Thursday, April 18, 2019

The man who saw Trump coming a century ago

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

Underfunding labor & delivery: A national disgrace that discriminates against women’s & babies’ rights...

Is getting born any less of a right than the “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” set piece that buttresses our opening national gambit?

House approves Save the Internet Act, votes to restore net neutrality

"The Save the Internet Act ensures that consumers have control over their Internet experience, rather than Internet service providers [controlling that experience]."
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Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the rest

Meanwhile, most Americans are subject to an increasingly harsh and arbitrary capitalism.

Decriminalizing the Drug War?

Projecting this experience into the future, it seems likely that harm-reduction measures will be adopted progressively at local and national levels around the globe, while various endless and unsuccessful wars on drugs are curtailed or abandoned.

To create system that puts ‘patients ahead of profits,’ Sanders unveils Medicare for All...

"All Americans are entitled to go to the doctor when they're sick and not go bankrupt after staying in the hospital."

I’m the Pied Piper

Anybody remember the 1966 rock song by Crispian St. Peters I'm the Pied Piper? The part that got me recently was this rift:

Congress is about to ban the government from offering free online tax filing. Thank...

A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service.

Sanders vows to ban ‘disastrous’ anti-labor ‘right-to-work’ laws

"We are in a blatant class war in the U.S. and we cannot win unless we as workers unite and unionize. Bernie knows this. And he will fight to make it happen."

For military contractors, Tax Day is pay day

Lockheed Martin’s CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.