The Progressive POPULIST

A Twice-Monthly Journal from the Heartland


October 1, 2016 -- Volume 22, Number 17


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COVER/Steven Rosenfeld p. 1
Dems’ hopes for Senate Majority hang by slim thread

EDITORIAL p. 2
Use and abuse of patriotism

JIM HIGHTOWER p. 3
Cleaning up after pundits.
How can a CEO feel good about being vile?
Why can’t our economy promote equality and shared prosperity?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR p. 4
DON ROLLINS p. 4
Trump’s guilt-free campaign
RURAL ROUTES/Margot McMillen p. 5
Agri-chem is all around us

DISPATCHES p. 5
Trump Foundation scandal is real — and should be campaign-ending;
Low-wage workers storm state capitols for living wage;
Dems unite behind Social Security expansion;
Is Hillary right about Trump’s ‘deplorables’?
Kentucky governor: Clinton election may require 'blood to be shed';
Trump faces gap in Catholic support;
Fed isn't keeping interest rates too low ...

FROMA HARROP p. 6
Do Trump’s men really want problems fixed?
TAYLOR BRORBY p. 6
Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
JILL RICHARDSON p. 6
Washing our hands of toxins

GENE LYONS p. 7
The fact check
ART CULLEN p. 7
Trump blows both ways on immigration
ERIC BLUMBERG p. 7
What the hell do you have to lose?

MICHAEL WINSHIP p. 8
EpiPen price hike can only happen in hijacked democracy
AMANDA MARCOTTE p. 9
Note to Rush Limbaugh
EMILY PECK & BEN WALSH p. 9
Wells Fargo makes case for bank watchdog

RICHARD ESKOW p. 10
How much will the war on unions cost you?

MICHAEL ARRIA p. 10
There was a lot to celebrate on Labor Day
KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL p. 10
Will Trump’s politics leave lasting damage?
MARY SANCHEZ p. 11
Trump’s immigration harangue sells out America’s finest ideals
DEAN BAKER p. 11
Labor Day 2016 marked moderate progress in last year
MARC MUNROE DION p. 11
I’m not a real man
DAVID DAYEN and RYAN GRIM p. 12
New front in the battle over TPP
MARK ANDERSON p. 12
TPP coming to Congress

HEATHER DIGBY PARTON p. 13
Years of smears have created a fictional version of Hillary Clinton
LEO W. GERARD p. 13
How America can solve its steel crisis
JESSE JACKSON p. 14
Trump carries the banner for conservatism’s ‘anti’ mindset
GRASSROOTS/Hank Kalet p. 14
Against evil

JOHN YOUNG p. 14
Tell us about that immigrant scourge, Mr. Builder

HEALTH CARE/Joan Retsinas p. 15
The many ways to lose

SAM URETSKY p. 15
Which candidate will help with economy?

SETH SANDRONSKY p. 15
Silicon Valley billionaire bankrolls third-party litigation funder

WAYNE O’LEARY p. 16
The empire strikes back
JOHN BUELL p. 16
Trade and the politics of backlash

JUAN COLE p. 17
Top 5 ways green energy is helping American workers
JOEL D. JOSEPH p. 17
Winners at the Olympic games

BOB BURNETT p. 17
Trump’s traps

JOE CONASON p. 18
Pay for play?
NORMAN SOLOMON p. 18
The debut of our revolution
HEATHER SEGGEL p. 18
Sometimes a little trouble is necessary

RALPH NADER p. 19
Readers think. Thinkers read.
TED RALL p. 19
What Obama doesn’t want you to know about Uzbekistan
ERIC BOEHLERT p. 20
Sill waiting for newspaper editorials demanding the Trump Foundation be shut down
WILL DURST p. 20
Assembling Trump’s dream team
ROB PATTERSON p. 20
Debate continues over protection or exploitation of public lands

THEATER REVIEW/Ed Rampell p. 21
Make love, not war

EDGE OF SPORTS/Dave Zirin p. 21
What solidarity looks like
AMY GOODMAN p. 22
Standoff at Standing Rock
CONNIE SCHULTZ p. 22
In tribute to Phyllis Schlafly’s unintended inspiration
ROBERT B. REICH p. 23
After Trump
POET/Michael Silverstein p. 23
Donald’s enemy list

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