Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Where Are the Populist Democrats?

While “extreme inequality has corrupted other societies,” what about our own society? It's time Hillary Clinton and her party’s populist strength take a swing at a "down-the-middle issue" that’s staring them in the face.

How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers’ Lives Hell

Just-in-time scheduling is designed to make customer-driven businesses more nimble and keep costs to a minimum. But while it's part of America's new "flexible economy," it doesn't allow working people to live their lives.

‘Dr. Evil’ Turns Out to be ‘Dr. Silly’

Rick Berman is a "wholly unprincipled little man" who takes corporations dollars by offering to do their dirty PR work. While he continues taking secret funding from major corporations, he's become know as "Dr. Silly" for clownish and bombastic traits.

Top 10 Ways to Prove You Love the Earth on Earth Day

While environmentalism meant something different in 1970 than it does now, Juan Cole discusses the 10 ways you can prove you love the earth as we raise awareness about climate change on Earth Day.

Another Fight for 15: A $15,000 Dividend for Every American Family

Could a national dividend help fix the economy? Paul Buchheit shares several powerful reasons why this should happen, but it all depends on if Congress is willing to fight for the American people.

America’s Democracy is No More; Can We Ever Restore it?

Democracy is a government governed by the people and many citizens believe this is still how the United States is running. But in today’s society, unfortunately, we are living in a country controlled by the wealthy. People need to join together to change this.

Making Science History

The Koch brothers are buying up museum boards to influence others of their junk climate theories. Isn’t it odd that infamous science-deniers are directing a science museum?

‘Carbon Copy:’ How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials,...

A coal mining company has been writing protest letters for allied policymakers and business groups. These letters are almost identical to one another requesting time extensions to begin implementing new rules in dictating the coal industry. Sketchy, right?

Open Veins, Healing Wounds in Latin America

As the U.S. and Cuba had their first formal meeting in more than half a century, Eduardo Galeano, the great Uruguayan writer who did so much to explain the deeply unequal relations, recently died. Will the open wounds be healed in Latin America?

If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making it Worse?

While the wealthy still get more big tax cuts, why is the issue of economic inequality suddenly in political vogue. Wake up, Republicans, it's been a serious national problem mostly ignored for more than three decades.