Republican Assault on Trump May Only Make Him Stronger by Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone.
Trump’s Triumph: Billionaire Bloward Exposes Fake Political System by Mike Whitney for Counterpunch.
How Pathetic: Why Donald Trump May Be the Best Thing Going by Andrew Levine for Counterpunch.
The Republican Candidates Agree that the System Is Rigged for the Rich by William K. Black for New Economic Perspectives.
Other Republican candidates also point out that the political system is rigged in favor of Wall Street and the large corporations.
Their answer appears to be lower taxes, less regulation and a minimal role for government, on the theory that the less government does, the less it matters whether corporations and wealthy individuals can manipulate government.
My problem with this is that some large corporations have grown so large and powerful that they are the next thing to governments themselves.
The attack on Libya is an example of this. The U.S. government supported an attack on a country that did not threaten the United States, based on lies, and reduced it to bloody chaos in which terrorists such as ISIS flourish.
The problem with Bernie Sanders by Joseph Cannon of Cannonfire.
Bernie Sanders is like many democratic socialists of the 1950s and 1960s—a defender of the interests of working people, a defender of civil rights, but also a cold warrior.
He thinks the United States should support Saudi Arabia and Turkey against ISIS, when these two governments are interested only in fighting the enemies of ISIS—Syria for Saudi Arabia and the Kurds for Turkey. Likewise he favors confrontation of Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, which puts the United States at risk of nuclear war.