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  • Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”

    07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7/19/2018 | Barry Grey
    The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obama’s speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, calling it an “impassioned” defense of democracy, tolerance, equality and the liberal capitalist world order established after World War II. The reports have singled out Obama’s muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trump’s “strongman politics” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who are “caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more.” No notice is being taken in the press reports of two points in the rambling, 90-minute...
  • Why Do Young People Care So Much about Income Inequality?

    07/19/2018 7:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | Brad Polumbo
    It’s the wrong thing to be worried about. When Bernie Sanders came to the University of Massachusetts Amherst during his campaign for president, thousands of my fellow students turned out to hear him speak. With his many campus visits, the socialist senator certainly left an impression — roughly 2 million young people voted for him in 2016. Thanks to people like Sanders, the idea that income inequality is the “defining issue of our time” has been burned into the collective consciousness of my generation, so much so that a GenForward survey found that economic inequality was one of the highest...
  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism Won't Always Exist' (A very revealing interview)

    07/19/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/19/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    ​Democrat giant-slayer and soon-to-be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came close to saying she supports abolishing the free enterprise system and the precious economic freedoms on which it is based that have made America wealthy beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. The so-called democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez hails as “the future of our party,” breezily dismissed the current strength of the U.S. economy, claiming unemployment is low only because Americans are working two jobs.  Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon, she told PBS in an astounding display of historical ignorance that would no doubt endear her to anti-American conspiracy...
  • Democrats' 'Sudden' Hard-Left Turn Towards Sanders Style Socialism Has Been Years In The Making

    07/18/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/18/2018
    Left Turn: Long-time political watchers have been shocked in recent months to see formerly powerful Democratic Party leaders ousted by far-left challenges within their own party. The once-proud centrist party of the working class, the Democrats are now a party of the hard left. Recent events show just how far things have gone: * 28-year-old Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders admirer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes beat New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking Democrat in the House, in a primary challenge. Despite a series of embarrassing gaffes in just over a week, the Democrat-safe New York district she's in guarantees...
  • What Is Democratic Socialism?

    07/18/2018 3:48:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/18/18 | Ben Shapiro
    The new rising star of the Democratic Party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 28-year-old former bartender doesn't know much about politics -- this week, she bungled her way through an interview answer by referring to Israeli "occupation" of Palestine and citing her lack of expertise on the issue despite her international relations degree. But she's young; she's energetic; and she speaks in glowing terms about rights to housing, food, college and health care. She's a charter member of the Democratic Socialists of America, a group, we're informed by The New York Times' Michelle Goldberg, that is on the rise. "Its growth...
  • Obama: Consider a universal basic income

    07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 17, 2018
    In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a...
  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • HOUSE DEMOCRAT CALLS FOR ‘MILITARY FOLKS’ TO STOP TRUMP

    07/16/2018 2:37:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 134 replies
    Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday called for the “military folks” to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump’s much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup. Cohen later said that he was in no way calling for a coup. “No coup called for,” he wrote, claiming it unlikely that someone would call for a coup on Twitter. Cohen’s bizarre tweet was similar to one from former Obama CIA Director John...
  • Conundrum

    07/15/2018 3:07:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/15/2018 | unknown
    Conundrum............... "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one. You'll probably never need one again." The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America..... 1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized! 2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims! 3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government! 4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer!...
  • You have Nothing to Fear from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    07/14/2018 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Thinkery (YouTube Channel) ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Carl Benjamin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQF8jKhkM0I
  • Over in a Barrel, Democrats Hurtle Toward the Rocks Below

    07/13/2018 8:45:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12 Jul, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    A few months ago, the Democrat-Media Complex was brimming with bravado: this fall’s congressional elections, the story went, were sure to rebuke the gauche interloper Donald Trump and swamp him and his minions in a giant “Blue Wave” that would restore Democrats’ control of the legislative branch, launch impeachment proceedings in the House, convict him in the Senate, and drive him from office as the wronged Dowager Empress of Chappaqua resumed her rightful place in the People’s House. Et voila! The restoration of the old order and a new tsunami of “progressive” regulations would ensure nothing like Trump would ever...
  • Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

    07/13/2018 12:02:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/18 | Alex Pappas
    So much for Democrats coming together in New York’s 14th congressional district. A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley -- the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. The victor claimed the incumbent is now mounting a third-party bid. “.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.” The 28-year-old progressive Democrat added: “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the...
  • How a Brand-New Executive Order Could Seat Judges Who Are Eager to Deport People

