Excessive chauvinism

Disdain for Human Rights

Blaming a perceived common threat

Supremacy of the Military

No deviation from traditional "family values"

Controlled Mass Media

Fear as a motivational tool

Intertwined religion and government

Protection of Corporate Power

Suppressed Labor Power

Glorifying ignorance and stupidity

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Rampant Cronyism and Corruption

Electoral fraud

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The Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism

  1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
    Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays. The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against "the intruders". Fascism is racist by definition.
  2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
    Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need". The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
  3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
    The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc. By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.
  4. Supremacy of the Military
    Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
  5. Rampant Sexism and contempt for the weak
    Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology. The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
  6. Controlled Mass Media
    Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
  7. Obsession with National Security
    Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
  8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
    Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
  9. Corporate Power is Protected
    The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
  10. Labor Power is Suppressed
    Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed. One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.
  11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
    All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.
    Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked. "Thinking is a form of emasculation.”
  12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
    Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
  13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
    Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
  14. Fraudulent Elections
    Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections

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  70. CBP Refuses to Tell Congress How it is Tracking Americans Without a Warrant

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  71. Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count

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  75. Trump’s case against Omarosa exposes another problem: Unpaid legal bills

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  76. Far-Right Trump Supporters Are Infiltrating Polling Stations

    VICE

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  77. Trump may try to steal the election. We need to start preparing for that now

    The Guardian

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  78. Holocaust Survivor … Don’t Let Authorities Use Fear to Turn You Into a ‘Robot’

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  79. Trump Is Charging Ahead With Cataclysmic Deregulation in Case of Election Loss

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  80. Sammamish Police : Garbage bags of mail found on side of road included unopened ballots

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  81. Gov. Whitmer on 'Meet the Press': Trump incites domestic terrorism

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  82. Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns

    CBS News

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  83. Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

    The Associated Press

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  84. Trump tweets support for Republicans who installed unofficial ballot drop boxes in California

    The Hill

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  85. The California GOP Is Expanding Its Illegal Ballot Box Program With Trump’s Support

    VICE

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  86. ‘Straight to Gunshots’: How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist

    The New York Times

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  87. Philosophy in the Shadow of Nazism

    The New Yorker

    Philosophy often flourishes in the aftermath of wars, especially lost wars. Socrates served in the losing Athenian army in the Peloponnesian War; Thomas Hobbes wrote “Leviathan” while in exile in Paris after the defeat of the royalists in the English Civil War. read more

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  88. Here are some of the people trying to help Trump sabotage the election

    MSNBC

    “Remember these names,” Chris Hayes says of Trump operatives Justin Clark, Matthew Morgan, Michael Roman, and Robert Paduchik. “These are the people trying to make it harder to vote. These are the people trying to blur the lines between legitimate pursuit of a campaign's legal interests in courts, and a full-fledged assault on the basic principles of free and fair elections.” read more

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  89. Reports: Facebook Fires Employee Who Shared Proof of Right Wing Favoritism

    MENLO PARK (CBS SF): Facebook fired a senior engineer this week who collected evidence showing the social media company giving preferential treatment to right wing accounts, according to a report from Buzzfeed News. read more

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  90. California Republicans Have Installed Fake Ballot Boxes at Churches, Gyms, and Gun Stores

    VICE

    California Republicans are allegedly trying to prove that voter fraud is real by committing actual election fraud. But these boxes are not official ballot drop boxes, and the Republicans who have been actively promoting them in recent weeks could face criminal charges. read more

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  91. Trump’s Refusal to Commit to a Peaceful Transition Is a Wake Up Call for Civil Servants

    Donald Trump’s recent refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election should cast away all doubt that a free and fair election is in peril and that our democracy is on the edge. read more

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  92. Trump Is The Most Crooked President in American History. That Should Matter.

