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Trump’s Presidency Failed in Record Time

Eric Zuesse Trumpcare — his promised replacement for Obamacare — is so blatantly atrocious that an excellent NBC News article on it is headlined, and documents that — “Experts: The GOP Health Care Plan Just Won’t Work”. This was even before the … Continue reading

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Aristocracy Deceives Public about the Deep State

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The “deep state” is the aristocracy and its agents. Wikispooks defines it as follows: The deep state (loosely synonymous with the shadow government or permanent government) is in contrast to the public structures which appear to be directing individual nation states. The deep state … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I’m a former lifelong Democrat, stating here a clear and incontestable fact: Barack Obama is a failed President. It’s true not just because of the sad realities such as that “Top Ex-White House Economist … Continue reading

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Democrats Caused President Trump; They Caused His Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here’s a video where Carey Wedler explains in her own thoroughly truthful way in just four minutes, how and why Democratic Party voters for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party primaries did more than … Continue reading

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Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution Disturbs TARP’s I.G.

Eric Zuesse For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that bailed out the largest financial institutions and their top investors after the 2008 economic crash, … Continue reading

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Clinton Promises to Increase Social Security Tax

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the final Presidential candidates’ debate, on October 19th, Hillary Clinton said that workers’ “social security payroll contribution will go up” if she becomes President, and she went on to add, “as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

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Are The ‘Invisible Americans’ the Key Players in This Election?

For the bottom 90% of American households, the “prosperity” of the “recovery” since 2009 is a bright shining lie. The phrase is from a history of the Vietnam War, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. … Continue reading

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Republicans Issue Good News About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To Republicans, good news about Obamacare (the American President’s ‘legacy’ healthcare-reform program, called officially “The Affordable Care Act”) is bad news about Obamacare (for all Americans) — and, now, they’ve got more of it … Continue reading

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More About a U.S.-and-Allied Hoax Against Assad

UPDATE OF: U.S. Gov’t. Refused U.S. Entry to Jihadist It Employs for Overthrowing Assad Eric Zuesse, updated from his original post at strategic-culture.org On August 18th, the terrific “Moon of Alabama” blogger posted his brilliant exposé of an operation that … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Email Operation Violated At Least Six Criminal Laws

Eric Zuesse This is not an exclusive list, nor does it relate to charges that might possibly be made against Ms. Clinton on grounds other than the unquestionable and basic ground that she moved all of her State Department email … Continue reading

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U.N.’s Legal Expert Calls Proposed Trade Deals Illegal

Eric Zuesse Alfred de Zayas, the U.N.’s Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, is assigned the task to apply the standards of international law to proposed treaties, to determine whether they’re in accord with international law. On Friday, June … Continue reading

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What Does It take to Be Upper Middle Class?

What does it take to be upper middle class? According to one analyst, the answer is: at least $100,000 a year for a family of three. The Growing Size and Incomes of the Upper Middle Class (Urban Institute). The paper … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans Want Socialized Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Most Americans want Obamacare to be replaced by what Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes and what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose: “Replacing the ACA [Affordable Care Act — Obamacare] with a federally funded healthcare program providing … Continue reading

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TPP & TTIP Harmful, Economic Studies Find

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Presently, three supposed ‘trade’ deals are being proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama, to be signed by major trading nations (except Russia, China, and the other BRICS nations): TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, … Continue reading

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What Killed the Middle Class?

Everyone knows the middle class is fading fast. I’ve covered this issue in depth for years, for example: Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class: Perhaps 1/3 of Households Qualify (December 28, 2015) and What Does It Take To Be Middle … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Scored with Republican Donors

Eric Zuesse An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, which was published on 23 October 2012, just before Obama’s re-election against Republican Mitt Romney, showed that the 2012 donors to Romney’s campaign were already donating more to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 … Continue reading

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What’s Eroding the Middle Class?

I have devoted many blog posts to the erosion of the middle class, for the specific reason that when the middle class–the layers of the economy between the Power Elites and landless laborers/state dependents–erodes away, the nation/empire is destabilized and … Continue reading

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How America’s Corrupt Press Are Destroying the Country

Eric Zuesse Even the best of America’s major mainstream and alternative-news media understate enormously the degree to which America’s government is corrupt; and, as a result, the public end up voting for corrupt politicians such as George W. Bush and … Continue reading

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The Cultural Contradictions That Have Crippled the Great American Middle Class

Conventional explorations of why the middle class is shrinking focus on economic issues such as the decline of unions and manufacturing, the increasing premiums paid to the highest-paid workers and the rising costs of higher education and healthcare. All of … Continue reading

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Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class: Perhaps 1/3 of Households Qualify

The Pew Research Center’s recent report The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground: No longer the majority and falling behind financially made a media splash, as it reported that less than 50% of adults are members of the Great American … Continue reading

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