America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic.  It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy.”

Welcome to the 2016 DNC, Sponsored by Special Interests

As soon as Congress scrapped the public funding for conventions in 2014, both the Democratic and Republican parties asked the FEC to dramatically increase the contribution limits for people who wanted to help fund conventions. The FEC granted their request, and instead of an annual limit of $33,000, individuals can now give up to $133,600 each year to fund the conventions.

How the Clinton Foundation got rich off Poor Haitians

This article accuses the Clinton foundation of collecting money for the Haitian earthquake and then spending the money to build posh hotels instead of helping the poor and afflicted. This is what Naomi Klein calls disaster economy.

Hillary Clinton's Connection to ISIS Revealed by WikiLeaks, Followed by Media Blackout

This latest revelation from Wikileaks reveals that Hillary Clinton was a director of, and received over $100,000 from, French industrial giant Lafarge, which was recently exposed as secretly sponsoring the Islamic State for profit. Documents obtained by several journalistic investigations reveal that Lafarge has paid taxes to the terror group to operate its cement plant in Syria, and even bought Isis oil for years

The Trump Foundation is a real scandal, and it should be a campaign-ending scandal

This article documents multiple violations by the Donald J. Trump Foundation regarding false tax filings, using charity money for personal gain. This is all about a charity formed in 1987 as a foundation to supposedly use personal wealth to charities, which turned into an method for people to give money to Trump without handing him a cashed stuffed briefcase.