50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. This is the story of RFKâ€™s profile in political courage, gambling his brotherâ€™s election to the Presidency in order to save Martin Luther King Jr. from lynching. It was a Republican, King Sr., who made JFK president â€” saving Martin Jr., from lynching. This harrowing and little known drama ...more
There are two dangers in the media howl over Trumpâ€™s computer gurus Cambridge Analytica, the data-driven psy-ops company founded by billionaire brown-shirts, the Mercer Family. The story is that Cambridge Analytica, once directed by Steve Bannon, by shoplifting Facebook profiles to ...more
Joe Stalin said, itâ€™s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.Â Having been involved in political campaigns and politics at all levels of government for the past forty years, I can attest to another maxim that ...more
by Greg Palast for Reader Supported News
Bernie’s campaign is just beginning. No kidding. The real campaign. The one he was chosen for.
I got this idea of what Bernie and Berners should do from Satan, from the Anti-Christ. Or, as you might know him from television, the Reverend Pat Robertson. Thatâ€™s correct: the berzerko right wing televangelist â€“ and one of the most brilliant men I’ve ever met.
Years ago, the Guardian asked me to investigate Rev. Patâ€™s diabolical plan to create the first web-only bank. (The goofy bank caper was foiled when The Guardian reported on his less-than-savory financial dealings that would likely disqualify him from getting a bank charter.)
When I visited The Reverend at his TV studio in Virginia Beach, I reminded him that, when he ran for President in 1988, he claimed that God himself had told him to run. My question: With a campaign manager like that, how come he lost?
Robertsonâ€™s answer: â€œThe Lord …more
Catch Greg Palast on Larry King’s PoliticKing with guest host Matthew Cooke on political elites rigging the electoral system. Palast gives Cooke a quick history lesson on vote trickery beginning with 2000â€“and why you haven’t heard the true story in the US main-stream media.
Palast: “There’s not much of an electoral process, we get the candidates selected for us. Here’s the problem, in America we don’t count all the votes.”
Oops! Â Wisconsin CongressmanÂ Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) gave away the nasty little weapon that Republicans plan to use in November. In an interview with WTMJ-TV at the Ted Cruz victoryÂ rally Tuesday night, he explained how Republicans can win the Blue state even if the voters prefer the Democrat.
“I think Hillary Clinton is about the weakest candidate perhaps they’ve ever put up and now we have photo ID and I think that photo ID is going to make a bit of a difference as well.” …more
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by Mark Bebawi
Itâ€™s rare for us to have guest articles, but Pacifica Radio host of The Monitor, Mark Bebawi, has insight into an issue where to be dumb is to be deadly. Â Mark, born and raised in Cairo, wrote his masterâ€™s dissertation at Oxford on the Egyptian Brotherhood. Â George Bush sent me his copy. Â (Or was that The Pet Goat?)
So, to cut through the crapola about doings in Cairo, Iâ€™ve asked Bebawi to write a short â€œEgypt for Idiotsâ€ about the election today, a special for our readers. Â
For all the talk of revolution and the Arab Spring, what happened last year in Egypt was not regime change. It was more of a clothing change â€“ a suit was removed and a military uniform was donned in a country that went from a nominally civilian dictatorship to a military council. But fundamentally the same people are in charge now as were during the Mubarak presidency.
In spite of this, the presidential election in Egypt is historic. It is the first time the outcome is not predetermined. Â There are 13 candidates on the ballot and none of them will get a Mubarak-like 90 plus % of the vote. So who will people be voting for …more