Sunday, December 8, 2019

Egyptian Government Arrests Three Journalists in Three Days

Earlier this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of holding record numbers of journalists behind bars this year. Now the CPJ is demanding Egyptian authorities immediately release three journalists who were recently arrested.

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

Public colleges have long been expected to benefit from academic research. But that all changed in 1980 with the Bayh-Dole Act. Now universities are more deeply entrenched in the capitalist world—a true degradation of higher education.

On Leaders and Demagogues

Living in a democracy, it's important that we distinguish leaders from demagogues. So with the current crop of Presidential candidates: Who are the leaders and who are the demagogues?

If Ever America Needed A People’s Political Revolution It’s Now

The U.S. is in desperate need of a revolution in order to restore the nation’s democracy and if Bernie Sanders is elected president this very well might happen. “This government is so thoroughly controlled by special interest campaign funding, so inept and dysfunctional, that it needs to be completely overhauled.”

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Attack Predatory Wall Street Bankers

As Wall Street bankers and fund investors continue making a profit at the expense of Puerto Rico’s failing economy, Senators Warren and Sanders are calling for the Treasury to show more leadership and give the people the relief they need.

While the Republicans Snarled, Hillary Smiled

We know conservatives left furious and whiny, but did Hillary Clinton's strong performance rally skeptical liberals to her side?

Destructive Austerity: Poverty and Social Hardship in the UK

While the Oxfam states “the economic, ethical and financial argument for change could not be stronger,” the U.K. needs more than a policy change to fix its "divisive materialistic values." The country needs more humane values that unites people and engenders trust.

WikiLeaks Releases CIA Director’s Hacked Emails

So many top U.S. intelligence officials are unable to maintain basic security over sensitive data with the most recent hacked private email account of CIA Director John Brennan. Are these hackers confirming that the wrong people have been leading this country for far too long?

American Hypocrisy: GOP Against Sharia Law at Home but Sees Its Backers as ‘Moderates’...

How can the news report positively on America's killing and bombing of al-Qaeda’s al-Nasr, but slam the Russians for bombing al-Qaeda? American hypocrisy, don't you think?

My Pick for the Next Speaker of the US House

While the Speaker of the House doesn't actually have to be a member of Congress, why don't we choose someone like a kindergarten teacher, a minimum-wage worker, or organic farmer to run the show? They might be exactly who is needed.