Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: politics

Why Wages Won’t Rise

The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.

Idea for Tackling Inequality Number 27,653: Stop Subsidizing It

Washington assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done through policies that redistributed income upward.

“Cartoonist Lives Matter”: Art Spiegelman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack, Power...

The power of cartoons often allows the artists to convey a message one cannot in words, but there are few outlets for this type of political media. Renowned American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate, Art Spiegelman, believes political cartooning should make a mess.

29 Arrested as Single-Payer Advocates Disrupt Vermont Gov. Shumlin’s Inauguration

During Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recent inaugural address, protesters took part in a sit-in desiring single-payer healthcare, which the governor had promised to create. Those participating in the sit-in were arrested on spot.

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.

A Crude Bet: Is the US Foreign Policy Establishment Risking the...

Deflation is a double-edged sword—and is complicated by the threat it poses to our highly leveraged global financial system. Are smug politicians playing a game of chicken with the stability of the financial system?

What’s Left of the Left?

If progressives can't gain ground during today's hard times, full of disasters at home and abroad, then when? If progressives don't gain when the right lurches between disgrace and farce, gloating with lies that scandalize reality, then when? Bright spots surface, but what notable change, especially on income distribution, speaks to unified progressive activism?

America’s Anti-Government Hypocrites

Reasonable people on the right and left will eventually join forces, recognize these self-serving hypocrites for what they are, vote them out and spearhead needed reforms. But the question is when?

As Obama Hosts Peña Nieto, Explosive Report Ties Mexican Federal Police...

An explosive new report directly contradicts the Mexican government's relationship to the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero. The case has ignited protests across Mexico and around the world.

President Obama’s Biggest Mideast Policy Challenges in 2015

President Obama had aspirations to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but he has failed so far at living up to the expectations he has promised. We will hopefully see some more positive changes this year.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...

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."