Wall Street Banks on Buying the Democrats’ Love
Big money is threatening the Democratic party by saying that major campaign donations are dependent on “a friendlier attitude toward the banks.” This just shows what little respect banks actually have.
A Flat-footed Backflip for Wall Street
Congress did a dazzling flip-flop, putting taxpayers back on the hook for the banksters’ high-risk speculation. It's always something else when Wall Street and Congress get together—in secret.
GOP Climate Denial Syndrome Sweeps Wisconsin
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently imposed a "gag order" prohibiting public lands workers from talking about climate change while on the job. The worst part about it, Walker wants to be the next president of the U.S.
We Don’t Have to Fight World War III in the Middle East
John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif have demonstrated that we don’t have to fight World War III in the Middle East with the framework of the nuclear deal. Diplomacy can work—war is not the only available policy tool.
Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-to-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal
As the Republican-controlled House revealed yet another committee to investigate Benghazi, is this their way of "hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?"
Throwing Public Education Under the Bus
Now the small-minded budget slashers won’t even pay for bus rides? It's time we invest fully in public education to get the future we want for our children.
The Go-to Guy for Corporate Moochers
Scott Walker is a proven budget whacker giving corporations the goldmine, while students get the shaft. So when a corporation wants public money, Walker is their go-to-guy.
A Lost Opportunity for Change
We are living in times of great strain, and worldwide opportunity. Huge numbers of people throughout the world want change; disappointingly, the election result in the UK was a victory for the status quo.
When They Scream ‘Clinton Scandal,’ Wait for the Facts
There is a new frenzy of ignorance and indignation against the the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But they'll remain innocent until someone produces credible evidence of wrongdoing—which in this case has yet to be done.
How Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Politics Led to the Rise of Bernie Sanders...
The feeling that Obama’s administration was in many ways a continuation of rather than a break with Bush is one of the things impelling voters on both sides of the aisle to support mavericks. Here are what Juan Cole see as turning points in Obama’s gradual betrayal of hope and change.