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  • Putin Thinks He's Winning and takes his cues from country's Stalinist past

    04/05/2018 3:08:30 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | April 2018 | Irina Pavlova
    Today, the Stalinists in Russia are enjoying their greatest heyday since 1953. And the West doesn't understand nor want to admit it. The Kremlin’s strategy toward the West has been in place for some time and is based on a vision of Russia as a great power in the Stalinist style for namely under him, the country experienced the peak of "great power" status..." Stalin, who in their estimation, ‘saved Western civilization from Nazism/fascism.” The only difference is that Stalin strove to Sovietize Western countries while Putin and company seek the fundamental weakening of the West, Western institutions, and the...
  • Jeffrey Lord Reportedly Considering a Post-CNN Role With Breitbart

    08/21/2017 5:01:03 PM PDT · by be-baw · 4 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ken Meyer
    If you were curious about what Jeffrey Lord might do now that he’s no longer with CNN, well… we may have your answer. The pro-Trump commentator was fired from the network earlier this month after sending out a “Sieg Heil” tweet. According to The Daily Beast, Lord might be about to find a new home at Breitbart, under the newly reinstated leadership of Steve Bannon.
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • The Absolutely Stupidest Thing Ever Said By A Conservative Pundit

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Nowadays Ann has had to metamorphose from provocateur to the punditry equivalent of "your mama" jokes with a side of bullying. For that's what happens to you when you start uttering complete nonsensical tripe like the following and call it a "hot take": "It doesn't matter how liberal Donald Trump is as long as he's right on immigration." Ladies, let me holler at you first. Does the guy who promises to be faithful to you, if you overlook everything else about him that sets your warning bells off, ever keep that promise? Of course not. As the father of two...
  • Ron Paul and the Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign

    08/24/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by chickadee · 57 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/23/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Neoliberals and Quasi-Cons: When it comes to foreign policy, Ron Paul and his supporters are not conservatives. This is important to understand when one realizes that Paul's views are, self-described, "non-interventionist." The fact that he has been allowed to get away with pretending to conservatism on this score is merely reflective of journalists who, for whatever reason, are simply unfamiliar with American history. Ironically, it is precisely because the Paul campaign has not been thoroughly covered that no one pays attention to the historical paternity of what the candidate is saying.
  • Right as Ever: How conservative critics of conservatism are explaining the conservative comeback.

    10/05/2010 10:55:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/5/10 | David Weigel
    The Great Recession has done wonders for the Republican Party. Two years after being tossed out of power at every level, it's about to waltz right back in, kicking aside the corpses of Democrats foolish enough to go along with the designs of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. This is good news for most conservatives. It's slightly worse news for a smaller group of conservatives—namely, the ones who spent the end of the '00s explaining why a Republican comeback like this was not really possible. Take, for example, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, whose 2005 Weekly Standard cover story, "The...
  • Peter Beinart: Pundit (Declined)

    09/04/2010 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Maynerd · 5 replies
    Commentary magazine ^ | September 2010 | Andrew Ferguson
    PRESS MAN: Pundit (Declined) ANDREW FERGUSONPeter Beinart is one of those journalists, common in Washington, who is less interesting for what he says than for who he is, or who he wants to be thought to be. He’s an exemplar, and when, this May, he published an essay in the New York Review of Books announcing that “morally, American Zionism is in a downward spiral,” he deserved the considerable notice that the article brought him. As a piece of reasoned argument, or even as an anguished moral plea, “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment” was a mess: a goulash...
  • The Impossible Dream of Energy Independence

    02/22/2008 12:37:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 167+ views
    Reason ^ | February 20, 2008 | Brian Doherty
    Energy Analyst Robert Bryce Explains Why Trying to Make All Our Own Power is a Foolish IdeaIn his forthcoming book Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence” (PublicAffairs) Robert Bryce, managing editor of Energy Tribune and author of Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego and the Death of Enron, grapples with what he detects as a growing belief, both among policy elites and the public, in “energy independence.”That’s the notion that America should disengage from world energy markets and seek self-sufficiency in energy production. To Bryce, this is not only impossible, but dangerous to even attempt. As he writes in...
  • Five Years On, Unanswered Questions About December Seventh Remain

    12/06/2006 4:07:08 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 72 replies · 1,747+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | December 6, 2006 | Rand Simberg
    December 7, 1946 HONOLULU (Routers) Five years after the sinking of the battleships in Pearl Harbor, many still question the official government story of what happened on that fateful day, and who was responsible. Some believe that the Roosevelt administration did it themselves, deliberately, making it look like Japanese religious fanatics were responsible, in order to drag the country into a war that they could get by no other means, to benefit arms merchants and the Jews. The controversy has been renewed by a recently released film documentary, titled "Loose Ships." It makes a compelling case against the Shinto extremist...
  • Gore: Bush's Iraq war push makes world more dangerous

    09/23/2002 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies · 746+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-23-02 | IAN STEWART
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --  Al Gore harshly criticized President Bush's push for war against Iraq, saying Monday that it weakens America's effort to combat terrorism and forever could damage the nation's standing in the world.</p> <p>"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."</p>
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...