Thursday, July 18, 2019

Candidates for 2015’s “Hypocrite of the Year”

There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance.

Buying a President for 30 Bucks and Change

While secretive super PACs are dishing out millions of dollars to back various presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders' campaign has raised its money from ordinary Americans. Isn't that the way democracy ought to be?

In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws

“If we are a nation “of laws, not of men” (as that old basic description of democracy phrased it), then Ms. Clinton will be prosecuted, at least through the grand jury stage, on (at least) those grounds.”

How McConnell is killing the Senate

He is the epitome of unprincipled power. History will not treat him kindly.

Snowden Docs: NSA Technology Lets Gov’t Generate Transcripts of Private Phone Calls

According to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, it's confirmed that the National Security Agency is converting people’s private phone conversations into searchable text. But isn' this a violation of American's human rights?

Is the economy growing too fast? Interest rates and the fed

The potential gains from allowing the economy to continue to grow and for the unemployment rate to drop further are enormous.

The Obama legacy: Place-based poverty

Keeping successful programs for people in poverty is the only way to secure their survival during the Trump era.

The Republican Medicare plan is an atrocity

It only takes three Republican senators to stop it.

All The Arguments Against Obama Nominating The Next Supreme Court Justice, Debunked

Republicans have advanced a number of arguments to defend their position. None of them hold up to scrutiny.

Should former Big Pharma CEO be in charge of regulating Big Pharma?

The Senate Finance Committee responsible for the decision has a long history with Big Pharma.