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Trump’s new VOICE office will collect and publish data on crimes local law enforcement have deemed too trivial for detention, “declined detainers” as ICE calls them, when local authorities decline to detain suspects long enough for ICE to get their hands on them.
If you haven’t heard, yet, the alt-right has a counter movement: “antifa” (anti-fascist), basically anarchists, maybe prone to violence, certainly anti-democratic, much like their enemies, the alt-right
Gary Cohn has temporarily triumphed in Trump palace intrigue … he represents the very heart of neoliberalism, not in the interests of the American people! But, since DJT listens to whoever has kind things to say to him, day to day, expect return to his roots soon … more white nationalism, more neo-nazi antisemitism, more contempt for everybody not in his “inner circle”, any time now!
Bernie Sanders’ main strength has always been that “I” next to his name, that’s why he re-registered as Independent after the primary. Dem apparatchiks who think that hurts him as spiritual leader of party don’t understand American political dynamics … future belongs to left, get ppl off their sofas to vote, don’t waste time trying to steal them away from Republicans!
David Corn, in MJ, writes that, regardless of what courts ultimately say constitutes “collusion” we already know that Trump campaign knew, early on, of Russian cyber-ops. We just don’t know whether they merely acquiesced in Russian plans, or actively facilitated (or directed) them. As always, we don’t have any idea of the ultimate effectiveness of the operation, haven’t seen any evidence (polling, or otherwise) of anybody’s vote actually being changed by any *dezinformatsiia* story …
This one fits both “The Future” and “The Past” … good piece from Vox.com, in their “The Big Idea” series. Neoliberalism defined and explained. In short: it’s the economic/political philosophy which replaced the New Deal-to-Great Society philosophy that many of us oldsters associate with the “traditional” Democratic Party. It values free markets and capitalism far more than previously, began in earnest with the Clinton years, and now dominates the “center” of the Democratic Party, as opposed to its left flank.
#MeToo movement may not be in news so much now, since no new celebrity humiliations have come lately, but don’t lose sight of the greater struggle against the institutions of patriarchy — politcal and social activism must persist!