Friday, October 18, 2019

Hard Knocks U

There are more horror stories about private for-profit corporate colleges than ouchies in a bramble patch. Meanwhile a $1.3 trillion mountain of debt is weighing down students at all types of U.S. colleges, endangering our entire economy.

Peace and the Ideology of Greed and Division

Cooperation, tolerance and, crucially, sharing the worlds resources equitably amongst the people of the world, these would go a long way towards establishing social justice and trust, which in turn would help facilitate peace.

The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

It's time we start pushing companies to put less money into the hands of their CEOs and more into the hands of their average employees. Not only will it create more jobs, it will actually help corporations.

Throwing Public Education Under the Bus

Now the small-minded budget slashers won’t even pay for bus rides? It's time we invest fully in public education to get the future we want for our children.

Trump: For Republicans, Their Worst Nightmare

Donald Trump is the Republican party's worst nightmare. But they will have to sit back and watch as Trump takes over America’s political stage all while capturing a large share of the GOP base constituency.

Super-Rich Donors Turn Our Democracy into Their Plutocracy

There are a few "treacherous" donors who are using wads of cash to pervert American democracy into plutocracy. So who are they trying to buy favors for?

Trump’s Tantrums: Tawdry Glitz for Hoodwinked Peanut Gallery

Though P.T. Barnum was as "self-absorbed and self-aggrandizing as Donald Trump," he was far less racists. Is this "palinesque loser" reviving the Gong Show?

Meet the Lobbyists Who Got a $250 Million Subsidy for a Milwaukee NBA Arena

Scott Walker continues his cuts to the public sector despite his plan to score the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks a new arena costing more than $250 million in taxpayer money. Meet the lobbyists who won Walker’s heart in the deal.

Obama’s, and Washington’s, Absurd Choice of a Nuclear Deal or War on Iran

“The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.” Why do we have to accept such limited choice of options?

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support the Iran Deal—and Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

Why is right-wing media asserting that hardline Islamists in the Islamic Republic are delighted with the Iran nuclear deal, while Israelis are concerned over their country's security when the opposite is true?