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From Assassinations to Sanctions: Emergency Powers and the Rise of the Imperial Presidency

    From Assassinations to Sanctions: Emergency Powers and the Rise of the Imperial Presidency

On the eve of the 2020 election, no American president has enjoyed more unrestrained power than Donald J. Trump, who has inherited decades of policies and legislation that have given the American head of state the ability to suspend all constitutional rights and habeas corpus for its own citizens, carry out assassinations, torture prisoners and…

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Despite Trump’s Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth

    Despite Trump’s Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth

One of Trump’s more questionable claims he made at the now infamous first presidential debate was that he was driving down medical costs for ordinary Americans. Under his presidency, the 74-year-old New Yorker claimed, diabetes medicine insulin had gone from so expensive that it was “destroying families” to “so cheap it’s like water.” “This is…

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Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed

    Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed

Tuesday night’s much anticipated presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden drew the attention of tens of millions around the world. But few appeared satisfied or enlightened after watching it. Although it touched on many serious topics, including the Supreme Court, climate change, policing, and the coronavirus pandemic, little of any…

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Don’t Be Fooled: The 2020 Election Has Already Been Decided

    Don’t Be Fooled: The 2020 Election Has Already Been Decided

Republicans and Democrats alike fear that the other party will attempt to hijack this election. President Trump is convinced that mail-in ballots are a scam except in Florida, where it’s safe to vote by mail because of its “great Republican governor.” The FBI is worried about foreign hackers continuing to target and exploit vulnerabilities in the…

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The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the U.S. – There’s Worse to Worry About

  The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the U.S. – There’s Worse to Worry About

Should Trump fail to carry the Electoral College, Noam Chomsky admonishes, “he could send Blackshirts out in the streets… preparation for a plan to try to bring the military in to carry out something which would amount to a military coup.” A New York Times columnist opines: “Put nothing past Trump, not even the destruction of the…

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Christian Nationalists and Christian Zionists March Lockstep to Secure Another Four Years for Trump

  Christian Nationalists and Christian Zionists March Lockstep to Secure Another Four Years for Trump

Two thousand years ago, Jesus taught an oppressed, occupied people the ways of mercy and nonviolent resistance. In the intervening centuries, some strains of Christianity have transformed themselves from these humble roots into dominant, imperial forces. Their “Christian” voices speak the language of the Bible, but their ideologies have little to do with the Bible’s…

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Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

  Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

The Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to rumble on. Earlier this month, the deceased sexual predator’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested and charged with luring and grooming children into his sex ring. Epstein, who died in prison in suspicious circumstances last August, was connected to huge swaths of the global elite, counting billionaire business owners,…

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Propaganda Will Not Be Enough to Win Joe Biden the White House

  Propaganda Will Not Be Enough to Win Joe Biden the White House

New York City (BAR) — “Biden will win in a landslide.” “Trump will quit before election day.” These are just some of the tropes being spread by Democratic Party propagandists. It is true that Joe Biden can defeat incumbent Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election. However, the rosy scenarios painted by the corporate media…

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Trump Tells Florida Crowd “Something Will Happen in Venezuela” Soon

  Trump Tells Florida Crowd “Something Will Happen in Venezuela” Soon

On a trip to COVID-19 riddled Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump not-so-cryptically revealed that he had something big planned for Venezuela during a meeting with leaders of the U.S. military’s Southern Command. “Something will happen with Venezuela. That’s all I can tell you,” he said, before adding that Washington would be “very much involved”…

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VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two Sides of the Same Coin

  VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Biden campaign held an online event on Wednesday, July 8 pitched as the former Vice President’s “vision for Venezuela and Venezuelans in the U.S.” Spoiler alert: his vision for Venezuela barely differs from President Trump. This event, which didn’t merit an appearance from Biden himself, was aimed at getting Venezuelan-Americans to volunteer for “Uncle…

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