Blatant lies, PR cover-ups, and a culture of total impunity are now central to the corporate business model.
Peter Van Buren did something no US diplomat is allowed to do. He told the truth and told it to the wrong people – us. Our government is not in the habit of telling us – the governed – what it's up to.
Bernie Sanders may still be behind Hillary Clinton, but he far outranks even the most popular Republican candidates.
Martin Shkreli, "the most hated man in America", has been arrested on charges of security fraud, unrelated to his price gouging.
Although still behind, Bernie Sanders is showing strong numbers in Iowa. Analysts say it may come down to the turnout come voting day.
The real power, and our great hope, is in the People's rebellion: marches, civil disobedience, trainings, teach-ins and other actions to pressure leaders to put people and the planet over corporate profiteering.
The winners of the latest version of the news and election cycle won’t be the American people or the electoral system or a deeper knowledge of how our world works.
Most middle-class individuals are good people, not bigots or racists. They work hard and they have a strong sense of fairness. But their world has been slowly coming apart. And they’re scared and fed up.
"If they had come straight and recognized themselves as an energy company, they could have made that transition with us to cleaner energy and remained a viable company. Now they’re a rogue company."
Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.