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Oct

October 21, 2017 WCR

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Dueling Threats of Nuclear War from North Korean Madmen and Dilettante Pompeo Show Need for U.S. Missile Defense Using Space-Based Lasers; Behind the Tragedy of Four Special Forces Soldiers: Chaos and Terrorism in Niger and Sahel Area of Sub-Saharan Africa Triggered by 2011 Assault on Qaddafi’s Libya, Which Helped Stability for Entire Region; How Trump Regime Misfits Bungled Relations With Neighboring Chad; Kelly’s Mendacious Tirade Against Rep. Wilson Is Dishonorable and Insubordinate; What Is Sacred In U.S. Is Tradition Of Civilian Rule; Reports of @Ten_GOP Depict Party’s Campaign As Potemkin Troll Farm; Russian Splinter Factor Tactics Ominously Identical To Republican Wedge Issues

20
Oct

October 19, 2017

Grilled On Russiagate In Senate Testimony, Sessions Attempts to Retreat Behind Executive Privilege, Which Only Presidents Can Invoke on Narrow Range of Issues; Previous Abusers Have Included Nixon in Watergate; A Century After 1917 Storming of Winter Palace, Putin Can Endorse Neither Revolution Nor Tsar Nicholas II nor Lenin’s Bolsheviks; Rival Plans of Goltz and Schlieffen in the German General Staff; The Sealed Train; Lessons of Lincoln’s 1838 Springfield Illinois Lyceum Speech for the Current Crisis: Countermeasures Required to Defeat Cunning Demagogues Bent on Subversion

19
Oct

October 18, 2017

At Chinese Communist Party Congress, Xi Flaunts “New Era” as Authoritarianism Gets More Totalitarian; Apotheosis of Leader; Using Clueless Trump as Perfect Foil, Legalist Methods Advance; Beijing’s Biggest Domestic Problem Remains Total Lack of Legitimacy For Oppressive One-Party Regime; Belt and Road Projects Serve As Bait To Lure Victims Into Sino-Centric World; Will Europe, Recoiling From Trump, Be Hypnotized With Help of Mercenary Apologists?; As Seasons Change Along the Potomac, Exploring the Roman, Celtic, and Christian Elements in the Problematic Festival of Halloween

18
Oct

October 17, 2017

New Threat of Nuclear War From North Korea; Stock Market Hits 23,000 and Trump Wants Praise for Prosperity; But At 18,000 He Correctly Called It a Bubble; Secessionist Puigdemont Won’t Say If Catalonia Has Seceded; Trump Eyes Alexander-Murray Compromise on Obamacare Cost Sharing Reductions; Send Him a Message During Obamacare Open Enrollment, Nov. 1-Dec. 15; Bannon Discredited By His Support for Lobbyist Gillespie in Virginia; Recalling Sheridan’s Victory at Cedar Creek VA on October 19, 1864, Which Guaranteed Lincoln’s Victory in the Presidential Election Two Weeks Later

17
Oct

October 16, 2017

In CBS Nation Tracker Poll, 58% Understand That Trump’s Tax Cuts Benefit the Wealthy, While Only 18% See Tax Relief for Middle Class; Diehard Trump Supporters Stagnant at 19%, While Strong Opponents of Regime Increase to 42% From 41%; Three Weeks Before Election Day in New Jersey, Democrat Murphy Has 18 Point Lead Over Christie Clone Guadagno; In Virginia, Pseudo-Populist Bannon Scrambling to Save Washington DC Lobbyist “Enron Ed” Gillespie From Defeat at Hands of Northam; But Beware Kremlin; The Greatest Virginian of Civil War Was George H. Thomas, the Rock of Chickamauga

17
Oct

October 14, 2017 WCR

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After Delphic Oct. 5 “Calm Before the Storm” Riddle and Corker’s Oct. 8 World War III Warning, Regime Going Berserk In All Directions; U.S. Now On Collision Course With Iran and North Korea Amid Reports of New Nuclear Arms Race; Allies Needlessly Antagonized by Threat to JCPOA; Dastardly Betrayal of Americans of Puerto Rico Continues; Midnight Decree Guts Obamacare Cost Sharing Subsidies, Endangering Coverage for Millions; Fraudulent Placebo Insurance Touted as Freedom of Choice by Reactionary Talkers Rushing to Tranquillize Victims; Attack on First Amendment Escalates; Many Left Liberal Mush-Heads Still Clueless on War Avoidance Through Strategic Defense; Barcelona Secessionists Lose Momentum As Puigdemont Stalls

