The Military Returns to Brazilian Politics

This weekend’s first-round presidential election in Brazil was the culmination of years of tumult and intrigue that have brought the military back into the limelight after decades in the barracks. The vote’s big winner is Jair Bolsonaro, who is now the favorite going into the…

Fascistic candidate Jair Bolsonaro places first in Brazilian presidential election

  Fascistic candidate Jair Bolsonaro places first in Brazilian presidential election By Miguel Andrade 8 October 2018 The Brazilian general elections held on Sunday resulted in the most right-wing Congress since the end of the 1964-1985 US-backed military dictatorship and gave the fascistic former Army…

Is “Presidential Alert” Test a Preview of Orwellian Nightmare?

–Was the “Presidential Alert” test that reached 225 million phones yesterday a preview of an Orwellian nightmare? http://time.com/5400574/presidential-alert-donald-trump-fema/ https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-turn-off-presidential-emergency-text-alert-test/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman -Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidpakmanshow/ -Discuss on…

Irrelevant, Boring ‘Moderate’ Dem Wants To Be President

Gov. John Hickenlooper is methodically moving toward a 2020 presidential bid that would cut against the leftward grain of the Democratic Party’s base and draw on elements of John McCain’s 2000 campaign blueprint. With the rollout of a new political action committee and ramped-up campaign…

A Snapshot of Turkish Public Opinion Toward the European Union

In the wake of Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections, Ankara has undertaken a coordinated campaign aimed at rejuvenating ties with the European Union in the face of a dramatic downturn in the Turkish economy. Turkish-European relations had grown strained in recent years over…

Trump Denies Hurricane Maria Déath Toll In Sad Attempt To Save Face

The presidential playbook during times of disaster is pretty well established by now: Consult with emergency officials (and be seen doing so). Express concern for those affected (on camera). Assure the public that the government is ready for whatever comes (whether it is or not)….

Swing-district Republicans ditch Trump’s ‘Build the Wall’ rhetoric

Since his June 2015 presidential campaign kickoff, Donald Trump’s empty promise to erect a massive wall along the southern border — at no cost to the American taxpayer — was the centerpiece of his platform. Three years later, it is clear that Mexico is not…

Trump trolls American workers with his Labor Day message

In a presidential proclamation released Friday, the White House falsely claimed that the Trump administration “has taken historic action to advance prosperity for the American worker.” While many of the administration’s actions are historic — the tax cut benefiting corporations and rich people are on…

2020 Election Poll Says What You Already Know

The 2020 presidential election is still more than 800 days away, but a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows President Donald Trump with paltry levels of support when matched up with nearly a dozen would-be Democratic opponents. Against the two best-known candidates — former Vice President…