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Somewhere along the line I got the impression that humans were smart. You know, tool use and written communication and reduced fat Corn Nuts and all that. Unfortunately, just because Grandma can open a can of Chef Boyardee without throwing it against a big tree like an ape or Donald...

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  • October 17, 2021

The COVID pandemic provides all the proof America needs that healthcare does not belong under the control of for-profit corporations. COVID exposed why our system is ultimately fatal to many x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. We are in a global pandemic. We have various vaccines on the...

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  • September 8, 2021

Radio Host Tim Danahey sent me a note that gave me pause. If we could make sure all Americans understand this, we could force the hands of politicians on the wealth tax. Tim Danahey’s wealth tax calculation. See full episodes here. Here is the note I received from Tim. Dude,...

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  • June 15, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle did not mince her words. She pointed out that businesses should pay more if they want more workers. Full stop. Stephanie Ruhle makes a lot of sense. See full episodes here. Today’s jobs report is out and it is not what was expected. Many thought that over one million...

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  • May 8, 2021

Joe Biden did not allow the GOP to drive a narrative blaming the rescue plan and lazy workers. He came out swinging. Biden gets ahead of the false employment narrative x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. So far, President Joe Biden are making mostly the right moves. Today’s jobs...

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  • May 7, 2021

The raison d'être of the Republican Party for much of the past 100 years has been to slam the brakes on anything that would make the poor and middle class feel more secure and prosperous.  Look at the list of popular government programs and initiatives they’ve decried as “socialism”: unemployment insurance, Social Security,...

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  • May 1, 2021

Charlie McCarthy’s cousin, Kevin claimed POTUS Biden’s speech could have been an email, as previous guy claimed paternity for vaccine development that wasn’t even his. Remember when Trump and Kushner declared 60,000 American deaths to COVID-19 “a great success story”. .@GOPLeader: “Republicans will work with anyone to build America up…” 🤡 pic.twitter.com/tw2RHJ6gbV...

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  • April 29, 2021
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More attention should be paid to an economy that might be in trouble this summer especially as there will be something, something military that will require US attention somewhere, somewhere. That increased military activity might distract from finally indicting the previous guy, who apparently allowed the Chinese economy to become #1...

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  • April 12, 2021

Economist on Morning Joe displayed the obscene nature of inequality. The wealthy got much richer during the pandemic. It demonstrates a failed economic system. Pandemic exposes inequality further See full episodes here. Former investment banker Steven Rattner appeared on Morning Joe and displayed some eye-popping charts. It is imperative that Americans understand these charts. A...

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  • April 8, 2021

I read “Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way” by Economics Professor and MMT advocate Stephanie Kelton. It is an important read that we need to understand. Stephanie Kelton hits the nail on the head. See full episodes here. Ironically Professor Kelton shared some concerns with former...

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  • April 7, 2021

Who knew, Big Tech is corporate communism, which may explain why there should be a Magnitsky law for the US. A Ghislaine Maxwell pardon could occur if she gave up those tapes of the previous guy. Comic gold @mcsweeneys ‘The Boat Cops open a shipping container. It is full to...

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  • March 30, 2021

Lost relevance continues with more of the same Trump delusions up-chucking soon, signaled by the latest Big Lie interview with Fox News, likely leading to more revisionism. Unfortunately Trump’s memoirs would be regurgitating the propaganda with little insight or reflection. His Secret Service detail would be useful witnesses as a 1/6...

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  • March 18, 2021

On this panel, Paul Krugman gets it right as Larry Summers continues his attack on the American Rescue Plan. He complains about workers getting a break. Paul Krugman & Larry summers on the American Rescue Plan See full episodes here. Yesterday I wrote a piece critical of ThisWeek’s host George...

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  • March 15, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

We must make the Texas Catastrophe the nail-in-the-coffin for post-Reagan failed economics. Economist Paul Krugman is not sure. I am! Why? Post-Reagan failed economics must end See full episodes here. Conservative economic policies hurt the poor and middle-class as it transfers wealth to a few. The Texas Electric grid catastrophe is...