13
Oct

October 12, 2017

In Rare White House Press Briefing, Kelly Offers No Reassurances About Corker’s World War III Warning; Disoriented Press Corps Poses Soap Opera Questions; Trump’s Illegal Executive Order Opens New Phase in Sabotage of Obamacare; ACA Individual Mandate Flagrantly Disregarded; Move Will Stoke Race To The Bottom Among States Seeking to Peddle Fake, Substandard Insurance Policies Nationwide; Essential Health Benefits and Pre-Existing Conditions Ban Get the Axe; Goal is to Gut Obamacare; Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech On Cunning Demagogues and the Moods They Prey On

12
Oct

October 11, 2017

Still Few Details on Tuesday’s White House Situation Room Meeting of Trump, Tillerson, Mattis, Dunford, McMaster; Misunderstanding War Warnings, 1941-2017; Identity Politics Epistemology Cripples Democratic Party Response to Overriding Strategic Emergency Signaled by Corker World War III Alert; NBC Reports Trump Eyed Big Increase in Offensive Nukes; Wise Handlers Must Focus Him Instead on Crash Program for Space-Based Laser ABM Systems; Trump Hints at Using FCC Broadcasting Licenses to Muzzle Television Critics of Regime; Tactic Already Failed When Tried By Nixon-Agnew

11
Oct

October 10, 2017

Trump, Mattis, Tillerson, Dunford Get Special Briefing on North Korea in Situation Room; Is War Imminent?; Republican Aiders and Abettors of Trump Attempting to Smother Explosive World War III Issue Raised By Corker; Wrecking of Iran Nuclear Accord Next on Agenda; Catalonian Secessionist Puigdemont Blinks; Wrecking Ball Bannon Announces Primary Challenges to All GOP Senators Up In 2018 Except Cruz; On Double Ten Day, Recalling Dr. Sun Yat-Sen of China, Who Inspired the Chinese Revolution of 1911 and the First Republic in Asia

10
Oct

October 9, 2017

Consider This a War Warning: Sen. Corker Says Trump’s Reckless Threats Can Put U.S. “On The Path to World War III”; Full Details of Danger Not Yet Clear; Erratic Tweets Said To Disrupt Sensitive Negotiations; GOP Senators Acutely Aware of Existential Peril, But Too Craven to Act; 400,000 March in Barcelona to Protest Catalonian Secessionism; Will Elitists Around Puigdemont Back Down This Week?; Before Columbus: How The Florentine Circle Of Toscanelli, Brunelleschi, Ficino, Alberti, and Cusanus Studied Greek Antiquity to Launch Modern Geography and Long-Distance Navigation

8
Oct

October 7, 2017 WCR

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“The Calm Before the Storm”: Will It Be Another War, Or Indictments Against The Regime?; Mueller Team Interviews Author of Kompromat Dossier; GOP Budget Resolutions Feature Killer Cuts to Social Programs Trump Had Vowed to Defend; $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts For Super-Rich Eyed; Catalonia Needs An End to Austerity and Enhanced Autonomy as Part of Spain, Not the Reckless Adventure of Secessionism Under Plutocrat Clique Around Puigdemont; Major Economic Interests Flee Barcelona As Secessionist Trolls Harass Reporters; Ban on Bump Stocks Might Pass Because Fanatics Lack Obama As Enemy Image

 

6
Oct

October 5, 2017

GOP Sen. Burr Wants to Withhold 2016 Social Media Ads Purchased by Pro-Russian Interests, But Senate Collusion Inquiry Continues; Desperate Republicans in Eleventh-Hour Push to Shut Down Russiagate Probes Before Indictments Hit; As Active Measures Continue, American Public Has Absolute Right to See Foreign-Sponsored Political Ads Now, Before Virginia and New Jersey Elections In Early November; Public Needs to See That GOP Wedge Issues and GRU Divide and Conquer Propaganda Share Same Method; Political Realism in TV Drama Proves Elusive; Violence in Classical Drama Not Gratuitous

