime is the latest installment in a campaign to justify US intervention in the Middle East.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:29:42 UTCDemocrats, liberals and media pundits -- in their rush to take down President Trump -- are pushing a New McCarthyism aimed at Americans who have talked to Russians, risking a new witch hunt, reports Robert Parry.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:27:45 UTCDuring last fall's campaign, Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the "bad hombres" among the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S., but recent raids appear far less targeted, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:34:13 UTCRepublicans have published an outline of their proposal for an Obamacare replacement. It seems designed to ensure that tens of millions of people lose their health insurance coverage. Republican deserve credit for devising a plan to reduce the cost of insurance for healthy people. It just means that tens of millions of people who actually need insurance won't be able to get it.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:02:33 UTCWhen survivors look back on a time of acute crisis, those who are remembered are not the spineless and opportunistic who hoped to snag a piece of the action. It is the men and women who rose in defiance and said this betrayal of what my country is supposed to be will not stand. Republicans, there is a name for those who take the moral high ground and fight back: heroes. When all is said and done, how will you be remembered?
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:34:04 UTCTrump's "America First" economics is pure demagoguery. We get a first-class workforce by investing in Americans' education, training, infrastructure, and healthcare -- and rewarding them with high union wages. We don't boost the competitiveness of American workers through xenophobic grandstanding.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:53:25 UTCThe liberal/progressive/left are lobbying for the impeachment of a president who has committed no impeachable offense. The neoconservatives have stated their preference for a deep state coup against democracy. The media obliges with a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and disinformation. The insouciant American public sits there sucking its thumb.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:12:55 UTCBy not challenging Trump with actions as well as words, McCain leaves himself open to criticism that, while he may be prone to occasional flashes of anger, he's not willing to risk losing whatever standing, power, and influence he may have within his party by engaging in an all-out fight with the president based on principle.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:58:48 UTCA poem about trying to do nothing or not to do something.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:09:44 UTCEvery serious debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises the question: "When did it start?" Each side has its own date, proving that the other side started it.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:13:17 UTCTrump's Foreign Policy: The Good and the Bad in his First 30 Days
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:00:19 UTCIn1973, TurkeyMan kidnapped the National Zoo's only caged turkey in the name of the American Indian, a classic tactic of asymmetrical warfare that diverted the Feds' attention long enough for an airdrop to resupply the Wounded Knee Siege. To all who seek freedom, including Dakota Access Pipeline resistors, TurkeyMan's story is a beacon to fearless feathered warriors everywhere.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:28:16 UTCForget about so called (choose your own political label) and stand up for true Extreme Radical Leftist Human Rights. What do the Radical Leftists want? They want to hear Donald the Revolutionary just say NO! No mofo!Can you heah me NOW? NO, got dammit NO.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:40:18 UTCIt's not just Trump, Republicans as a party are using Trump to engage in a general assault on protections from corruption, pollution, corporate fraud and financial scams. This is who they are. This is the end result of a decades-long effort by the corporate-and-billionaire-funded "conservative movement" to capture the Republican party, and through them to capture the country -- for profit.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:21:22 UTCAs OMB Director, it would be Mulvaney's responsibility to explain the financial implications of budget choices to the president. That makes Mulvaney's habit of describing Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" especially disturbing. It reveals a basic lack of financial literacy.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:19:48 UTCPresident Trump has called for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which bars churches and other nonprofits from partisan political activity. While some conservative evangelicals claim the policy limits their free speech rights, repealing it would lead to more secret money flooding into elections.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:14:26 UTCThere are clear violations of the Emolument Clause when Trump deals with Chinese companies and banks.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:02:35 UTCThe inexperienced Trump -- who naively believed that the president sets his own foreign policy -- has now learned that that's not the case. The Flynn slap-down, followed by blistering attacks in the media and threats of impeachment, have left Trump shaken to the core.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:36:23 UTCThe number of anti-Muslim hate groups nearly tripled from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. That's just one of the dramatic statistics in a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:03:47 UTCTrump is well-known for his hyper-sensitivity to being perceived as anything less than top dog in every respect. He decries negative press and polling as biased and can't wait to tout his latest triumph, even if he has to invent it himself (see, for example "inaugural attendance figures"). It's time to stop thinking of that as a character defect and recognize it for what it is.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:47:56 UTCWhat do we do when we have a president and White House surrogates, along with enablers in the right-wing media, who continuously lie about something as fundamental to our democracy as whether we've got massive voter fraud? The answer is we find the truth. We spread the truth. We continue to speak the truth. And we demand that big lies like this be corrected.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:36:34 UTCHumor intended. CATO Institute Wet Dream on privatization.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:18:26 UTCSince taking office, Trump has moved systematically to unravel protections for immigrants, workers, the environment, Native Americans and other people of color, as well as the right to healthcare. He has moved to deregulate Wall Street, incurring a real risk of another financial meltdown. And his Muslim ban created worldwide chaos, pain and insecurity for untold numbers of people.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:08:32 UTCWill Donald Trump resign from office in the next few weeks? I think the current Russian election collusion scandal combined with his fragile ego might cause him to step down sooner than later.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:49:23 UTCAre Trump and Netanyahu still planning to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:48:12 UTCI am inviting our "bright liberal" to remove the inconvenient mask of liberalism, open his / her eyes fully and individuate. This longish poem was inspired by rereading Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist".
