Saturday, August 24, 2019

Fiorina’s Dubious Cheerleader

Tom Perkins recently bought a full-page ad attesting to the presidential worthiness of Carly Fiorina. Yet is your campaign in a heap of hurt if you need Tom Perkins to defend your “abilities, intellect, and talent?”

Buying a President for 30 Bucks and Change

While secretive super PACs are dishing out millions of dollars to back various presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders' campaign has raised its money from ordinary Americans. Isn't that the way democracy ought to be?

Pope Francis’ Call to Host Refugees Contrasts with America’s Anti-Immigrant ‘Religious Right’ (Video)

Was Pope Francis’ call to host refugees a slam against the anti-immigrant right wing? Many American Christian leaders aren't too keen when it comes to the issue of Syrian refugees being accepted by the U.S.

A Crisis of Public Morality, Not Private Morality

Corporations and wealthy individuals are allowed to undermine our democracy, which is causing America to experience a far more significant crisis in public morality. While public morality can’t be legislated, it can be encouraged.

Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.

Here is a thought on Labor Day: Our jobs are disappearing. And while large corporations and the super-rich have little care for the average people, it's time we consider the dangerously divided world we've created for generations to come.

Sanders the Squishy Socialist Should Ax Bogus Label

Bernie Sanders, by any classic measure, is a lousy socialist who should jettison this inflammatory, injurious misnomer. Does embracing “socialism” -- an open-ended, domestic land mine -- not diminish his brilliant career, his growing national esteem and jaw-dropping campaign explosion? If winning the nomination is the goal, then why deliver a flaming torch to every scornful interviewer, partisan Republican, or Hillary defender so they can light up the night sky?

Watching as the Fabric Holding This Society Together Unravels

A society is supposed to bond together for the common good, but lately violence is all that the U.S. is seeing. Political, social, and racial negativity is responsible for this violent epidemic and it needs to end now.

VIDEO: Chicago Hunger Strikers Enter Day 19 Challenging Rahm Emanuel’s Push to Privatize Public...

A group of protesters have entered the nineteenth day of a hunger strike to save Dyett High School, the only remaining open-enrollment public high school left in Chicago. Is this Rahm Emanuel push to privatize education?

What Happened to the Moral Center of American Capitalism?

“We can have huge wealth in the hands of a relatively few people or we can have a democracy. But we can’t have both.” We need to get big money out of politics.

Criminalizing Refugees: The Disgrace of Britain’s Immigration Detention Centers

Fleeing war, persecution and acute poverty, men, women and children have migrated to the U.K. for generations. Coming in search of peace, instead, many find themselves being incarcerated.