5
Oct

October 4, 2017

Tillerson Denies Wanting to Quit; Sources Tell NBC He Strongly Opposed Trump On Value of North Korea Talks, Afghanistan Force Structure, Iran Nuclear Accord, Quarreling Gulf Monarchies, Role of Kushner, Boy Scout Address, and If “President Speaks For Himself;” Catalan Secessionist Puigdemont Asks International Mediation, But Break With Madrid May Come Monday; Is Trump’s Talk of Canceling Puerto Rico’s $75 Billion Debt Just Another Throwaway Line?; Mulvaney of OMB Assures Banks It’s Not Serious; Emerging Las Vegas Narrative Remains Problematic on Timeline and Number of Shooters

4
Oct

October 3, 2017

For Puerto Rico Aid and Reconstruction, Trump Must Drop Cost Accounting and Follow Franklin D. Roosevelt’s December 1940 Call to “Get Rid of That Silly Foolish Old Dollar Sign” and Truman’s 1948 Marshal Plan, This Time For Hurricane-Stricken Areas; Still Many Problems With Bizarre Official Story of Las Vegas Massacre, Including Time Line and Motive; Current Regime Has Failed to “Keep Us Safe”; Will There Be Consequences?; “American Horror Story” Explores Demarcation Between Reality and Nightmare in “Election Night” Episode; Rare Glimmers of Realism in Alienated Wasteland of TV Drama

3
Oct

October 2, 2017

Many Unanswered Questions Regarding Las Vegas Shootings; Up to 20 Minutes of Gunfire From Fully Automatic Weapon or Weapons With High-Capacity Magazines, Belts, or Drums; Catalonian Independence Movement is Futile Exercise in Chaos; Current Tragic Situation Rooted in Reactionary Prime Minister Rajoy’s 2012 Rejection of Catalonian Demands to Moderate Austerity Measures in Midst of European “Sovereign Debt Crisis”; Wall Street’s Vulture Fund Attack on Spain and Other “PIIGS” Helped Support Dollar After 2008 World Derivatives Panic; Time to End Austerity!

1
Oct

September 30, 2017 WCR

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No “Good News Story”: San Juan’s Mayor Cruz Brands Trump’s Woefully Inadequate Puerto Rico Relief Effort As “Close to Genocide”; Gen. Honoré Confirms Aid Is “Slow and Small”; Urges New Commander To Order Air Drops and Break Rules of Bureaucratic Cost Accounting to Save Lives; White House Losing Contact With Objective Reality as Failures, Scandals, and Crises Multiply; Sen. Nelson (D-FL) Calls For Debt Relief For Puerto Rico, But Interests of Vulture Fund Bondholders Dominate Oval Office; Jet-Setting HHS Secretary Price Ousted For Private Charter Flights That Are Dwarfed By Trump’s Costly Weekend Junkets; Price Was Directing Efforts to Wreck Obamacare by Stealth Sabotage

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Sep

September 28, 2017

Katrina Hero Gen. Honoré Wants 50,000 Federal Troops to Assist Puerto Rico, Far More Than The Meager 600 FEMA Workers Deployed By Trump Administration; Biggest Obstacle May Be Puerto Rico’s Financial Control Board, An Austerity Enforcer for Bondholders; Island Needs Immediate Freeze on All Payments of Interest and Principal For Duration of Emergency; Judge Roy Moore as Harbinger of Ongoing Breakup of Republican Party; Cohn Won’t Promise Middle Class Tax Cut Under Trump Plan; Intelligence Committees Must Make Public All Russiagate Facebook and Twitter Ads

28
Sep

September 27, 2017

One Week After Latest Hurricane, Bungling and Dawdling By Feckless Trump Administration Create Humanitarian Catastrophe in Twice-Stricken Puerto Rico; Prompt Action Needed; Trump’s Tax Plan Serves the Rich: Poorest Earners See 2% Rate Hike While Most Affluent Get 5% Cut; Standard Deduction Doubles But Personal Exemptions Disappear; Pass Through Entities Like Hedge Funds Get Sweetheart 25% Rate; Wall Street Banks Get 20% Rate Instead of 35%; In Boon for Ultra-Wealthy, Alternative Minimum Tax and Estate Tax Disappear; No Deduction For State and Local Taxes, Hitting Blue States

