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THE CULT OF THE DONALD: IT’S THE ONLY EXPLANATION

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WHY THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE’S SUPPORTERS DON’T CARE THAT HE LIES EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH.

On the morning of November 18, 1978 America awoke to the news that California Congressman, Leo Ryan, had been shot dead in Guyana and hundreds of people had committed suicide by drinking cyanide laced Cool Aid in what remains the largest mass suicide in American history.Few Americans at the time even knew who Jim Jones was, although there had been investigations into his “church” by California authorities before this horrific news was broadcast across the nation.   We were stunned.How could it be that more than 900 people living in the jungles of a third world country could do this?What the fuck was going on?As time went on, we learned who Jim Jones was and we learned about the “hold” he had on and over his People’s Temple followers.Even so, it was hard to believe.The question then was and still is:  "How Could This Happen?" Or "Why Did This Happen?"
Jim Jones, the strange…

HOW IT USED TO BE BEFORE CORPORATIONS RULED OF AMERICA

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AND YOU CAN THANK OUR ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT FOR A SMALL TURNAROUND IN RESTORING OUR LEGAL RIGHTS

When I was a youngster growing up in suburban Rochester, NY, I didn’t know that we were a lower middle class working family.Why?Well, because we had a three bedroom house on four acres of land, we had a new car every two years, we took a month’s long vacation (to Canada or Florida) each summer, we had new school clothes every fall and pretty much wanted for nothing.Okay. Not entirely true.There was a whole bunch me and my brother “wanted” – me a horse, my bother a motorcycle, for example – that in my parent’s wisdom they chose not to fulfill.
How did all this plenty occur particularly when my father never finished high school and my mother was a stay-at-home housewife (just like Phyllis Schlaffley would have wanted) and nobody in my family had inherited millions like The Donald?Well, it was mainly because of the Eastman Kodak Company where my father worked.And while this is going to sound …

WHAT A WELL RESEARCHED, FACT BASED, PUSH BACK PIECE LOOKS LIKE

WE ALL KNOW THAT THE DONALD DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT BUT EZRA KLEIN TELLS US FOR REAL.
The press thought Trump’s first 30 minutes were his best. They were his worst. The press needs to do its job, not the voters’ job.
Ezra Klein September 27, 2016 VOX
Here is the conventional wisdom about last night’s presidential debate, as I understand it. Hillary Clinton won in a rout, but that’s largely because Donald Trump flagged after an excellent first 30 minutes in which he hammered away at his strongest issue: trade.
“Donald Trump won the first 25 minutes of the first presidential debate,”writesRoss Douthat at the New York Times, in a representative piece. “He was too bullying and shout-y, too prone to interrupt, but he seized on an issue, trade, where Hillary Clinton was awkward and defensive, and he hammered away at his strongest campaign theme: linking his opponent to every establishment failure and disappointment, and trying to make her experience a liability rather than a streng…