Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Obama “Passes the Baton”

Obama celebrated “all that we’ve achieved together” last night, and while “we’ve still got more work to do,” argued that Hillary Clinton will “finish the job.”

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

Why do we encourage our young people through a single funnel called a four-year college education? It’s time we stop pressuring every young person to go to college and, instead, offer an alternative route into the middle class.
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Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “spectacular” victory & growing split in Democratic Party

Noam Chomsky gives his honest opinion on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the threat of science denial

The astrophysicist says that when you have people who don't know much about science denying it and rising to power, it's a recipe for the complete dismantling of our democracy.

In Cuba, Trump’s hostility serves Kremlin

The Russians are emphatically back where the withering of American influence will encourage whatever mischief they mean to create not only in Cuba itself, but in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

Law firm partners arrested in connection to Panama Papers scandal

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and his family are also under investigation by authorities in Panama.

Publish, punish, and pardon

Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State

Are tariffs good or bad?

Tariffs have been around for centuries and will stay despite all the free trade agreements.

Medicare for all can reshape the ‘art of the possible’

Dollar by dollar, life by life, public health insurance must be defended and expanded until it is available to everyone.

Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

It's nice that presidential aspirants are talking about rebuilding America’s middle class. But in order to do so, they have to take direct aim at Wall Street, the ones that finance their campaigns.