27
Sep

September 26, 2017

Trump-GOP Assault on Obamacare Virtually Defeated for 2017; McConnell Says He Won’t Force Vote on Graham-Cassidy; More Fragmentation in Regime and Party; Congress Should Now Vote ACA Cost Sharing Subsidies And Stabilization Measures Over Trump’s Veto If Necessary; Washington Gridlock Is Not Bipartisan, But Has Locus Inside GOP; White House Upbeat Rhetoric Falls Flat Failures of Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Are Revealed; German Election Leaves Merkel Weakened But Still in Control; Xenophobic Party Enters National Parliament; European Central Bank Key to Job Creation

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Sep

September 25, 2017

Health Care Monstrosity 99% Defeated As More GOP Senators Refuse Their Support; CBO Finds Graham-Cassidy Will Strip Millions of Insurance; Budget Reconciliation Path Closes At Midnight Saturday; Perspective Now For Survival of Obamacare, Domestic Stalemate for Trump Regime, and Breakup of Republican Party as Tax Windfall Demanded By Megadonors is Not Delivered; Trump’s Scurrilous Attacks on Black Athletes Boomerang Sunday With 200 NFL Players Kneeling, Sitting, or Raising Fists in Protest; An Historic Display of Revulsion by American People Against Tenant of White House

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Sep

September 23, 2017 WCR

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McCain Serves Country Over Party With No Vote on GOP’s Graham-Cassidy Atrocity; Killer Bill Not Yet Defeated, So Keep Calling Senate via U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121; They Must Vote No on This Turkey!; Role of Kimmel Shows American Democracy Has Deep Resources; Republican Responding to Cash Ultimatum by Multi-Billionaire Mega-Donors Who Want Tax Bonanza; Critique of PBS Vietnam Series: Fails to Identify Real Authors of Failed Strategy, Including Wall Street’s Harriman-Bundy Clique; Neglects Strategy of Fortified Defensive Line Along Seventeenth Parallel to Cut Ho Chi Minh Trail; German Voters Can Prevent Forces of Chaos From Appearing Stronger Than They Really Are: Gehen Sie Wählen!

22
Sep

September 21, 2017

More Signs of Imminent Russiagate Crisis; How Indictments of Nixon’s Subordinates Paved the Way to His Ouster; Did LBJ’s Lies and Vietnam Tragedy of Fifty Years Ago Contribute to Trump’s 2016 Ability to Dupe Anti-Elitist Voters in Late Middle Age?; Background: 1965 Plan of South Vietnamese Gen. Cao Van Vien to Cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and Isolate the Battlefield By Building a Fortified Line From the Thailand-Laotian Border Across the DMZ to the Sea; Idea Seconded by Col. Harry Summers and Gen. Bruce Palmer Based on Theories of von Clausewitz and von der Goltz; Germans Need to Vote on Sunday

21
Sep

September 20, 2017

Trump Demands GOP Congress Approve Graham-Cassidy Atrocity; Will His Endorsement Backfire Once Again?; Bad Omen: Even Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Gillespie Won’t Endorse Bill In Debate With Northam; Sen. Cassidy Lies About Obamacare Repeal Bill in Media Interviews, Makes Mockery of Family Suffering of Comedian Jimmy Kimmel; Deluded Mattis Sees Acceptable Military Options in Koreas; Focus on Manafort Signals Big Push by Mueller; Merkel Set To Win Another Term in Sunday’s German Vote; Xenophobic Party Lags; Catalonian Referendum Could Pitch Spain Into Chaos

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Sep

September 19, 2017

Worse Than Bush’s 2002 “Axis of Evil” Tirade: Trump UN Speech Threatens Annihilation of North Korea, Pushes World Toward Confrontation and Anarchy; Crude Signals of Intent to Exit Iran Nuclear Accord, Suggesting That Peaceful Solutions With Current U.S. Regime Are Impossible; Threats to Venezuela; Republicans Won’t Wait For CBO Scoring of Graham-Cassidy Bill; Plan’s Co-Author Santorum on CNN Dodges Question of How Many Will Lose Insurance; 2016 Election Outcome Shows Objective Institutional Problems Beyond Just Trump Which Require Major Economic Reforms

