Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions: Ten Ways to Combat Upward Redistribution of Income

The one percent pretend that their good fortune was the result of the natural workings of the market. Is it possible to change the structure of the market so that money doesn’t continue to flow upward?

GOP, Stop Making Excuses for Scalise

Twelve years ago Rep. Steve Scalise accepted an invitation to speak for a racist and anti-Semitic hate group. His story should serve as a warning to the leaders of the Republican Party.

The Year Iraq Ceased to Exist: Will It Ever Again?

Most likely the Sunni Arabs will be brought back under Baghdad’s sway, but Kurdistan has disappeared except on paper. Can Iraq be put back together?

Populist Proposals Win in 2014

While the Democrats had a poor showing at the polls in 2014, populist and progressive ideas surged. An array of unabashedly populist ballot initiatives were passed by pollsters.

Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt

Just like the tobacco industry, the fossil-fuel industry is denying the science of climate change and working full speed to derail any progress by marketing its primary product: doubt.

The Prison State of America

The "carceral state” we live in will not be reformed through elections, or by appealing to political elites or the courts. We are caught in a prison state and lockdown of American politics.

Did Drought and Climate Change Cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse in 2014?

The collapse of the Middle Eastern states is pointing to climate change as one culprit. The already bad climate problems in the Middle East will only get worse over the next 50 years.

PETA Proposes Shareholder Vote to Return SeaWorld Animals to the Ocean

PETA recently submitted a shareholder resolution to retire SeaWorld’s captive animals as attendance, revenue and stock prices continue to plummet. Will PETA win the shareholder vote?

How Bashar al-Assad’s Regime Came Back in the Syrian Civil War in 2014

There is a maintained fiction that the U.S.' 2014 bombing raids against Daesh and al-Qaeda do not help the regime, but rather the moderate rebels. In actuality, they help the regime.

The Republican’s Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

The pattern of Republicans seems to be: if you don’t like the facts, make them up. Legislation based on lies often causes the public to be harmed.