Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Carbon Copy:’ How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials,...

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?

Open Veins, Healing Wounds in Latin America

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?

If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making it Worse?

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.

Time to Recover Productivity Gains Our Bosses Have Expropriated for 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.

A Hillary Clinton Coronation Will Pave the Way for a Scott Walker Presidency

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.

Odd Bedfellows, Lying Together

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.

As Hillary Stalls, Where’s the Democratic Bench?

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?

The End of the US Boom

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?

President Hillary Clinton’s Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same

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?

For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life

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.