Bernie Sanders: Can He Rise to the Moment as Hillary Clinton is Indicted and Joe Biden Co-Conspires with Elizabeth Warren?

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders is at the single most significant turning point in his life. Against all odds (greater odds than those faced by Donald Trump) he has mobilized a generation and restored some semblance of social and economic justice to the Democratic Party’s notional position.

It is virtually certain that Hillary Clinton will be indicted before the convention, opening the path for Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to emerge as the “sensible” alternatives to what many see as two impossible choices. Donald Trump — still our favorite for pure disruption reasons — has begun to self-destruct — if he does not get a professional policy staff that can address all threats and all policies with evidence-based decision-support in the context of a balanced budget, America will be voting for “least idiot” rather  than “best president.”

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May 28

Wayne Madsen: More Evidence ISIS is a US Creature

Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen

Manufactured Terrorism: Uncle Sam’s Support for Terrorism Laid Bare

…the fact that the Obama administration has been consorting with terrorist allies of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and other countries has received little to no coverage in the American media.

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May 28

Carole Cadwalladr: Stewart Brand

Carole Cadwalladr

Carole Cadwalladr

Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world

Stewart Brand was at the heart of 60s counterculture and is now widely revered as the tech visionary whose book anticipated the web. We meet the man for whom big ideas are a way of life

“We are as gods and might as well get good at it,” wrote Brand on the title page of the Whole Earth Catalog. Up until now, he noted, power has been in the hands of “government, big business, formal education, church”. But now “a realm of intimate, personal power is developing – power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the Whole Earth Catalog.”

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May 27