Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag: politics

The Smart Brother? Why Jeb Bush Can’t Escape Dubya’s Dubious Legacy

Jeb Bush's presidential nomination depends on persuading voters that he is not his brother George W., but rather the "the smart brother" of the Bush family. His debut address on foreign policy might say differently.

The KBparty of Plutocratic Rule, Welcome to What the Supreme Court...

Corporate cash is corrupting America's democratic process and killing our people's right to self-government. The Koch Brothers party is raring to go vowing to spend even more in the 2016 presidential election. It's time we stand up to the corporate elites.

Taking on ‘Mayor 1 Percent’

Reclaim Chicago is a campaign to put people’s candidates up against incumbent city council members who’ve been "tail-wagging lapdogs for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporate rule." It's time a winning people’s movement makes a change in Chicago.

How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1 Percent and Bust the...

While the White House thinks a trade deal will help the U.S. contain China’s power and influence, it will actually make global corporations in the U.S. even more powerful and influential than they've already become. The rich keep getting richer.

The Drums of War Thunder Across America – And the World

The threat of war in the U.S. leaves American citizens in a state of frustration along with the rest of the world. Those who hold the power in the U.S. government, however, are far from war-weary.

On Gas Tax Increase, Obama is Wrong—and (Some) Republicans are Right

People on the right, as well as many on the left, are urging the President to consider an increase in the federal gasoline tax to maintain America's transportation infrastructure and reduce greenhouse gases. Could a "bipartisan" approach be of value to this country?

War: Where 69¢ of Each of Your Tax Dollars Goes

A high majority of U.S. tax dollars are not going to schools, universities, parks, roads, science, environment, or health, but to war. In order to shy away from this type of militaristic government, we need a peace president and congress.

Will Europe Obediently Follow the US into a Catastrophic War?

The EU has the opportunity to avoid taking the same steps the U.S. did when it comes to war. They have the opportunity to move in a positive direction and reject the dictates of Washington. But will they?

No Honor Among Thieves: Corrupt Cops Sentenced to Prison

Two former Philadelphia police officers developed a pattern of robbing drug dealers and lying on their reports. While they were both convicted, one of the former officers betrayed his partner and informed on him—“There’s no honor among thieves, your honor.”

Dead Prosecutor Drafted Arrest Warrant for Argentine President

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. While she is among other politicians being accused, no one has been convicted.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

Still mandatory: Impeach the vast right-wing conspiracy, not just Trump

Until reactionary Republican malfeasance is exposed and discredited, the USA will remain the most divided, globally dangerous and morally backward of affluent western nations.

US and puppet Guaido implicated in terrorism plot against Venezuela

After the arrest of an aide to Juan Guaido this week, revelations came about that the U.S. and Guaido were plotting a terror campaign against Venezuela, with mercenaries trained in Colombia from surrounding nations and funded by $1 billion in assets the U.S. seized from Venezuela.

Indiana teachers shot with pellets during school shooting drills ‘without warning’

They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times. It hurt so bad."

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