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Sep

September 18, 2017

Emergency Mobilization Needed Now to Defeat Graham-Cassidy Wrecking Job on Obamacare; Latest GOP Atrocity Would Destroy Medicaid as Entitlement, Strip Coverage From Millions of Poor People, and Use Block Grants to Create Brutal Race to the Bottom Among States; Rand Paul Reported Opposed Because Obamacare Taxes Stay in Place; Collins and Murkowski In Doubt; Arizona Governor Supports Swindle, But Will McCain Follow?; Public Disarray On Eye Street Among Trump Lawyers As Facebook Warrant Shows Mueller Probe Gaining Momentum; Dynamics of Chiliastic Mass Movements From Luther to Trump

17
Sep

September 16, 2017 WCR

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Anti-Immigrant Backlash Splinters GOP Regime After Hints of Dream Act Compromise; Veteran Trump Backers Issue Anathemas as Disillusioned Dupes Burn Their MAGA Hats; Democrats Dividing Along Pro-Wall Street vs. New Deal Lines After Debut of Landmark Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Plan Backed By Seventeen Senators; Issue Has Mass Traction Far Beyond Mere Identity Politics; World War Two Era Defense Department Film “Don’t Be A Sucker” Compares U.S. Nativists to Nazis, Highlighting Divide and Conquer Techniques On Race, Creed, Color, Nationality Also Used In 2016 Russian Hot Button Facebook Posts and Traditional GOP Wedge Issues; Beware Another Republican Attack on Health Care Over Next Two Weeks

15
Sep

September 14, 2017

On Eve of Supposed 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation, Absurd Efforts Emerge to Promote Anti-Historical Image of Martin Luther as Saintly Founder of Modern Western and American Civilization; Ideological Contortions Include Promoting Luther as Non-Violent, But He Wanted To “Stab, Smite, Slay” Rebellious Peasants in the 1525 Uprising His Agitation Helped Detonate; 100,000 Killed; “It Is the Time of the Sword, Not the Day of Grace,” Wrote This “Toady of Princes”; State Took Over Church, With No Separation; Virulent Anti-Semitism Whitewashed; Hagiography Is Fake History

14
Sep

September 13, 2017

Tax Wall Street Party Welcomes Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Bill, Now Backed by Seventeen Democratic Senators; Financing Must Be Centered on Making Wall Street Banks, Hedge Funds, and Brokerages Pay; Offer Medicare For All As Public Option in Obamacare, And Working People Will Flock to It; Learn From Obamacare Mistakes; Cincinnati Enquirer Counts 18 Overdose Deaths in One Week Along Small Stretch of Ohio River, But Trump Still Refuses to Sign State of Emergency for Opioid Crisis; Republicans Still Trying to Kill Obamacare With Block Grant Scam; Trump Cuts to NIH Research Defeated

13
Sep

September 12, 2017

Bannon’s Caricature of American System is Falsification of Hamilton, Clay, and Lincoln; National Bank, Tariff, and Public Works Needed Today; Trump’s Goldman Sachs Cabinet and Tax Cuts For the Rich Prove Talk of Populist-Nationalist Economic Agenda is Baloney; Recent Immigrants Built Erie Canal and Transcontinental Railroad, and Helped Union Win Civil War; Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Defeat Caused By Her Failure to Fight For Program of Creating Tens of Millions of New Jobs Paid for By Wall Street and Federal Reserve; Her Book Is Correct That Jill Stein Helped Hand Election to Trump

12
Sep

September 11, 2017

Trump Got Rolled, Speeding Collapse of Current Regime and Setting GOP on Path to Split; Republican “Hastert Rule” Lockstep In House Has Been Major Cause of Weimar-Style Paralysis of U.S. Government; Ousted Bannon Vows Vendetta Against GOP Moderates; Confused Alarms of Ultra-Reactionary Putsch in House To Make Gingrich or Santorum Speaker; Continued Rage In GOP Over Hensarling Group’s Refusal to Vote Hurricane Aid for Texas; John Tyler in 1840s Shows Sad Fate of Presidents At Odds With Both Parties; Ramsay MacDonald’s 1931 Defection From British Labour Party Left Him Scorned By All