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  • February 24, 2021

I’ve always admired Naomi Klein since reading her terrific and insightful book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”   She has a NYT editorial column up yesterday, expounding on her prior theme in relation to Texas’s recent disaster, titled “Why The Republicans Fear The Green New Deal,” in which she...

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  • February 22, 2021

We must make the Texas Electric grid failure strike 3. Economist & Professor Dr. Richard Wolff discusses his new eBook, The Sickness System. Dr. Richard Wolff explains Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: The misery that Texans...

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  • February 19, 2021

For obvious reasons, most of the press initially swooned when Senator Collins, Romney, et al. made a misnamed “bipartisan” counter-offer to President Biden as to the Covid-relief bill.  I did notice that the press quickly kind of swung back against this narrative somewhat.  It is really hard not to considering Republicans are...

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  • February 3, 2021

“Can anyone honestly say that if some of those in the mob with zip ties, stun guns and other weapons actually came upon a member of Congress in the Capitol on Jan 6, they'd have just stopped and asked them to pose for a selfie?” x Anyone who thinks Trump...

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  • February 2, 2021

M-i-c-k-e-y, Why because we like it. M-M-MMT. “We collectively decide just what counts as a resource, economic base, or productive work.” OTOH, it could all be trippin’ on bong hits. The superlative science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry For The Future, is essentially about using MMT to...

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  • January 2, 2021

I haven’t been paying real close attention to the Georgia runoff polling. For one thing, pollsters and aggregation sites like FiveThirtyEight put me on a roller coaster of cozy reassurance and sheer fright for weeks before the November 3 election — and the kids in front of me on that...

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  • December 30, 2020

The worldwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines exposes the immorality of our current economic system. Dr. Dean Baker sheds important light. Dr. Dean Baker exposes a sad reality about our economic system. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Recently there was a headline at Common Dreams that drew my ire....

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  • December 22, 2020

Dr. Dean Baker sheds important light on the COVID-19 vaccine economics. Fox News backtrack voter machines, & autocrat Trump exposed. Dr. Dean Baker articulates an unfortunate truth. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics:...

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  • December 21, 2020

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx. Not quite this type of commodity, but more like a pork barrel. x “Ah, pork bellies, I knew it.” ~Louis Winthorpe @dan_aykroyd https://t.co/yeVcYIYtqF— Stephen Bates (@batess) December 3, 2020 M. Proudhon has the misfortune of...

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  • December 4, 2020

Trump really wants Iran to do something stupid before he leaves office, whether it’s a terrorist strike by proxies or something, something Revolutionary Guard attack. x If killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani didn’t change Iran’s behaviors or its strategic policies and objectives, I doubt that killing it’s top nuclear scientists...

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  • November 27, 2020

Professor Mauro Guillen talks about 2030 expectations. Rep. urges Democrats to engage. Journalist calls out GOP Jim Crow. Mauro Guillen discusses 2030 x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Congresswoman calls on Democrats to...

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  • November 20, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

It hasn’t been called yet, but the signs are there and Biden-Harris will speak to the nation tonight. At this writing the swing state margin of victory is less than 2016, but that should change much like the overall plurality is historically high. Trump could try to corrupt the elector...

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  • November 6, 2020

CNN is now framing a narrative that Biden’s victory is inevitable, with “gap-closing” in several states perhaps to be resolved by tomorrow because of trending in PA and GA. Trump did an unhinged “press conference” at 645pm ET that essentially repeated the main themes of grievance and paranoia that will guide his post-presidency...

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  • November 6, 2020

Brooks Brothers riot of intimidation returns from 2000: x Wow. Actually identical now to the Bush 2000 playbook. https://t.co/zTtsayW1a4 — Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) November 4, 2020 GOP millennium tribute band x A Detroit elections officials attempting to deescalating an increasingly tense situation outside the ballot count at TCF Center. republican...

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  • November 4, 2020

As I write this, blurry-eyed and still a bit nervous, things are looking much better for Joe Biden. But last night felt like watching an oncologist diligently search my chest X-ray for tumors. For eight hours. “Yeah, you might have a tumor here, or here, or here. Too early to call....

