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Greasing The Outstretched Palms Of The Candidates

Jim Young / Reuters

  • (Sen.Elizabeth) Warren believes “personnel is policy.” She and her colleagues have reserved an especially hot place for the Wall Street big shots and corporate nabobs who fancy a job in the Clinton administration. It’s called the “Hell No” list.
  • Attention must be paid to that list or with a Clinton back in office it’s four more dreary years of greased palms and the status quo. That could be a recipe for disaster almost but not quite as horrific as an egotistical know-nothing with his fingers in the piggy bank and worse, near the button.
  • Related: Corrupt and Deranged

Michael Winship, Huffington Post 09, 2016 | The recipe could not be simpler. Mix cynicism with greed, quickly stir and voila! American politics and government served up on a platter to the highest bidder.

Call it low cuisine. And it doesn’t get any lower than what we’ve seen during this wretched campaign season — a presidential contest that, as one friend in Washington recently said, pits “the unethical versus the unhinged.”

Michael Winship: Senior writer, Former senior writing fellow, Demos. President, Writers Guild of America, East.

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Corrupt and Deranged, Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

Truth can awaken minds and rouse people to action, posing an obvious threat to the corrupt and deranged. Should Trump win the election, he will assuredly be presented with the same choice as the child in the story: get with the program or die. Odds are he folds, in which case those of us rooting for meaningful change will be left with the hope that the inevitable collapse occurs before we die.


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Call for Protest Movement to Demand Open Debates with Four Candidates

  • 76% Want Four-Person Debates. Why Are Establishment Elites Preventing It?
  • We Are Calling for People to Occupy the Debates

Kevin Zeese To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest  September 11, 2016 | A recent USA Today poll found 76% of voters want debates with four candidates including not just the two most hated candidates in history, the Republican and Democratic nominees and their vice presidential running mates, but Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka of the Greens, and Gary Johnson and Bill Weld of the Libertarians.

Any candidate on enough ballots to achieve 270 electoral college votes should be in the debates. The people have a right to see all candidates debating the issues who are on their ballots.

Kevin Zeese (with partner Margaret Flowers) are participants in Popular Resistance <>, an online daily news and information service for people who want to play a role in improving the country, creating economic and social justice as well as to protect the environment. They also co-direct It’s Our Economy and are co-hosts of Clearing the FOG, shown on UStream TV and heard on radio.

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2016 Minnesota State Fair Poll Results

  • Tax increases for transit, transportation receive positive responses
  • Majority of polltakers also support so-called ‘Death with Dignity’

Mike Cook, House Public Information Services 

September 6, 2016 | Most of those participating in the House of Representatives state fair poll are willing to pay more in taxes to fund metro area transit and additional funding for statewide transportation needs.

Of the 6,550 people participating in the 2016 opinion survey, 60.6 percent expressed support for at least a dime increase in the state’s 28.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax to fund highway and bridge improvements, while 32.2 percent are opposed and 7.2 percent are undecided or have no opinion.

The mission of Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services department is to provide credible and timely nonpartisan services that inform the general public of legislative actions, educate the public about the legislative process, and encourage public participation in the Minnesota Legislature.

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Chris Hedges: Fascism, Neoliberalism and Third Parties in the US

Related: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad / Rise Up Times Image by Lauren Giaccone via Flickr

September 8, 2016 | Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges Watching the Hawks RT on Sep 8, 2016

Chris Hedges joins us to discuss neoliberal and 3rd party politics in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

Chris Hedges, a weekly columnist for Truthdig, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries, specializing in American politics and society. 

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Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems, George Monbiot, Guardian

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?