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Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

  • Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state? 
  • Related: From the Archives | The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America

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June 6, 2016 | Over the weekend, author and economist Ben Stein made some rather disparaging comments about the presidential candidates for both parties. In essence, Stein believes they are clueless when it comes to important issues, particularly economics.

But the cluelessness doesn’t stop at the presidential candidates. According to Stein, the clueless candidates are simply a symptom of the greater problem in America.

Annie Holmquist is a research associate with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she writes for the blog, conducts a variety of research for the organization's websites and social media pages.

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From the Archives | The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America, Ray Williams, Psychology Today

  • The current trend of increasing anti-intellectualism now establishing itself in politics and business leadership, and supported by a declining education system should be a cause for concern for leaders and the general population, one that needs to be addressed now.
  • Related: Donald Trump Has Given the United States a Great Gift


Special Report | Selected Articles: Hillary, Donald and the Criminalization of Politics*

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The Criminalization of Politics: Hillary Accused of Racketeering by the FBI, Will She be Dumped from the Presidential Race?, Michel Chossudovsky

May 30 2016 | Hillary’s reputation has been tainted. A suspected criminal cannot become president, whether the legal procedure is carried out or not. The Criminalization of Politics: Both Hillary and Donald, have shaky records, with alleged links to criminal wrongdoings.


Breaking: Hillary Clinton to be Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges [?], Frank Huguenard

May 30 2016 | James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the DoJ that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering, soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals.


Just What Were Donald Trump’s Ties to the Mob? David Cay Johnston

May 30 2016 | In his signature book, The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump boasted that when he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City, he persuaded the state attorney general to limit the investigation of his background to six months. 


The Clinton Crime Family. “Hillary is the Most Dangerous Presidential Aspirant in US History” Stephen Lendman

May 30 2016 | The Bill and Hillary crime family long ago should have been held accountable for high crimes against peace and numerous others. Hillary is the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, supporting endless imperial wars and state terror, once …


Emailgate: The Clinton Spin Doctors In Action, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, May 30 2016 | Hillary Clinton’s email dilemma got somewhat sharper over the weekend, with Sunday programs heavy with the theme. Her use of a private email server during her stint as Secretary of State was given a new lease of life by the…


Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Law Firm Tied to Hillary Clinton, Jerome R. Corsi

  • May 30 2016 | It’s well known that if the FBI recommends prosecution in the Hillary Clinton email case, the decision will be put in the hands of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
  • But little known is the fact that Lynch was a litigation partner …

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UAW endorses Clinton, “Wall Street’s presidential darling”

The UAW endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a marriage made in heaven, or better yet Wall Street. They both share the fear that the UAW will not be able to survive another upheaval by autoworkers who, like tens of millions of other workers, are being radicalized by unprecedented social inequality, unending wars and the turn by the corporate and financial oligarchy in the US and around the world to ever more authoritarian forms of rule.

Jerry White, World Socialist Website

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates  from all reader supported Evergreene Digest. May, 2016 | On Wednesday the United Auto Workers formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. While the UAW’s endorsement of the Democratic frontrunner was no surprise, its embrace of the candidate with the closest ties to Wall Street and the American military intelligence apparatus is nevertheless significant. It underscores the gaping chasm between this corporatist organization and the workers it fraudulently claims to speak for.

UAW President Dennis Williams made the announcement on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” saying the UAW executive board had unanimously endorsed Clinton and “all our members will be with us.” Williams claimed the decision had come after polling members and holding “focus groups” that showed “very close” numbers for Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Republican Donald Trump got the support of 28 percent of those polled, Williams said.

Jerry White is an American politician and journalist, and is the Labor Editor reporting for the World Socialist Website.

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Tell Congress: Take on Wall Street

Wall Street billionaires have rigged our economy and our democracy. Let's fix our financial system and make it work for ordinary Americans.

The Nation If you like reading this article, consider joining the crew of all reader-supported Evergreene Digest by contributing the equivalent of a cafe latte a month--using the donation button in the above right-hand corner—so we can bring you more just like it.  May 31, 2016 | The big banks are bigger than they were before the 2008 crisis, and CEOs and Wall Street money managers continue to benefit from obscene tax loopholes that cost us billions.

Stand up to Wall Street. To build a financial system that works for Main Street and working families, not just Wall Street billionaires, Congress should adopt the following agenda:

Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine, serving as a critical, independent voice in American journalism and a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community.

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