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  1. How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy

    10.06 / 23:10 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Remarkably, the artificial creation called the "corporation" has now achieved almost all of the rights of real people under our "We the People" Constitution that never mentions the words "corporation" or "company." Politicians use their ever-increasing corporate cash to saturate voters with deceptive political ads, and intimidate any competitors who have far less money, but may be far better representative of the public…
  2. Behind the Matador's Cape

    10.06 / 23:10 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    What are the chances of popular and commoner/commons triumph before it's too late? Who knows? It's not about the crystal ball. But fine, let's say, too pessimistically I think, that the odds are just one in 10. Giving up and letting the matador win unopposed brings it down to nothing. We have no choice but get bullish on…
  3. Trump Effect: Minnesota mayoral candidate shocking racial rant (VIDEO)

    10.06 / 23:10 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Nothing shocks me these days with the level of racism still prevalent in America that is a part of the Trump effect. But this one sent chills down my spine with the matter-of-fact nature with which this politician said what he said about trains and 'the coloreds' that should embarrass the…
  4. We're Failing the U.S. Citizens of Puerto Rico

    10.06 / 23:10 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Wanting your legal rights as citizens in the form of federal government aid in a natural disaster isn't wanting "everything done for you." It's what we all expect, and should expect, as citizens of this nation. America shouldn't let down our citizens in Puerto Rico. We must help them in this…
  5. From a Concert in Las Vegas to a Funeral in Yemen, We Must Stop Mass Murder

    10.06 / 23:10 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    While we try to steer the domestic conversation to the need for gun control, we should also be seeking to end the massive flow of US weapons to Saudi Arabia that is wreaking such carnage. A new resolution in Congress, HR Resolution 81, would do just that. We must demand that Congress act to stop the US support for mass murder in…
  6. The "Center-Left" Had Its Chance; It's Time For Something New

    10.06 / 20:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The center-left rarely even chastised, much less prosecuted, bankers for their criminality in the runup to the economic crisis, whose devastation is still felt around the globe. Instead, it left them in charge of their institutions and in possession of their freedom and their ill-gotten…
  7. Tickling the Cat's Whiskers

    10.06 / 20:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    My suggestion for saving the world by saving the rich and letting them think it was their…
  8. Paddock as Prufrock on Steroids

    10.06 / 20:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Innovative and insightful explanation of what drove Paddock to mass murder in Las…
  9. Kerala's Model of Growth: A whole nonsense

    10.06 / 20:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The dangerous policy of communalization is best reflected in Malappuram which is said to be a hotbed of Islamist terror and where law and order is practically absent. The ecosystem of NGOs, churches, madrasas and the Leftists in power feed each…
  10. A Better Human Story # 9-- Understanding Evil

    10.06 / 20:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    In our times, a destructive force has arisen quite visibly in the American power structure. Trump is of course part of it, but he is also a symptom and product of what has been emerging on the right for years. Liberal America has been blind to this bigger picture-- a blindness that has enabled that force to gain power. Here's a way of understanding "evil": a coherent force that spreads a pattern of brokenness-- call it…
  11. The Last Viet Nam War: Who Won?"

    10.06 / 16:28 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Ken Burns' self-styled documentary, "The Viet Nam War," has set off a large number of commentaries, on the film and the accompanying book, on the War, on the U.S. role, on the aftermath, and etc. One question about the horror (primarily for the people of Indo-China, most especially Viet Nam) that isn't often asked is "who won?" The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. lost. This column presents the case that the U.S.…
  12. Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans' First Amendment Rights?

    10.06 / 16:28 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The many anomalies in the Israel Lobby's power pass unremarked. For example, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) defines criticism of Israeli policies as defamation and brands critics "anti-semites." In other words, the ADL itself is set up in the business of defamation or…
  13. Vietghanistan's New Year, War Lies' New Millennium

    10.06 / 15:35 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The Afghanistan War documentary by Ken Burns III may someday be set for release in Spring…
  14. The Rising Of Britain's New Politics

    10.06 / 15:01 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    As Jeremy Corbyn knows, dealing with the US is not about merely "disagreeing." The US is a rapacious, rogue power that ought not to be regarded as a natural ally of any state championing human rights, irrespective of whether Trump or anyone else is…
  15. Is the Nobel Committee Finally Abiding by Nobel's Will?

    10.06 / 14:22 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    It's conceivable that some Americans will now learn, because of this award, about the new treaty that bans the possession of nuclear…
  16. Martin Luther King Jr asked "Chaos or Community?"

    10.06 / 14:22 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his last book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" Reading it again, in the hate-filled Trump era, brings the painful recognition that in many regards the civil rights struggle has stagnated for…
  17. Daily Inspiration--Harvest Moon

    10.06 / 12:42 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Traditions of thanksgiving attend the harvest moon the world…
  18. We Should All be 'One Trick Ponies'

    10.06 / 08:56 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Isn't it time for this $ 700 billion gorilla to be put back in its cage? Isn't it time to cut that ridiculous spending in half, for argument sake, and use the $ 350 billion to deal with those aforementioned needs we have? Imagine if we get our own economic house in order, get the hell OUT of the rest of the world with our jackboot and its WMD threats, and join in fair and balanced trade…
  19. MSM Fake News Monitor: Times of India on Taj Mahal

    10.06 / 08:56 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    The propagandists don't realize that running down India's magnificent heritage isn't palatable to majority in this country. Time is not far when this majority would come out and say, "To hell, with your…
  20. What have they done to our fair sister? An Epitaph

    10.06 / 08:56 opednews.com Opednews.com - Politics
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the man who'd sacrificed Sima Wali's Afghanistan to give the Soviet Union its own Vietnam, passed on four months earlier in the same city where Sima lived until her death.If they should meet in the afterlife, one can easily imagine how delightfully uncomfortable that encounter would be for…