What the "War on Terror" really is, and how to fight it (Truth Out).
President Obama to invade Texas ... with temporary housing, clean water, food, and cash (If You Only News).
Then vs. Now (Guff).
Obamacare enrollment is outpacing last year with 8 million sign-ups (Huffington Post).
REAL MARKET TALK
The next financial crisis is unfolding now (Money Morning).
Capitalism - not China - is to blame for the current global economic decline (Truth Out).
How market players short-term horizons have helped make the market a gambling den ... "Why the SEC really pulled the plug on Stops - and what you can do about it" (Money Morning).
POLICING IN AMERICA
The biggest threat to American public safety is the American police state (The Nation).
Drones and lethal robotics: The future of the police war on black lives (Truth Out).
Nearly half of Georgians killed by police were unarmed and shot in the back (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Kansas cops demolish single mom's home and destroy children's Christmas tree - by mistake (Raw Story).
After Chicago police kill a college student and 55-year-old mother, mayor demands reform (Washington Post).
"None of us belong in this cage": Why hunger strikes are spreading to immigration detention centers across the country (Salon).
THE REAL CULTURE WAR IN AMERICA
Paul Krugman gets it right ... Republicans are panicked, stupid and cruel (Blue Wave).
Donald Trump's birtherism and appeal to white power are a road to fascism (Buzz Flash).
President Obama tells the truth about race and the right explodes (The Nation).
Donald Trump's winning because the GOP trained its base not to care about facts, truth (Salon).
DO WE REALLY NEED MORE GUNS?
27 Americans shot and killed on Christmas day (Washington Post).
"I'll kill you right now": Florida man opens fire at McDonald's restaurant after dispute over order escalates (Raw Story).
Lying bastard who made fake Planned Parenthood videos just got his a$$ handed to him in court (Blue Wave).
Senators Sanders and Warren introduce SAVE Benefits Act to boost Social Security and other critical benefits for seniors and veterans (Sanders.Senate).
Saudi Arabia reports record high $98 billion budget deficit on low crude prices (RT).