2018-09-15: Social Media Postees

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DSA's Julia Salazar Is Headed to the New York State Senate
Daniel A. Medina | theintercept.com | 2018-09-15
As the final vote tally came across the TV screens above, Julia Salazar stared off in a daze at the sea of supporters who had crammed into a Bushwick bar Thursday night. | "Oh, my God," Salazar said aloud to no one in particular as her campaign staff swarmed her. The 27-year-old democratic socialist candidate for state Senate had done what socialists do not typically do in American politics: She'd won, and won big, knocking off longtime incumbent state Sen. Martin Dilan. | Her 18-point victory over the four-term establishment incumbent was another watershed moment for the Democratic Socialists of America, whose rise in American politics in the Donald Trump era went into hyperdrive in June with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shock victory. | "This is a victory for workers," said a still-startled Salazar in her short victory speech. "This is a victory for the…
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Nancy Pelosi Embraces the Change Republicans Fear Most
Nancy LeTourneau, The Washington Monthly | alternet.org | 2018-09-15
White men have been a minority in the Democratic caucus since 2012. The former speaker understands the power of partnership. | As we approach the end of primary season, Elena Schneider reports that white men are in the minority among Democratic House nominees. White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candi. . .
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Ted Cruz Might Lose, and Other Giddy Tidbits From Election 2018
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-09-15
Ted Cruz might lose. | Walk that around on your tongue for a bit. Chew on it a minute and see how it tastes. | The deep-red state of Texas has not sent a Democrat to the Senate in 30 years and has not seen a Democrat win statewide office since 1994, but a former city councilman from El Paso named Beto O'Rourke is looking to make some new history, and he just might do it. O'Rourke, currently the Democratic representative for the state's 16th congressional district, has been running an aggressive, unabashedly progressive campaign against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in all 254 Texas counties, and the margin has become razor close. | The stench of panic permeating RNC headquarters is thicker than the fog beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. No lesser light than GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has…
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A Traditional Right: Jimmie Akesson and the Sweden Democrats
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Sweden's elections are normally dull affairs. The same political arrangements have been in place for decades, … | The post A Traditional Right: Jimmie Akesson and the Sweden Democrats appeared first on Global Research.
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Fox News Fact-Checks a False Economic Claim Made by a Trump — For a Second Time This Week
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-15
The president's son also repeated an anti-Semitic slur he had previously used regarding Bob Woodward's book "Fear | Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, was fact-checked Thursday by Republican-friendly Fox News after he mischaracterized the health of the economy under former President Barack Obama in order to play up his father's record. During an appearance on. . .
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German Social Democrats feign opposition to fascist AfD
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
Following last month's neo-Nazi riots in Chemnitz, the Social Democratic Party is trying to disguise its own responsibility for promoting the extreme right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/germ…

Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in New York Democratic gubernatorial primary election
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
Cuomo had the backing of the dominant sections of the ruling class, raising over $25 million for his campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/cuom…

New York Times goads Trump into major new war in Syria
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-15
Columnist Bret Stephens, who penned the Times article demanding escalation in Syria, is a longtime Republican neocon who fervently supported the Iraq war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/nyti…

Texas State Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton from History Curriculum
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
Texas officials might be about to mess with the school curriculum yet again. | According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday issued a preliminary vote to sharply cut back the social studies curriculum in the state. One major change is the elimination of required teaching about. . .
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NY Primary: Cuomo wins but progressives score major victories
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-14
NEW YORK–Progressive groups claimed victory in New York's September 14 Democratic primary, even as their foe, Gov. Andrew Cuomo won by a 2-to-1 ratio at the top of the ballot and brought his running mates in with him. Letitia James who won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General in a four person race,…
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Fans Outraged by Willie Nelson's Politics Haven't Been Paying Attention
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2018-09-14
In light of the dust the country music legend has kicked up by playing a benefit concert for Ted Cruz's Democratic Senate challenger, here's a look back at Nelson's in-depth interview on "Scheer Intelligence." | The post Fans Outraged by Willie Nelson's Politics Haven't Been Paying Attention appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Where is the Democrats' Contract with America 2018?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
What does the Democratic Party stand for? The big question persists! Typical of the Democrats, they delegated this question to political consultants who came up with the vapid slogan, "A Better Deal." The specifics under that moniker are too general and, as a result, too easily dismissed by the public. The Democratic operatives need to…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/14/where-is-the…