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  • November 4, 2020

Trump’s hoaxes and fake news have become so normalized as iterated false claims, that we cannot now admit his victory is anything other than horseshoes and hand grenades. He simply won’t have a 2000 election result even if he can’t get a 2004 election result. At present count there will be 10,000 lawyers employed to address...

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  • November 2, 2020

The name of the anonymous author of op-eds criticizing the operation of the White House, is Former DHS chief of staff @MilesTaylorUSA ), but in the scheme of October Surprises this is a footnote. More important matters are whether one of five swing states can be won by Biden/Harris. x Thread....

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  • October 28, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. This covers chapters 11-14. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it was published in 1849 – under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell’. Robert Moore is...

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  • October 28, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

An even more desperate Trump is on the golf course today, and the polling results are even more baked in.  x After accusing Biden of being on drugs and Bloomberg of bribery, calling for the impeachment of a senator, repeating his usual vague insinuations about ballots and his usual vague...

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  • September 27, 2020

I’ll never understand why people think Republican presidents — and Republicans in general — are good for the economy. We have decades of economic data that say otherwise. When it comes to the economy, Republicans are like loud, stumbling drunks who keep insisting they’re okay to drive. Every Friday and Saturday...

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  • September 27, 2020

Professor, Economist, Dr. Richard Wolff visits with us to discuss Capitalism and COVID-19. A young Nebraskan said he has to ditch the GOP. Richard Wolff visits. Aaron Hurt disses the GOP x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls:...

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  • September 22, 2020

Trump went to Ohio today to draw attention away from what will continue to be news as his crimes catch up to him. Remember that what Trump really wants among many other things is to kill off Social Security, so aside from actually killing off the elderly with incompetent health...

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  • September 22, 2020

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion. The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement...

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  • September 17, 2020

Periodically, ACM readers might want an introduction to anticapitalism. This emerges because of the disinformation propagated by kakistocratic clowns like Trump, who enables neoliberal capitalism while pursuing kleptocracy and monopolizing violence. This is important as yesterday Trump signed an executive order that had no effect on big pharma, and endorsed extrajudicial killing...

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  • September 13, 2020

Biden places Trump on the defensive for demeaning of soldiers. We deconstruct the unemployment report. Mauro Guillen talks 2030. He is the author of “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.” Joe Biden is on the attack x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live...

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  • September 4, 2020

Trump’s constant pimping of the stock market numbers is not the same as a sign that the economy has returned to the level of “winning” even before Trump took office. Like voting twice, Trump’s not being a good minimal-state libertarian where all debt resolves itself in a ‘free market’. Instead,...

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  • September 4, 2020

Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: On the heels of back-to-back political party conventions and a climate of growing unrest in the country,likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 52 – 42 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released...

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  • September 2, 2020

person woman man camera television Presently it’s an 88-12 likelihood of a Biden win and a 343-195 Electoral College margin. The model first averages the polls, weighting them by their sample sizes and correcting them for tendencies to overestimate support for one party. It then combines this average with our...

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  • August 18, 2020

So many things to clean up starting January. A Josh Rogin piece at WaPo suggests that progressives will be sidelined in a Biden-Harris foreign policy. ‘Democratic muscular liberalism’ is more rebranding for the same centrism that often supported making wars last longer and often with less satisfying outcomes, despite multilateralism and...

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  • August 16, 2020

In Mel Brooks’ brilliant cinematic spoof, the ‘History of the World Part 1,’ world history is pilloried,parodied, and pushed to the limits, creating uproarious laughter, but that is a movie. In his most serious and somber, oh so somber voice the President credited the 1917(sic)Spanish flu with ending World War...

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  • August 12, 2020

So last week I highlighted this: Tommy Tuberville, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, said on Tuesday that the recently expired $600 coronavirus unemployment “was way too much” during an interview on “Alabama's Morning News with JT.” Tuberville, who recently won the Republican primary and is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen....

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  • August 8, 2020
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