    Washington Monthly

    One of Donald Trump’s greatest political talents–if you can call it that–is the ability to kick up such a whirlwind of chaos that it becomes easy to lose sight of simple moral baselines. read more

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  93. Far-right militias are ‘energized and prepared to do great harm’ across America, says Michigan AG

    MSNBC

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says extremist paramilitary groups like the ones that conspired to kidnap Gov. Whitmer are more active than ever because they thrive on this year’s “constant state of chaos.” read more

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  94. Unofficial ballot drop boxes popping up throughout the state worry elections officials

    Orange County Register

    Update: State issues ‘cease and desist’ against GOP. The post, from Jordan Tygh, a regional field director for the California Republican Party, encouraged people to message him for “convenient locations” to drop their own ballots. read more

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  95. Facebook bans Holocaust denial amid 'rise in anti-Semitism and alarming level of ignorance'

    The Independent

    The site had previously allowed such content to be posted on the site, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying that he found it "deeply offensive" but that his company would continue to host it. "We've long taken down posts that praise hate crimes or mass murder, including the Holocaust. read more

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  96. Bill would make it harder to sue officers for excessive force  

    A bill filed last week would seem to make it harder to sue law enforcement officers for using excessive force, making "excessive force" a term not subject to the policies of an individual agency. House Bill 2328, authored by Rep. read more

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  97. ACLU lawsuit says St. Louis police arrested woman for filming other arrests

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    ST. LOUIS — The American Civil Liberties Union sued two St. Louis police officers in federal court here Friday, claiming the officers violently arrested a homeless advocate in retaliation for her filming two other arrests. read more

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  98. The Republican Party has embraced American fascism

    Business Insider Australia

    The Republican Party has embraced American fascism, an anti-democratic ideology that is unique to our country, and is engrained deeper in our collective consciousness and our history than most of us have been taught. read more

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  99. Portland Police make blanket arrests minutes after Saturday protest starts

    The 123rd night of protests for racial justice in Portland ended minutes after it started, as police swiftly arrested almost all of the demonstrators outside of the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct. Just after 10 p.m. read more

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  100. Brutality by Design: Wauwatosa shows that curfew policy is intended to terrorize civilian population

    After the October 8 assault on the family of Alvin Cole, which sent his grieving mother Tracy Cole to the hospital with injuries, Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy had a simple message for City leaders: Stop using curfews. read more

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  101. The 2020 Elections Do Not Require Armed Vigilantes Outside Polling Places

    Esquire

    The upcoming elections are devolving into something out of Gangs of New York. If we had a functioning federal government, instead of a madman's puppet show, someone would be concerned enough to do something about this. From the Washington Post: read more

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  102. FBI sent a team to 'exploit' Portland protesters' phones

    Engadget

    Federal agents tend to focus their phone cracking efforts on terrorists, but they appear to have shifted their attention to civil disobedience. read more

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  103. Trump support is less important than ethnic antagonism in explaining anti-democratic views among Republicans

    New research provides evidence that ethnic antagonism has a substantial negative effect on Republicans’ commitment to democracy. read more

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  104. Historian warns ‘desperate’ Trump may launch a war because of his awful poll numbers: ‘Be suspicious’

    Raw Story

    During a segment on The Beat With Ari Melber Friday night, Melber spoke with presidential historian Michael Beschloss about the “desperate” measures Trump might consider due to his dipping poll numbers. read more

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  105. Don't forget: The Trump campaign gave its most sensitive data to a Russian spy

    The Hill

    To foreign spies, President Trump’s relentless assault on the “Russia hoax” is the gift that keeps on giving. read more

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  106. Rambling Trump flops hard after Rush Limbaugh asks how he will protect people with pre-existing conditions

    Raw Story

    President Donald Trump rambled off-topic after Rush Limbaugh asked him about health care protections for those with pre-existing conditions. read more

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  107. Trump calls into Rush Limbaugh's show for two hours

    The Hill

    President Trump on Friday called into Rush Limbaugh's talk radio show for two hours, during which the president levied familiar complaints about the media and Democrats and took yet another position on stimulus talks. read more

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  108. 'No They're Not': Top Journal Editor on Scott Atlas' Claims Scientists Are Backing Trump's COVID Response

    Newsweek

    The editor-in-chief of one of the world's most prestigious science journals has criticized White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas for claiming "scientists all over the world" agree with President Donald Trump's approach to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

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  109. Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

    POLITICO

    With about 240,000 ballots mailed, that meant one in five voters received a wrong ballot. read more

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  110. What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept US election defeat and go quietly?

    The Telegraph

    The US presidential election is fast approaching – but, if the result on November 3 is not clear cut, America may have to wait to hail its 45th, or 46th, president. On Wednesday, Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election. read more

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  111. Americans aren’t worried about white nationalism in the military – because they don’t know it’s there

    The Conversation

    White nationalist groups, who make up some of the most serious terror threats in the country, find new members and support in the U.S. military. These groups believe that white people are under attack in America. read more

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  112. Feds say plot was bigger than kidnapping Gov. Whitmer. It was civil war attempt.

