Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

There is a widening inequality between the working poor and the non-working rich. The ideal that America’s growing inequality is often justified doesn’t hold up—instead, it's undermining the moral foundations of American capitalism.

Country Music, Tea Party ‘Populism,’ and Ted Cruz

The billionaire-backed funding for Ted Cruz comes from those the billionaire-backed groups and individuals that oppose raising the minimum wage, or even the existence of a minimum wage, want to gut Medicare, Social Security and unemployment benefits, and want to reduce their own taxes even more.

You Owe Us, Corporations: Four Reasons Why, and One Way to Pay

Because corporations have used our resources to develop technologies that are gradually reducing the need for human involvement, and because all of us have contributed to our national productivity, either directly or through our parents and grandparents, we all deserve to benefit.

Fear of Terrorism Is Making Us Crazy, Especially in the US

With multiple terrorism instances occurring this last decade, it is no wonder the world is always fearful in anticipation for the next terrorist act. Unfortunately, because of this fear, Americans are traveling less and to fewer places if they do.

For Rent: The GOP’s No. 3

How long has Rep. Steve Scalise been involved in Congress' take-and-give game with lobbyists? Ever since he starting writing the rules that give such corruption a pass. As Scalise puts it, he must “keep and expand our [Republican] majority in Congress.”

Student Debt: A Penalty the Poor Pay for Not Being Wealthy

There are two options for our future generations: get an education and agree to inescapable debt, or don’t get an education and the possibility of employment goes out the window. Student debt has become a trap.

The Costs of War, the Price of Peace

A new report, "Body Count", asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror. When will the cost of war be too much even for the people making money off of it?

Obama Resorts to Government By Sucker Punch—the Secretive TPP Scam

American people are being victimized once again. The government's weapon is a scheme hidden inside a scam called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It's time we join the coalition and protest the PR push for corporatizing the people's democratic rights.

Obama-Netanyahu Tiff Worsens: US Won’t Rule Out Using UN to Create Palestine

While it was rumored that Kerry was "gearing up for a third try at negotiations after the Israeli elections," it will no longer be. President Obama said bilateral talks are out of the question and he refuses to pretend otherwise.

Shilling for the Biggest Trade Flim-Flam in History

The Progressive Coalition for American Jobs claims that the global deal “will support hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.” But Americans aren't stupid—we all know the TPP is another NAFTA corporatizing the people’s democratic rights.