Thursday, December 12, 2019

As Hillary Stalls, Where’s the Democratic Bench?

Polling indicates a nasty downward slide spotlighting all things people distrust about Hillary Clinton. So where's the Democratic relief pitcher after the starter bombs and where might this put progressives?

The End of the US Boom

With a sharp slowdown and a relatively weak jobs report, the boom in the U.S. economy has come to an end. Why is it that so many professional economists and economic reporters mistook the strength of the U.S. economy?

President Hillary Clinton’s Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bring substantial foreign policy expertise to the thorny issues happening around the world. But will she get the U.S. heavily involved in the region again?

For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life

Ralph Nadar has spent his life defending citizens, who have became irrelevant. While he still writes letters to the powerful, it makes him one of the moral and intellectual giants of our age.

One of America’s Reddest States Embraced Socialism to Fight Robber Barons and Bankers. Here’s...

North Dakota has come up with a solution to fight back against Wall Street—embrace socialism. While it might be the reddest state in America, it's ironically the most socialist state. If North Dakota can do it, so can the rest of the states.

A Nation’s Shame: Trillions in New Wealth, Millions of Children in Poverty

With America leading in child poverty and nearing the bottom in education, it's hard to comprehend the thinking of people who cut funding for homeless and hungry children. But this resentment and disdain for society reaches around the globe.

Blueprint for Post-9/11 Surveillance: U.S. Began Bulk Collection of Phone Call Data in 1992

Evidently, the federal government has been secretly tracking phone calls years before the 9/11 attacks. It was the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration back in 1992 that paved the way for NSA in 2001.

Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Broader Industry-Tied Attacks on Science

Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has banned employees from working on anything concerning climate change or global warming. Money was the main influence, unfortunately, so trying to fight this is going to be a challenge. But activists should not give up the fight.

Ukraine: Putin Slams the Door in NATO’s Face

Ukraine has caused the United States, the superpower country, to be challenged by Russia. This shift in power seems to be a reality check for the U.S. whose military might not be in control of Europe and Eurasia regions any longer.

Top 10 Ways Islamic Law Forbids Terrorism

This week Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all counts in the Boston Marathon bombings. However, there was not much Muslim recognizable in his and his brother's style of life. Here are 10 ways that the Tsarnaev brothers broke Muslim law, according to Juan Cole.