A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation


Marches demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.

Source: A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation

 

New poll shows public turning against Trump


Hoping these polls are correct

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll Aug. 26-29, 2018 indicates the American public has turned sharply against President Trump.  While his poll numbers have never been very good since taking office, it is clear now that the fallout from criminal investigations and prosecutions of his inner circle are having a dramatic effect on public opinion.  Check out these stunning results:

  • 60% disapprove of the President’s job performance while only 36% approve.
  • 47% disapprove of his handling of the economy whereas 45% approve (keep in mind that current economic conditions are generally good, statistically at least).
  • 45% agree that corruption has increased under Trump and just 13% say it has decreased.
  • 63% support the Mueller investigation of Trump while 29% oppose it.
  • 53% believe the President has obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation whereas 35% believe he has not.
  • 67% say the criminal case against former Trump…

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Counterpunch: Obama Will Not Permit American Chilcot Inquiry


Is it not strange that democracy means different things in different areas, both in time and place. Where is accountability in all this.

There is the rule of law and order for us all to act within, but when power is the chief criteria is there adherence to law and order. Or does power Trump law and order, for if it does then America and the world need to be fearful of a possible result from the American Presidental Elections.

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After the Chilcot inquiry finally released its report this week, which found that Tony Blair had misled parliament and the British people into a bloody and illegal war in Iraq, some parts of the American left are bitter that there will not be a similar inquiry and condemnation of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and co in the Land of the Free. This is due to Obama and the Democrats, who have shown themselves every bit as hawkish and Bush’s Republican administration, which started the War. Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk has pointed out how Obama, despite his initial anti-war rhetoric, has been every bit as zealous in continuing the war, including assassination by drone, as his Republican predecessors. This is highly ironic, and once again shows the how farcical the decisions of the Nobel Committee are, as Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As indeed was Henry Kissinger, despite the…

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