Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tag: politics

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.?

The Year Iraq Ceased to Exist: Will It Ever Again?

Most likely the Sunni Arabs will be brought back under Baghdad’s sway, but Kurdistan has disappeared except on paper. Can Iraq be put back together?

The Republican’s Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

The pattern of Republicans seems to be: if you don’t like the facts, make them up. Legislation based on lies often causes the public to be harmed.

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Despite cutbacks, ExxonMobil continues to fund climate science denial

ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science.

‘Bottom line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower drug prices

"Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma."

Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

The persecution of Steven Donziger

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