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The Clinton Minefield

Hillary Clinton and the DNC should be congratulated for a convention that produced more clearly stated testimonials for Hillary – Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine being the most eloquent. Likewise the attacks on Trump were very telling including Muslim father Khizr Khan, Independent Enterepreneur Michael Bloomberg, and Vice President Joe Biden . Clearly, the …

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5 Questions for Democrats: Clinton Email Disaster

Why  nominate a presidential candidate who used a private email server  a)which was illegal according to the State Department and then used irresponsibly according to the FBI; b)so then she has had to  continuously and  profusely lie about its use; c)because  she used it to avoid FOIA-Freedom Of Information Act requirements for disclosure by petitioning media and d)that …

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5 Questions for Democrats: Restoring Rule of Law and Financial Safety

Rule of Law and Financial Safety are deeply intertwined through the nexus of unfettered campaign financing allowed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision. Justice Stevens dissenting opinion states the case succinctly – “the Court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation….a democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are …

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5 Questions for Democrats:Why Give Hillary So Much Leeway

Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary of so much leeway by her party.First she has a former Campaign Manager as DNC Party Chair who instead of being neutral was actively working to give every advantage to Hillary  throughout Primaries. Only because of WikiLeaks, has Debbie Wasserman Schulz   been  finally  ousted from her post. Likewise early in the primaries …

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5 Questions for the Democratic Party: Elizabeth Warrens Endorsement Ambiguity

In our ongoing series of 5 questions of the Demoratic Party – here are 3 about Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren for the past 10 years has been a staunch advocate for Consumer Financial protection Reforms. This  work has gained her open emnity from the Financial Community but also a legions of supports among Progressive from …

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Stains on Democracy: Worst Supreme Court Decision of Past 30 Years

Over and over Average Joes say Freedom of Speech  and one-man=one- vote should be supreme and unquestioned in the US Democracy. But the problem of treating corporations and groups as equivalent to individuals is that the views of a very few, often the executive elite, determine the political views and contributions of the organization without …

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The Real Obama Flaw: Wall Street Now Too Big To Jail

WhatNowCartoons The GOP has been attacking President Obama for all the Wrong Reasons: Benghazi Libyan embassy fight when the GOP had previously cut the State Departments defense funding. Or No New Taxes when there is general consensus that  tax revenues have dried up and tax reform is way overdue. Or the constant return to Obama’s birth …

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What Was Said: Israeli Settlements in West Bank

The occasion of President Obama’s trip to Israel has triggered a number of different articles across Web news media. Remarkably, the topic continues to center on one issue – the ever expanding Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank territory. Now some will take exception to the notion of Palestinian West bank territory despite the …

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Justice in the Media

There is a  growing Moral Vacuum in the US . It is about  institutional interests that are able to shape and transcend Justice first internally and then in the broader public realm. Institution’s ability to  delay and outwit Justice is an eternal gambit; however the stakes have become ever greater for 3 reasons: 1)Because the …

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Moral Vacuum: Jerry Sandusky and the LIBOR Scandal

What possible connection can one make with convicted child molester, Penn State Assistant Football coach Jerry Sandusky, and the LIBOR interest rates set in London by a select list of 18 banks lead by Barclays Bank? Another bit of trash journalism  or is there a possible connection? Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester This last week, the …

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LIBOR = Continuing Corruption in Banking and Finance and Governance

When you think of the English, Justice and “Doing the Right Thing” they are almost synonymous. One has to think that near-failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock during the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis was just  an anomaly. Just a whiff of  the Wall Street Flu. The British run Wimbledon, the Olympics and …

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The Wheels Are NOT Coming Off The Republican Party I

Ross Douthat at the NYTimes has written a spirited rebuttal of the notion that the Republican Primary Process has helped to scuttle the Party’s Presidential prospects. He insists that … well lets let Ross speak for himself: Let’s stipulate that this has not been the most edifying of primary seasons. The policy debates have often …

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The Level of Lying Stokes Radical Political Partisanship

In an article on her website, Ariana Huffington raises the issue of the level of lying in politics – Mitt Romney Brazenly Lies and the Media Lets Him Slide. Here is he crux of the complaint against Mitt Romney and his election team: The lie is found in Romney’s first television ad, run last week in New …

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Why Congress Has Failed to Regulate Wall Street, Healthcare, Energy, etc.

The above 60 Minutes Report on how badly compromised members of Congress are is echoed in this report from the Daily Beast on Obama’s Energy Department graft that extends well beyond Solyndra. Clearly the US is teetering with political graft and scandal that extends across parties and is making Washington a place of Moral Compromise …

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