Monday, January 24, 2022

Eurasia’s ring of fire

Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the...

Bin Laden and Trump: Two bookends to America’s imperial decline

The U.S. now is a very sick empire, faced abroad by powerful challenges to its hegemony, eroded by economic stagnation, shorn of ideological legitimacy, and torn apart internally by a civil war in all but name.

Some Florida and Arizona Republicans show how to counter 2020 election lies

Developments in two swing states showcase how election records can be used to debunk disinformation and provide more transparency of vote counts.

Best nations really are the brightest. Solution: Close the reason gap

America's pushing dumb and dumber, while dumbing down the next generation.

With billions in fines, US Chamber of Commerce’s ranks are ‘packed with rogues’

A new report catalogues 15,896 federal and state violations from more than 100 U.S. Chamber of Commerce members, including major fossil fuel companies.

Capitalism and the profit-motive didn’t create the James Webb space telescope

Maybe what it will take for brainwashed U.S. citizens to wake up to the fact that we’re all being lied to about the marvels of capitalism will be for the “socialist” Webb telescope to discover an advanced socialist-type society thriving on some distant planet.

How the populist right twists leftwing ideas to appeal to voters

One of the more interesting aspects of rightwing populism, especially in the form it’s taken in the United States, is its use...

None dare call it “encirclement”

he word “encirclement” does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on...

Supreme Court blocks Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rule for businesses

The Supreme Court ruled that under the law that created OSHA it "empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures."

Protests at the pump

The first major protest of the post-Communist era in Eastern Europe was not about corruption. It wasn’t about disappointments with democracy.