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Courtesy Melody Gutierrez, SFChronicle.com, December 29, 2017
SACRAMENTO — Whether you cross the street, head to college or apply for a new job, one of the hundreds of new laws that California will add to the books on New Year’s Day is likely to affect you.
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Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine’s policy.
The 14 characteristics are:
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Courtesy JohnPavlovitz.com, May 26, 2017
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Courtesy of theguardian.com, Phil Maynard and Simon Roberts, April 26, 2017
The US president’s first 100 days in office have seen a flurry of executive orders, tweets, leaks and military attacks in the Middle East. But his domestic agenda has been thwarted at every turn, with healthcare plans, travel bans and the Mexican wall ensnared by other branches of government.
After months of campaign promises to help ordinary Americans, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have revealed that his true policy priorities are benefitting corporations and the wealthiest few at the expense of everyone else. His actions and those of his administration have been characterized by broken promises, gross conflicts of interest, and a stark erosion of transparency, ethics, and other democratic norms.
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Courtesy American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 14, 2016, at their Fall Meeting in San Francisco
“The climate is changing, temperatures are rising, oceans are becoming more acidified, habitats are under stress — the world is facing tremendous danger.
It’ll be up to you as truth-tellers and truth seekers to mobilize all your efforts to fight back.
We’ve got a lot of firepower. We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the universities, we have the national labs and we have the political clout and sophistication for the battle — and we will persevere. Have no doubt about that.” (video to follow)
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Senator Barbara Boxer thanked her supporters in her final speech on the U.S. Senate Floor Wednesday. Boxer, who is retiring, will be replaced by Senator-elect Kamala Harris.
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Courtesy of Kevin Drum, MotherJones.com, September 19, 2016
For a lot of liberals, the most important goal of this election is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. And since Trump naturally sucks up most of the political oxygen, that means lots of blogging about Trump and not so much about Clinton.
But a lot of lefties aren’t happy about that. They want a positive argument in favor of voting for Clinton, not just a negative one for voting against Trump. That’s fair enough, so I figured I’d put one together.
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Courtesy of Allan Chernoff, fortune.com, July 23, 2016
As the Republican National Convention closed this week, Donald Trump’s conquest of the Republican presidential nomination reaffirms one of the most important principles of persuasive public communications: it’s not so much what you say, it’s how you say it.
Indeed, one could easily argue that Trump has become the Republican presidential nominee in spite of what he’s said. Who could have imagined anyone emerging victorious from the primaries by uttering one offensive remark after another: accusing Mexican immigrants of being rapists; proclaiming his intent to ban Muslims from entering the United States; and falsely claiming “thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building [the twin towers] was coming down.”
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Courtesy Clare Malone, fivethirtyeight.com, June 9, 2016
In January of 1937, the Gallup Poll, then in its second year of existence, posed this question: “Would you vote for a woman for president if she was qualified in every other respect?”
Sixty-four percent of Americans said no, 33 percent said yes, and 3 percent had no opinion on the matter.
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