    The Wolverine Watchmen militia group didn't just plot to kidnap Gov. read more

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  113. 'The country’s lost its mind': Polls warning of civil war, violence shows deep partisan chasm over election

    WASHINGTON – Bill Fry, 61, is a Donald Trump supporter in rural Ohio who doesn't share much in common politically with Matt Edelman, 29, a Joe Biden backer in Brooklyn, New York. read more

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  114. Portland: officers targeted medics with teargas and projectiles, report finds

    The Guardian

    Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon, specifically targeted medics with teargas and projectiles during summer protests in “indiscriminate attacks”, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). read more

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  115. Armed right-wing militia hatched a plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan and violently overthrow the state government, the FBI says

    Business Insider

    Federal prosecutors charged six men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state's government, local and federal officials said Thursday. read more

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  116. Lawsuit: San Francisco police illegally spied on protesters

    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses San Francisco police of illegally tapping hundreds of surveillance cameras to spy on police-brutality protesters. read more

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  117. Republican Senator Blurts Out That He Hates Democracy

    New York Magazine

    Last night, livetweeting his thoughts on the 2020 vice-presidential debate, Republican senator Mike Lee decided it was an opportune moment to share one of his edgier political beliefs: Democracy is bad. We’re not a democracy. read more

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  118. Donald Trump Calls for AG Barr to Indict Joe Biden With 26 Days Until Election

    Newsweek

    Russia has plagued the Trump administration since he took office and accusations he colluded with one of America's top adversaries to win the election called the validity of his victory into question. read more

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  119. 'This Is Their Desperate Attempt to Cling on to Power': Pence Joins Trump in Refusing to Commit to Peaceful Transition

    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday night joined President Donald Trump in refusing to commit to ensuring a peaceful transfer of power, dodging a question about how he would handle a Joe Biden victory and parroting Trump's baseless narrative about widespread mail-in voting fraud. read more

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  120. ‘Where are all of the arrests?’: Trump demands Barr lock up his foes

    POLITICO

    The day-long run of tweets and retweets marked the most frantic stretch of Trump’s public activity since he left Walter Reed. Donald Trump mounted an overnight Twitter blitz demanding to jail his political enemies and call out allies he says are failing to arrest his rivals swiftly enough. read more

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  121. Report: Trump Said Jews Are ‘Only in It for Themselves’

    New York Magazine

    Washington Post reporter Greg Miller has a long, detailed, measured overview of Donald Trump’s long history of public and private racism. read more

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  122. Kansas City Residents Accuse Officer of Using Excessive Force in Arresting Pregnant Black Woman

    The Root

    Residents in Kansas City, Mo., gathered in protest in front of Kansas City Police Headquarters on Friday after video footage went viral that showed police officers detaining a Black woman who is reportedly nine months pregnant. read more

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  123. Top medical journal calls for U.S. leaders to be voted out over "astonishing" COVID failures

    Axios

    Editors of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published a scathing rebuke of the Trump administration over its "astonishing" failure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, writing that "this election gives us the power to render judgment" of current U.S. leadership. read more

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  124. Trump's Suspicious Ties To Regeneron, Covid "Cure" (New Findings)

    YouTube

    In the latest Trump Twitter video, he appeared for the first time in 48 hours to state that Regeneron is the cure to Coronavirus. We know that Trump and the billionaire CEO have ties, and Trump has previously held stock in Regeneron. Is this theory a plausible explanation for Trump's new bold Covid read more

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  125. “Sociopathy”: Psychiatrist says Trump's behavior “meets criteria for a locked psychiatric facility"

    U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Win McNamee/Getty Images read more

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  126. Trust in COVID-19 information from U.S. government sources plummeted between March and April, study finds

    New research indicates there was a steep decline in trust of COVID-19 information provided by U.S. government sources between March and April, during the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak. The study has been accepted for publication in the journal JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. read more

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  127. Trump's sexual assault allegations: The full list of women who have accused the President

    Years after women first came forward to accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment, the issue is once again at the forefront of political discourse after another 26 incidents of "unwanted sexual contact" and 43 instances of inappropriate behaviour were detailed i read more

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  128. The IRS Is Being Investigated for Using Location Data Without a Warrant

    VICE

    The body tasked with oversight of the IRS announced in a letter that it will investigate the agency's use of location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples' phones, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Motherboard. read more

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  129. Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists

    The Guardian

    Monsanto operated a “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. read more

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  130. Trump’s Version of Poll Watching Sounds Like Thuggery

    The Atlantic

    The president’s call for his supporters to serve as self-appointed election observers reads as an invitation to voter harassment. read more

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  131. Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Accused Him of Treasonous Conduct. And No One Cared.

