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‘Extreme Option: Overthrow Allende’

Peter Kornbluh Nationial Security Archive
Fifty Years Ago, President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to organize a coup against Chile's elected President Salvador Allende. Here is the story, with the just-declassified documents recording the genesis of this infamous directive.

Friday Nite Videos | September 18, 2020

Portside
'Heat Rays,' Blue State Deaths and Sedition Charges. Old Man Fibber | Roy Zimmerman. Kajillionaire | Movie. Trump Eviscerates Trump. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87.

Ode to SARS-CoV-2

H.C. Palmer
Kansas City poet H.C. Palmer puts the blame on Trump (where it belongs): “For the past 8 months, the president watched with indifference as hundreds of thousands of Americans died and tens of millions were disabled from COVID-19."

The Super-Rich Are Raking in Billions

David Cay Johnston DC Report
For each additional dollar you earned in 2018 compared to 2016, each of the Platinum-Premiere crowd got an additional $2,215.

The Case for Consequences - Lock Him Up?

Jonathan Chait New York Magazine
Defeating Trump in November will not be enough. For the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own. The rule of law must bind everyone, just as it protects everyone

Organized Labor and the “Cold Civil War”

Bill Fletcher, Jr. & Jose Alejandro La Luz
The present is explosive because of the fusion of crises. In this situation, organized labor has been inconsistent; sometimes paralyzed; other moments outspoken. Left unaddressed is the "cold civil war," created by political polarization.