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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 8, 2018.

Including links to over 765 websites and over 25 highlighted items featuring:

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  • Get past the sound bites and getintothe the process.
  • Just get out there. Don’t throw away your vote to the Unengaged ticket.
     

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The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination is different from its predecessors in many ways.
 

 

Of Special Interest | Americans Live In A World Of Lies. Paul Craig Roberts, OpEdNews

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Lies%20word%20jumble.jpgThe millions of Americans whose jobs were given away to foreigners know full well that they have not benefited. They know the story told by neoliberal economists and financial presstitutes is a lie.
  • Related: American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths.
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Charles P. Pierce, Paul Craig Roberts



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Just Shut Up and Quit, Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Nobody elected the Anonymous Heroes executing a de facto coup against Donald Trump's presidency*.
 

Health, Science, & Environment

The Plastic Bag: An American History, Nechama Brodie, piqd

https://cache.piqd.com/system/portfolio_item_images/production/1v2/o/q/98f7510b-e83c-44a0-8e3c-da64fdd3f66f.pngThe story of the plastic bag—the kind that is so ubiquitous in grocery stores, in gutters, in the branches of trees—is a story of persuasion, one that began with a battle between paper and plastic in the hearts of the American people.

 

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Yes, let's wipe out Trump. But take neoliberal Democrats with him, too.

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Democratic candidates are winning primaries in several states, challenging the party’s decrepit establishment. Illustration: Niv Bavarsky

  • A new wave of left-leaningDemocratsare waging a war on the party’s corporate wing.
  • Related: Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul

David Sirota, Guardian

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Monday, September10,2018 | After a scorching summer of discontent, Donald Trump’s endless tweets and scandals have given Democrats their best chance to retake Congress since George W Bush’s second term. And yet, insurgent progressives are not limiting themselves to dethroning Republicans: they are taking aim at corporate-friendly Democrats within their own party, too.

Amid an upsurge of populist energy that has alarmed the Democratic establishment, a new wave of left-leaning insurgents have been using Democratic primaries to wage a fierce war on the party’s corporate wing. And, as in past presidential primary battles, many Democratic consultants,politiciansand pundits have insisted that the party must prioritize unity and resist grassroots pressure to support a more forceful progressive agenda.
David Sirota is a Guardian US columnist and an investigative journalist at Capital & Main. His latest book is Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explains the World We Live in Now – Our Culture, Our Politics.

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Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Part 1: Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy- Rightward Drift and Donald Trump
  • ‘Inauthentic Hope’
  • Part 2: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul
  • In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system.

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Trump, Corporate Media Are Both Enemies of the People

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The mainstream media should be taken to task, but not for the same reasons the president uses in his attacks on the press.

Paul Street, Truthdig


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Aug 23, 2018 | CNN’s liberal and anti-Trump talk show host Erin Burnett was in crisis mode last week. She was rolling her eyes, anxious for the fate of the republic. The cause of her angst? A Gallup poll showing that 57 percent of the nation’s Democrats now respond more favorably to the word “socialism” than they do to “capitalism”—this compared with 47 percent of Democrats who prefer “capitalism” over “socialism.”

Burnett interviewed Jen Psaki, a Democratic commentator and former communications director in the Obama administration, and a gloating Republican political commentator named Scott Jennings. She and her two guests agreed that this dreadful socialism business augured certain defeat for the Democrats in 2018 and 2020.

Paul Street, Truthdig Contributor, holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University. He is former vice president for research and planning of the Chicago Urban League. Street is also the author of numerous books
, , including “Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis” (2007), “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power” (2010), and “They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy” (2014), and a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Z Magazine/ZNet, Black Agenda Report and teleSUR English. He has taught American history at several Chicago-area colleges and universities.

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Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil. Chauncey DeVega <>, Salon

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  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

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Chris Hedges: Would the American People be Better Served by a Movement for a People’s Party?

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  • Nick Brana, founder, executive director of Movement for a People’s Party talks with journalist Chris Hedges about the US’ two political party system, the need for third and fourth parties and his experience campaigning for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Related: The Unengaged: America's Real Third Party

Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad

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11 Aug 2018 | Nick Brana, founder, executive director of Movement for a People’s Party <https://www.forapeoplesparty.org/> talks with journalist Chris Hedges about the US’ two political party system, the need for third and fourth parties and his experience campaigning for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Get past the sound bites and get into the the process.
  • Just get out there. Don’t throw away your vote to the Unengaged ticket.

 

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Americans Live In A World Of Lies

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  • The millions of Americans whose jobs were given away to foreigners know full well that they have not benefited. They know the story told by neoliberal economists and financial presstitutes is a lie.
  • Related: American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths.

