The new President’s words and actions are making it clear that he is no fan of socialism.

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President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, stated the day before Biden’s inauguration, that the new administration will continue to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the Venezuelan president- keeping in place a policy started by the Trump Administration. Guaido has been attempting to run a parallel government alongside that of President Maduro. …


With only two days before he takes office, Biden is already disappointing supporters and citizens alike.

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With the inauguration right around the corner, President Elect Biden is already proving that his administration will be a huge disappointment for Americans looking for effective leadership in difficult times.

In a Thursday, January 14th speech where he unveiled his Covid Relief Bill, the “disappointment — in — waiting” stated:

“I look forward to working with members of Congress from both parties to move quickly to get the American Rescue Plan to the American people,” Biden said. …


Secretary of State Pompeo, a “Law and Order” supporter, publicly endorses property theft.

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In a July 15th press conference Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an attempt to project to the world the noble intentions of American foreign policy, stated:

“There’s nothing more fundamental to who we are than our irreverence for unalienable rights. The basic God-given rights that every human being possesses. Whether defending the American people from threats, supporting international religious freedom, or encouraging countries to secure property rights by upholding the rule of law, America defends rights and does good in the world.”

Those who have studied American foreign policy will note how ridiculous such a statement is since the record of how the United States has violated property rights and the rule of law on every continent is well known (ask Native American tribes about this). Such is the propaganda that our country parses out on the world stage today. …


In the era of Trump, and with the election just a few days away, the question on everybody’s mind.

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Political and social conditions over the past few years have produced a number of articles, books, and Youtube videos about fascism. Most authors focus on the questions of “is fascism under the surface and ready to explode out into the open” or “has it already arrived?” Before one can support either assertion, an examination of the traits and features of fascism must be conducted first. …


This election season, Republicans across the country are using every trick possible to suppress votes.

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Just like how the fabled Grinch snuck into homes to steal presents from sleeping children, Republicans today are finding clever ways to sneak into the election process and take away the gift of voting. Voters across the country are being exposed to a barrage of new voting suppression methods designed to reduce votes cast by democratic voters. These attempts stem from the fact that Republican strategists are realizing that they may lose big in the upcoming election. States such as Texas, Florida, and Arizona, which had been safe for Republicans, are now “in play” for Democrats. …


Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican, in an attempt to become the new face of “Florida Man” launches crazy attempt to prevent felons from voting.

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By now most of the nation is familiar with the “Florida Man” meme. The meme highlights strange and unusual behavior by Florida residents (man or woman) whose actions create entertaining but head scratching articles and videos on social media sites such as Youtube. Florida republicans are trying to lay claim to the “Florida Man” meme by continuing to find bizarre ways to suppress Democratic party votes. Florida’s Republican Attorney General, Ashley Moody, has sent a letter to the FBI and the state Department of Law Enforcement asking them to investigate Mike Bloomberg’s recent efforts to help pay off fines for Florida felons. If this sounds like an attempt at voter suppression that’s because it is. …


President Trump takes a cue from President Reagan on how to appeal to scared, white voters during an election.

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This past Saturday, President Trump announced his plan to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. Kenosha is the site where earlier this past week a seventeen year old white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of shooting dead two protestors and injuring a third with an AR-15 rifle. The Tuesday night protest that Kyle Rittenhouse attended was in response to the Saturday, August 23rd shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot seven times in the back as he attempted to enter his car. Since the shooting of Jacob Blake, there have been mass protests, work stoppages, and professional sport strikes. …


Corporate Democrats Once Again Stab Progressives in the Back.

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It is that time again in the election season where the Democratic National Committee, a shell company of corporate America, will show their contempt for progressives through co-option of republican principles, public humiliation, and deception. The Democratic Party is once again showing American citizens that they would rather lose with a corporate centrist, than win with a progressive candidate.

The hatred by corporate Democrats towards progressives is on full display. Prior to the convention, attempts to include language supporting Medicare For All in the party’s platform were rejected by the Platform Committee- even though a recent Hill-HarrisX poll finds 87% of Democrats said they wanted a Medicare for All program. …


Trump takes a page from the segregationist playbook to win over suburbanite voters.

In a recent tweet, President Trump sent out a neon-light dog whistle in an attempt to appeal to one of the major fears of white, suburban voters- minority groups moving into the neighborhood. On July 29th he tweeted:

The tweet was a follow up to a previous tweet where he said: “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better!” The purpose behind his tweet fooled no one. As expected, there was an immediate backlash. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a potential vice president pick in waiting, tweeted, “ This is blatant racism from the President of the United States. And it’s disgusting.” U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in an interview with Bloomberg News stated declared that “We must hinder President Trump’s efforts to segregate communities and to discriminate against Black and Brown homeowners and renters. …


Americans need to recognize that it is not Republicans standing in the way of bringing Medicare For All to its citizens. It is the Democratic Party.

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Shame on Democratic leadership for dismissing an attempt to bring a needed reform during a global pandemic. On Monday, July 27th, a panel serving the Democratic National Committee voted down an amendment which would have put a plank into the party’s upcoming 2020 platform supporting Medicare For All. That amendment was shot down by the committee in a 125–36 vote.

As millions of Americans lose their jobs- and the health insurance that comes with it- the leadership in the Democratic Party ( which includes presidential candidate Biden, Speaker of the House Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Schumer) has decided that there will be no plank representing an issue which has been at the forefront of the party for decades. …

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Glenn Hoffarth

Retired social science teacher and avid reader. Trying to find a place for justice and compassion in society. Twitter: @GHoffarth

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