Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Civil Rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina

In 1915 one of the most nakedly racist films was screened in the White House. One hundred years later a very different film, directed by an African-American woman, was screened there. Change happens, slowly, but it happens. Could the birth of a new nation be at hand?

New Saudi King to Obama: Lower-Price Oil Policy Won’t Change

Oil prices continue to plummet, hurting states in the U.S. such as North Dakota, where fractured petroleum can't compete with the prices. Yet, King Salman refuses to change the policy or give up Saudi Arabia's oil market share.

Not Lovin’ It

McDonald's new ad campaign is trying to tap into people’s emotions linking their positive feelings of love with the Golden Arches. Maybe it would be better served to ask the workers about the “love” they’re getting from McDonald’s.

The Real Threat to America (Hint: It’s Not Socialism)

The Koch brothers have plans to spend close to $900 million in 2016 to keep Republicans in control of Congress and hopefully get a conservative as president. Is their threat "intent upon seizing power in a nonviolent coup?"

A Whining Wall Street Banker Pleads for Pity

JP Morgan is facing another multi-billion dollar fine for massive illegalities. But why is John Pierpont Morgan whining about the most recent fine? He's never actually had to pay the price and go to jail.

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.

Killing Ragheads for Jesus

It's debated that the movie, “American Sniper,” showcases despicable aspects of U.S. society—our gun culture, blind adoration for the military and innate privileges as Christians. Does the movie cater to a "deep sickness rippling through our society?"

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.

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?