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jcitybone

So it was a Selser poll!! Even better! Also glad that Warren is in second and Biden 4th. The two top progressives are at 37 while the top moderates are at 31. I guess that malarkey tour wasn’t all it was cracked up to be!

jcitybone

Klobuchar stuck at 6. Yang went from 3 to 5. Hopefully, some of that will peel off at the caucus to Bernie

jcitybone

From last poll
Bernie +5
Warren +1
Buttigieg -9
Biden same

NYCVG
NYCVG

Trending for Bernie! I’m so happy to see this.

polarbear4

goes to show, the MSM polls were malarkey!

jcitybone

Not even polls! Plenty of articles about a Biden surge after the malarkey tour without a poll to prove it. All bull!

polarbear4

and Pete. 😁

orlbucfan

Kudos to jcb for wading through all these polls over the last few months! I don’t know how you do it. 🙂

LieparDestin

Don midwest
Don midwest

look who tweeted

it was glenn greenwald who retweeted below – his name didn’t come up when I tried

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

If you click the title to go to the main youtube page with the video the comments are all pretty much in unison about Nina being amazing.

Don midwest
Don midwest

incredible interview

other candidates could not do this

polarbear4

🥰 nina 😍
smart b&w theme. looks great.

orlbucfan

Nina is an awesome secret (?) weapon, and we all know it!

LieparDestin

The great dismantling of America’s national parks is under way

In this waking nightmare, the Trump administration has filled the parks department with anti-public land sycophants

Don midwest
Don midwest

Bernie running against this guy

Completely Lawless President’: Trump Reportedly Tried to Kill Another Top Iranian Commander on Same Day as Soleimani
“Multiple strikes on top IRGC officials is starting a war. These were decapitation strikes.”

this is another one outside the agreement to justify war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Critics said the Post reporting undermines the Trump administration’s claim that it assassinated Soleimani due to an “imminent threat” to American interests—and indicates the general’s killing was part of what was meant to be a far more sweeping effort to damage the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

“This suggests a mission with a longer planning horizon and a larger objective, and it really does call into question why there was an attempt to explain this publicly on the basis of an imminent threat,” Suzanne Maloney, an Iran scholar at the Brookings Institution think tank, told the Post.

lies, lies, lies

putting the nation at risk to save his ass

well, Nixon, Clinton, Bush Sr. Reagan, Bush Jr, and Obama did it, so it is well tested formula

LieparDestin

The Democrats must become a real anti-war party

eopolitically speaking, we are the bad guys. The United States government, that is. The extent to which this is true fluctuates somewhat from administration to administration, but in the postwar decades it has been a fairly reliable judgment. We sponsor coups, fund death squads, stage unjustified invasions and enable all manner of human rights violations in exchange for economic and political gain. This is a fact that our political class has long deemed too unpleasant for the populace to swallow. What should be an uncontroversial observation of reality is therefore considered a taboo in mainstream political discourse. The Democratic party has long participated in this jingoistic hologram-weaving almost as enthusiastically as Republicans have. What we need are unapologetic soldiers for peace. What we usually get instead is … Pete Buttigieg.

Donald Trump got mad watching cable news, impulsively assassinated a top Iranian military figure, and has brought us to the brink of an entirely needless war. Unsurprising. We knew he was a tantrum-prone child when we elected him. We chose this incredibly stupid path. Guns and the flag are the bread and butter of the Republican party, and they will continue to feed these things to Americans as long as they continue to be an effective way to distract everyone from the fact that they are funneling all of your money to the rich. The only hope of salvation from our B-movie nightmare lies in having an opposition party that actually opposes this stuff. As long as the Democrats themselves remain dazzled by militarism like a bunch of eight-year-olds gaping at a cool fighter jet, we are doomed to debate only how fast our world-annihilating stockpile of weapons should expand.

The gravitational pull of the US military and its more than $700bn budget warps our national politics like a black hole. It is plainly insane. It sucks up money that could be spent improving lives rather than planning to destroy them; it sucks up human talent that could be put to more beneficial use than blowing things up; and, like all bureaucracies, the military tends to create the conditions to sustain itself – in this case, a profusion of congressmen with military bases and defense contractors in their districts, who see forever wars as useful employment boosters.

This structural danger has been apparent since the Eisenhower years, but our situation today – the most powerful army in history under the total control of the biggest idiot in history – is another fun legacy of the Clinton-era Democratic triangulation strategy, which holds that the path to Democratic power is to act more like Republicans.

It is this approach to politics that earned us enthusiastic bipartisan backing for the Iraq war, and it remains the guiding philosophy of politicians like Joe Biden and his younger avatar Buttigieg.

LieparDestin

A Socialist Response to Neoliberal Globalization

he Trump administration has brought tariffs to the forefront of political debate. By pinning the decline of US manufacturing on the shortcomings of trade deals such as NAFTA, Trump has promised working Americans that he would fight to protect and bring back their jobs, especially through protectionist measures.

At no point, however, has Trump talked about or challenged the issue of global capital mobility — the “free trade” of global money flows. Rather than work to prevent corporations from being able to offshore production in the first place, Trump has chosen to pressure other nations into providing US corporations with better positions in global value chains (GVCs).

Donald Trump is selling American workers a false bill of goods. The administration’s policies place pressure on rising capitalist nations that threaten the economic hegemony of American firms by attempting to bully them into compliance with trade deals that are favorable primarily to the US capitalist class, while sidelining the needs of working Americans. Importantly, this does nothing to guarantee the return of manufacturing jobs or a rising share of income for labor in the United States.

As socialists, we need to do more than point out Trump’s mendacity — we need a response to neoliberal globalization that can challenge the power of multinational corporations (MNC).

(maybe repeating from earlier!)

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