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:46:07 UTCDonald Trump is an emotional mess. Do you trust him with the nuclear codes for America's stockpile of nuclear arms? Is he mentally fit to handle having such power at his disposal?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52:47 UTCWhat books have you gifted or recommended the most? I offer my list, a list of recommendations by famous people and billionaires by Tim Ferris and, I hope, you'll add your favorites in the comments.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52:15 UTCYou would think that a newly elected president such as Mr. Trump would, upon entering office, present his plan, complete with specific priorities, for solving America's many pressing problems. That hasn't happened, and we won't see it happen because this is not a president who operates from a plan. He simply reacts to situations and conditions as they confront him.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:33:51 UTCTrump's press conference was like watching a twitching paranoid schizophrenic on a couch talking to his shrink -- just an endless whine-fest about all the things he hates and are wrong and how upset he is about the "fake news" that caused his national security adviser to resign and the media hates him and they lie and why can't anybody ask him a nice question anyway?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:57:56 UTCTyrants always go for two institutions first: The press and the judiciary. We've been here before.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:19:05 UTC28 days into the Trump regime it's worse than expected. Here's what we've learned.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:01 UTCIt was truly a relief to find out that Vice President Pence did not actually lie about General Flynn's discussions with the Russian ambassador regarding U.S. sanctions against the Russians. It means that the vice president did not lie, that actually it was the president who withheld the truth from Pence, thereby throwing his own vice president "under the bus."
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:06:46 UTCStumbles in the cabinet approval process demonstrated a lack of experience and planning by the Trump administration. That same weakness was made even more apparent when Trump's National Security adviser, General Michael Flynn, resigned before the Wednesday Trump-Netanyahu meeting.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:51:36 UTCThose of us who consider it disgraceful to have a giant statue of Robert E. Lee on his horse in a park in the middle of Charlottesville, and another of Stonewall Jackson for that matter, should try to understand those who think removing one of these statues is an outrage.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:10:53 UTCWhy I picked the fashion industry: All of us are literally touched by its products 99% of our lives. That's also why I decided to write a corporate story, not just a victim story. That corporation is exposed in a profoundly public way, and by that exposure the company and its customers are presented with a question that all of us are left to wrestle with: Now that you know the truth, what are you going to do about it?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:06:10 UTCIt's time, and has been for some time, for us Palestinians to get on board with Israel's right-wing and advocate for one state in all of historic Palestine (Israel, Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza). I'll be the first to say to #Trumpenyahu, "I'm with you." Let's go for a "Greater Israel." In fact, I have a slogan for it: "Make Israel Great Again."
