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H/T to Mags for the heads up. Robert Parry will be missed https://consortiumnews.com/2018/01/28/robert-parrys-legacy-and-the-future-of-consortiumnews

By Nat Parry

It is with a heavy heart that we inform Consortiumnews readers that Editor Robert Parry has passed away. As regular readers know, Robert (or Bob, as he was known to friends and family) suffered a stroke in December, which – despite his own speculation that it may have been brought on by the stress of covering Washington politics – was the result of undiagnosed pancreatic cancer that he had been unknowingly living with for the past 4-5 years.


Thanks for the info la58. I hadn’t read the cause. Pancreatic cancer not uncommon in hubby’s family. That one’s a doozy. Too soon.


So sorry. He was a great one. Dam that a cancer could go undiagnosed for that long. May your spirit live on, Robert.


Bernie Speaks to Veterans at Elks Lodge in Bennington VT. Local Albany NY television station did a short interview with Bernie after the speech. link to channel 10 news story with interview video


LD and fellow PWers. Check out this read from McClatchy.


What is the update on TX, LD? Beto is following Bernie’s 2015-16 campaign strategy to the letter. He is also young. I am pulling for him! 🙂



Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) outraised Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the final quarter of 2017.

O’Rourke raised $2.4 million in the last three months of 2017, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The Cruz campaign announced it brought in $1.9 million during that period. Cruz raised a total of $7.1 million in 2017 and ended the year with $7.3 million in cash on hand, according to the publication.

O’Rourke finished up the year with $4.6 million in cash on hand.
“The intensity of support and breadth of that support is really encouraging,” O’Rourke said in an interview with newspaper. “Money is not the most important thing, but it is important, and it will be critical to our chances in the upcoming primary in March and the election.”

He said the premise of his campaign involves going to people he wants to represent and listening to them in their communities.

“That will be more powerful than any amount of money or slickly-produced TV ads or any of that conventional campaign playbook tactics that we’ve seen forever now,” he said.


With the Koch’s dropping 400 million int5o midterms i’ll wager that Cruz will get his “Bribe” did I say that 🙂 I meant share.



Nearly two-thirds of millennials (63 percent) think things in this country are off on the wrong track. Only 18 percent think the country is generally headed in the right direction, and another 18 percent aren’t sure.

Sixty-three percent of millennials also disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job, with nearly half (46 percent) saying they strongly disapprove. Only 2 in 10 (19 percent) approve of Trump.

Even among those millennials who said they voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, 22 percent disapprove of him now.

Millenials also hold an unfavorable view of the Republican Party (62 percent). Only a quarter (24 percent) have a favorable view of the GOP.

The Democratic Party is viewed more favorably, but millennials overall are still split — 44 percent favorable to 43 percent unfavorable


was their any hard data of how the mellinnails ID themselves R or D or indie. Looking at your data I would say D or indie combined.



With federal policies to control greenhouse gas emissions in limbo, more states are taking steps toward putting a price on carbon pollution.

New Jersey moved closer to re-joining the East Coast’s carbon cap-and-trade system this week when the state Senate’s Environment and Energy Committee passed a bill to restore the state’s role in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI, the nation’s first cap-and-trade program, launched in 2009.

Newly elected Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has pledged to support the bill. His predecessor, Chris Christie, had pulled the state out as he positioned himself to run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Virginia, another swing state where Democrats have strengthened their hand, is also looking to join RGGI. If that happens, the addition would increase the size of the carbon market by more than 40 percent due to the large number of coal-fired power plants in the state. But legislative action there on carbon emissions hit a stumbling block in a committee vote this week, indicating that political support there is shakier.

The shift in New Jersey is a striking example of the consequences of recent elections in the year since President Donald Trump took office, and it highlights increasing state-level leadership on climate change.

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Don midwest

A Bernie activist on Bernie for 2020

Bernie Sanders is going to run in 2020. This fact has been all but cemented in stone. It was announced that he met with his team on January 25th. And if that wasn’t enough to strike your curiosity, his son, Levi Sanders, posted on his Facebook page,”Bernard has been taking his vitamins and is seriously considering a run in 2020. And I’m not talking about jogging”. The reason Sanders’ announcement is somewhat problematic is because he is almost certainly going to run as a Democrat in the 2020 primary. Therefore, in this article I want to address the three main contentious schools of thought surrounding Bernie’s anticipated announcement.

No, Bernie 2020 Will Not Be The Same As 2016

Recommend the article and hope for follow up and maybe it will be a focus of TPW on a later day


Interesting piece but I disagree that Bernie running in 2020 is cemented in stone. I believe Bernie when he says he hasn’t decided yet. The problem with interpreting his actions as definitely running is that it would also be in his interest to maintain the appearance that he is interested in running in order to provide himself with the greatest leverage in the next few years. I think he’s going to be focusing on the midterms and after that he’ll decide.


I imagine that he has either seen himself, or has been told about, how the ‘donut accounts’ on twitter do their best to rip him to shreds, accusing him of trying to hog the spotlight (have you seen Peter Daou of the David Brock team complain about Bernie being invited on the Sunday shows?? Pathetic).

The donut accounts would intensify their attacks on Bernie to the Nth degree if he announced now for 2020. Not that many other than the ones in the donut bubble would hear them, but who needs it?! Plus, Joy Reid is an honorary donut person, and she has a big platform with which to disparage Bernie.


Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases

Strava is the maker of a fitness-tracking app that uses a phone’s GPS to track when and where a user is exercising, with an aim of being a type of social network for athletes. Last November, the site released a heat map showing the activity of its users from around the world, containing information from a billion activities across three trillion latitude and longitude points. The result is a pretty-looking image of people working out, but one analyst points out that the map makes it very easy for someone to figure out the locations of military bases and the routines of their personnel.


Big surprise—they’re more racist than religious


Some rank-and-file evangelicals say Trump’s presidency shouldn’t be judged for conduct that occurred long before he took office, while others say they simply don’t believe the news reports.

But more than anything, they are letting their view of Trump be guided by other things for which they give him credit: cracking down on illegal immigration, improving the economy and making the nation feel more, in their view, patriotic.


They’re also more stupid/willfully ignorant than religious. 🙁

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