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US Politics

The Greatest Show on Earth How Billions of Words, Tweets, Insults, and Polls Blot Out Reality in Campaign 2016

In the last year, untold billions of words have been expended on this “election” and the outsized histories, flaws, and baggage the two personalities now running for president bring with them. Has there ever been this sort of coverage — close to a year of it already — hour after hour, day after day, night after night? Has the New York Times ever featured stories about the same candidate and his cronies, two at a time, on its front page daily the way it’s recently been highlighting the antics of The Donald? Have there ever been so many “experts” of every stripe jawing away about a single subject on cable TV from the crack of dawn to the witching hour?
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US Politics

Adolph Reed on Bernie Sanders and the New Class Politics

An interview with African American scholar Adolph Reed on Bernie  Sander’s Campaign and the New Class Politics  Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination was historic. The expectations were, to say the least, modest. One year ago, ex-Obama chief strategist David …
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US Politics

Patriotic Muslim Dad Hails Dead Son’s Participation in U.S. Crime Against Humanity in Muslim Iraq

Patriotic Muslim Dad Hails Dead Son’s Participation in US Crime Against Humanity in Muslim Iraq By           Permalink (Page 1 of 3 pages) Related Topic(s): Donald Trump Campaign; Media Complicity; Media Distortion; Media Fake News; Media False-news Liability; Media Garbage Drivel; Media Hypocrisy; Media Manipulation; Media Mass Murderers Accomplices; Western Media, Add Tags Add to My …
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US Politics

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing by Robert Parry

Editor’s note: As a 501-c-3 we do not endorse or oppose any candidate for office or any political party. We do try to present views that are not normally heard in the mainstream media, but we often present ideas with …
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US Politics

“Trumped” by David Swanson

Trumped Written by davidswanson Why would it be that 8 years ago you couldn’t win a Democratic presidential primary if you’d voted for a war on Iraq after pushing all the Bush White House lies about it, and yet now you can? Back …
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Judaism

Shmuley Boteach: It’s Time for Jews To Proselytize

 Editor’s Note: America’s most famous right wing Republican rabbi is a very decent human being in his personal life even as he publicly supports cut backs in services and financial assistance to the poor and supports the repressive policies of …
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War & Peace

But Mr. Putin..You Just Don’t Understandl

But, Mr. Putin, You Just Don’t Understand By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5238 Once in a while one of the videos somebody emails me a link to turns out to be well worth watching. Such is this one. In it a former U.S. …
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War & Peace

“Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”–Children, Toy Guns and the Real Thing

“Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!”  Children, Toy Guns, and the Real Thing By Frida Berrigan [From our ally TomDispatch.com] It was a beautiful evening and the kids — Madeline, two; Seamus, almost four; and Rosena, nine — were running across a …
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US Politics

Jeff St. Clair’s impressionistic account of the Democratic Convnetion

Editor’s Note: Now don’t go jumping to the conclusion that I agree with Jeff St. Clair’s perspective just because I’ve posted it here. As I repeatedly say, we want a variety of perspectives on the elections on our website, and …
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US Politics

Lerner’s Huffington Post article on Sanders Supporters’ Dilemma

THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES Senator Bernie Sanders had two good reasons for endorsing Hillary: 1. His firm belief that the country would be considerably worse off were Donald Trump to win the presidency; 2. If his movement to …
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US Politics

Michael Moore: Why Trump Will Win

Editor’s Note: Tikkun  magazine doesn’t endorse any candidate or political party–we are barred from doing so as a non-profit. But we can print articles from our readers and other sources that provide their analyses and their views on the candidates …
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Israel/Palestine

The Big Rift by Uri Avnery (chair of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom)   THE State of Israel was still young, when two famous comedians produced a short act: Two Arabs stand on the seashore and curse a boat …
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US Politics

The Libertarian Candidate

Editor’s Note: Tikkun Magazine does not endorse any candidate for public office or any political party. But we do encourage our readers to send us their thoughts about the various candidates if they have something new to say that has …
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Israel/Palestine

Apologists for Israel’s Occupation Celebrate the Defeat of what they call “the BDS Hype”

Editor’s Note: This article below demonstrates that the BDS movement’s claims to be successful are very exaggerated. At the same time it shows a critical weakness of the BDS strategy–its ability to switch the discourse from what’s wrong with the …
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Israel/Palestine

Occupation Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem (again and again and again)

Editor’s Note: The events described below are part of a consistent pattern by the Israeli government to make life unbearable for the Palestinian people living inside Israel. We receive these kinds of reports every week, and rarely put them up …
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