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Such a classic from George Carlin — especially as we watch candidates spew them ... "Euphemisms."

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The Press Meets the Drumpf

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  • I still believe the pen is mightier than the sword. And in these conflicted and troubled times, we should reward the bravery of the men and women not afraid to ask the hard questions of everyone in power. Our nation’s future depends on it.
  • Media critics and observers have warned against normalizing Trump’s statements and opinions, particularly his racism and sexism. Earlier this month, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne wrote a piece titled, “Please Don’t Mainstream Trump,” urging politicians and the media to avoid “strong temptations to go along” with Trump.
  • Part 1: Legendary News Anchor Dan Rather Tears Trump's Head Off and Shits Truth Down His Neck 
  • Part 2: Edward R. Murrow ‘Would Have Skewered’ Donald Trump, Media Critic Says

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Part 1: Legendary News Anchor Dan Rather Tears Trump's Head Off and Shits Truth Down His Neck 

I still believe the pen is mightier than the sword. And in these conflicted and troubled times, we should reward the bravery of the men and women not afraid to ask the hard questions of everyone in power. Our nation’s future depends on it.

Charles Topher, Winning Democrats

http://winningdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/rather.jpg02 Jun 2016 | Nobody knows better than Dan Rather the kind of crushing blow a politician can have to a journalist’s career. In 2004, Rather ran with a story on the CBS Nightly News about George W. Bush going AWOL from his air national guard unit. The Bush administration pushed back, showing that the methods CBS used to obtain the documents that proved their story may not have been quite up to “journalistic standards.” Rather has admitted that they made mistakes at CBS investigating the story, but maintains that the story itself was composed of rock-solid facts that nobody has ever disputed.

It made no difference. Rather fought the establishment and is ultimately cost him his job. Another casualty of the Bush Administration. That level of commitment is what Rather would like to see from today’s journalists, particularly those covering Donald Trump. In a Facebook post that does a fine job of slamming Trump, Rather reminds those following in his footsteps of the lessons he learned from legends like Hugh Cunningham and Edward R. Murrow.

Charles Topher is a lifetime lefty liberal from Lowell, MA, who has managed to migrate (legally) to the backwoods of Maine. He writes from a 1 acre progressive bubble where Nobama stickers on pickemup truck bumpers are common.

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Part 2: Edward R. Murrow ‘Would Have Skewered’ Donald Trump, Media Critic Says

Media outlets have faced criticism for not being tough on Trump.

Marina Fang, Huffington Post

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05/22/2016 | As news organizations face criticism for not challenging Donald Trump’s policy positions and offensive statements, the director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at Tufts University argued that the legendary CBS news anchor would have given the presumptive GOP presidential nominee highly critical coverage.

“He would have skewered him,” Edward Schumacher-Matos, a former journalist and media critic, told Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.

Marina Fang, Associate Politics Editor, Huffington Post 

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Series | Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World? Part 2

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  • The Consequences of Wielding a Sledgehammer Against All U.S. Enemies Around the World
  • Longtime activist and academic Noam Chomsky gives a broad overview of the state of the rulers and resisters around the globe.

Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch / In These Times

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[In These Times Editor's Note: This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books). The piece first appeared at TomDispatch.]

May 10, 2016 | In brief, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States. The invasion of Iraq made a substantial contribution to this process, much as intelligence agencies had predicted. Terrorism specialists Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank estimate that the Iraq War “generated a stunning sevenfold increase in the yearly rate of fatal jihadist attacks, amounting to literally hundreds of additional terrorist attacks and thousands of civilian lives lost; even when terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan is excluded, fatal attacks in the rest of the world have increased by more than one-third.” Other exercises have been similarly productive.

A group of major human rights organizations—Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.), Physicians for Global Survival (Canada), and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Germany)—conducted a study that sought “to provide as realistic an estimate as possible of the total body count in the three main war zones [Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan] during 12 years of ‘war on terrorism,'” including an extensive review “of the major studies and data published on the numbers of victims in these countries,” along with additional information on military actions. Their “conservative estimate” is that these wars killed about 1.3 million people, a toll that “could also be in excess of 2 million.” A database search by independent researcher David Peterson in the days following the publication of the report found virtually no mention of it. Who cares?

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. He is perhaps best known as a critic of all forms of social control and a relentless advocate for community-centered approaches to democracy and freedom. Over the last several decades, Chomsky has championed a wide range of dissident actions, organizations and social movements.

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Series | Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World? Part 1

 

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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You can submit articles that deal with the stated content of the candidates' positions and public record of what they have done in the past in their political offices or in their dealings with social movements, non-profits, the poor, the oppressed, the environment, or the super-wealthy. 

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Crocodile Tears on Memorial Day

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  • It is these politicians who, without hesitation, will quickly send American youth into war, and claim that killing people a half-world away somehow protects American citizens. And once Americans are in combat, these same politicians will complain about the cost of war, and vote against providing adequate funds for decent medical and psychological treatment for those who come home damaged.
  • Part 1: Memorial Day Crocodile Tears from Those Who Create Wars
  • Part 2: Remembrance Day: Why I’ll Wear a Dandelion Instead of a Red Poppy

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Part 1: Memorial Day Crocodile Tears from Those Who Create Wars

It is these politicians who, without hesitation, will quickly send American youth into war, and claim that killing people a half-world away somehow protects American citizens. And once Americans are in combat, these same politicians will complain about the cost of war, and vote against providing adequate funds for decent medical and psychological treatment for those who come home damaged.

