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Deep State killing Assange and WikiLeaks

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 30, 2018

Julian Assange is not doing so well.

After six months of being held incommunicado, he has stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks and appointed Kristinn Hrafnsson to replace him.

It gets much worse.

Having spent 2,293 days cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London (as of today), his physical and mental health is rapidly deteriorating.

"We are very concerned about his health; he has been locked up in the embassy for more than six years, without proper access to medical care," attorney Jennifer Robinson told Nacio Digital.

"The Embassy is not equipped for prolonged detention to provide a reasonable environment...the prolonged uncertainty of indefinite detention deeply affects the psychological and physical trauma above and beyond the expected stressors of incarceration," she continued.

Ladies and gentlemen, Julian Assange is dying. He's been rotting in the embassy without sufficient healthcare for more than six years…

Go fuck yourself, Andrew Gillum

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 30, 2018

There, I finally said it.

Anyways, Andrew Gillum is probably gonna lose.

We were all excited when he won the primary. He ran a true progressive platform, supporting Medicare for All, tuition-free college, and legalized marijuana. Bernie endorsed him.

Of course, we had reasonable reservations and criticisms of him. In 2016, he endorsed Hillary over Bernie, and throughout his campaign, he has taken money from Tom Steyer and George Soros.

The preferable thing to do was to endorse Bernie. (And when Gillum ran on Bernie's platform, Bernie let bygones be bygones and endorsed him, which says a lot about Bernie's character.) The acceptable thing to do, if you wanted to advance your career without losing much credibility, was to not endorse anyone in the primary. But instead, he endorsed Hillary. That's concerning.

Also, taking money from Steyer is one thing, but you cannot win over a progressive base on Soros money. Every single dollar bill that George Sor…

Nicki Minaj wrestles intelligence, loses

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 12, 2018

Nicki Minaj is a fucking idiot.

We all remember all the stupid stuff she's said in the past, but this has to top it all off.

"!!!!!!New Yorkers & all NYCHA residents its time to get JUSTICE, VOTE Thur. Sept. 13 for Gov. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul & Tish James.  They know how to work for the people to make NY even GREATER.  Spread the word.  See you at the Polls!!!!!!" Minaj tweeted.

She actually fully endorsed the uber-corrupt Andrew Cuomo.

There are so many things that I love about this.

First, I love how terribly incoherent she is.

Secondly, I love how excited she is over Andrew Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo. She's getting excited over the human embodiment of stale bread. ("I'll have you know that he's a Muslim, Jewish, black, gay, disabled woman seeking to control her own body!")

Lastly, I love how she's saying this as if Cuomo isn't already governor and he's gonna bring great changes once he's elected.

Hey, Nicki.…

LGBT rights group endorses straight Corporate Dems over LGBT challengers

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 02, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed incumbent Tom Carper in the Senate race in Delaware.

Carper (who also beats his wife) might be the one of the worst Senate Democrats (along with Joe Manchin, Dianne Feinstein, Bob Menendez, Chuck Schumer - actually most of them are pretty bad, so that's not saying much). He voted for the Iraq War (strike one, you're out), the Keystone pipeline, and the Bank Lobbyist Act. He opposes Medicare for All and a living wage. He was also the only Democrat still in the Senate to vote for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh (the authoritarian, anti-civil liberties, anti-due process judge soon to be our next Supreme Court Justice) to be a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006. 

Not only that, but while he was Governor of Delaware, he signed a law defining "marriage as between a man and a woman," and didn't fully support same-sex marriage until 2013.

Wanna know what really adds insult to injury? They…

Our Revolution finally endorses Bill Cimbrelo

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 01, 2018

Just days before the MA-09 primary, Our Revolution finally endorsed Bill Cimbrelo, the democratic socialist running against corporate Dem Bill Keating who called for Dubya to be prosecuted.

I've been trying to get OR (and Justice Democrats) to endorse him for a while, and seemingly to no avail. And he informed me that him and his team have been trying too.

And now we're finally here. OR has finally budged.

With the help of OR, Bill has a better chance at knocking down Keating.

(Donate to his campaign here.)

"Small government" conservatives call for gigantic government

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By THOMAS REICH | SEP 01, 2018
Fox News just sunk to a new level of authoritarian snowflakism.
Steve Hilton, former director of strategy for disgraced British Prime Minister David Cameron (obviously an awesome strategist), went on The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News to talk about the recent shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, and he advocated for - get this - banning kids from playing video games and using smartphones.
"When we think of other risks to children and their health - for example, smoking - we actually take action and we ban those things for young people, and I think that there's a role for that now for things like overuse of smartphones and games," said Hilton. "We can step in and say, 'This is not supposed to be how kids should be raised,' and we could do something about it."
"Yeah, I think you're so right," said McCallum. "You know I think people used to smoke cigarettes at 13, 14 years old, now…