Ben Jealous: Build Maryland's Economy From The Bottom Up
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-14
As a new report finds 1/3 Maryland residents face financial hardships, the underdog Democratic candidate for governor says he'll fight corporations to help working people | The post Ben Jealous: Build Maryland's Economy From The Bottom Up appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Kavanaugh Denies Allegation of Sexual Misconduct During His Youth
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-14
The Supreme Court nominee's statement comes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she notified federal investigators about information she received but won't disclose publicly. | The post Kavanaugh Denies Allegation of Sexual Misconduct During His Youth appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Keeping Racism Alive at the Polls
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
There's almost no such thing as voter fraud, even though the Trump administration — and Republicans in general — affect to be so afraid of it they've had to develop a system guaranteed to purge voters from the rolls in enormous numbers. They're keeping America safe! From nothing. This, you might say, is the elephant…
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Kobach Aims to Drive Out Migrants Living in Kansas Illegally
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-14
Conservative Republican Kris Kobach promises voters that if elected Kansas governor, he'll work to drive out illegal immigrants to halt what he says is $377 million in benefits they receive from the state annually. | The post Kobach Aims to Drive Out Migrants Living in Kansas Illegally appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Effective Tool to Limit Greenhouse Emissions or a "License to Pollute"? A Debate on Cap and Trade
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-14
Protesters disrupted the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday, criticizing California Governor Jerry Brown in part for his support for cap and trade. Cap and trade is a market-driven strategy in which governments cap emission levels, then allow companies to buy and sell permits to pollute. California has the most far-reaching cap-and-trade program in the United States. Last year Governor Brown signed an extension to the state's cap-and-trade law, which began under Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Governor Brown has credited cap and trade with limiting the state's greenhouse gas emissions, but the issue…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/14/effective…

Why Stop at Roe? How "Settled Law" Can be Overturned
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The Senate hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court was a political charade. Everyone knows that the fix is in. The Republicans control the Senate and, like the earlier appointment of Neil Gorsuch, will push Kavanaugh's nomination through unless some yet-undisclosed serious scandal is revealed. The hearings were…
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The Ruthless Determination of Mitch McConnell: Here Are 5 Times the Top Republican Sought Victory at Any Cost
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
The Senate majority leader has wielded power like few others before him have. | If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U. S. Supreme Court, some of the credit in the Republican Party will go to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell–who has shown himself to be a fierce, vindictive partisan who puts party over principle time and time again. Kavanaugh's confirmation would be a lifetime appointment; regardless, McConnell has no interest in gi. . .
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12,800 immigrant children detained in American internment camps
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
While the Trump administration is preparing for a massive expansion of immigrant internment camps, the Democratic Party has abandoned the issue.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/pers…

Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Democrat Elissa Slotkin has used her three tours of duty for the CIA in Iraq as her main credential for election to Congress.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/slot…

#Walkaway founder banned from Facebook for linking to Infowars
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who founded the #WalkAway campaign was banned from Facebook ahead of a protest in Washington DC. "They're trying to sabotage the march on Washington," he told RT.
rt.com/usa/438500-walkaway-banned-facebo…

Duisburg, Germany: Social democratic mayor agitates against refugees and migrants from Eastern Europe
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Mayor Sà∂ren Link was able to broadcast his racist demagogy on one of Germany's leading TV channels, claiming citizens from other EU countries were flocking to Germany to cash in on social benefits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/duis…

Playing both sides: Despite woke advertising, Nike donates big to GOP
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Despite a virtue-signaling ad campaign featuring anthem-kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sportswear giant Nike donates more than three times as much money to Republicans as it does to Democrats.
rt.com/usa/438417-nike-woke-donations-re…

Hillary Clinton bashes Kavanaugh with debunked fake news claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-13
Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, bashing the judge for his hardline statements against contraception. The problem: he never said them.
rt.com/usa/438410-clinton-kavanaugh-twee…

Democrats raised Puerto Rico death toll 'to make me look bad': Trump blasted for 'appalling' tweets
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-13
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the US, President Trump was blasted online after he said that the death count for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year was raised by Democrats to make him look bad.
rt.com/usa/438409-trump-puerto-rico-twee…

Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2018-09-12
Daily Beast ( 9/7/18) | Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade, affirmative action and programs for Native Hawaiians, as well as his support for torture. | But some Democrats have also said that Kavanaugh lied under oath in both current and past hearings, and groups like Free Speech for People, Demand Justice, MoveOn and NARAL Pro-Choice America have all advocated perjury probes against him. However, these serious allegations of perjury have received sparse coverage from establishment media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy noted that while Kavanaugh was…
fair.org/home/establishment-media-shy-aw…

