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Hillary Clinton’s Embrace of Kissinger Is Inexcusable

Source: The Nation

Bernie Sanders should call on her to repudiate him as the war criminal he is.

Word comes from Politico that Hillary Clinton is courting the endorsement of Henry Kissinger. No surprise. Kissinger and the Clintons go back a ways, to when Bill in the early 1990s sought out Kissinger’s support to pass NAFTA and to, in the words of the economist Jeff Faux, serve as “the perfect tutor for a new Democratic president trying to convince Republicans and their business allies that they could count on him to champion Reagan’s vision.” Hillary has continued the apprenticeship, soliciting Kissinger’s advice and calling him “friend.” read more

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Is Electing Hillary Enough to Stop Trump?

Source: Medium

An impressive amount of people are lining up to stop Trump, but his far-Right agenda could thrive under Clinton too. Without a doubt, the forceful protests in Chicago, Albuquerque, throughout California, and those planned at the RNC are an important part of rejecting his candidacy. But too often their substantive message gets buried by louder voices — including those of Bernie Sanders, a handful of GOP defectors, trade unions leaders, liberal pundits like Arianna Huffington, and cultural icons of the Left like Tony Kushner — who profess the solution is at the polls: with a victory for Hillary. Unfortunately, that will not be enough to eliminate Trump’s appeal or his enduring power. read more