A coal mining company has been writing protest letters for allied policymakers and business groups. These letters are almost identical to one another requesting time extensions to begin implementing new rules in dictating the coal industry. Sketchy, right?
As the U.S. and Cuba had their first formal meeting in more than half a century, Eduardo Galeano, the great Uruguayan writer who did so much to explain the deeply unequal relations, recently died. Will the open wounds be healed in Latin America?
While the wealthy still get more big tax cuts, why is the issue of economic inequality suddenly in political vogue. Wake up, Republicans, it's been a serious national problem mostly ignored for more than three decades.
If we can’t make the bosses pay more to their employees, the least we can do is make the them pay more into those workers’ Social Security fund. How to accomplish that? Just raise just the employer share of the payroll tax.
To win, Democrats need to deviate from their strategy of forcing Hillary Clinton down our throats, and instead engage the voters who would stay home in November if they had to choose between HRC and a Republican. These voters are the same ones that stayed home last November.
The TPP isn’t the solution. As Jim Hightower describes it: "it’s just another global trade scam coming at us like a volcanic eruption straight out of hell." Don't let the TPP gang steal our democratic rights and turn our futures to global corporations.
Polling indicates a nasty downward slide spotlighting all things people distrust about Hillary Clinton. So where's the Democratic relief pitcher after the starter bombs and where might this put progressives?
With a sharp slowdown and a relatively weak jobs report, the boom in the U.S. economy has come to an end. Why is it that so many professional economists and economic reporters mistook the strength of the U.S. economy?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bring substantial foreign policy expertise to the thorny issues happening around the world. But will she get the U.S. heavily involved in the region again?
Ralph Nadar has spent his life defending citizens, who have became irrelevant. While he still writes letters to the powerful, it makes him one of the moral and intellectual giants of our age.