    07/12/2018 6:07:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Rewire.news ^ | July 11, 2018 | Lisa Needham
    The Trump administration on Tuesday issued an executive order on the seemingly mundane topic of administrative law judges (ALJs) and “competitive service selection.” ... ALJs provide judicial services in the administrative law setting. They oversee proceedings that range from informal hearings to full trials, but their jurisdiction is limited to the agency to which they’re attached...Currently, ALJs are selected via what is known as the competitive examination and service selection procedures. In a competitive hiring setting, applicants must prove they are the best candidate for the job, and the jobs are open to everyone who meets the minimum qualifications. There...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections

    07/12/2018 4:46:37 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 11 2018 | Lisa Foderaro
    ..... Even in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s district, the Working Families Party line was won by Mr. Crowley, who had secured that party’s endorsement. Bill Lipton, state director of the Working Families Party, said he immediately reached out to Mr. Crowley’s campaign to request that he vacate the line. To Mr. Lipton’s chagrin, his campaign declined; Mr. Crowley will remain on the ballot in November. “You’d think that given the moment we’re in,” said Mr. Lipton, “that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite.” Asked about Mr. Crowley’s plans regarding the Working Families Party line, a campaign spokeswoman said...
  • Ivanka Trump champions paid family leave policy—and calls for bipartisan support

    07/11/2018 3:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Motherly ^ | July 11, 2018 | Heather Marcoux
    When it comes to supporting families, paid parental leave is a solution to a number of problems. Studies show that paid leave can reduce infant mortality, increase breastfeeding rates, can improve maternal mental health and strengthen the connection between fathers and babies. There are a ton of benefits to parental leave, ones that American families should be seeing, but aren't. While some employers have been modernizing parental leave policies, federal policy lags behind. The last major policy change came in 1993, when the Family and Medical Leave Act passed with bipartisan support, guarantees more than half of American workers 12...
  • Vanity: A most enjoyable spate of replies to one of Chelsea Clinton's vapid tweets

    07/11/2018 9:51:01 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/11/2018 | Chelsea Clinton
    Original tweet: "Another reason to be proud @CarlinaRivera represents our family on the #NYC City Council- she loves tap & once danced with Gregory Hines!!"
  • Why Does the Left Want Universal Health Care? Britain’s Is on Its Deathbed

    07/11/2018 7:32:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/11/2018 | Sally Pipes
    The U.K.’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, turns 70 this month. There’s not much to celebrate. The NHS is collapsing. Patients routinely face treatment delays, overcrowded hospitals, and doctor shortages. Even its most ardent defenders admit that the NHS is in crisis. Yet American progressives want to import this disastrous model. About one in three Democratic senators and more than half of Democratic representatives support single-payer health care. Why? The British experiment with socialized medicine has been a monumental failure. It would be foolish to repeat that mistake here. Single-payer is fundamentally flawed. It relieves consumers of any...
  • Democrats Love Socialism Because They Want To Take Your Stuff And Enslave You

    07/09/2018 8:41:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 09, 2018 12:01 AM | Kurt Schlichter
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is less hideously unattractive than the usual Democrat potentate or potentatette and has therefore been anointed the new face of her pathetic party. This dumb woman, who looks like Huma Abedin without the pedohubby and the weird relationship with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, took advantage of her even dumber New York district in order to get elected to Congress by calling herself a “socialist.” Yeah, the subject of a thousand Trader Joe’s house brand chardonnay toasts is a proud adherent of the ideology that butchered 100 million people in the last century. Considering how much mainstream liberals hate...
  • DC City Council appears set to reverse $15 minimum wage

    07/10/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 09, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced Monday that he along with several other council members would introduce a bill during Tuesday's session to repeal Initiative 77, the city's newly-passed $15 an hour minimum wage. (Snip) "I don't believe the law that Initiative 77 would put into place is good for our city, good for our restaurant industry or good for our workers," Evans told a local ABC affiliate. Evans and others on the city council as well as Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser have long been critical of the initiative.
  • Is Cuba abusing its overseas workers? A Tampa dissident takes Cuba to court

    07/09/2018 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/9/18 | Paul Guzzo
    Raul Risco was once loyal to Cuba’s socialist cause... Then 18 years ago, disillusioned with socialism...Risco became a vocal dissident... This ...landed him in a Cuban prison 300 times, for a total of five years... Risco sought asylum and moved with his family to Tampa 11 months ago... Risco... has filed a lawsuit in Havana demanding changes... His ultimate goal is to bring the case before the United Nations and its International Court of Justice. "It is important for people to hear what is going on," said Risco... The Cuban government sends about 65,000 of its citizens to work in...