Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: politics

How the corporate takeover of American politics began

Powell’s memo argued that the American economic system was “under broad attack” from consumer, labor, and environmental groups.

How a federal agency’s funding crisis imperils workers’ rights

Workers need a robustly funded and staffed NLRB now more than ever as employers invent new ways to subvert union drives and deny workers a voice on the job.

Living for politics

May I remember that “just living” is the whole point of doing politics.

Why Raphael Warnock’s reelection could tip the balance for America’s economic...

“He’s there to work. He’s not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that.”

The stunning, marvelous and redemptive triumph of unintended consequences

What if unintended consequences lead not only to breakthrough positives but destructive means and machinery by which humanity can do itself in?

Deaf to history’s questions

A tale of two Elizabeths, one Joe, one Donald, and us.

Democrats didn’t win—they simply held the line 

Yes, it was a relief that increasingly fascist Republicans didn’t sweep the midterms. But our democratic standards cannot fall so low as to accept a split Congress.

How workers and pro-union politicians team up for fair trade

"You’ve got to be really vigilant about it. You’ve got to pay attention all the time."

3 lies Republicans are using this election

They involve crime, inflation, and taxes. But here are the facts.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.