    Mother Jones

    In any other time, it would have been front-page news and ignited days or weeks of controversy. read more

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  132. $9 Trillion in Stimulus Injections: The Fed’s 2020 Pump Eclipses Two Centuries of USD Creation

    Since September 2019, research shows the Federal Reserve has pumped over $9 trillion to primary dealers by leveraging enormous emergency repo operations. A recently published investigative report shows the U.S. read more

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  133. The Assange Extradition Case is an Unprecedented Attack on Press Freedom, So Why’s the Media Largely Ignoring It?

    CounterPunch

    Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The silence of journalists in Britain and the US over the extradition proceedings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is making them complicit in the criminalisation of newsgathering by the American government. read more

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  134. Judge asked to mandate counting of ballots received too late

    The Associated Press

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit by the ACLU asking him to override state election law and allow the counting of absentee and mail-in ballots received after the state-mandated deadline in November’s general election. read more

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  135. The New York Fed, Pumping Out More than $9 Trillion in Bailouts Since September, Gets Market Advice from Giant Hedge Funds

    The New York Fed, the unlimited money spigot in times of need by Wall Street’s trading houses, has been conducting meetings with hedge funds to get their input on the markets. More on that in a moment, but first some necessary background. read more

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  136. The data scientist exposing US white supremacists: 'This is how you fight Nazis'

    The Guardian

    The far-right Proud Boys group, whom Donald Trump refused to denounce this week, have been linked to assaults on protesters, white supremacist organizing, the spread of Covid misinformation and other threats against Americans. Emily Gorcenski has been tracking them every step of the way. read more

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  137. Trump campaign discussing plans to appoint its own state electors, no matter the results: report

    Salon

    Trump campaign officials and legal advisers are reportedly preparing to appoint their own state electors as a way to secure victory in a contested election, a move that would precipitate an unprecedented constitutional crisis. read more

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  138. Texas Voter Suppression Tactics Recall the Jim Crow Era

    The Intercept

    Pam Johnson Gaskin learned early last week that the election administrator in Fort Bend County, Texas, had decided to add four locations where voters can hand-deliver their absentee ballots, several of which were going to be outside to minimize voters’ chances of being exposed to the coronavirus. read more

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  139. “Openly trying to cheat”: Trump campaign local election officials to ignore voting rules

    Salon

    President Trump's campaign is waging a behind-the-scenes effort to threaten low-profile county officials into ignoring election rules and sowing doubt in the mail voting process. read more

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  140. Trump Has a Different Definition of Corruption

    The Atlantic

    On Wednesday, in response to criticism that Donald Trump and other administration officials violated federal law by using government resources at the Republican National Convention, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows declared, “Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares. read more

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  141. Whistleblower of the Week: Reality Leigh Winner, Imprisoned and Gagged

    Reality Leigh Winner (inmate number 22056-021) is currently incarcerated at the Carswell Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, Texas, 76127. She is an Air Force veteran, and later, became a federal NSA contractor. read more

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  142. Is American Democracy at risk? Philly scholars see creeping fascism and historic parallels.

    Interested in how Pennsylvania is shaping the 2020 election? Sign up to receive our newsletter every Wednesday. read more

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  143. American businesses are raking in billions from the prison-industrial complex. It's time to get serious about dismantling this disgusting system.

    Business Insider

    We have an incarceration crisis in America. This crisis is undermining the well-marketed values upon which our country is built: liberty and justice for all The criminal justice system, at all levels, is stacked against communities of color, Black people, and immigrants. read more

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  144. The rise of Christian Nationalism in America

    Salon

    This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. On August 26th, during the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence closed out his acceptance speech with a biblical sleight of hand. read more

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  145. White House reassurances about Trump's condition stir doubts instead

    Saturday evening the White House released photos of Trump purportedly working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His daughter and senior adviser Ivanka posted one on Twitter, captioned, “Nothing can stop him from working for the American people. RELENTLESS!” read more

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  146. Why Are Workers Struggling? Because Labor Law Is Broken

    The New York Times

    In March 2014, Sean Caldwell went to the first Philadelphia rally for the Fight for $15, the national campaign to raise the minimum wage and to help fast-food workers — who earn one of the lowest median wages in the country — form a union for the first time. read more

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  147. Editorial: Abbott’s order closing ballot drop-off sites is voter suppression — plain and simple.

