Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: politics

To find out if ExxonMobil really supports a carbon tax, just...

Despite claiming to endorse a carbon tax, ExxonMobil has funneled millions of dollars to lawmakers who oppose the idea.

How celebrities are reconnecting with their hometowns to boost progressive local...

Since its founding in 2017, the Hometown Project has helped more than 125 down-ballot candidates stand out.

Usable madness

Usable lying and other well-intended “adjustments” of the truth have opened up the door for many further troubling innovations . . .

Why America needs a national program of paid sick and family...

America remains the only major industrialized country without a universal paid leave program.

Inside the Pandora Papers

A massive data leak includes explosive revelations about the hidden wealth system, including the U.S. role as a magnet for kleptocratic funds.

Corporate media myths about the chaos on Capitol Hill

The phraseology about “the two big” or “biggest" spending bills is a common media refrain. And it’s a myth.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

‘We had a deal’: Warren joins Sanders and House progressives in...

"We had a deal. And that deal was in place long before we voted here in the Senate."

‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.

Imagining New York in 2050: How a flood-prone metropolis could win...

Econo-diversity makes cities resilient in times of crisis.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

The hypocrisy of the federal spending debate

We must not let our lawmakers get away with this charade of fiscal responsibility to defeat Build Back Better.