Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Money Primary

Running for America's highest office in our democratic republic has been perverted into a gold rush. The donors and political sycophants involved in this obscene corruption of the system are playing with dynamite.

Gov. Walker and the Democrats’ Dance: Shady Politics Behind the Milwaukee Bucks Arena

Shady details of the need to build new sports arenas reveal the great power of politics that come into play. And Gov. Scott Walker is the newest politician to get involved in this shady business.

How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education

Corporations have been reaping the benefits of public education in the U.S. for more than 60 years and instead, are "skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system." Guess who suffers from repeated school cutbacks?

Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

Chris Hedges believes: The fight for the Palestinians is our fight to win. We must stand with all of the oppressed in the BDS movement and stop the corporate capitalism and the neoliberal ideology that sustains oppression.

Where are the Best and the Brightest When America Desperately Needs Them?

The U.S. needs an innovative leader who is ready to take on the myriad of problems the country has and lead citizens to a more positive future. We do not need politicians who are motivated and influenced by those in the corporate world.

The ‘Private Property’ Chokehold on Equality

How extraordinary that the glaring oppression of private property remains the invisible elephant in the room. Who doubts how many huge “private” fortunes accumulate by passing huge liabilities from “externalities” (pollution, waste, disease, ruinous landscapes) onto public shoulders? Hold manufacturing liabilities to impeccable business logic, not what lobbyist influence-peddling frees them to get away with. How long can the commons survive when our most affluent free-loaders are not only “too big to fail” but “too immune to pay their own way”?

Terrorist Kills 31 at Socialist Rally for Kobane in Turkey (Video)

During a socialist youth rally on Monday in Turkey, a young woman, 18 years old, detonated a suicide bomb belt. Was the bombing the work of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL)? It has not yet been confirmed.

Christie Tells It Like It Isn’t

Any politician that has to tell you that they’re truth-tellers, probably aren't. So beware of the big man from New Jersey, Chris Christie, who just threw his name in the hat for the 2016 presidential race.

Trump’s Slur Stokes Phony Fury

While Donald Trump continues to be a loud-mouthed celebrity's gaffe, Jeb Bush's feigned outrage over Trumps comments of John McCain not being a "war hero" puts him in the same category— a sanctimonious fraud.

Happy Birthday Medicare

Next week, Medicare turns 50—originally signed into law on July 30, 1965. While Medicare is so popular, it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems when actually it's the greatest solution.