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott framed his order limiting counties to only one location for collecting completed mail ballots as a way to enhance “ballot security protocol” and ensure COVID-19 safety measures. We need to call it what it is: Voter suppression. Clear and simple. read more

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  148. White Demographic Anxiety Fuels Support for Torture of Terrorism Suspects

    Lawfare

    Editor’s Note: The changing position of whites in America has profound political implications and played an important role in the rise of President Trump. read more

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  149. Sen. Bernie Sanders Warns of an Election “Between Donald Trump and Democracy”

    In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. read more

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  150. Why Are Democrats Praying for the Speedy Recovery of a “Fascist Dictator”?

    The Intercept

    The typical reaction to the death of a tyrant — whether by revolutionary violence or natural causes — is not one of grief and sadness but joyous celebration. read more

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  151. The Next Civil War?

    Project Syndicate

    Although US President Donald Trump has long hid his tax records and history of business failings, he has never made any secret of his willingness to destroy the US constitutional order if doing so will give him a political advantage. Not since the eve of the Civil War has America been so on edge. read more

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  152. Proud Boys Rally

    YouTube

    Proud Boys Rally in Portland, Oregon. Full episode with exclusive behind the scenes footage at a private Proud Boys event, and interviews with BLM activists and protesters available this weekend at http://www.patreon.com/allgasnobrakes read more

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  153. Lindsey Graham photographed with leader of white nationalist group Proud Boys

    The South Carolina senator recently called Proud Boys a ‘racist organization,’ however, photo shows him smiling with a known leader of the white nationalist group. read more

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  154. Portland police officer drives motorcycle into protester at Friday night demonstration

    OregonLive

    A Portland police officer drove a motorcycle into a protester who was blocking his path and pushed the person for some distance after what had been a largely peaceful demonstration against police violence Friday outside an East Portland law enforcement building. read more

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  155. Almost 20,000 Amazon workers in US test positive for Covid-19

    The Guardian

    Amazon has revealed that almost 20,000 of its workers in the US have contracted Covid-19 after months of demands for public disclosure from activists. read more

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  156. 5 ways Trump and his supporters are using the same strategies as science deniers

    The Conversation

    While watching the House impeachment hearings, I realized my two decades of research into why people ignore, reject or deny science had a political parallel. read more

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  157. President Donald Trump going to Walter Reed medical center

    CNN

    President Donald Trump will be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to the White House. read more

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  158. Trump Hired a Faux-Bama to Belittle and Fire for 2012 RNC

    YouTube

    From Michael Cohen's tell-all book "Disloyal: A Memoir," Donald Trump's disdain for Obama was so strong, that he hired a faux-Bama to belittle him then fired him. This video was made for the 2012 RNC but never aired. http://runindc.com/trump-hired-a-faux-obama-to-belittle-and-fire/ read more

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  159. Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

    The Balance

    US military spending is $989 billion for FY 2020 once you add components hidden in other budgets. Here's the breakout since 2006. read more

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  160. Donald Trump 'kept book of Adolf Hitler's speeches in his bedside cabinet and may have read it for inspiration'

    The Independent

    Donald Trump reportedly owned a copy of Adolf Hitler’s speeches and kept them in his bedside cabinet. read more

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  161. Donald Trump using Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' playbook, says world expert on Nazi leader

    The Independent

    Both men "bluffed" their way into power, confounding an establishment that did not know what to do but normalise them, according to author Ron Rosenbaum. read more

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  162. Schmidt: Trump's 'only affinity for reading anything were the Adolf Hitler speeches he kept on his nightstand'

    The Hill

    Schmidt, Sen. read more

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  163. The return of American fascism

    New Statesman

    In 1933 Mussolini Speaks, a “cine-biography of Il Duce,” received its Broadway premiere on 10 March, only five days after the Nazi Party seized control of the Reichstag, and six days after the inauguration of Franklin D Roosevelt as  US president. read more

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  164. Trump uses Catholic charity speech to accuse Democrats of anti-religious bigotry

    The Independent

    Donald Trump has used a speech at a charity dinner to accuse the Democratic Party of anti-Catholic bigotry. read more

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  165. Trump news - live: President in racist attack on Ilhan Omar as crowd chants ‘Lock her up!’

