Thursday, July 18, 2019

Papal Stardom: Triumph of Upbeat Humanism, Skirting Dogma-Driven Culture Wars

The Pope Francis whirlwind has wowed the West with an upbeat Christian humanism. Yet the Pope doesn't come without major contradictions—Is his urge for reform “outside” the church not matching up with that on his home turf?

VIDEO: Why We Must End Upward Pre-Distributions to the Rich

Political competition is no longer between Republicans and Democrats—it's between the 99 percent and the economic elite who influence the rules by which the economy runs. Let's stop the pre-distribution upward.

Why Big Tech May be Getting Too Big

Americans are in a false debate over free market vs. government. This discussion leads us to the questions: who are the real influencers over legislative decisions and who will ultimately win this game?

The Painful Facts, State-by-State: How We’re Victimized by Corporate State Tax Avoidance

Corporate data from numerous sources recently revealed state-by-state corporate tax avoidance. As a result, greed and corruption is hurting education and infrastructure across America.

Non-Candidates for President

Corporations and billionaires are able to fund their favorite presidential hopeful campaigns in order to have their candidate repeatedly exposed to the U.S. people. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has resulted in this unfair way of campaigning.

Underlying Reasons for the Raging Syrian War: Competing Natural Gas Pipelines

President Obama says we must get involved with the conflict in Syria to help destroy ISIS, but what if that is not entirely the case? Could a pipeline issue in Syria be the true reason the U.S. has gotten involved? As this crisis deepens we will find out.

Pope Francis Urges US to End Arms Trade and Open Doors to Immigrants

In the first ever pope address at a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis urged U.S. lawmakers to adopt the "Golden Rule" when dealing with immigration and to put an end to the international arms trade. But does money stand in the way?

Sanders and Fellow Senators Urge President to End Alaskan Oil Drilling

Bernie Sanders along with 11 fellow senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to cease Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic. Because they believe there to be "utter hypocrisy in the current policy."

Carson and Trump on Muslims, Latinos: Has the GOP Given Up on Winning the...

Both Ben Carson and Donald Trump's recent remarks against race shows the GOP as the party of exclusion. Maybe they should start being nicer to key demographic groups.

What’s the Point in Any of It?

One day, in one life, when the attractions of the sensory world have lost their charm, when we begin to see the truth of the Buddha’s words – that desire is cause of all suffering; when television, video games, sex, drugs and alcohol fail to fill the inner emptiness; when we sit in a pub with a friend and ask aloud, what the point of it all is.