10
Sep

September 9, 2017 WCR

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Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Package Passes Senate By 80-17 and House by 316-90; GOP Tea Party Extremists Vote No To Flaunt Contempt for American People; Hensarling of Texas Votes Against His Own State; Legislative Crunch Set for Mid-December; Trump Antagonizes Lawmakers Who May Soon Decide His Fate; GOP’s September Sabotage and Extortion Strategy Crumbles as Party Fragments; Recalling British Labour Party Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, The Turncoat Who Ditched His Own Party in 1931 to Be Figurehead For Tory “National Government” Based on Killer Austerity; Trump Joining Pariah President John Tyler (1841-1845) aka “His Accidency,” Opposed by Both Parties; King Lear on the Heath

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Sep

September 7, 2017

Trump Gives Discredited Republican Leaders The Shaft, Accepts Democrats’ Offer of Hurricane Money Plus Three Months of Debt Ceiling and Budget; No Wall; Reactionary Extortionists of House Freedom Caucus and Republican Study Committee Consigned to Dumpster; Debt, Spending, Immigration, Obamacare, Relief Will Converge in Mid-December, With Democrats Stronger; Tax Cuts Harder, Saving Dreamers and Obamacare Easier; GOP Demagogues Will Face Toxic Vote for Debt Increase TWICE; Was It Simply Impatience and Boredom?; Schumer and Pelosi See Trump Weakening; Impeachment More Feasible

7
Sep

September 6, 2017

War Avoidance Strategy for Korean Crisis Requires Negotiations, Targeted Sanctions of Complicit Banks and Firms, and Sweeping U.S. Crash Program for Directed Energy Anti-Missile Defense; Spinoffs From Laser and Particle Beam Research Would Secure American Scientific and Technological Leadership; Putin And Xi Not Constructive; But Strategic Defense Would Compel Russia and China To Restrain or Topple Kim; Military Triumvirate of Kelly-Mattis-McMaster Looms as Schiller, Omarosa, and Sheriff Clarke Are Frozen Out; Recalling Nixon’s Isolation by Haldeman-Ehrlichman

6
Sep

September 5, 2017

Trump and Sessions Attack DACA, Pandering to Vindictive Supporters; Move Poses Grave Threat to U.S. Work Force For Rest of Twenty-First Century; Dreamers Represent One Million Pre-Screened, Education-Oriented, Totally Assimilated Assets for Country; Pardon Them and Give Them Citizenship Now; Stock Market Turbulence Increasing; Andrew Johnson Pardoned Myriad Confederate Traitors With Christmas 1868 Executive Order 179; Capital Crimes of Those White House Darlings Were Infinitely More Serious Than Mere Immigration Misdemeanors; Anti-Missile Defense vs North Korea Urgent

5
Sep

September 4, 2017

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Sep

September 2, 2017 WCR

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Cruel and Stupid Trump Regime Staggers into September Crisis of Debt Limit, Budget, Hurricane Relief, Stock Tremors, and North Korea; Ryan, Hatch, Corporate Chiefs Warn Trump Against Likely Move to Deport 800,000 Dreamers; Gutting of DACA Will Trigger Social Chaos and New Collapse of Support; With Mattis, McMaster, Kelly All in Peril, Only Sycophants Are Safe; Embattled Regime Now at 34% Approval With 61% Disapproving--Nixon Had 25% Backing In Last Days; Will Don Test Truman’s 22% Postwar Low, G.W. Bush’s Record Negative of 69%?; Danger of Cumulative Radicalization; Need Mass Actions for 40 Million Jobs Paid for by Wall Street and Fed

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Sep

August 31, 2017

Trump’s Authority Crumbles as Business, Military, Political Leaders Increasingly Ignore His Reckless Provocations; As Lincoln Observed, U.S. Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact; Floods in History and Myth: Wisdom of Ancient Greeks is to Respond to Natural Disasters by Maximizing Science and Technology; Bosporus Waterfall of 5,600 BC: After End of Last Ice Age, Sudden Salt Water Inflow Vastly Increased Size of Black Sea, Forcing Migration of Littoral Farmers; Dramatic One-Year Event May Be Source of Flood Stories Associated With Gilgamesh, Noah, Hesiod, Plato, and Ovid

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Aug

August 30, 2017

U.S Must Deploy Defensive Assets Now to Shoot Down Ballistic Missiles Launched by Pyongyang’s Madman Kim Towards South Korea or Japan; Trump Failures in Hurricane Zone Continue, With Forces Still Insufficient; Historian Douglas Brinkley Sees Role for 82nd Airborne Division, With Marshall Plan for Domestic Reconstruction; Austrian Monarchist Kuehnelt-Leddihn Refuted: More On Why Nazis Were Not Leftists; They Allied With Reactionary Generals, Fascist Militias, Monocled Aristocrats, East Prussian Landlords, Smokestack Barons, and Sinister Bankers, Never With Trade Unions

