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The Censorious Vortex of the “Flash News” Barons: By Ralph Nader September 20, 2017 For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media’s ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. How else can … Continue reading →
Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For: By Ralph Nader September 13, 2017 The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) … Continue reading →
Needed – An Educational Institute to Extend Dick Gregory’s Legacies: On hearing about the loss of Dick Gregory, at age 84, political analyst and former White House counsellor Bill Curry said, “He was the first successful black comedian who insisted on having opinions.” Until Dick Gregory—with his pioneering, satiric, audacious … Continue reading →
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False Headline on HIV Blood Donation: Q: Will California allow HIV-positive people to donate blood? A: No. The Legislature has passed a bill that would reduce the penalties for those, including blood donors, who knowingly expose others to the HIV virus. FULL QUESTION “CA Governor to sign bill that allows HIV infected people to giv...
Trump’s U.N. Speech: Summary In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but since these comments were made to a world audience, we ...
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Political and Corporate Hypocrisy on Parade: 'BradCast' 9/20/2017: We shine a spotlight on a whole lot of hypocrisy --- both corporate and political --- on today's BradCast. [Audio link to show follows below.] But first, we begin with the seeming unending string of natural disasters slamming North America of late. After a quick riposte from French President Eman...
Trump Blusters UN; GOP 'Repealing' O'Care Again; Dems 'Looking Forward' With 'Medicare-for-All': 'BradCast' 9/19/2017: Today on The BradCast, its yet another day with an impossibly huge number of important breaking news stories to cover. But we try. Along with some conversation about a potential ray of sunlight for Democrats. [Audio link to show follows below.] First up, the President of the United States threate...
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Why Lisa Murkowski Is So Unlikely To Flip Her Vote On Repealing Obamacare: The last-ditch Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has zeroed in on a single target: Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who cast one of three decisive no votes in July. Her colleagues Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine have been written o...
The Paris Agreement Dispute Is a Distraction. The Real Battle Is Playing Out in the EPA.: For anyone who’s been following the fate of the United States’ involvement in the Paris agreement, the main question surrounding it recently has been pretty clear: Will he or won’t he? Conflicting reports over the weekend — sparked by a vague Wall Street Journal story on Saturday — alleged that t...
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The Madness of Donald Trump:
Single-Payer Movement Shows: Life After Trump May Not Suck: "My critics will say that Trump, uncharacteristically, puts too much faith in bureaucracy; a single-payer plan would generate a gigantic agency to distribute funds to doctors. I'd point out that by creating one agency we do away with hundreds of smaller ones that are hard to monitor." —Donald Tru...
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Interests, Ideology And Climate – NYTimes.com – Paul Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/opinion/krugman-interests-ideology-and-climate.html?emc=edit_th_20140609&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=26842820&_r=0
How a Big Agribusiness Firm Infiltrated the EPA and Made a Mockery of Science: Regardless of who tried to bring the toxicity truth to light, the power of corporate money and resources controlled the science and the government approvals. It remains legal today. There is a good question in the article. It asks, why the burden of proof is not on Syngenta to positively prov...
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I love America: Ezra Levant’s renunciation of the alt-right (a popular activity at the moment) has been predictably scorned as disingenuous, but one passage struck me as entirely believable: “When I first heard of the alt-right a year ago, I thought it simply meant the insurgent right, the politically incorrect...
The State of the Canadian Left: a dialogue: This is the third in a serious of dialogues on Canadian politics between me, J.J. McCullough, resident of Coquitlam, B.C., and my friend Doug Musk, resident of Beamsville, Ontario. Check out our previous dialogues on the state of the Canadian right, the state of the 2017 Conservative Party leader...

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