Friday, April 10, 2020

Tag: politics

“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.

Corrupt Congressman Resigns in Disgrace

U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm is resigning before Congress convenes for the new year after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge and after admitting to lying under oath.

Cold-War-Style Propaganda Posing as News at the New York Times

The Times has written a lot of verbiage about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline along with being a shameless promoter of war. Have we reached a nadir in journalism here in the U.S.?

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A nurse bought protective supplies for her colleagues using GoFundMe. The hospital suspended her.

How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."