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:50:02 UTCThe U.S Empire, which serves narrow oligarch special interests, rather than broad-based national interests, always uses the banner of "human rights" as a pretext for criminal invasions, but the invasions, at least since 9/11, are NEVER about human rights.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:02:19 UTCOur representatives may be too far away so that they are susceptible to the lure of filthy lucre of the elite$. Perhaps we should recall them to their home so that we don't have to wait for a bullsh*it email response to our inquiry. We need to be able to hold them accountable with a pitchfork on standby.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:43 UTCYou may be seeing some odd things on OpEdNews. It's not a hack. We're doing a major upgrade to the site that is temporarily causing some odd problems.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:47:22 UTCThis is part II of a 2-part essay on the music of Sacghin Dev Burman and its connection to its roots in Bengal.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:49:33 UTCSince Donald Trump was sworn in as president of America, Israel has felt liberated from its obligation to doublespeak. For decades, Israeli officials spoke passionately about peace, and did everything in their power to hinder its attainment. Now, they simply do not care. Period.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:52:01 UTCThe fourth and last part of a history of George Bush's wars--fought to control hydrocarbon resources in the Persian Gulf. The "Global War on Terror" was a convenient subterfuge.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:17:48 UTCIt is important that we have representatives in our government who will go to countries where the United States is either killing citizens directly by U.S. intervention or indirectly by support of militia groups or by sanctions. We need representatives to sift through our government and media reports to find out for themselves the truth, the shades of truth and the untruths.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:23:10 UTCTalking up a presidential family member's business when it's in the news is an ethics violation? My hypocrisy meter is pinging in the red zone right about now.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:14:10 UTCA reminder of why poetry is, and always has been, essential to the sustainment of the human spirit in good times and in bad.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:36:45 UTCThe print and TV media, which serve as propagandists for the ruling military/security complex and Wall Street elites, make certain that Americans have nothing but bogus orchestrated information. Every household and person who turns on TV or reads a newspaper is programmed to live in a false orchestrated reality that serves the tiny few who comprise the ruling Establishment.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:25:44 UTCTrump calls mainstream reporters and commentators 80% liars. Blood soaked war-promoting CIA fed monopolized mainstream media accusing Trump supporters and allies of 'fake news' has backfired. Essay traces history of genocide justifying media in America. Ramsey Clark expects eventual prosecution of media executives and media celebrities. Five Nazi media celebrities were convicted a Nuremberg. Two hanged.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:05:32 UTCThe bullying and boasting that brought Trump electoral success may prove disastrous for the Middle East.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:09:18 UTCthe fratricide war between the Trump administration and the most powerful Deep State factions will be beyond vicious. Team Trump only stands a chance if they are able to weaponize allies from within the Deep State. Iran is momentarily relieved; Russia harbors no illusions; and China knows for sure that the China-Russia strategic partnership will become even stronger. Advantage swamp.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:19:04 UTCSome search for that one Awakening moment that will change their lives - here are some of mine.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:57:50 UTCMany, perhaps most of us know something is terribly wrong with this nation and the deep state that controls it. Still, it is only we who can fix this and we will never attain to that capacity if we allow 'the state' to deceive us with deceptive 'feel good' walls.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:57:28 UTC"I've been asked if I'm really willing to risk those federal dollars just to take on a fight over one simple policy. My response is simple. Every time we're faced with a choice between standing up for our values or caving in to a bully, we will stand strong." To put Santa Fe on better legal footing, councilors recently pulled the word "sanctuary" from a resolution aiming to reaffirm and strengthen local immigration policies.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:53:24 UTCSo reality has inexorably, inescapably penetrated my life. It didn't take long. Yes, Donald Trump is actually the president of the United States. In that guise, in just his first weeks in office, he's already declared war on language, on loving, on people who are different from him -- on the kind of world, in short, that I want to live in.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:20:06 UTCAs more and more information becomes available about when and what exactly the Trump White House knew about General Mike Flynn's premature discussions with Russian Ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, it is assumed that more and more Republicans will be forced to call for some sort of investigation...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:24:42 UTCI am watching the film Too Big to Fail based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's book of the same name. It led me to check out the price of the used book, which has fallen to $1.02, which is low enough that I am willing to buy a copy of the book, particularly since not a penny will go to Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:19:42 UTCPresident Trump is so despised by progressives that many are rallying behind neocon-driven demands for a New McCarthyism to silence those who object to a costly and dangerous New Cold War, as Sam Husseini describes.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:22:57 UTCOne is hard pressed to find a reasonable explanation, except for serious fraud, for conduct of three officers of the Central Election Committee, who stated that the Shin-Bet examined and certified the Committee's IT systems. The Shin-Bet response, which adamantly denied such claims, also implicates a series of Supreme Court justices, who chaired the Committee...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:22:15 UTCA national infrastructure program. How to begin thinking about one that is fair and efficient.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:21:03 UTCAccording to highly placed sources in the FBI, CIA, and NSA, Russia and Japan are now controlling the White House through Trump's ostensible senior advisor, Stephen Miller. [Satire.]
