Thursday, January 17, 2019

Why Egypt’s Threat to Arrest Amal Clooney Will Hurt Its Economy

Amal Clooney was threatened with jail by Egyptian authorities if she released information about the Egyptian judiciary. Now that she is married to George Clooney, can she blow the whistle on the thugs?

Cheating the School Kids: Corporations Don’t Pay Their STATE Taxes, Either

It's hard for a nation to build work skills when its corporations have largely stopped paying for education. Both federal and state corporate tax avoidance is at a stunning rate. This is millions of dollars that isn't going to state taxes, which fund public education.

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police for Shooting Son in the Back

Darrien Hunt’s family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Saratoga Springs and the two officers who shot him to death for carrying a souvenir sword. Do law enforcement officials only draw their guns to kill?

A Flat-footed Backflip for Wall Street

Congress did a dazzling flip-flop, putting taxpayers back on the hook for the banksters’ high-risk speculation. It's always something else when Wall Street and Congress get together—in secret.

President Obama’s Biggest Mideast Policy Challenges in 2015

President Obama had aspirations to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but he has failed so far at living up to the expectations he has promised. We will hopefully see some more positive changes this year.

Corrupt Congressman Resigns in Disgrace

U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm is resigning before Congress convenes for the new year after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge and after admitting to lying under oath.

Russell Brand on Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Police & Noam Chomsky

For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but in 2014, he also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. Hear his thoughts on the most current causes.

At End of Warmest Year on Record, 'Alternative Nobel' Winner Bill McKibben Urges Action...

With this year being the warmest in recorded history, we begin the year with climate activist and author Bill McKibben voicing the dangers of not confronting global warming. Consider this a warning.

New Year’s Resolutions: Ten Ways to Combat Upward Redistribution of Income

The one percent pretend that their good fortune was the result of the natural workings of the market. Is it possible to change the structure of the market so that money doesn’t continue to flow upward?

GOP, Stop Making Excuses for Scalise

Twelve years ago Rep. Steve Scalise accepted an invitation to speak for a racist and anti-Semitic hate group. His story should serve as a warning to the leaders of the Republican Party.