2018-10-08: Social Media Postees

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Ship Of Fools: Tucker Carlson's Conservative Revolution
Jake Bowyer | iranian.com | 2018-10-08
Since the late fall of 2016, Democrats and other Leftist types have been decrying President Donald J. Trump as "not normal" and a "threat to democracy." Of course, this is hogwash of the most rank sort. The same people lambasting Trump for his supposed "authoritarianism" are the same people who have created the modern American […] | The post Ship Of Fools: Tucker Carlson's Conservative Revolution appeared first on The Iranian.
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Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-08
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent." — Gore Vidal One of the most amusing elements of the current anti-Russian hysteria produced by U.S. state/corporate propagandists is…
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Can a Tsunami of Angry Women Voters Swamp the Republicans' White Male Base?
Jillian Ambroz, DC Report | alternet.org | 2018-10-08
It seems Democrats still have a solid chance of taking back the House. | Before the mess that was the confirmation of newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, there was talk that Democrats could take back the House and the Senate. But then Kavanaugh's Trump-like vitriol, anger and partisanship during that process fired up the Trump base and surprisingly still managed to earn him a seat on the bench of the nation's highest court where tem. . .
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Taylor Swift decides to Speak Now, endorses Dem who sided with Reps on Kavanaugh
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-08
Pop star Taylor Swift has finally voiced a political opinion and endorsed two Democrats running in Tennessee's midterms, one of whom came out in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sexual assault allegations.
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Obama endorses DSA's Ocasio-Cortez, along with CIA Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
The DSA is an instrument for boosting the right-wing, militarist Democratic Party by providing it with a "left" cover.
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Amazon's $15 an Hour Minimum Wage and the Federal Reserve Board
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-08
Last week Amazon announced that it would impose a $15 an hour minimum wage for its workforce, including those hired through staffing agencies. This was a huge victory for the labor and community activists in the Fight for $15 campaign, as well as for Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ro Khanna, who had recently proposed legislation that would have penalized huge companies like Amazon for paying low wages. | As the world's second corporation (following Apple) to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion, making CEO Jeff Bezos the world's richest person, Amazon had become a symbol of inequality in the co…
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Socialist Alternative on New York primaries: Burrowing further into the Democratic Party
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
Socialist Alternative's political activity consists for the most part in promoting the Democratic Socialists of America and supposedly "progressive" Democrats.
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Watch: Fox News Host Laughs in GOP Rep's Face for Claiming Republicans Don't Exacerbate Partisanship
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
"Come on. . . " | Fox News host Leland Vittert called out Republican Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) on Sunday after the congressman refused to concede that his party had a role in the bitter partisanship in Washington, D. C. In a Sunday interview, Vittert told Kelly that Democrats are accusing Republicans of ignoring a "huge" part of the population which has not been able to take part in the country's economic progress. "Whether it be in Pennsylvania, whether it be i. . .
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Democrats Didn't Do Enough to Stop Kavanaugh — They Melted Before His White Rage
Jim Sleeper, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
Yes, Democrats are preferable to this. But they're still spineless. | Although I'll vote for any Democrat in November to keep Donald Trump's Republican vassals from finishing off the American republic at his bidding, what I saw in the performance of most Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week reminded me that any victory by that terminally pusillanimous, corrupt, suppurating party, which is only a zombie if not a corpse of our democratic hopes, isn't. . .
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Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Reveals the 'Smoking Gun' on Trump and Russia
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
Washington Post reporter on Trump's "subservience" to Vladimir Putin and the "subversion of American democracy" | It might be the ultimate journalistic cliché to announce that Donald Trump's presidency is not normal. Indeed, it's just as likely that this is what normal looks like now, and that the naked power politics of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation — embraced by Republicans for many reasons, but most of all as a smackdown to feminists and liberals and everyone. . .
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There Was No Debate When We Needed One, by Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts | unz.com | 2018-10-06
The Democrats and their feminist allies failed the country in their approach to the Kavanaugh hearing. Instead of finding out whether Kavanaugh believes in the unitary executive theory that the president has powers unaccountable to Congress and the Judiciary and agrees that a Justice Department underling, a Korean immigrant, can write secret memos that permit…
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Bernie Sanders covers for Jeff Bezos as fraud of $15 pay raise at Amazon is exposed
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
Sanders immediately abandoned his criticism of Jeff Bezos after the company's cynical publicity stunt, and embraced him as a great reformer.
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Sen. Collins Calls for Kavanaugh's Presumption of Innocence — Where is the Criminal Investigation?
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-06
Our panelists Paul Jay, Dharna Noor, and Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of the Maryland ACLU, and host Marc Steiner discuss the significance of the nomination, why the Democrats didn't pursue a criminal investigation for perjury, the consequences for women's rights and whether a fight should be waged to impeach Kavanaugh once he is confirmed. | The post Sen. Col…
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Sen. Collins Calls for Kavanaugh's Presumption of Innocence — Where is the Criminal Investigation?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-06
Our panelists Paul Jay, Dharna Noor, and Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of the Maryland ACLU, and host Marc Steiner discuss the significance of the nomination, why the Democrats didn't pursue a criminal investigation for perjury, the consequences for women's rights and whether a fight should be waged to impeach Kavanaugh once he is confirmed. | The post Sen. Col…
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Chuck Grassley: We Haven't Put Any Women on the Senate Judiciary Committee Because It's Too Much Work for Them
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-05
The Senate Judiciary chairman somehow found yet another way to stomp on women. | On Friday, Senate Republicans finally whipped the votes they need to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing an imminent vote on Saturday amid a cloud of sexual assault allegations, partisanship, and national outrage. It was a dark day for women. But somehow, Senate Judici. . .
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Under Cover of Kavanaugh, Republicans Passed Huge Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
Frank Clemente | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-05
While Americans were transfixed by Senate hearings over Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assaults, House Republicans quietly passed another enormous tax handout for the wealthiest Americans. Round one of this giveaway cost $2 trillion. Round two is even bigger — it would explode the deficit by more than $3 trillion. And once again, it's largely a…
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Under Kavanaugh cover, Republicans pass $3 trillion tax cuts for wealthy
Frank Clemente | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-05
While Americans were transfixed by Senate hearings over Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assaults, House Republicans quietly passed another enormous tax handout for the wealthiest Americans. Round one of this giveaway cost $2 trillion. Round two is even bigger–it would explode the deficit by mo…
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Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake Are Frauds, Plain and Simple. Their Kavanaugh Votes Show It
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-05
After their charade over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Collins and Flake should never again be referred to as moderate Republicans. | The post Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake Are Frauds, Plain and Simple. Their Kavanaugh Votes Show It. appeared first on The Intercept.
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US Senate sets first vote on Kavanaugh nomination
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
The Democratic Party is focusing solely on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as the Republicans move forward to a vote on the right-wing nominee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/05/kava…

