2018-11-03: Social Media Postees

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For Some, a Vibrant U.S. Economy Complicates Voting Decision
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-03
EXTON, Pennsylvania–For many voters in America's affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. | Do they vote Democratic, in part to protest President Donald Trump for behavior some see as divisive and unpresidential? Or do they back Republicans in hopes that the economy will continue thriving under the majority party? | A healthy economy has at least complicated their decision and blurred the outcome of the midterm elections. On Friday, the government reported that employers added a robust 250,000 jobs in October. And the unemployment rate stayed at a five-d…
truthdig.com/articles/for-some-a-vibrant…

Bay Area & Statewide Green Party Election Recommendations
Green Party | indybay.org | 2018-11-03
Below are recommendations from county Green Party groups in Alameda, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The Alameda and San Francisco groups have also written articles about their endorsements (see the links provided below).
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/02/1881867…

Republicans May Pay for Having Tried to Reverse the Health Law
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-03
Edgewater Park, New Jersey — Not long ago many voters knew little about Tom MacArthur. A low-key moderate Republican congressman in a district that twice went for Barack Obama, he burnished his reputation as the guy who worked with Democrats to help rebuild in the years after Hurricane Sandy. | Now, as he wages a bitter fight for re-election to a seat he won by 20 percentage points just two years ago, even some of his supporters have turned virulently against him. The reason? His new reputation as the turncoat whose legislation almost repealed the Affordable Care Act. | Like many Republican candidates strug…
truthout.org/articles/republicans-may-pa…

What Debate? Some Strategic Electoral Considerations
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
Someone recently asked me my opinion on "the left debate over lesser evil voting" this year. What debate? There's no debate. Anyone who doesn't understand that the creeping fascist white nationalist Republicans are more horrific than the dismal dollar Democrats in ways that matter enough to hold one's nose and vote "for" the Dems in…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/02/what-debate-…

Violence Will Ensue If The GOP Loses
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-02
In the wake of yet another preventable massacre here in the United States, Donald Trump and his lying team of sociopaths are scrambling for excuses. In my mind, the American culture of violence as seen in the Pentagon, Hollywood and elsewhere is first to blame. Next comes the woefully corrupt Republicans and their allegiance to…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/02/violence-wil…

Doco shows remarkable program helping Aboriginal kids
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Backtrack Boys | Documentary by Catherine Scott | In cinemas now | The best documentary films are ones that tell a story. Backtrack Boys allows Aboriginal kids from around the Armidale region in NSW to express themselves and show how hard life is for them. | These are kids who are who are close to totally off the rails. Luckily, they have become involved in a youth program run by an ex-roustabout called Bernie Shakeshaft. By teaching the kids how to train farm dogs, he gets them to calm their emotions, develop self-discipline and find a path for themselves. | The scenes where he teaches the kids how to qu…
greenleft.org.au/content/doco-shows-remarkable-program-helping-aboriginal-kids

Bernie Sanders: 'Trump Is Somebody Who Clearly Does Not Respect Democracy'
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-02
Bernie Sanders: 'Trump Is Somebody Who Clearly Does Not Respect Democracy'…
thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-don…

Kansas and Oklahoma May Deliver Surprise Victories for Democrats on Election Day
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-11-01
As the nation tunes into election results next Tuesday night, they may end up seeing a few spots of blue in an unusual place — smack dab in the middle of America's heartland. | In both Kansas and Oklahoma, the GOP's hold on its governors' mansions is in peril, as polling has tightened and the elections in these states are now considered toss-ups. Alongside these two heartland states, Democrats are running competitive races for governor in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, meaning that the splotch of blue could become a broad swath running across the middle of the country. In addition to various…
theintercept.com/2018/11/01/midterm-elec…

Ohio's Congressional Map is Broken. Here Are 3 Ways to Fix It
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-31
Ohio's map consistently gives Republicans 75 percent of the states' congressional seats, regardless of the votes they earn. | As Ohio voters head to the polls next week, many will struggle to overcome congressional districts that have allowed politicians to choose their voters instead of the other way around. | Thanks to an aggressive redistricting operation, Ohio's current congressional map, enacted in December 2011, is gerrymandered to lock in a 12-to-4 district advantage for Republican candidates. | In each subsequent election, it has w…
aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/gerrymanderi…

Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
Ramón Castellblanch | progressive.org | 2018-10-31
Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.
progressive.org/dispatches/republicans-f…

Progressive Groups Make Last-Minute Push for Kara Eastman, as Corporate Democrats Prep Victory Lap
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-10-31
Leading progressive organizations have joined together for a final-week, six-figure ad buy for the heavily outspent progressive Kara Eastman in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, even as a corporate Democratic group begins an early victory lap, forecasting her defeat. | The ad features a Trump voter touting Eastman's support for "Medicare for All," a rare rebuttal to the enduring conservative ad barrage against the idea. | Two groups that had declined to back her during the primary — EMILY's List and House Majority PAC, the main…
theintercept.com/2018/10/31/kara-eastman…

What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-10-07
The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/whats-happened-to-the-b…

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