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Aug

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey A “Disaster” Because Few Assets Were Pre-Deployed By Last Friday, Says Gen. Russell Honoré, Hero of Katrina; Gov. Abbott Held Back 9,000 Texas National Guard Troops Until Monday; Pentagon Still Dithering on Sending 30,000 Guard and Amphibious Assault Ship A Week Late; Refuting the Big Lie Spread by Reactionaries That Nazis Were Leftists: Nazis Smashed Unions, Cut Wages by 25% to 40%; Was Princess Diana Targeted to Preserve Islamic Enemy Image? Diana Fayed as Future Moslem Queen Mother of Great Britain Would Have Posed Real Obstacle to U.S.-U.K. Islamophobia Policies

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Aug

August 28, 2017

Worse Than Benghazi! Trump Dawdled for Eight Hours Friday Before Signing Federal Disaster Order for Texas; Gov. Abbott Poisoned Relations With U.S. Military By Pandering to Kooks Over Jade Helm 2015 Exercise, With Ron Paul Piling On; Irony: Victoria and Goliad Counties Dropped Out of That Drill And Are Today Ground Zero For Hurricane Harvey, Much In Need of Federal Help; End FEMA Cuts!; Tillerson, Bossert, Cohn Distance Themselves From Party Line on Charlottesville; Brent Bozell Sees Suicide of GOP If Debt Ceiling is Raised

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Aug

August 26, 2017 WCR

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Trump Allies Warn White House That Hurricane Harvey Poses Critical Test for Competence of Regime; Government In Disarray With Three Top Posts Unfilled at Homeland Security; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Lacks Permanent Chief; FEMA Boss Brock Long’s Focus Has Been Attacking Flood Insurance -- Will He Be the New “Heck of a Job” Brownie?; Texas Gov. Abbot Requested Pre-Emptive Declaration of Disaster Area Midday Friday, But Trump Dithered For Many Hours With Camp David Trip, Gorka Ouster and Arpaio Pardon; Rule of Law In Peril; Still No Signed Opioid Emergency Order; From Mobilization to Repression: What Happens to Cultural Populist Movements After They Take Power ?; Examples Include Cola di Rienzo, Savonarola, Luther, Calvin, and Robespierre

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Aug

August 24, 2017

Trump’s Threat to Shut Down U.S. Government Over Wall Funding May Be Step Towards Stock Market Crisis; Trump Portrayed By Observers As Enraged, Trapped, and Fearful of Russiagate; His Mental Condition is Topic A; After Last Week’s Hindenburg Omen, Market Mavens Note More Stocks Slipping Below 200-Day Moving Averages; Stock Bubble is Running Out of Steam; Ten Hours of Senate Testimony On Russiagate By Producer of Kompromat Dossier; The Retrograde Civilization of the Byzantine Empire (476-1453 AD) As Key to Many Problems of Modern Russia

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Aug

August 23, 2017

Fears Grow About Trump’s Control of Nuclear Launch Codes After Enraged Rant in Phoenix; His Rhetorical Antics Starting to Bore The Crowds; Previous Presidents Positioned Themselves as Guardians of Stability and Foes of Government Shutdowns and Treasury Default; But Trump Eagerly Courts National Catastrophe to Exact U.S. Taxpayer Money for His Wall; Dow Jitters Intensify; McConnell Reportedly Pressed to Protect White House But Is Pessimistic Regime Can Survive; Arpaio Pardon Will Re-Antagonize Federal Judiciary Just in Time for Raft of Russiagate Cases; Boy Wonder Jared in Egypt

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Aug

August 22, 2017

Trump Wrecking Ball Tour Hits Arizona With Attack on GOP Sen. Flake; Reckless Threats vs. Pakistan Lack Strategic Concept for Afghanistan; Details On Numbers And Time Frame Kept Secret to Avoid Sounding Like Obama; No “Radical Islamic Terrorism” Slogan He Demanded From Obama; Russia’s Arming of Taliban Whitewashed, and No Word of Help From Allies; Bannon Pushed Identity Group/Cultural Populist Resentments Over Tangible Economic Benefits; GOP Civil War Endangers Money Aorta From Multi-Billionaire Megadonors to Reactionary Candidates; Shifty Ryan Won’t Censure Trump

