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Sunday, September 25, 2016

From giving aid to Osama bin Laden to organizing the 1953 coup that made the eventual revolution and radicalization of Iran, the CIA has spent decades engendering crisis around the world.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In a publicly available video testimony an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alley ways and back streets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chiraq because it is a war zone.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Anastasia Basil: I met this woman named Mae. She's a van driver for a production company. She works 14-hour days but says she doesn't mind, says she keeps one eye on the road and the other on the prize -- a paycheck that has to last through the dead months. ... Mae invites me to sit up front with her. The traffic to my hotel is bad, we're in for a haul. I switch out at the next red light. "So her brothers drive corvettes?" Yup. "One each? Yup. "Lord Almighty," she says, "folks of privilege don't understand how $17 can ruin you." read more

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

In his latest dispatch from the campaign trail, Matt Taibbi chronicles a flailing Donald J. Trump. "The man whose primary season slogan might as well have been ‘Trump '16: I Don't Give a Fuck' is not only carefully choosing his words now," Taibbi writes, "but appears panicked and indecisive, overwhelmed by his seemingly inevitable defeat."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Darcy was interviewing Charlie Sykes, the aforementioned conservative radio host. Sykes said the conservative media has instilled its followers with a deep distrust of the mainstream media; so much so, in fact that they have become fact-free "monsters." read more


The Moment You Realize Trump Finally Crossed the Line

​​This is it.​


How about the elite political press? Is this enough to push you over the line to admitting every day in your coverage that this is not a normal election because the Republican Party has nominated a public sociopath for President of the United States? Once, while contemplating the re-election of Richard Nixon, the late Dr. Thompson once wrote this, and it might be the best single paragraph of political journalism anyone ever wrote:

This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it -- that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. The tragedy of all this is that George McGovern, for all his mistakes... understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon. McGovern made some stupid mistakes, but in context they seem almost frivolous compared to the things Richard Nixon does every day of his life, on purpose as a matter of policy and a perfect expression of everything he stands for. Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?

What he said on Tuesday is something Donald Trump does every day of his life, on purpose, as a matter of policy and a perfect expression of everything he stands for. It seems one could stoop even lower than Nixon to be president.

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