This is what American democracy has sunk to:

Two Mentally Challenged Candidates to Choose Between for US President?

  The US is hurtling into uncharted waters as a polity, with the two likely candidates for president this November both clearly suffering from significant cognitive impairment and evidence of continuing mental decline.  Back in 1980, the American voters elected a man, Ronald Reagan, who unbeknownst to them already had the beginnings of Alzheimer’s dementia. …

Another Sanders betrayal

Sanders Supporter Asks Why Didn’t Sanders Carry on the Fight to the End?

By Laurie Dobson As people come to grips today with the Wednesday’s announcement that Bernie Sanders has suspended, i.e. dropped out of, his campaign, a myriad of collective feelings will have to run their inevitable course. My first reactions are that I feel profoundly let down. In the middle of Holy Week, for God’s sake! …

Huge layoffs = major recession; Raging infections and deaths = major epidemic:

Neither Pandemic Nor Economic Collapse is Going to Be a Short-Lived Crisis

  On Thursday, April 2, the bottom fell out of the US economy, as the US Department of Labor reported that an unprecedented 6.6 million more workers in the US had been laid off and had filed claims for unemployment compensation payments with their state Unemployment Offices last week. That stunning news followed the already …

Snakes and would-be leaders:

Warren’s Identity-Politics Race for the Nomination Dies as She Drags Sanders’ Campaign Down with Her

  I will bet, Elizabeth Warren, that it has been a long time since you had insecurity about the basic needs in life. You are supremely set up for life. I know your type; I used to float in your circles. Wearing a fancy Patagonia jacket to your press conference to talk to all the …

Applause meter gives it to Sanders at union gathering

Faux ‘Working Man’s’ Candidate Biden Looking Like a Loser after Philly AFL-CIO Presidential Summit

  Philadelphia — At a packed ‘Presidential Summit’ on Tuesday organized and sponsored by this city’s AFL-CIO Labor Council, former Delaware Senator and Vice-President and repeat Democratic presidential primary contender Joe Biden’s oft-touted claim to be the “working-class,” or alternatively “middle-class” favorite looked pretty exaggerated. Assigned pole position as the first candidate to get 30 …