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US politics: Ralph Nader, “Democrats Have Lost Their Identity” – video

Ralph Nader, “Democrats Have Lost Their Identity” – video

Published on Nov 10, 2016

Big Picture Interview: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think, has a plan for progressives that could really shake things up.

Sex, Lies and the Tapes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sex, Lies and the Tapes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Nobody’s perfect, but when you hold public office you become public property.

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Remember Gary Hart? In a big political campaign the little moments count. Privacy is obliterated as the media’s perpetual hunger for news unmasks the tiniest details of impropriety. In the case of Gary Hart they didn’t have to look far. He gave the media the juicy details of his private life on a platter. It was Hart who told reporters ‘to follow me around. I don’t care. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They’d be very bored.’

But the media had the last laugh. A report from the Miami Herald stated that Hart was having a dalliance with a woman that was not his wife. He was messing around in real time with Donna Rice, in a boat appropriately named ‘Monkey Business.’ The animal, it turned out, could not be tamed.

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Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon

No to GunsBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Here’s a suggestion: Let gun control be the main policy issue in the 2016 presidential elections. In this way the American public will get the chance to decide on policies regarding gun control. The voters will have the opportunity to send a clear message to the gun lobby and the politicians as to how they feel about the proliferation of guns in America. Unless guns become the focus of policy there will be the usual babble and waffle as lives are lost in the pile up of tragedies.

Orlando is the latest tragedy. There are broken bodies and spirits. Tons of newsprint report on the pain from every angle and the politicians from Washington keep popping up on the screens. These are the people we elected to represent us; we put our faith in them to carry on the business of the country.   Continue reading

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