Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Could Biden’s climate policy invite more militarism?

Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.
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Unrigging the GOP’s minority rule

The values of the Republican Party do not reflect the values of most Americans. It should not be allowed to silence the voices of the majority.

Profiles in pusillanimity

Getting honest uncorrupted replacements is a two-year priority if we hope to get some of the moral compass corrected in our national politics.

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."

Relatable, reality president mortifies creepy, anti-reality pretend president

A genuine Biden more greatly contrasts the fake Trump than the slicker, more charming Obama or dull Dubya, the phony cowboy.

Sanders ‘confident’ $15 minimum wage possible through Senate reconciliation

"I'm confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process."

Reasons for optimism? President Biden’s first month

Considering what we might have expected from his long and often troubling record in government, Biden’s tone and actions so far should give American progressives some reason for cautious optimism during this very difficult time.

How corporations try to divide and exploit America’s workers

“These companies are not going to give you everything out of the goodness of their hearts. They start sweating when they see you standing together.”

New economic study ‘demolishes’ myth about student debt parroted by Joe Biden

“The vast majority of borrowers that benefit from forgiveness hail from low- and lower-income communities,” the study’s authors affirmed.

The Trump impeachment and the First Amendment

Trump had violated his oath of office, and nothing in the constitution protected him from impeachment.