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Trump Economics Embrace Usual Fare of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and False Promises to the Middle Class

by Steven Pressman | Sep 18, 2020 | Economy, Politics

Two numbers reveal everything you need to know about the U.S. economy over the past two decades. Between 1999 and 2018, the S&P 500 grew 6 percent annually, after accounting for dividends (2 percent annual gain) and inflation (2 percent annual loss). Stock prices more than doubled in value over this time period. Wall Street […]

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Donald Trump in Ohio

Once Solid Trump Country, Ohio Now Exhibiting Buyer’s Remorse

by Dudley Althaus | Sep 18, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

Until recently deemed irrevocably in Donald Trump’s column, Ohio has been thrown into play as November’s election hurtles near. A series of opinion polls since the spring have put Trump neck and neck with Joe Biden. Analysts say that makes Ohio a mineshaft canary for the president’s reelection, regardless of whether he ultimately carries the […]

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Beirut warehouse explosion

Contrary to Frothing Conspiracists, Beirut Warehouse Explosion Was the Result of Bureaucratic Failure

by Scott Ritter | Sep 18, 2020 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Shortly after the horrific explosion at a warehouse in the port of Beirut that killed some 200 persons and wounded many thousands more, Gordon Duff, the editor of Veterans Today, posted a YouTube video in which he stated that he had been in a conversation with a retired Lebanese general who claimed that the blast […]

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5G

Regulators Steamroll Health Concerns as the Global Economy Embraces 5G

by Joel Moskowitz | Sep 18, 2020 | Health, Politics

In a Washington Post op-ed (June 4), “5G conspiracy theories threaten the U.S. recovery,” Thomas Johnson Jr., the Federal Communications Commission’s general counsel, declared: “Conjectures about 5G’s effect on human health are long on panic and short on science.” The FCC, however, has been “short on science” for more than two decades. Along with the […]

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Daniel Ellsberg

Inheriting The Memory of Justice

by Catherine Ellsberg | Aug 24, 2020 | Culture, Politics

Judgment. Responsibility. Guilt. Crimes. Justice. Throughout The Memory of Justice, Marcel Ophuls’s sprawling 1976 jeremiad on the Nuremberg trials, these are the terms that spring into action in nearly every scene. I have watched this film dozens of times; I have devoted countless hours to taking notes and rewinding key moments and sleeping and dreaming […]

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