HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » ucrdem » Journal
Page: 1

ucrdem

Profile Information

Gender: Male
Hometown: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles
Home country: US
Current location: East of East L.A.
Member since: Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:15 PM
Number of posts: 15,300

Journal Archives

Well Wolf, the only head of state he could name was Chris Rock,


but his fart joke made us laugh so we're calling this a Trump triumph . . .

Piketty: Hillary, Apple et nous

Thomas Piketty compares Trump supporters to Le Pen's and suggests that Hillary improve her status among former Sanders supporters by building on the recent EU decision to force Apple to pay a minimum corporate tax on its Irish operations:
...................
LE MONDE | 10.09.2016 -- Par Thomas Piketty (professeur à l'Ecole d'économie de Paris)



Dans moins de deux mois, les Etats-Unis auront un nouveau président. Si Donald Trump l’emporte, ce serait une catastrophe pour son pays, mais aussi pour le reste du monde. Raciste, vulgaire, imbu de lui-même et de sa fortune, il incarne ce qu’il y a de pire en Amérique. Et le fait qu’Hillary Clinton ait tant de mal à le distancer dans les sondages nous interpelle tous.

La stratégie de Trump est classique : il explique aux petits Blancs malmenés par la mondialisation que leur ennemi est le petit Noir, l’immigré, le Mexicain, le musulman, et que tout ira mieux si le grand milliardaire blanc les en débarrasse. . . . Beaucoup d’électeurs de Trump ou de Le Pen ont au fond d’eux une conviction simple : il est plus facile de s’en prendre aux immigrés qu’au capitalisme financier ou d’imaginer un autre système économique.

{snip}

Car si les entreprises comme Apple et consorts ont évidemment apporté au monde des innovations considérables, la vérité est que ces géants n’auraient pu émerger sans des décennies de recherche publique et d’infrastructures collectives, tout cela en bénéficiant de taux d’imposition plus faibles que les petites et moyennes entreprises américaines comme européennes (et si le patron d’Apple et ses collègues prétendent le contraire, qu’ils publient enfin le détail de leurs comptes). Cette complexité doit être expliquée, ce qui exige transparence et courage politique. Le moment est venu pour Hilary Clinton d’en faire la démonstration.

http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2016/09/10/hillary-apple-et-nous_4995575_3232.html

2016 Presidential Debates

Mon Sep 26, 2016 -- First presidential debate, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Tue Oct 4, 2016 -- Vice presidential debate, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Sun Oct 9, 2016 -- Second presidential debate, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Wed Oct 19, 2016 -- Third presidential debate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

http://www.debates.org/

WaPo -- yes there's a vast right-wing conspiracy, but it's Hillary's fault

Hillary Clinton was right about the vast right-wing conspiracy. Here’s why it exists.
By Karen Tumulty September 2


Clinton arrives at the courthouse in January 1996.


{snip}

Whitewater had been an issue in the 1992 presidential campaign. More recently, questions had arisen whether the land deal and the Clintons might be linked to the collapse of a savings and loan.

Stephanopoulos and David Gergen, another senior adviser, were internal rivals at the time, who agreed on almost nothing. But both argued for full disclosure of the records. After a few days of rough coverage, they confidently predicted, the story would go away as the press corps discovered there was nothing sinister to the land deal and turned its attention elsewhere.

The president would not budge — and both of them knew why. “Hillary Clinton is a woman of many strengths and virtues, but like all of us, she also has some blind spots,” Gergen said in a recent interview. “She does not see the world in the same way that others do, when it comes to transparency and accountability.”

{snip}

The fallout from that decision to stonewall would be enormous. Pressure built for the appointment of a prosecutor, first Robert B. Fiske Jr., and then Kenneth W. Starr, who had been solicitor general under former president George Bush.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-was-right-about-the-vast-right-wing-conspiracy-heres-why-it-exists/2016/09/02/4a5e0fba-6879-11e6-99bf-f0cf3a6449a6_story.html?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na
.......................

Wow.
Go to Page: 1