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Political Swamp Mouths: Minnesota's Jason Lewis and Florida's Ron DeSantis

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  • 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

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Part 1:There are new recordings from Jason Lewis’ lightning-rod past as a talk radio host. Will it matter this time?

Steven Schier, a professor of politics at Carleton College, said the newly-released Lewis comments could have an impact in November if Democrats are able to make the case that they’ve reflected his priorities and actions as a member of Congress.

Sam Brodey, MinnPost

https://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/images/articles/JasonLewisHeadPointing640.png07/26/2018 | It’s a story that might sound familiar to Minnesotans: Jason Lewis, the one-time conservative talk radio firebrand, is facing intense criticism for his past comments about race and women — and he’s unapologetically defending himself.

In 2016, after Lewis jumped into the Republican primary for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, his talk radio past became a major issue when released recordings of his syndicated show aired Lewis’ claims that young women were “non-thinking” and that Hurricane Katrina victims are a “bunch of whiners.”

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Part 2: Ron DeSantis’s ‘monkey’ comment was just the start of his racist dog-whistling

Jonathan Capehart, Washington (DC) Post

August 30, 2018 | Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Democratic primary for Florida governor wasn’t even 12 hours old when his Republican challenger, Rep. Ron DeSantis, hurled a few race cards into the general-election campaign. Of course, he did this during an interview on Fox News, that safe space for conservatives to wallow in demeaning stereotypes and petty grievances.

“Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Gov. [Rick] Scott,” DeSantis said. “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”

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Feature Article | 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.

Publisher's Choice | The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud. Jeffrey Young <>, HuffPost

http://www.kfai.org/files/images/health%20care%20symbol%20screw.jpgSenate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.
 

Of Special Interest | America’s Derangement Syndrome a Danger to World Peace, Robert Gore, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic

 

  • Insanity 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 RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Bloggers & Columnists | Ellen Brown, Amanda Marcotte

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Andy Marlette | Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018  / Tampa Bay (FL) Times
The voice of God is powerful.

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What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

 

Economics

America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming. Peter Georgescu, Forbes

https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fspecials-images.forbesimg.com%2Fdam%2Fimageserve%2F516302216%2F960x0.jpg%3Ffit%3DscaleWalter Holm, age 67, a Vietnam veteran is living at Transitions, a homeless recovery center in Columbia, SC in 2016. There are other aging veterans who are homeless and looking for work, but not finding it.  (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
 

  • If every employer in America came up with even just one modest step—higher wages, regular profit sharing, tuition reimbursement—to help workers spend and save more, the nation would begin to right itself economically. It needs to happen now. We’re running out of time.
  • Related: From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market

Health, Science, & Environment

Football Won’t Turn Boys Into Men. Jessica Luther, Huff Post

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In truth, the same sport that’s supposed to help our boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.

Human Rights

Understanding the Immigrant Experience, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: 12 Excellent Books to Understand the Refugee Experience
  • Twelve books touching on the refugee experience to offer you more insight and understanding.

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  • Part 2: Public holds false views on immigration.
  • Americans and Europeans largely buy into right-wing stereotypes about immigrants. The reality is much less frightening.
  • Part 3: Refuting the Most Common Arguments Against Immigration
  • I … address these stereotypes and expunge … these untrue arguments used against immigration.

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The DNC Vote to End Superdelegates: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke

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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.

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Part 1: This is what was passed, does this sound like a Democracy to you?

Donna Kosinski Benedict shared a video to the group: Progressives United/American Progressive Party.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/DNC%20Chair%20Tom%20Perez%20on%20Bill%20Press%20Show.jpgAugust 26,2018 | Yesterday’s vote to eliminate superdelegates from the first round is utterly meaningless, but the DNC thinks that we are too stupid to understand this.


✔ 1. Even if a progressive wins, the DNC can force it to a 2nd round vote just as they did with Wallace. The DNC controls the rules of the convention!
✔ 2. If they really wanted to keep progressives, they would do away with superdelegates altogether. They would not have passed the rules they did in June which enable one person, Tom Perez, to disqualify someone for not being a "faithful" Democrat.
✔ 3. The DNC's new loyalty oath rule is potentially more effective than superdelegates in blocking progressives from running for president.

This is just more of the same "smoke & mirrors" by the Democratic party.

Progressives United/American Progressive Party. We are here to discuss ideas for the greater good of the 99%.

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Part 2: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke, by Robert Ringer

 

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  • From Robert Ringer at lewrockwell.com

Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

As stupid as they may at times seem, I often wonder if the Dirty Dems will ever become rational enough to realize that the underlying theme of their message — the fundamental transformation of America — will never again get them voted into power.  Too many people who were taken in by the hype that gave us Barack Obama now realize that it was a carefully orchestrated scam.

