Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.
“With the nation’s attention focused on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, our politicians failed to recognize the growing number of homicidal religious fanatics living within our own borders.”
Dr. Califf neglected to answer Bernie Sanders’ questions directly, choosing to evasively respond with pipe dreams involving ideal situations instead of tackling the nation’s current dilemmas.
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.
It is easy enough to denounce the denialists on the Republican side, but the Democratic candidates ought to be asked how they differ in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change.
A sense of exceptionalism drives our foreign policy, and distances the 'takers' in the 1% from the more social-minded and once-thriving middle class. Will political revolution envisioned by Bernie Sanders restore that social-mindedness?
The full-time cafeteria and catering employees at the U.S. Senate are unable to afford to live in the city they work in and management is intimidating these workers not to organize and fight for better pay. That is until Bernie Sanders and 33 other Democrats came along…
Socialism is not a "frighteningly alien worldview," it's merely another set of ideas for organizing society to protect and uplift every human being. Here is what you need to know about socialism as Bernie Sanders puts it.
Instead of allowing the transfer of federal land to a corporation planning to build the largest copper mine in North America, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Tammy Baldwin want to keep it intact because it has significant religious and cultural value.
Congress recently undermined Social Security benefits with an elimination of a provision that will weaken the program. So much for progressives defending Social Security from the corporatist Congressional Democrats and Republicans who seek to destroy it.