Rooting for GOP opposition research on Hillary

It’s nothing new to say that sometimes Hillary Clinton is her own worst enemy. I’ve been a Bernie supporter, but I really want to enthusiastically support Hillary because (a) she likely will be the Democratic nominee, and (b) all things being equal (or even close to equal), I certainly would prefer to have a woman…

Hillary Clinton, meet Richard Nixon, and learn from him

The Town Hall meetings with the candidates in 2015-16 have been outstanding. They provide a real opportunity to hear from the candidates when they are far more relaxed than in the debates. With Democrats, we get the bonus of real discussion on important topics. I was watching the CNN Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February…

What Hillary Clinton might say to help herself

Hillary Clinton finds herself on the defensive, doing rope-a-dope, against certain charges from both the media and Bernie Sanders. Where Sanders is concerned, Clinton’s Achilles heel is her relationship with Wall Street. Specifically, Clinton is vulnerable with her contention that she has never been influenced by the money from Wall Street that has been paid…

Noam Chomsky: On capitalism and why electing Bernie isn’t enough

    In a recent interview in Jacobin, linguist, philosopher, and political activist Noam Chomsky gave an interesting answer to a question about the American capitalist system. He basically said we don’t have one. We have something else, more akin to “state capitalism.” And by not being engaged and involved in the political process, we’ve allowed corporations and banks to “run things,” to…

Obama and TPP

TPP: What Obama’s secret trade deal means for you

Since 2009, the Obama administration has been negotiating the Trans-Pacific Parnership (TPP) trade agreement in secret. Only lawyers and advisors representing banks and corporations, and trade representatives from other nations are allowed to participate. Until recently, senators and congressmen had been left in the dark. Under protest, Obama gave them very limited access to the document. He…

Why is the stock market soaring when the real economy is on its knees?

The short answer is the Fed has been propping up the stock market. And, high stock prices are not always tethered to traditional methods of stock valuation, like productivity, price, earnings, growth—all those “fundamentals” you learn about in the “Investing for Dummies” book. The market has become a highly manipulated gambling casino for the elite, where bank…