Resist Trump’s Return to Cruelty


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Humanity has a long and sad history of cruelty to other sentient beings including fellow humans. This is one of the darkest and saddest aspects of our selves and one we have struggled to overcome. Much progress has been made since the Middle Ages when public torture was common. And yet our progress comes from a relatively thin veneer of culture, barely restraining what remains a deep capacity for cruelty.

Among Trump’s worst influences is his embrace of cruelty as a means of politics. It is the most regressive part of his regressive Presidency, outstripping even the dismantling of science. Examples of Trump’s cruelty abound, from mocking people with disabilities to detaining immigrants in concentration camps. As always when it has been used historically, cruelty serves a dual purpose: to deny the humanity of the other and to rally and bond the supporters.

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Bloomberg Brexit Barometer


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Three years after Britain voted (June 23, 2016) to leave the European Union, warning signals for the U.K. economy are finally beginning to flash red. That’s a change. Until last December, forecasts of major disaster had largely been proven wrong   Source: Bloomberg   How the Bloomberg Brexit Barometer has fared since the referendum Source:…

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Whether It’s the New NAFTA or the Old NAFTA, It Serves the 1 Percent


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By Leo W. Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Produced by the Independent Media Institute Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor. Referring to the proposed new NAFTA, […]

America’s Suicide Epidemic


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While the press increasingly covers America’s suicide crisis, Trump has pointedly ignored it even though it afflicts a large chunk of his base. Maybe that ‘s because he’d have to abandon policies that have made matters worse for undereducated rural whites.