After being lulled into a white-guilt slumber by the exciting idea of electing America’s first “black” president, millions of voters now regretfully understand the wisdom in the idiom “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”  They are what the social media crowd refers to as “woke.”

https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/805203347f71b4a9606694b65ac317ee?s=100&r=pg&d=mm Robert Gore is a featured writer on The Savvy Street, an online magazine, and has been on websites Zero Hedge, David Stockman’s Contra Corner, Lew Rockwell, The Automatic Earth, The Burning Platform, and Western Rifle Shooters Association. Although he engages in political commentary, he enthusiastically shuns politics.

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America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming

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  • If every employer in America came up with even just one modest step—higher wages, regular profit sharing, tuition reimbursement—to help workers spend and save more, the nation would begin to right itself economically. It needs to happen now. We’re running out of time.
  • Related: From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market

Peter Georgescu, Forbes

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Aug 22, 2018 | Ostensibly, for the past ten years, our economy has been recovering from the 2008 collapse. During the past few years, our comeback seems to have gained momentum. All the official indicators say we’re back in boom times, with a bull market, low unemployment and steady job growth. But there is an alternative set of data that depicts a different America, where the overlooked majority struggles from month to month.

The Nation recently published a stunning overview of the working poor and underpaid. One of the most powerful data points in the piece described how empty the decline in unemployment actually is: having a job doesn’t exempt anyone from poverty anymore. About 12% of Americans (43 million) are considered poor, and yet they are employed. They earn an individual income below $12,140 per year, and slightly more than that for a family of two. If you include housing and medical expenses in the calculation, it raises the percentage of Americans living in poverty to 14%. That’s 45 million people.

https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/21fb03b0ab37a9d0d56bf6d9a591a32f?s=400&d=mm&r=g Peter Georgescu, Contributor, Forbes <>, is the author of Capitalists Arise!

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From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market, Eric RuderSocialist Worker / Dandelion Salad

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6107/6313138621_29ea85c50d.jpg Image by dsleeter_2000 via FlickrWorkers must take control of the economy’s productive resources, and this will require a massive struggle, animated by a vision of a different kind of society.
 

 

 

 

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Feature Article | Two Things We Can Do to Help Reunite Families, Jim Wallis, Sojourners

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I believe history will look back on this moment of how we treat immigrants in our country as a test of faith for which we will all be accountable and which will shape the meaning of faith and the response of a new generation in our future. It is time to act — and to start by reuniting separated migrant children from their families.

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

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  • Insanity 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 RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Of Special Interest | What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

Bloggers & Columnists | Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Jim Wallis



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From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon

It seems police can get away with anything.

Law & Justice


Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Police%20Rush%20Protesters.jpgWhatever the explanation, there is a bewildering disconnect between white tolerance of police misconduct—including homicides—and the call for “personal accountability” that has long permeated our national policy discussions.
  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force

Religion & Spirituality


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  • Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church.
  • Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
  • Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children.
  • The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

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  • Voters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

David Dayen, HuffPost


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08/18/2018 | York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 33-year-old activist and organizer thundered, “We are witnessing the emergence of a solution, from profit and greed to collective prosperity. We can empower our community from the ground up. It’s time to take our power back.”

Tran’s organization, Public Bank LA, is leading the revival of an idea that had largely been discarded until the financial crisis. In November, Los Angeles voters will have the opportunity to approve a public bank for the city. If the measure passes, it would become the first government-owned bank developed in the United States since 1919.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/57c490a11600000908bff395.jpeg?ops=100_100David Dayen is an investigative fellow with In These Times and contributes to the Intercept, the New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks. Ellen Brown, Web of Debt / Truthdig

https://can2-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/letters/photos/000/043/508/original/open-uri20170927-15241-12yci3zGerman public banks (Sparkassen) are triply profitable: as revenue-generating assets for their government owners, as lucrative sources of taxes, and as a stable funding mechanism for small and medium-sized businesses (a funding mechanism sorely lacking in the US today).
 

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Feature Article | "Criminal Aliens" Vs. The West's Crimes Against Humanity, James Thindwa, Portside http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Families%20Belong%20Together%20Rally%2C%20San%20Diego.jpg

Thousands of people walk down Harbor Drive during the Families Belong Together rally and march in San Diego., Hayne Palmour IV/U-T

  • There is not enough space tocatalogue all the crimes committed collectively by western countries that now feel besieged by migrants of color.
  • Related: Jennifer Harbury: Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback from U.S. DirtyWars  in Central America.

Publisher's Choice | Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says. Mihir Zaveri, New York (NY) Times

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  • Amazon is helping to line the pockets of hate groups.
  • “This is a conversation about morals and ethics and their own terms of service,” said Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and author of the book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.”
  • Related: How did we let modern slavery become part of our everyday lives?

Of Special Interest | Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

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  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern onexcessive police force

Bloggers & Columnists | Michel Chossudovsky, Amy Goodman, Gary G. Kohls, Ray McGovern, David Swanson

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  • Part 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • It was an act of sinister state terrorism.
  • Part 2: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know
  • Things ... that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.
  • Part 3: The Goals of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
  • Disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet  / Salon

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  • (We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture.
  • Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society.
  • Related: Torture Is Who We Are
  • Related: Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy


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