UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS. http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM
http://www.coloradoindependent.com/164667/littwin-bennet-trump-gorsuch-supreme-court-filibuster-nuclear-option by Mike Littwin April 03, 2017 Littwin: Bennet won’t support Gorsuch filibuster, but says it’s complicated First the news. Michael Bennet tells me he’s not going to vote to filibuster Neil Gorsuch. “I don’t think it’s wise for our party to filibuster this nominee or for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option,” Bennet says. … Continue reading WHY SENATOR BENNET DOES NOT SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER
DOSSIER PROVING TO BE RIGHT: Rachel Maddow takes the lead in the investigation of the Russian Connections as Congress defaults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abLxGh_RQc&list=PLDIVi-vBsOEyETRGoRP9y8zhyu6bHl6iK&index=1 By Steve Benen The first real sign of trouble came last summer, when Republican officials were putting together the party platform at their national convention in Cleveland. As regular readers know, when … Continue reading TRUMP’S RUSSIAN SCANDAL
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/rural-america-understanding-isnt-problem#.WLwogO2w1Uw.facebook ELECTION 2016 In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king. By Forsetti's Justice As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: "Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.” Trump supporters are saying this. Progressive pundits are saying … Continue reading The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America
Before the U.S. Presidential Election of 2017, five or six (perhaps more) members of the Trump election team talked with the Russians, one of whom was the Russian Ambassador, who doubles as a known spy for Putin. We cannot help but try to imagine what was said. It was too early to talk about Obama's … Continue reading OLIGARCHY vs DEMOCRACY
(ANTIMEDIA) It seems Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former comments claiming the enforcement of federal marijuana rules is a “strain on federal resources” have been completely forgotten. The former Alabama senator showed his true colors on this issue during a recent exchange with reporters, and we now know his office is “going to look” at cases in some states … Continue reading JEFF SESSIONS’ WAR ON WEED
The Medicare trust fund is fully funded through 2029 and 79-percent funded through 2040.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/23/1637009/-Bannon-Reveals-His-Intention-To-Deconstruct-The-Administrative-State-i-e-Destroy-The-Country By Dartagnan Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 At CPAC this week Stephen Bannon, the Chief Advisor and intellectual heft behind the Twittering infant that sits in the Oval Office, provided a little glimpse of the future he has planned for all of us. In the clearest explanation for why nearly all of Trump’s cabinet … Continue reading Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.
http://theantimedia.org/global-arms-sales-war/ February 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi Global sales of major arms systems have risen over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the Cold War, according to the Stockholm International Peace Institute’s (SIPRI) annual report on arms sales. SIPRI, an international institute that researches “conflict, armaments, arms control and … Continue reading Global Arms Sales Paint Chilling Picture of World at War