Paul Craig Roberts, OpEdNews

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Sat Aug 4, 2018 | The US government and the presstitutes that serve it continue to lie to us about everything. Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics told us that the unemployment rate was 3.9%. How can this be when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also reports that the labor force participation rate has declined for a decade throughout the length of the alleged economic recovery and there is no upward pressure on wages from full employment. When jobs are plentiful, people enter the labor force to take advantage of the work opportunities. This raises the labor force participation rate. When employment is full -- which is what a 3.9% unemployment rate means -- wages are bid up as employers compete for scarce labor. Full employment with no wage pressure and no rise in the labor force participation rate is impossible.

The 3.9% unemployment rate is not due to employment. It results from not counting discouraged workers who have ceased to search for jobs because there are no jobs to be had. If an unemployed person is not actively searching for a job, he is not counted as being in the labor force. The way the unemployment rate is measured makes it a hoax.

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths. Lee Camp, TruthDig / Popular Resistance

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  • Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook, line and sinker. Some fairy tales for adults.
  • It’s time to wake up.

 

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The Plastic Bag: An American History

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The story of the plastic bag—the kind that is so ubiquitous in grocery stores, in gutters, in the branches of trees—is a story of persuasion, one that began with a battle between paper and plastic in the hearts of the American people.

Nechama Brodie, piqd

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 | Plastic represents both the function and the folly of modern human technology. It is clever, versatile, and virtually ubiquitous. We need plastic, but only once. Most of it is disposed of after a single use, virtually never recycled. We now have a mid-ocean plastic garbage patch that is larger than most countries. In an attempt to mitigate the problem, many restaurants have recently begun to ban single-use plastic straws — only to replace them with ... plastic sippy cups.

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In between the science, the rhetoric, and the economic pros and cons, plastic's history and evolution in human society highlights the tangible connections between all its parts and explains, in part, the deliberate effort to make us into a plastic planet.

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Brett "Stonewall Justice" Kavanaugh

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The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination is different from its predecessors in many ways.

Compiled by the Marshall Project

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September 4, 2018 |

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination is different from its predecessors in many ways. USA Today

How he’d reshape the court New York (NY) Times

His jurisprudence and potential impact Congressional Research Service

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The Trump administration withholds vast trove (of information) from Senate review on eve of hearing. Associated Press

White House cites executive privilege to justify decision. Buzzfeed

Senators get 42,000 pages of documents last night. No chance to read them in time, Schumer says. Washington (DC) Post

More: What does Kavanaugh’s paper trail, such that it is, say about him? Washington (DC) Post

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan online journalism organization focusing on issues related to criminal justice in the United States.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, September 1, 2018.

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Feature Article | What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/John%20McCain%20Warmonger.jpgPart 1: The Real John McCain
  • Straight Line Logic recently called John McCain a half-baked warmonger jackass, and there’s no reason his death changes that assessment.
  • Part 2: What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime
  • So many Americans, and the opinion molders who tell themwhattothink, are getting ludicrously carried away.

Publisher's Choice | Political Swamp Mouths: Minnesota's Jason Lewis and Florida's Ron DeSantis, https://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/images/articles/JasonLewisHeadPointing640.pngCompiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1:There are new recordings from Jason Lewis’ lightning-rod past as a talk radio host.
  • Will it matter this time?
  • Part 2: Ron DeSantis’s ‘monkey’ comment
  • Just the start of his racist dog-whistling
     

Of Special Interest | Priced Out of Health Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets. John Tozzi, Bloomberg

  • https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iZOqRa.aKFw8/v0/1400x-1.jpgConsumers frustrated by high costs are bypassing the bureaucracy with patchwork plans.
  • “It’s not like I’m trying to say, just go without insurance… . “You have to find something that’s going to work for you.”

Related: The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud.





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Critical Thinking

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths, Lee Camp, TruthDig / Popular Resistance

  • Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook,lineand sinker. Some fairy tales for adults.
  • It’s time to wake up.

Government & Politics

The DNC Vote to End Superdelegates: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: This is what was passed, does this sound like a Democracy to you?
  • "Smoke & mirrors" by the Democratic party.
  • Part 2: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke
  • The only way Democrats are going to get elected anymore is to hide their true beliefs.

The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud, Jeffrey Young, HuffPost
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  • Senate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.
  • Related: Priced Out of Health Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets.
     

Peace & Non-violence

America’s Derangement Syndrome a Danger to World Peace. Robert Gore, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag_0.jpgInsanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its Right to Start Wars on a Whim

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