How One of America's Trumpiest Democrats Got a Surprising Challenger
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2018-09-12
How One of America's Trumpiest Democrats Got a Surprising Challenger appeared first on The Nation.
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California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-12
Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making "disparaging remarks" about the GOP.
rt.com/usa/438227-republican-stabbing-at…

New York's Democratic Primary is a Showdown for Charter School Politics
Jake Jacobs | progressive.org | 2018-09-11
The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state–and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament | The post Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Tren…
therealnews.com/stories/far-right-gains-…

The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That
Richard Kim | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/the-supreme-court-…

Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/cynthia-nixon-has-…

Can California Democrats Flip the House in November?
Peter Schrag | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Can California Democrats Flip the House in November? appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/can-california-dem…

NY Democratic candidate for governor targeted by own party with anti-Semitism mailer
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Ahead of New York's Democratic primary, someone within the party has paid for a mailer accusing progressive gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism.
rt.com/usa/438122-cynthia-nixon-anti-sem…

DeSantis quits Congress amid claims of racism-by-association
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Florida's Republican gubernatorial candidate is being accused of racism again, over past appearances at a conference hosted by a prominent anti-Islam activist. Ron DeSantis has resigned from the House to focus on the campaign.
rt.com/usa/438124-desantis-racist-confer…

Ex-Senate Aide: Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached for Lying Under Oath About Stolen Democratic Memos
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-10
Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing accusations of perjury following his confirmation hearing last week. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has suggested Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his 2004 and 2006 hearings to become a federal judge. During those hearings Kavanaugh denied seeing private Democratic files that detailed strategies for opposing Republican judicial nominees while he was associate counsel in the George W. Bush White House. We speak with Lisa Graves, former top aide to Senator Patrick Leahy, whose new piece is headlined "I Wrote Some of the Stol…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/10/ex_senato…

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-09
This week: Updates on new approach to Labor Day; DNC accepts fossil fuel donations; Turkey's crisis as typical capitalist instability; collapse of Genoa toll bridge; exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay; Gallup Poll on capitalism vs socialism in US; and Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on why U.S. workers don't rebel more… | The post Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Cri…
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Roe v. Wade in Danger: Released Docs Reveal Kavanaugh Thinks Abortion Decision Is Not "Settled Law"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-07
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took a series of dramatic turns Thursday, as Democratic senators began releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh's work at the George W. Bush White House. The New York Times also broke a major story Thursday morning revealing that Kavanaugh wrote as a White House attorney in 2003 that he did not deem the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be "settled law of the land." He wrote, "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/7/roe_v_wade…

'Fake news' v 'alternative facts'? Libertarian presidential hopeful on Facebook censorship
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Facebook's strategy to provide "alternative facts" to combat "fake news" will only result in political censorship that will cater for the interests of the Democratic Party, the Libertarians' presidential hopeful told RT.
rt.com/usa/437834-facebooks-alternative-…

'Fell asleep': Trump unimpressed as Obama makes 1st public attack on his policies in midterm speech
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Former President Barack Obama has backed the Democratic party's campaign efforts by throwing shade at President Donald Trump and voicing support for progressive policies. Trump shot back that he found it "very good for sleeping."
rt.com/usa/437928-obama-slams-trump-fell…

Chaos Greets Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing as Protesters & Dems Demand Postponement
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Protests, arrests and repeated calls from Democratic senators to adjourn the proceedings. That's how confirmation hearings began Tuesday for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. We begin our look at the hearings with Heidi Sieck, co-founder of the national organization VoteProChoice, who was the first member of the public to enter the Kavanaugh hearings on Tuesday and was removed after she protested, along with dozens of others who interrupted the proceedings.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/chaos_gree…

Democrats Can't Run from Identity Politics
Orson Aguilar | progressive.org | 2018-09-04
Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong.
progressive.org/dispatches/democrats-can…

Florida Primary Sets up Stark Choice, New Day for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-08-29
In Tuesday's primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country.
progressive.org/dispatches/florida-prima…

The Democratic Party's 1968 Implosion Is Still Sending Shock Waves Fifty Years On
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2018-08-27
After the establishment came down on the counterculture at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party was never the same.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-democrati…

The Night Erwin Knoll Spent in Jail: A Report from the Democrat's 1968 Convention in Chicago
Erwin Knoll | progressive.org | 2018-08-25
This piece was originally published in 1968 after the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where anti-war demonstrations were met with violent police backlash. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event.
progressive.org/dispatches/in-a-chicago-…

The Funny Side of 1968
Paul Krassner | progressive.org | 2018-08-22
A flashback to the unruly Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-funny-sid…

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