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Unions Neutered; Class Warfare Rages On

Muncie, IN Blog– Over the past several years, I’ve been given Sheila Kennedy pokes from the left in her daily informative blog. She fits the mold of a classic Clintonite while I support Sanders vision of Democratic Socialism because he’s much closer to where we need to be if we want to see globalization successful. The […]

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Film

Hypocrisy Abounds Over Harvey Weinstein Case

BLOG – I’ll make this short and sweet, Harvey Weinstein has been a sexual predator for decades and all of Hollywood knew about it and did nothing. What about the heroic and brave New York Times who published the story? They had the goods on Weinstein since 2004 but the story was killed after Harvey […]

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Government

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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Government

Veteran IC Officials Dismiss Russian Hacking

VIPS Dismisses Russian Hacking Story By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN BLOG -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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Government

The New York Times Serves the Establishment

The New York Times Slimes Most Popular Politician in the U.S. Muncie, Indiana BLOG – The New York Times has been running plentiful ads on social media claiming to be the leader in “hard-hitting” journalism. I suspect the advertising campaign comes from the restructure at Fox News after the death of Roger Ailes, and the […]

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Government

Sean Hannity Pushes Seth Rich Murder Story

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG– If you haven’t heard about the Seth Rich murder case then our national media has done its job. This is one of the most intriguing stories – conspiracy theory – to come out of Washington in the past year. Forget all the talk about collusion with Russia by Trump […]

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Culture Government

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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Culture Government

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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Government

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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Government

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 […]