Saturday, February 22, 2020

Talking Democracy: Reassessing Formal Consensus

As way to highlight some of the Occupy movement’s successes, Formal Consensus isn't ideal for every situation or issue. So where do we go from here to develop a better system?

Five Ways Congress Disposes of Poor Minorities

"The casualty gap is 'an inconvenient truth' that both parties choose to ignore." Congress seems to cause no fuss when it comes to disposing of vulnerable Americans.

Drones: The Rapidly Growing Menace to America and the World

The U.S. government has been approved to use drones, not only in the Middle East, but in the U.S. This might be a technological breakthrough, but numerous issues will occur that cannot be undone.

VIDEO: First Republican Debate of 2016 Presidential Race Kicks Off on Fox News with...

The 2016 top 10 Republican presidential candidates had their first televised debate this week. While Fox News had a lot of leverage on who made it to the debate, those candidates not invited to attend had an earlier, less promoted, show.

Bernie Sanders Should Stop Ducking Foreign Policy

Perhaps Bernie Sanders' supporters have been drawn to his fervent economic populism. But the 2016 presidential candidate can't bypass foreign policy for too much longer—it's time he addresses it, along with military spending and war.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the Revolving Door

“[A]s secretary of state, we know that there was quite a revolving door between the oil and gas lobby and her people at State and on her previous campaign staff." So should we be worried about Hillary Clinton standing up to Big Oil and Gas?

How Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Politics Led to the Rise of Bernie Sanders...

The feeling that Obama’s administration was in many ways a continuation of rather than a break with Bush is one of the things impelling voters on both sides of the aisle to support mavericks. Here are what Juan Cole see as turning points in Obama’s gradual betrayal of hope and change.

What’s the FED? You Should Care.

What the Fed's about to do will affect your job and your income, and here's what you can do to make sure the FED makes the right decision.

VIDEO: How Likely Are the Top 10 GOP Presidential Candidates to Drag Us Into...

Juan Cole reviews the 10 GOP presidential candidates on one key issue—how likely they are to drag us into another war. Here are the individual answers to that pertinent question.

Holder Proves You Can Go Home Again

Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s former attorney general, has returned to his comfort zone—he rejoined the corporate powerhouse of Covington & Burling lawyers, interfering with government once again.