Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: politics

The Cold War is back and Trump is no Truman

When the curtain went up on the rolling crisis that was the Cold War, Harry Truman was president. Donald Trump is no Truman.

It’s time for a Black New Deal

There are systemic issues of racism and poverty that, if not addressed comprehensively, will ensure that any “reform” effort today will be short-lived.

Becoming a marginalized person in a pandemic is eye-opening

So it is with some interest that I find myself now, in this time of coronavirus pandemic, suddenly in an un- or underprivileged status.

Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissents on right-wing election shenanigans

Can’t we protect our health and the right to vote?

From here to Dystopia

“The future has arrived, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.”

To help stem coronavirus, lift sanctions on Iran

What coronavirus is providing, however, is a unique opportunity to look specifically at how the intentional damage caused to one country’s healthcare system can make it harder for the entire world to address a pandemic.

How ‘historic’ are we?

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

Sanders says Trump clemency for ‘Wall Street crooks’ and ‘corrupt’ officials...

"This is what a broken and racist criminal justice system looks like."

How Democrats clean up the messes left by Republicans

Time and again, it’s the Republicans who have created economic messes that Democrats have to clean up.

Trump budget proposal reveals regressive environmental priorities

The White House’s 2021 federal budget proposal eliminates several important programs and slashes funding for others—like the Endangered Species Act.

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.