New polling shows that Sanders presents Democratic voters with the existential choice of attempting to at least start digging out of the corrupt plutocracy, or instead burrowing in even deeper with another Clinton.
No opinion leader any longer commands enough broad-based respect to influence a majority of the public. Circus politics may be fun to watch, but it’s profoundly dangerous for America and the world.
Somehow, at a time when the rich capture ever more of the wealth, when the profit share of GDP is near record highs and the income share near record lows, they argue that cutting taxes on the rich and accountability on the corporations will magically generate growth.
Did Ben Carson’s rise as a political contender happen because many Republicans, especially Christian fundamentalists, have decoupled from the real world? Mike Lofgren explains why GOP candidates who embrace “anti-knowledge” are gaining popularity.
Have we been living in a futuristic science fiction novel through the most bizarre American century yet? Tom Engelhardt discusses the demobilization of the American people and the spectacle of the 2016 elections.
Are the good intentions of the Clintons always trumped by opportunism? Maybe we should remember she’s been profoundly wrong on the two most pressing issues of our time—economic injustice and the ravages of unbridled militarism.
While labels can deepen our understanding of political philosophies, what do the various political labels attached to Bernie Sanders really mean? And should we even fuss about a word or phrase?
You might think that three hours is enough time for a presidential debate to offer up ideas on how to grow the economy. But this is a Republican presidential debate, so even the CEOs aren’t good at creating jobs.