Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?…


Date: April 24, 2020

01) Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?


“When author and journalist Lewis Lapham, founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and former editor of Harper’s, turned his shrewd gaze on the go-go ‘80s in “Money and Class in America,” he never imagined the era’s avatar of greed would one day become President Donald Trump. Three decades later, Lapham shares his views on the decades-long deterioration of democracy in an interview with INET’s Lynn Parramore. An expanded and revised edition of his book is now available with a new foreward by Thomas Frank from OR Books.”

Trump Turned Pelosi’s Ice Cream Gaffe In A BRUTAL Ad…


Date: April 23, 2020

01) Trump Turned Pelosi’s Ice Cream Gaffe In A BRUTAL Ad


“Ana’s victory lap over Nancy Pelosi’s fridge gaffe.

With each host isolated in their separate homes, The View has been noticeably less dramatic in recent weeks. Leave it to Nancy Pelosi’s refrigerator to force them back into old habits.

It all started when the show aired part of a new Trump campaign attack ad that targets Pelosi for owning an expensive fridge filled with fancy ice cream when Americans around the country are going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.

Because the footage comes from a goofy segment the House Speaker did for James Corden’s Late Late Show, Joy Behar’s big takeaway was that Democratic politicians should avoid going on comedy shows. “They’re traps,” she said. “They get you to say things there because you feel you’re being funny. Leave it to the professionals and don’t go on comedy shows. Come on our show.

Citation:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-view-blows-up-over-nancy-pelosis-ice-cream-filled-refrigerator

Mitch McConnell: Some People Don’t Deserve Bailouts…


Date: April 23, 2020

01) Mitch McConnell: Some People Don’t Deserve Bailouts


“Mitch McConnell is doing what he does best; protecting corporations and screwing over average Americans.

The Senate’s passage of a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday is setting the stage for negotiations on an even bigger package that could rival the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress last month.

The legislation would funnel tens of billions if not hundreds of billions to state and local governments and could address infrastructure spending and election security.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday called for Congress to begin thinking about “CARES 2” after the Senate deal, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned of the growing amount of debt the U.S. is adding, previewing the battle to come.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/494019-battles-heats-up-for-phase-four-coronavirus-relief-bill

David Sirota, Former Bernie 2020 Senior Advisor, Discusses What Happened…


Date: April 23, 2020

01) David Sirota, Former Bernie 2020 Senior Advisor, Discusses What Happened


“David Sirota, former Bernie 2020 Senior Advisor, discusses what happened with the Bernie campaign. How did things go wrong? What did they miss? What should the campaign have focused on?

You can follow David Sirota at:
http://www.twitter.com/davidsirota

Dems Propose Bailout Of Mafia Health Insurers After $776k Bribe…


Date: April 23, 2020

01) Dems Propose Bailout Of Mafia Health Insurers After $776k Bribe


“Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, progressives have argued that a single-payer health care system would prevent people who lose their jobs from going without health care and further exacerbating the public health crisis.

“Medicare for All means never losing your health insurance if you lose your job,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted on March 26, the day the Labor Department announced that a record 3.3 million people had filed for unemployment insurance. (The unemployment figure has since risen to 17 million, and it is expected to keep increasing.)

Citation:
https://readsludge.com/2020/04/15/dems-health-insurer-bailout-follows-bundled-checks-from-the-industrys-lobbyists/