Saturday, May 21, 2022

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The Age of the Demagogues

Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.

How Much ‘Free Speech’ Can You Buy?

Mega-rich families and the corporations they control have bought more than a million dollars' worth of "free" speech in this so called "democratic" election process. It's time we get Big Money out of our political system.

Top Five Things Congress Should Investigate Instead of Benghazi (Video)

There are real problems with U.S. policies and actual places where wrongdoings have occurred. Juan Cole suggests five investigations Congress should focus on rather than Benghazi.

Debate: Sanders Rejects Intervention While Clinton Slams Iran and Putin and...

While foreign policy was a big issue discussed during the Democratic National Debate, Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's stances couldn't be more different. Here's their views when it comes to Iran, Putin and supporters of Syrian Rebels.

The Great Unraveling

Such labels as “liberal” and “conservative” are meaningless in the neoliberal order. Political elites, Democrat or Republican, serve the demands of corporations and empire in our system of “inverted totalitarianism.”

Clinton Emails: Is this Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

The Hillary Clinton email hysteria rages on as the Washington press corps have virtually declared war on her. But is this a Republican stunt to derail the Democratic presidential candidate they fear the most?

VIDEO: How Likely Are the Top 10 GOP Presidential Candidates to...

Juan Cole reviews the 10 GOP presidential candidates on one key issue—how likely they are to drag us into another war. Here are the individual answers to that pertinent question.

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

As Robert Reich puts it, "Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the 'ruling class.'” Are Trump and Sanders agents of this revolt?

Gov. Walker and the Democrats’ Dance: Shady Politics Behind the Milwaukee...

Shady details of the need to build new sports arenas reveal the great power of politics that come into play. And Gov. Scott Walker is the newest politician to get involved in this shady business.

VIDEO: As Democrats Walk Out on Obama’s TPP Deal, Where Does...

While Hillary Clinton broke her silence about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was derailed last week, we still don't know her actual stance on the trade deal. Why stay so secret, Hillary?

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.