Democrat House staffer arrested for doxxing 3 Republican senators during Kavanaugh hearing
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A Democrat congressional staffer has been arrested and charged with publishing the personal information of three GOP senators. The arrest vindicates Rep. Maxine Waters, but may be bad news for her colleague Sheila Jackson Lee.
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Pentagon's 'self-defense' means war anywhere, any time. But there's a call to regulate war powers
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A post-9/11 act grants the president authority to wage foreign wars with few restrictions. However, Democrats want the Pentagon to explain a lesser-known policy that allows the military to strike almost anywhere, at any time.
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Don't mention the Clintons? Senator quote about Democrats mocking abuse victim gets Kavanaugh twist
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
Arguing that Republicans have shown nothing but respect for the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senator Lindsey Graham brought up a quote from the 1990s. But some reporters didn't get it.
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FBI documents detail Clinton and Mueller's own 'Russiagate' — but they're classified
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
The FBI is facing new calls to declassify documents relating to the sale of US uranium to a Russian company, documents that could implicate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and 'Russiagate' witch-hunter Robert Mueller.
rt.com/usa/440256-clinton-uranium-docume…

Twitter slams Hillary's 'bombastic laugh' in reaction to Kavanaugh's 'revenge' claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-03
Hillary Clinton said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's claim that sexual misconduct allegations against him amount to "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" was worthy of a laugh — but Twitter did not find her laugh convincing.
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Sex, Lies and Privilege: The Kavanaugh Case
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-02
The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe… Read more ?…
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Bernie Sanders Grabbed the Bully Pulpit and Refused to Let Go Until Amazon Hiked Wages
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-10-02
Bernie Sanders Grabbed the Bully Pulpit and Refused to Let Go Until Amazon Hiked Wages…
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No Comment
The Progressive Magazine | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
A recent Ipsos poll found that 48 percent of Republicans agree with Trump that the media are "the enemy of the people" and 43 percent think the President "should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior."
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Kimberlé Crenshaw: How Society Embraces Male Denials, from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-01
When President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against him and the subsequent fallout a "circus" orchestrated by the Democrats. His language echoed Clarence Thomas, who nearly 30 years ago said of the Anita Hill trials, "This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. … It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves." We speak with Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University who assisted Anita Hill's legal team. She is the found…
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A Progressive Tide
Michael Sainato | progressive.org | 2018-10-01
The centrist strategy of trying to win over moderate Republicans backfired miserably for Democrats. Now progressive energy is pulling the so-called Blue Wave left.
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Ex-Senate Aide: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Every Time He Has Testified Under Oath
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-01
The FBI is investigating Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified last week that he attempted to rape her in 1982. But Democrats say the FBI's probe is too limited, and critics claim that Kavanaugh has repeatedly committed perjury by lying during his testimony about his drinking habits, the content of his yearbook and a spate of other topics. We speak with Lisa Graves, co-director of Documented, which investigates corporate influence on democracy. She is the former chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was deputy assistant…
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Brett Kavanaugh Barely Controls His Rage in Combative Testimony Denying Sexual Assault Allegations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-28
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday morning, saying with certainty that it was Kavanaugh who attempted to rape her when they were in high school in 1982. Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly denied Blasey Ford's allegations, denouncing her testimony with barely controlled rage and repeatedly choking up with tears in his eyes. He singled out Democrats on the committee and accused them of staging a "circus" aimed at derailing his confirmation. We feature an excerpt from Kavanaugh's opening statement.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/28/brett_kav…

"Con Game"? Trump Accuser Jessica Leeds Responds to His Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-27
Ahead of today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Trump lashes out at the women who have accused him and his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying Democrats are running a "con game." We get response from Jessica Leeds, whom Trump referenced in comments Wednesday. She is one of 16 Trump accusers, who says he groped her in the first-class cabin of a commercial flight in 1979.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/27/con_game_…

Headlines for September 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-26
Trump's Boasts Draw Laughter at United Nations General Assembly, Iran Rejects New Talks with U.S. Amid Trump Administration Threats, Senate Republicans Tap Female Prosecutor to Question Christine Blasey Ford, Amid New Allegations, Senate Won't Delay Kavanaugh Hearings, "Sexually Violent Predator" Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Protest, 174th Since March 30, World Bank Warns Gaza Economy Is "Collapsing" Under Israeli Blockade, Argentina: General Strike Targets IMF Loans, Austerity Measures, Federal Judge Restores Endangered Status to Grizzly Bears, Chicago Jurors Show…
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