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304 Electoral Votes for Trump Are Certified by Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking Still Lacks Direct Proof in De-Classified Version, but Circumstantial Evidence Grows; House GOP’s “High Risk Pools” Are a Cruel Joke That Does Not Solve the Problem of Pre-Existing Conditions if Obamacare Is Demolished; GOP Proposes Subsidies for Insurance Companies, Not Sick People; Recalling the Forgotten Nixon-Kissinger Indo-Pakistani “Tilt” Crisis […]

Efforts Emerging to Build Grass-Roots Political Opposition, but Recipes Appear Incomplete

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Thursday, January 5, 2017 Focus on Congressional Races is Good, but Total Lack of National Organization Would Leave Initiative to Unreliable Democratic Party Leaders Whose Recent Record Does Not Inspire Confidence; Failed Hillary Clinton Approach of Just Saying No Is Not Enough-Effective Organizing Must Advance Practical […]

Insolvencies in Italian and German Banks Could Trigger Severe Financial Crisis in Europe in 2017

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Wednesday, January 4, 2017 World Economy Slowed by Chinese Downturn, European Unemployment Stuck at 10%, Disruptions in EU Supply Chains Caused by Brexit; U.S. Treasury Bonds Selling Off, but Stocks are Overvalued with Dow Close to 20,000; Wall Street Bubble No Longer Stoked by Fed’s Quantitative […]

House Vote to Dismantle Ethics Office Represents Tea Party Rebellion Against Ryan; In Awkward Reversal, Measure Is Quickly Taken Back After Deluge of Phone Calls from Irate Voters and Critical Tweets from Trump

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Ryan Elected as Speaker 239-189 Over Pelosi as Democrats Decry Threats to Speech and Debate Clause and Warn of Assault on Obamacare; Ford Cancels New Plant in Mexico Due To Low Demand for Cars; Electoral Votes to Be Counted on Friday; Schumer […]

Will Incoming GOP Congress Deprive Up to 30 Million Americans of Health Insurance with Their “Repeal and Delay” Tactic Against Obamacare?

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Monday, January 2, 2017 House Republicans Still Unable to Agree on Anything to Replace Affordable Care Act; Divergences Between White House and Capitol Hill Still Possible; Democrats Announce Nationwide Rallies on Jan. 15 to Call Attention to Threats to Social Security and Medicare; Turkish-Russian Ceasefire for […]

Syrian Truce Fraying as Some Terror Rebels Reject It and Nusra/al Qaeda Disrupts Damascus Water Supply

State Department Calls Ceasefire Positive, and UN Security Council Should Endorse It; Beware Erdogan’s Targeting of YPG Kurds Under Cover of Truce; Homeland Security-FBI “Grizzly Steppe” Hacking Report Lacks Proof, but Circumstantial Case Persists; Putin Declines to Retaliate; Tuesday is Obama’s Last Chance for Recess Appointments; Strange Contortions by Britain’s Theresa May; Remembering Robert Burns […]

Russia and Turkey Sponsor “Fragile” New Attempt at Syrian Ceasefire Starting Midnight Thursday Local Time

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Thursday, December 29, 2016 Damascus Government Plus Seven Largest Rebel Groups Claimed to Be On Board; Turkey Wants Valiant YPG Kurds Excluded as “Terrorists”; Kremlin Announces Goal of Peace Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan to Which Trump, Not Obama, Would Be Invited; Citing Murky Cyber-Attacks on Democratic […]

Russia and Turkey Announce Syrian Ceasefire for 12 Midnight Local Time Wednesday

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Wednesday, December 28, 2016 “Recognized Terrorist Groups” Not Included, but Erdogan Insists on Overthrow of Assad; Kerry Warns Israelis That “Occupation [Is] Destroying Hopes for Peace” with Palestinians; Netanyahu Government Approves More Settlements, Labels Kerry as “Pathetic”; White House Signals That Reprisals against Russia Over Hacking […]

Russian Airliner Crashes into Black Sea Off Sochi; Can Terrorism Be Excluded?

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Tuesday, December 27, 2016 UN Resolution Calling for End to Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories Is Soundly Based in International Law, and Advances Hope of Middle East Peace; In Urbi et Orbi Greetings, Pope Francis Condemns Needless Suffering Caused by the “Ambitions of a Few, … […]

A Bout of Nuclear Rocket Rattling in East and West

In UN Security Council, U.S. Abstains on Vote to Condemn Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories, Which Passes 14-0; Berlin Christmas Market Suspect Killed by Police Near Milan, Italy After Passing Through France; Amri Had Landed at Italian Island of Lampedusa in 2011; Convicted of Arson, He Spent Four Years in Italian Jails; German Police […]