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Democrats Debate

Our corporate media is a joke. I can’t even watch the debates because they are so rehearsed and so rigged with how and who asks the questions. And you would think @MSNBC would actually hold the candidates accountable versus the fluff we see from the other side. Sadly, it’s just not the case. Both sides […]

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Economists Take a Stand Against Class Warfare

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana – As I wrote about last month, the budget cuts and tax reform bill approved in both the senate and house, are Robin Hood in reverse. As Paul Ryan tipped his hat recently on Twitter, the next plan of attack on the American people will occur in 2018 over cuts/reforms […]

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Identity Politics Blurs Our Real Issues

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – What in the world is “identity politics” and why does it matter? For the Grand Ole Party, it doesn’t mean a whole lot. For Trump, he apparently wants to be identified as a racist, sexist, xenophobic nationalist. For the Democratic Party, it’s been everything. It’s also why they’ve […]

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Veteran IC Officials Dismiss Russian Hacking

VIPS Dismisses Russian Hacking Story By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN┬áBLOG -When I read the latest article from Consortium News by veteran IC professionals (VIPS) dismissing the Russian hacking story, I found the timing more than ironic. The reason I haven’t posted in a week is I’ve been researching the power imbalances in our country and […]

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Senator Joe Donnelly Walks With Big Pharma

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – You would expect the newly added Koch puppet senator, Todd Young, would kill the Canadian drug importation bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. What might surprise you is our only elected democrat at the state level in Indiana, Joe Donnelly, also voted against the bill introduced by Bernie […]

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Democratic Party Oppression Cost Elites the Election

Muncie, IN NEWS – Lot’s of whining and complaining coming from Hillary Clinton fans and supporters of corporate owned dynastic politics. I’ve written countless times why the DNC should have tapped into the energy of the Bernie Sanders’, “Political Revolution”. I even slammed Bernie and Elizabeth Warren for selling out progressives when they endorsed Hillary […]

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2016 Presidential Election Was a Grand Production

Muncie, IN  – In the future, historians will look back on the 2016 presidential election and say, “That must have been one of the worst years to be an American.”, or “The 2016 presidential election was the beginning of the end for American democracy.” Actually, there are many people nationally already saying it for historians. […]

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Muncie in the International Spotlight

The Guardian’s Gary Younge Writing Middletown Series By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – For those who don’t know yet, one of the Guardian UK’s brightest journalist, Gary Younge, has been in Muncie writing a series of articles about “Middletown USA”. Gary reached out to me in the beginning of the Summer to let me know […]

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NBC Has Been Concealing Trump’s Behavior

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – While everybody is focused on Donald Trump’s disgusting comments about women, I’d like to take a step back and explore not just the timing of the videos released by Billy Bush, but the owner of the video – NBC, MGM or NBC Universal, or Comcast. Americans and global citizens are aghast […]

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Third Party: The People Need Representation

Third Party is a “Spoiler” – This is a “Politically Bigoted Word” ~ Ralph Nader Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Well, the first fraudulent presidential debate was on center stage this week at Hofstra University with all pundits pointing to a clear victory for Hillary Clinton. She prepared for the political debate, whereas Donald Trump prefers […]