Monday, August 15, 2022

Anti-Austerity Syriza Party Sweeps to Power in Greece

The Syriza party claims victory in Greece to become the first member of the 19-nation euro zone to be led by a party rejecting German-backed austerity. The victory is considered a victory for all the people of Europe who are fighting against austerity.

Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

It's nice that presidential aspirants are talking about rebuilding America’s middle class. But in order to do so, they have to take direct aim at Wall Street, the ones that finance their campaigns.

A Breakdown of the Top Foreign Policy Points in Obama’s Speech

While he slighted foreign policy during his State of the Union speech, President Obama has avoided new conventional wars. Here are a few other foreign policy highlights worth underlining.

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

The super-rich team tries to convince us that all is well with America's economy. Because to them, it's all a game and the middle-class keeps losing.

Re-igniting Progressive Politics: A Compact Manifesto

It was such idealistic “striving” by which Hubert Humphrey set the “moral test of government” – how we treat those who “in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life – the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”

Phony Baloney

The President’s recent SOTU speech did not allude to future help for the pro-middle-class proposals many hoped would turn into laws, it did not make many feel at ease about the TPP decisions soon to be made, and it did not give many progressives comfort as to what the political future will bring.

NY Assembly Speaker Arrested for Accepting $4 Million in Bribes

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was recently arrested and charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and extortion. With some politicians abusing their positions and accepting dark money, how can citizens fully trust their government?

In Victory for Gov't Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Sides With Fired TSA Air Marshal Who...

Former transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean has become the face for government whistleblowers. And the Supreme Court decided to uphold MacLean's and other federal employees' right to become whistleblowers.

Israel’s Netanyahu Was Imported by GOP to Ensure a War With Iran

John Boehner secretly invited Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Washington to help him craft a super-majority in Congress to join his veto over-ride effort of Obama's new sanctions on Iran. Will he succeed?

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.