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Aug

August 21, 2017

Martin Luther King’s Top Aide Andrew Young Recalls That King Saw Main Problems as Poverty, Racism, and War, And Refused to Reduce Economic Problems to Racism Alone; Bannon Boasts His Forces Can Win With Economic Nationalist Demagogy If Democrats Offer Only Identity Politics; Charlottesville Horror of Violent Ideological Gangs Armed With Semi-Automatic Rifles, Pistols, and Clubs Killing Political Opponents With Cars in American Cities Goes Well Beyond Racism and White Supremacy and Must Be Denounced as Fascism, An Attack on the Entire American Society

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Aug

August 19, 2017 WCR

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Bannon Ousted From White House, Hastening Breakup of Regime; He Pontificates That Trump Presidency Is Over; Forecasts Rebellion by GOP Congressional “Moderates”; Democrats Must Launch Program for 40 Million Jobs Paid For By Wall Street and Fed; Gorka Reputed Next to Go; Trump’s Isolation Grows as Military Brass, Big Business, and Large Parts of GOP Flee; Sen. Corker Doubts His Stability as Support Erodes in Senate; Two Statues of Dred Scott Decision Author Roger Taney Quickly Removed in Maryland; Pressure Grows on Zinke at Interior to Remove Albert Pike Statue From Federal Land In Capital; Confederates At Court Houses Deserve Top Priority; Lost Cause: Did Robert E. Lee Kill More American Soldiers Than Hitler?

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Aug

August 17, 2017

Desperate To Pre-empt Exodus of Top CEOs, Trump Junks Much-Vaunted Manufacturing Council and Strategy Policy Forum; Business Leaders Were Dismayed by Refusal to Condemn Charlottesville Fascist Mob; GOP President Dumped by Big Business is Historical Novelty; Congressman Nadler Sponsoring Censure Motion; Identity Group Fragmentation of Potential Class Forces Slow Emergence of Alternative to Crumbling Trump Regime; Traitor Robert E. Lee Was Enemy of All Americans, Whose Country He Tried to Destroy; Despite Lost Cause Mythology, Confederacy Was Based on Slavery

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Aug

August 16, 2017

Wave of National Revulsion Triggered by Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Fascist Groups; Joint Chiefs of Staff Signal Dissent From White House Line, But Why Are There Still U.S. Military Bases Named After Confederate Losers Hood, Bragg, Beauregard, and Pickett?; Confederate Statues Must Be Removed From Public Property, Starting with Those Close to Court Houses; “Blood and Soil” Slogan of Fascist Marchers is Aggressive Nazi Ideology From 1920s Championed by Hitler; Fragmented Identity Group Politics Incapable of Unified National Class-Based Response to Crisis of Presidency

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Aug

August 15, 2017

Contrary to Trump, Charlottesville Counter-Demo Was Not Mainly Composed of Violent Antifa; Instead, Majority Were Unarmed Local Residents and Students Horrified By Outside Fascist Agitators; Almost All Alt-Right Hooligans Were Armed With Guns or Clubs; Trump’s Apology for Fascism Has Triggered Worst Week Yet for Administration; Fall of Current Regime and Collapse of Republican Party Now in Sight; Top CEOs Flee White House Manufacturing Commission as Kelly Fails to Impose Order; Alabama GOP Senate Primary Reflects Civil War Inside Moribund Party

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Aug

August 14, 2017

Trump Grudgingly Faults Charlottesville Fascist Rioters Two Days After Brutal Murder of Counter-Protester; Organizers May Face Prosecution Under 1968 Federal Anti-Riot Act aka Rap Brown Law; Don’t Call Them Nationalists When They Are Secessionists; Trump Must Fire Bannon and Gorka, Scurrilous Leaders of Alt-Right Faction in White House; Statue of Confederate General Albert Pike Hiding in Plain Sight in Washington on Federal Land Adjacent to Labor Department and Judiciary Square; 45 Days to National Bankruptcy as Debt Ceiling Countdown Continues and Oval Office Dithers