Wall Street = Empire: The Bankruptcy of the US Two-Party System (Michael Hudson)

Publisher’s Note: Independent economist and author Michael Hudson is one of the most astute observers of our US imperial condition. Here, he dissects the last year of imperial presidential politics (i.e. kabuki theater), concluding that the Wall Street/CIA/Deep State complex trundles on.… Continue Reading

Presidential “Election” 2016: A Fascist Farce, and a Plan V Alternative

Publisher’s Note: Yah, we know. The 2VR banned DT from visiting the Green Mountains months ago, and we’ve refused to even talk about his campaign – since every other North American media outlet has been. For months. But! We break… Continue Reading

“#Texit” Update: 3 of 5 Trump-Friendly “Lone Star” Republicans Call For Secession (TIME Poll)

As we in the 2nd Vermont Republic like to joke, Texans are secessionists for all the wrong reasons. However! Here’s the majority opinion “money shot” from this TIME magazine poll: “Texans hold an unfavorable opinion of both candidates overall. 59%… Continue Reading

#FeelTheBern(?!): Did Vermont’s Bernie Sanders Actually Win The 2016 Democratic Primary?

And why have we not heard a PEEP from the Sanders campaign, given ElectionJusticeUSA’s new 100 page report compiling evidence of massive election fraud during the 2016 Democratic primaries, as well as the 20,000 leaked emails Wikileaks publicized last month providing… Continue Reading

“Neoliberalism” Imploding: What Comes Next, Other Than Trump’ism?

Publisher’s Note: Our answer. Decentralism and the Commons. Read the whole article from the always-insightful Martin Jacques at The Guardian newspaper. Here’s a slice: A Trump America would mark a descent into authoritarianism characterised by abuse, scapegoating, discrimination, racism, arbitrariness and… Continue Reading

Con Versus Con: The 2016 Presidential “Election” Charade

Publisher’s note: Thanks to Chris Hedges for this article, originally published on Truthout on June 19, 2016. During the presidential election cycle, liberals display their gutlessness. Liberal organizations, such as MoveOn.org, become cloyingly subservient to the Democratic Party. Liberal media,… Continue Reading

S is for “Sheepdog,” and Democracy Is Bern’ing.

Let’s be honest. We all knew Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign would come to this. And, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter either way, as we published last November. S is for Sheepdog. Free Vermont!