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TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS: REPORT CARD

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Courtesy of theguardian.com, Phil Maynard and Simon Roberts, April 26, 2017 The US president’s first 100 days in office have seen a flurry of executive orders, tweets, leaks and military attacks in the Middle East. But his domestic agenda has been thwarted at every turn, with healthcare plans, travel bans and the Mexican wall ensnared […]

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Anatomy of a Hacker Organization

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This morning WordFence published an in-depth analysis of a criminal organization that is targeting WordPress websites. They analyzed their attack methods, how they benefited financially from the campaign they are engaged in and they show that US based law firms are continually filing lawsuits against this organization. WordFence includes data on the volume of attacks […]

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IT’S NOT JUST TRUMP—THIS IS WHO THE REPUBLICANS ARE

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Courtesy Dave Johnson, CommonDreams.org, February 18, 2017 So far President Donald Trump has signed very few bills. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. Another lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. Now he is moving to block a Labor Department “fiduciary rule” that requires financial advisers to act in the best interests […]

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NEW LAWS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA IN 2017

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Courtesy Jeremy B. White, sacbee.com, December 16, 2016 Every Fall, Gov. Jerry Brown’s time is consumed by what could best be described as legislative triage. He sifts through the hundreds of bills sent to his desk and decides which ones will become law. This year, the Legislature sent Brown 1,059 pieces of legislation, 898 of […]

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THE 14 CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM

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Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt […]