Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Not Just Skin Deep: Europe Reflects On America’s Gun and Race Violence Epidemic

Are we already facing a crisis point of open-ended, pointless violence, or is this simply a preamble to a truly nightmarish century?

Hill Republicans: Trump is fritzing out

"He’s losing it fast. My betting is he’s out of office before the midterms. And Pence is president."

What happens when bad money supports good foreign policy?

The anti-war movement needs money, and the Koch brothers have it. But it comes with strings attached.

Trump’s Korean shell game

The U.S. and North Korean leaders are both playing a long con designed to maintain their own short-term political survival.

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.

Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)

A Multi-Trillion-Dollar Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East.

Social Security’s Enemies Are Down – But They’re Not Out

“Tax the rich, feed the poor …” Say what you will about its politics, but it wouldn’t add a penny to the deficit.

Trump steals the gold – quickest presidential laughingstock

“End this failed experiment” bellows Speaker Ryan on Obamacare. Ditto, millions say to Trumpery.

Critical Global Challenges: Dems in Philly Fall Short

Philly demonstrated that, as of now, the Democrats lack the vision and will to surmount the major challenges of our times which, most simply, require choosing people over corporations.

Child soldier wins $8.1 million after being held by US illegally in Guantanamo for...

Canada apologizes for not aiding its captive citizen.