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The Supreme Court nominee gutted part of a law that prevented foreign influence in US elections.
Trump’s attacks on the press are tearing at the fabric of our democracy. A startling number of Republicans (43 percent) now believe the president should have the authority shut down news outlets, according to a new Ipsos poll. Another 48 percent agree with Trump’s claim that the media is “the enemy of the people.”
Folks, this is yet another step towards tyranny. Democracy is imperiled when a significant portion of the public will believe a president of the United States no matter what he says. It is doubly imperiled when the same people also believe the president should have the power to silence those who seek the truth. What do you think?
Earlier this week the Trump administration approved the $66 billion mega-merger of agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto. The deal consolidates 61 percent of global seeds and pesticides production in the hands of just three companies.
Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in the United States, and 80 percent of the corn. Bayer has a dominant foothold in cotton and canola seeds. This market dominance will allow the combined company to squeeze farmers even further.
Big Ag — along with the drug, insurance, tech, and financial giants — is coming to dominate both our economy and our politics. There’s only one answer: It is time to revive antitrust. Your thoughts?