Saturday, June 12, 2021

Tag: history

Where the Federal government’s charter school program went wrong

The program gives millions to schools that disrupt rather than improve a system of public education that needs to serve all students.

How Biden’s agenda is shaped by the corporate class

A national government that represents corporations and routinely lies to its voters needs Silicon Valley and the corporate press to maintain a stranglehold over the dissemination of information.

The scary truth is many senate Dems share the same corporate...

She’s exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.

Trump calls Howard Zinn’s work ‘propaganda.’ Hear the legendary historian in...

Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom.

The food industry puts profits over public health using big tobacco’s...

In certain cases, preemption—when a higher level of government limits the authority of a lower level to enact new policies—can devastate public health.

How ‘historic’ are we?

Truth to tell, the word historic does get tossed around rather loosely these days.

A veteran’s case for canceling student debt and making higher education...

The G.I. Bill helped millions realize a future they otherwise may not have ever known. We can do the same again—on an even larger scale.

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the first person to understand climate change...

As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.

Redacting democracy: Blacking out the record of the grimmest aspects of...

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” Today, Americans are forgetting.

Notre Dame fire dramatizes the truly irreplaceable

If not cathedrals, what then are irreplaceable? Human life, above all, with animal and plant life close behind – and ideals and quests.

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Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.

So much for ‘the squad’—much-hyped new U.S. progressive bloc has caved to corporate power

People who want structural change in the U.S. will have to develop new channels and networks to overcome the established power system.

Obvious conclusions? 3rd Way’s 2020 election analysis

“You get what you organize for.”

President Biden: It’s time to suppress the Republican suppressors, time to think outside the...

Many presidents use catchy slogans to have their primary objective stand out for all to see. Remember Trump’s MAGA, “Make America great again?” In the case of Biden let’s make that slogan LSTS, or, “Let’s suppress the suppressors.”

New Analysis reveals how little the top .001% pay in taxes

“Looks like the biggest tax story of the year, if not the decade.”