Thursday, April 18, 2019

Paycheck Fairness Act passes in the House

Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to close the wage gap and amend the Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.

The man who saw Trump coming a century ago

That’s Thorstein Veblen, the greatest American thinker you probably never heard of (or forgot).

Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

More and War

So many tax dollars have been spent on the further militarization of the country. We no longer have the slightest idea what life might be like if, instead of 17 significant intelligence outfits, we had just two of them, or even one.

Misty Snow Makes History as first Transgender Senate Nominee

The 30-year-old resident of Salt Lake City used a progressive platform to run, inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders.

Politics be Damned! Unity demands more.

The only barrier to anarchy is respect for every member of our society.

Economy adds 213,000 jobs in June, unemployment edges up to 4.0 percent

The average hourly wage in manufacturing rose just 1.7 percent in the last year.

The world according to Trump

The world according to Trump is becoming increasingly dangerous, in part because we are not doing our job.

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to drill for oil in Syria, violating international...

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists – leaving its children to die of starvation – another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region.

You paid taxes. These corporations didn’t.

About twice as many of the largest U.S. companies reported they didn’t owe taxes in 2018 compared with previous years, a partial result of the 2017 Trump tax law, according to a report.