Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Everything that rises must converge: AOC and Bernie Sanders chart the course to a...

With a continued willingness to listen to and learn from activists and explain their ideas to voters, these new leaders, along with the few true progressives in Congress like Senator Sanders who were traditionally kept out of the conversation, could build the kind of left that the United States and the world desperately needs.
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Chris Hedges and Wallace Shawn on politics, playwriting and power

The two discuss experiences working in other countries and how those experiences led them, as Hedges puts it, to “grapple with the reality of empire.”

We All Are Islamic State

The killings in Brussels or Paris and the killings in U.S. military strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria or Libya perpetuate the same dark lusts. The savage tit-for-tat game will not end until we rouse ourselves from our hypnotized state.

5 things we need from any new health care law

Including protecting people with preexisting conditions, funding Planned Parenthood, and other ways to ensure care.

Searching for integrity in Trumplandia

We've been suckered with this tax holiday scam before.

How the Trump Foundation illustrates the limits of charity regulations

Private foundations have a responsibility to do more than merely comply with tax laws in a technical sense. They have a duty to serve public, not private, interests.

American Brexit

Donald Trump may prove to be the ultimate Brexiteer. Back in August 2016, in the midst of his presidential campaign, he proudly tweeted,...

Sorry Donald, Republicans own health care now

Republicans own the government, and so, they own Obamacare. That’s what Obama intended and that’s why Obamacare will never be truly repealed.

Examining the Kochtopus

The Koch brothers have used their enormous assets to mount a far-ranging, ultrasophisticated assault on American democracy.

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 ‘Bomb Train’ Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

While the industry promised to phase-out DOT-111s, these “bomb trains” continue to roll through towns and cities across the U.S. It seems their promise has rung hollow.