Tom Engelhardt discusses how our new hybrid system fits the Constitution, the classic tripartite separation of powers and the idea of democracy increasingly poorly. And warns recent college grads who are about to enter the “real world,” you're already in it.
We've taken a few baby steps back toward democracy after the expiration of the misnamed “PATRIOT Act” gives restoration to Americans’ privacy. But if it wasn't for the revelations of Edward Snowden, we would have never known.
Karl Marx understood that the idea of capitalism would work only in the utopian mind of a true believer, but never in reality. And as predicted, wealth is now concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite—Marx was right all along.
With natural disaster after natural disaster, Texans continues to elect officials who deny climate change. How many natural disasters will it take for the state to realize the disaster of it's elected officials?
The elderly have become the victims of financial exploitation and neglect. Is America going through the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world?
The United States and China are polar opposites when it comes to many things like war, the economy, and power. The U.S. was once the economic power of the world, but China seems to be flourishing while the U.S. is diminishing.
The UN is being criticized for not looking into allegations of sexual exploitation of children by French peacekeeping troops. Only one man has been accused of such actions so far and now faces dismissal.
The political system in the U.S. is currently an unfair, unequal, and unkind system keeping the rich, rich and the poor, poor. It is time to see this and demand change.
With severe storms leave extensive damage and at least 23 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma, Republicans presidential candidates continue to question climate change. Are these politicians crazy or just denying the truth?
It seems that no matter what Hillary Clinton does, America's political media rises up in sustained outrage. But why doesn't the press corps apply the same standards to any Republican politician?