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:35:15 UTCFor the past decade, the standard procedure for big coalition rallies and marches in Washington D.C. has been to gather together organizations representing labor, the environment, women's rights, anti-racism, anti-bigotry of all sorts, and a wide array of liberal causes, including demands to fund this, that, and the other, and to halt the concentration of wealth.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:28:24 UTCMainstream U.S. media only wants stories of Russian perfidy, so when German intelligence cleared Moscow of suspected subversion of German democracy, the silence was deafening, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:29:40 UTCNetanyahu will follow the pattern he used with Obama: declare support for limited Palestinian statehood, reiterate that settlements are not an obstacle to peace, and require the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He is also likely to demand Israeli "security supervision" over the Palestinians for many years, claiming it is necessary to prevent the emergence of radical Islamic groups in the West Bank.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:27:44 UTCU.S. intelligence reports show that Flynn was in touch with Russian ambassador Kislyak during the 2016 campaign, and that communications between the two continued after Nov. 8. The Russian ambassador has even confirmed having contacts with Flynn before and after the election, though he declined to say what was discussed.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:09:13 UTCThese new regulations would allow insurance companies to sell plans with higher deductibles and narrower networks and reduce the subsidies that low- and middle-income families get to purchase insurance. Yes, higher out-of-pocket costs and less help buying insurance. For the people that have the hardest time affording insurance and medical care.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:06:50 UTCI am amazed at the way the mainstream media is actually doing investigative journalism. Still, I am also wondering why they were silent during the Bush and Obama administrations. Where were the reporters and the editors when the Bush administration lied us into the Iraq war?
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:01:42 UTCFor understandable reasons, progressives and liberals should continue to worry about President Donald J. Trump's hyperbolic and apocalyptic adviser Stephen K. Bannon. Recently Bannon's connection with Cardinal Raymond L. Burke of the Vatican has been reported and commented on by certain columnists. Because 60 percent of white American Catholics voted for Trump, they may be cheered on by the news about Bannon's connection.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:59:30 UTCDonald Trump has spent his entire life being very, very sure that he is in total control of events around him and impervious to failure. But that's not what his CV says. A closer look at Trump's less than exemplary past includes an alarming history of train wrecks that he walks away from, but others do not.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:44:50 UTCIt's likely that by 2018 Donald Trump will have been deposed and replaced by President Pence. But I fear that the process which leads to Trump's removal from the White House will be a demonstration of deeper, darker malevolence which American and the world must face-- a dangerously interfering, manipulating intelligence community that is willfully influencing elections and balances of power.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:27:45 UTCEven though we are still early in his administration, there is no sign that anyone can control the President's addiction to gaffes. He is an immature, thin-skinned egotist, and in the end, this may well cost the Republicans dearly. He has a really exceptional ability to stir up the American political scene. For progressives such agitation creates opportunities and risks.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:44:25 UTCJustice Department officials informed the White House several weeks ago that Flynn had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the ambassador, and that his repeated denials of that fact were false. A transcript of the Flynn-Kislyak conversation is reportedly circulating at the highest levels of official Washington.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:20:12 UTCOkay, my sense is that a large number of commentators are misunderstanding the nature of what is going on. So, this time, rather than writing an analysis, I will spell it out, 'talking points' -- style and, hopefully, do a better job about making my point. So, here we go. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN. Let me repeat that once more. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!! Please don't come and tell me that Flynn This is about power.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:39:58 UTCChelsea Mannings message to her fellow prisoners...When the prison tried to break one of us, we all stood up. We looked out for each other. When they tried to divide us, and systematically discriminated against us, we embraced our diversity and pushed back. But, I also learned from all of you when to pick my battles. I grew up and grew connected because of the community you provided.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:21:29 UTCAn alternate fact published by Austin, Texas's leading newspaper, of ambiguous partisan affiliation in the state's largest, most liberal city. Other MSM vehicles in this country have become more honest. Why should we dispute figures affirmed by the Texas office of the secretary of state? Read this and weep.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:29:38 UTCMichael Flynn participated in mass murder and destruction in Afghanistan and Iraq, advocated for torture, and manufactured false cases for war against Iran. He and anyone who appointed him to office and kept him there should be removed from and disqualified for public service. (Though I still appreciate his blurting out the obvious regarding the counterproductive results of drone murders.)
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:23:36 UTCForgotten instantly will be the backed-up sewer that is our nation's "leadership" and all this pissy media-generated nonsense that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is really a Kremlin mole in addition to being a lunatic. Right?
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:03:51 UTCI had an epiphany and remembered all the times I was silenced or ignored and all the times I was insulted, by both males and females. I didn't want my daughters to grow up hearing the same things I had. I decided to flip McConnell's quote into a positive as a way of saying, "Yeah, well, you threw all of this at me and I never gave up." I post most of my artwork on my FB page. Twenty-four hours later, it was everywhere.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:26:18 UTCPresident Trump's acceptance of National Security Advisor Flynn's resignation marks Official Washington's first big success in neutering Trump and killing hopes for a detente with Russia, reports Robert Parry.