Is a new party essential if the corporate coup is to be reversed? Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council in Seattle that is up for re-election, certainly thinks so. She is calling for this national party to be formed now.
Numbers reveal the dramatic fall of the middle class over the past 35 years. But Congress has little need for numbers, except for their own needs, and the super-rich just keep building up their own numbers—it's time for a redistribution of our national wealth.
Sweden has cancelled an arms sale with Saudi Arabia because of the way they jailed and fogged blogger Raif Badawi, which has ultimately hurt the two country's relationship. This may lead to Sweden focusing more on green energy since their petroleum purchase usually comes from Saudi Arabia.
If a private email account is so shocking to mainstream media, why was there barely any talk about the millions of emails that disappeared during the Bush years? The current hysteria seems to reveal the intense press prejudice against Hillary Clinton by several well-placed Washington journalists.
The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?
In his column, Thomas Magstadt lists a few facts about U.S. history from a new book about Indigenous people of the nation written from the perspective of non-Indigenous people. It's time we as a nation recognize our past wrongs so we can finally heal.
It is much more cost-effective to build public, low-income housing for the homeless than it is to leave them on the street. This was proven in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only thing we’re lacking is the political leadership willing to abolish homelessness for everyone, nationwide.
America's laws help deter corporate crime and force victims to help subsidize criminals. It's shameful that the corporate-financed lawmakers legalize such criminality. Are corporate-coddling judges now playing the same disgraceful game?
General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of staff, wants to honor King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia as a military hero. Claiming he's “a man of remarkable character and courage,” Dempsey might want to think again.
Why should Americans be worried about who government is for? Because money in politics causes many decisions to become rigged against average working Americans. It's time we get money out of politics.