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Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine For Vice President

Moments ago the worst kept secret in Washington was confirmed when Hillary Clinton announced on Twitter she has picked Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in an attempt to bolster her support among blue-collar workers and maximize votes from US Latinos dismayed by Donald Trump.

The 9-Point Guide To Deciphering Political Propaganda

Given we are eyeballs-deep in the US presidential election cycle, now seems a particularly appropriate time to share some observations on the topic of political propaganda. Since it will be impossible to escape the rhetorical onslaught for the next few months, we thought we might be able to shed some light on what goes on in the battle for your subconscious...

Republican Platform Unexpectedly Calls For A Return To Glass-Steagall

In an unexpected twist, both major political parties are now pandering to anti-bank sentiemnt, and calling for an overhaul of the financial industry through the return of Glass-Steagall. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, told reporters gathered in Cleveland Monday that the GOP platform would include language advocating for a return of that law, repealed in 1999 by Bill Clinton. "We also call for a reintroduction of Glass-Steagall, which created barriers between what big banks can do."

The Rise Of Hillary Clinton - Survival Of The Morally Unfittest?

By urging no prosecution, but providing evidence for a verdict of criminal negligence in handing classified material, Comey was saying: "I am not recommending prosecution, because, to do that, would be to force Hillary Clinton out of the race, and virtually decide the election of 2016. And that is my not decision. That is your decision. You, the American people, should decide, given all this evidence, if Clinton should be commander in chief. You decide if a public figure with a record of such recklessness and duplicity belongs in the Oval Office."

Democrat "Gun Control" Sit-In Continues Into Its Second Day On House Floor

In a dramatic turn of events Democrats took the floor of the House and staged a sit-in just before Noon on Wednesday. The Democrats were demanding that Republican leadership schedule votes on gun control bills, and according to Politico, Republicans almost immediately recessed the House and turned off the chamber video cameras. That only added fuel to the fire, and the sit-in went on all day and has continued into the early hours Thursday morning.

Elizabeth Warren’s War On The Poor

We should not quarrel with Senator Warren’s stated goal of protecting the least powerful in society, but we should take issue with many of Senator Warren’s proposed strategies to achieve her stated goal - because they don’t work.

The Media Asks: Can Trump Defeat The Clinton All-Star Team

When it comes to Donald Trump and his bid for the presidency, what has become a recurring theme is that at every step along the way, people have underestimated him. The latest narrative as reported by The Hill is that Trump will struggle to find anyone to campaign for him, or anyone with a "name for themselves" at least. It is pointed out that Clinton plans to send all of the heavy hitters out to campaign, a literal establishment All-Star team. However, what 'they' fail to realise is that no matter what kind of establishment All-Star team Clinton assembles to go give speeches on her behalf, the country is fed up with the establishment, and so far, Trump has been the answer to that frustration.

It Takes A Village To Maintain A Dangerous Financial System

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”