Tuesday, January 22, 2019

26 billionaires own as much as world’s 3.8 billion poorest people

“Inequality is not inevitable,” the report says, “it’s a political choice.” 

The wall: Barrier or symbol?

Let’s be crystal clear: A wall has little or no advantage for law enforcement or border security.

Trump’s perverse exceptionalism: Hail to the chief of misrule

In the face of craziness beyond satire, here’s today's default, depicting nothing less than Exceptionalism Against the American Grain – as we reluctantly, summarily Hail to the Chief.

Trump’s assault on the rule of law

It’s based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them.

9 things to know about Kamala Harris

U.S. senator from California seeks to become first woman – and woman of color – elected president.

The next US-North Korea summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet again. Here are several reasons to be optimistic about next month’s summit.

Capitalist-style wealth gap: 1 tech guy = 1,000,000 teachers

Capitalism is a perfect system for people like this, who care only about making more money than everyone else, and fail to grasp the importance of a healthy, working society.

Bernie Sanders introduces bill to raise minimum wage by $15

"No family in the United States can live on $7.25 an hour. Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do and long past due.”

Leaked document shows Trump administration planned to traumatize migrant children

The Trump administration intended to "traumatize children and intentionally create a humanitarian crisis at the border."

Lawmakers urged to ‘start the impeachment proceedings’ after report Trump ordered Michael Cohen to...

"If the Buzzfeed story is true, President Trump must resign or be impeached," declared Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.