    The Independent

    US president Donald Trump speaks in Minnesota on WednesdayDonald Trump returned to the campaign trail in Minnesota on Wednesday and immediately went on the attack, making unsubstantiated - and racist - claims about the state’s Somalia-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whom he said had “harvested” read more

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  166. Americans hold a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden

    Six and a half months before Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, New York City’s Madison Square Garden hosted a rally to celebrate the rise of Nazism in Germany. read more

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  167. DHS official says he heard of request to extract information from protesters' cellphones

    The Hill

    A top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told lawmakers on Friday that he had heard about his office receiving a request to extract information from protesters' cellphones after demonstrations in Portland, Ore. read more

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  168. Phoenix officer accused of physically assaulting woman during arrest

    Twenty seconds after a Phoenix police officer pulled over Mariah Valenzuela, he took her body down on a parking lot and later slammed her against a car, bruising her face and head. Valenzuela, 23, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. read more

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  169. What the Proud Boys Stand for, in the Founder's Words | NowThis

    YouTube

    After telling the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by,' Trump says he doesn’t know who they are — here’s what they stand for, in the founder’s words. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day d read more

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  170. American classics among most ‘challenged’ books of the decade in US

    The Guardian

    Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Harper Lee might be three of America’s most beloved authors, but they have all made it on to a list of the country’s 100 most frequently banned and challenged books of the last decade. read more

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  171. Some of the most frequently banned books feature LGBTQ stories, library association says

    CNN

    Some school libraries ban books because characters use witchcraft. Others do because of profanity or sexual content, or because of uncomfortable themes like racism. read more

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  172. Daily Stormer Founder Delights In Trump’s Proud Boys Comment: ‘Get Ready for War’

    Talking Points Memo

    Founder of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website Andrew Anglin said that President Donald Trump’s “stand by” remark to the Proud Boys was a clear call to arms, writing on the site that the President’s debate comment to the far-right hate group “gave me shivers. read more

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  173. ‘All the red flags’: Political analysts warn of U.S. election violence in November

    Flipboard

    Ford Has a Genius Plan for the Electric F-150, and More Gear Patrol   read more

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  174. Civil Rights lawyer details how 1930s German rhetoric and dangerous policies are being used today

    One of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers published a book last year that powerfully described how America’s constitutional checks and balances were being pushed to the brink by a president who was consciously following Adolf Hitler’s extremist propaganda and policy template from th read more

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  175. Against the New Nationalism

    Reason

    "Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism," George Orwell wrote in 1945. "Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. read more

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  176. We Still Aren’t Prepared for the Fact That Trump May Steal the Election

    The Nation

    Multiple times a day, people will text or direct-message me a news story, and ask me, “What can we do?” It’s usually the last question I’m asked on any radio or television appearance. read more

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  177. Could Trump steal the election? Here’s one way to find out.

    The Washington Post

    Trump's unhinged debate performance makes it clear he'll try literally anything. read more

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  178. The President Is a Sociopath. And 60 Million Americans Like It.

    The Cleveland debate was a miniature, 90-minute version of the last 4 years: depressing, exhausting, full of craziness and lies. Who won? I don’t know. read more

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  179. Bernie Sanders: Ruinous 2020 Debate Showcased Why Trump Is 'Most Dangerous President' in US History

    Sen. read more

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  180. Trump suggests supporters commit electoral fraud by trying to vote twice

    The Independent

    Donald Trump has suggested supporters test the mail-in ballot system by voting twice in the presidential election, once by mail and once in person. It is illegal to vote more than once in an election, meaning a successful attempt at voting twice would constitute voter fraud. read more

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  181. Trump admits he’s stalling pandemic relief to make it harder to vote

    Vox

    Trump is blocking post office funding to sabotage mail-in voting. At a Wednesday press briefing, President Donald Trump laid out some of his objections to a Democratic proposal to provide additional aid to individuals and states who are struggling financially during the pandemic. read more

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  182. DeJoy: Trump 'incorrect' that USPS isn't equipped to handle mail-in voting

    CNN

    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Thursday that President Donald Trump "is incorrect" when he says the United States Postal Service isn't equipped to handle the surge in mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Marshall Cohen, Katelyn Polantz, Paul P. read more

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