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Latest Sign of 'Broken' Democracy as Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Drops $30 Million on GOP Super PAC

“The $30 million the octogenarian casino billionaire is spending on the midterms may sound like a lot, but it’s actually a drop in the bucket compared to what Adelson’s heirs will gain thanks to the estate tax cut provisions of Trump tax bill alone,” Yglesias points out, referencing claims that in just the first few months of 2018, Adelson banked $670 million thanks to the GOP’s recent tax code overhaul.

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Beyond Wiretapping Trump Tower: Another 'do not as I do' situation.

by Ronald E. Glenn

While on the campaign and afterwards, our hypocritical Commander-in-Chief bemoaned and played the persecuted, claiming that President Obama had “wiretapped” communications in Trump Tower. 181 more words

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Democracy Now's "Alt Media" Platform for Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria

While open repression – the iron fist – tends to radicalize movements and galvanize popular support for them, the persuasive approach of the “velvet glove” forms a much more effective, less explosive and more demilitarized way of neutralizing mass opposition — transforming the revolutionary into the reformist, the radical into the tame, and the left to the centrist.    3,033 more words

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