- COMMON SENSE – 2017 (PART TWO)
- Why Impeach Donald Trump
- The Ongoing War Against Trump
- ‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into supporting Israel’s Orwellian illegal War of Aggression on Gaza. Trump initiates War Criminal career funding/cheering Palestinian genocide, war-mongering on Iran (9 of 15)
- Trump has Opportunity to End Obama/Clinton Weapons Sales to Anti-Woman Tyrants
- How tragic-comic has your life been under .01% US rogue state empire? With intent for humanity’s breakthrough into freedom, here’s mine
- 25 Years of Neocon-Neoliberalism: Great for the Top 5%, A Disaster for Everyone Else
- Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters
- U.S. Senators Are Even More Neoconservative than Are Trump’s Appointees
- 58% of Americans Don’t Think Russian “Hacking” Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia
- Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics
- 2-minute video: analogy of We the People’s victory over .01% rogue state empire
- Will NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” Be The Trigger For WW3 With Russia?
- Trump Presidency, Transition of Power To Ignite Era Of Destabilization In The U.S.?
- Does a Rogue Deep State Have Trump’s Back?
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