Walter Brasch, Dandelion Salad

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May 29, 2016 |  A few million Americans may be thinking about it, but won’t be celebrating Memorial Day. For them, there’s not much to celebrate or to remember.

They’re the low-wage employees who may have to work all three days, without overtime; about three million workers earn the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Many work 30 to 35 hours a week, just low enough that their employers don’t have to pay for insurance, holidays, or sick leave. The corporate CEOs, of course, will be enjoying the long weekend at their alternate vacation homes in the mountains, or along the coasts, or at off-shore islands where they have found banks willing to hide their money and avoid U.S. taxes.

Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and the author of 20 books, is co-founder of the Northeast Pennsylvania Coalition for the Homeless. His latest book is Fracking America: Sacrificing Health and the Environment for Short-Term Economic Benefit.

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Part 2: Remembrance Day: Why I’ll Wear a Dandelion Instead of a Red Poppy

And when he saw them marching up Whitehall
I remember what old Arthur said
He said the donkeys are all wearing poppies
So I shall wear dandelions instead  
--“Dandelions” written and sung by Steve O’Donoghue

Stop the War Coalition, Dandelion Salad

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May 30, 2016 | And when he saw them marching up Whitehall

I remember what old Arthur said
He said the donkeys are all wearing poppies
So I shall wear dandelions instead

“Dandelions” written and sung by Steve O’Donoghue

Stop the War Coalition campaigns to end the occupations in Afghanistan & Palestine, against any attack on Iran or Syria, against Islamophobia, and in defence of civil liberties.

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In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty

  • While vague notions of “inequality” or “economic anxiety” were touched on occasionally, the issue of poverty and its effects remained entirely absent. No specific questions about poverty, its causes or possible federal solutions were asked by any of the moderators in any of the nine debates. If any of the candidates had a plan to ameliorate the plight of the poor, the moderators weren’t interested in hearing about it.
  • Related: Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake

Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 

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Over 45 million Americans live in poverty—but you wouldn’t think potential leaders of the country are expected to know or care anything about this, listening to the questions asked by the elite journalists who moderated the Democratic debates this primary season.

A FAIR analysis of all nine democratic debates over the past seven months shows that not one question was asked about poverty. By contrast, 30 questions were asked about ISIS or terrorism (almost half of them concentrated in the December 19 debate, which took place days after the San Bernardino shootings) and 11 questions were asked Russia. Ten questions were asked about socialism or communism, all of which were directed at Bernie Sanders.

Adam Johnson is a contributing analyst for FAIR.org.

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Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

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  • We've been getting this story wrong for ages, and Trump is the consequence.
  • Related: Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

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A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening

  • Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities.
  • And most of the lives they scar are black.
  • Related: Racist McShootface

Sharon LaFraniere, Daniela Porat, and Agustin Armendariz, New York Times

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https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/05/11/us/multishoot-fb-photo/multishoot-fb-photo-superJumbo.jpg Seven people were shot in a matter of minutes last August at an Elks Lodge in Cincinnati. Credit: Gus Powell for the New York Times

May 22, 2016 | After the slaughter of nine worshipers at a South Carolina church last June, but before the massacre of eight students and a teacher at an Oregon community college in October, there was a shooting that the police here have labeled Incident 159022597.01. It happened on a clear Friday night at an Elks Lodge, on a modest block of clapboard houses northeast of this city’s hilly downtown. Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage.

But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers.

Sharon  LaFraniere is an American journalist who has covered southern Africa and China for the New York Times. Daniela Porat: Reporter, Computer Assisted Reporting at the New York Times. Agustín Armendariz is an investigative reporter specializing in data analysis for ... "The Buying of the President" (2004) which was a New York Times bestseller.

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Racist McShootface, Lucy McBath, Everytown for Gun Safety

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Take%20Action%20Today%20button.jpgShame Missouri legislators for taking a dangerous step towards being the first new "Stand Your Ground" state since Trayvon's killing.
  • Related: Our gun myths are all wrong: The real history behind the Second Amendment clichés that have sustained our lethal gun culture.

 

Top 12 Reasons the Good War Was Bad: Hiroshima in Context

  • A column-length list of the top reasons that the good war was not good.
  • Consider this a friendly reminder to President Obama on his way to Hiroshima.

David Swanson, American Herald Tribune

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May 24, 2016 | Consider this a friendly reminder to President Obama on his way to Hiroshima.

No matter how many years one writes books, does interviews, publishes columns, and speaks at events, it remains virtually impossible to make it out the door of an event in the United States at which you've advocated abolishing war without somebody hitting you with the what-about-the-good-war question.

Of course this belief that there was a good war 75 years ago is what moves the U.S. public to tolerate dumping a trillion dollars a year into preparing in case there's a good war next year, even in the face of so many dozens of wars during the past 70 years on which there's general consensus that they were not good. Without rich, well-established myths about World War II, current propaganda about Russia or Syria or Iraq would sound as crazy to most people as it sounds to me.

David Swanson is an American activist, blogger and author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union."

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