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    The Interview That Should End Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    By Cody Cain (This essay is being jointly published with Salon.com at this link.) Donald Trump just gave an interview that any potential Trump supporter should not miss. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for president. The interview was conducted by Anderson Cooper […]

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    Get Your Game Face On

    By Dave Spencer I love sports with a passion and follow many teams here in the Bay Area and around the country. I’m also a political junkie, and since my uniform reads Practically Republican, I focus less on individual stats than I do on the success of the team — in this case Team U.S.A. […]

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    Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

    By Tom Engelhardt The U.S. Military Bombs in the Twenty-First Century Cross-posted with With that in mind, let’s take a look at what those worried CENTCOM commanders, the folks at the Pentagon, and the Obama administration are planning for the FFFIHW in the near future. Perhaps you won’t be surprised to learn that, with almost […]

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    5 Myths (And One Big Truth) About Hillary’s 2002 Iraq War Vote

    By Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman Although Hillary Clinton has many advantages in the current Presidential campaign (advantages of policy, programs, and, yes, personality) surely her greatest strength vis-à-vis her principal primary opponent is in the area of foreign and global policy–including matters of war and peace, global development and economics, our war against terrorism, and even climate […]

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    Jeb Bush: I Don’t Feel Comfortable Attacking “Friend” Marco Rubio

    In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talked about Marco Rubio’s debate performance saying “when it’s a validation of what the perception is, it’s bad news.” “He is a friend,” Bush explained. “It is not comfortable for me to attack Marco Rubio. But I do think […]

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    Trump: Jeb Bush Is A “Stiff Who You Wouldn’t Hire”

    Donald Trump gave his “say-it-like-it-is” opinion about presidential rival Jeb Bush on Monday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC. “This is a stiff,” Trump said. “He is a stiff who you wouldn’t hire in private enterprise… This is a guy that, if he came looking for a job, you’d say no thank you. And that’s the way […]

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    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Have Defeated Hillary Clinton’s Political Machine

    By H. A. Goodman Several years before Bernie Sanders zoomed towards a virtual tie in national polls with Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren began the discussion about Wall Street’s influence in American politics. Warren even declared in 2014 that a portion of President Obama’s Omnibus bill “was written by Citigroup lobbyists.” Few politicians have directly accused […]

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    Haiti Deeply Divided As President Steps Down Without Replacement

    By Jesselyn Cook PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was canceled as violent protests erupted. The mood was grim on what should have been a festive day that would […]