Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: politics

The global Game of Thrones

Today, Americans are fascinated by the British crown and the vanished Russian imperial family and the royal intrigue of Game of Thrones. But America doesn’t need another king.

Full Metal Empire

A must see film, from 1987, is Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. This movie follows a group of young Marines from Parris Island boot...

The divider-in-chief

We must be united to take back our democracy.

Boondoggle, Inc.

Making sense of the $1.25 trillion national security state budget.

How wealthy is America

We have a lot of wealth per capita. Why can't we share it?

Spring stirrings and misgivings

Of autocrats and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa

On the (Empire’s) Waterfront

Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex-boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie...

Congress should be ready to arrest Attorney General Barr if he...

If Congress cannot question the people who are making policy, or obtain critical documents, Congress cannot function as a coequal branch of government.

A lower voting age isn’t just about politics

The least progressives can do is prioritize allowing the young a voice in deciding issues that vitally affect them. Teenagers deserve electoral power.

Joe Biden: Puffery vs. reality

Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he’s running for president, Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness.

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American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

‘The time is now:’ Over 200 economists send a letter to Congress endorsing Medicare...

"We encourage Congress to move forward with implementing a public financed Medicare for All plan to achieve the equitable and affordable universal health care system that the American people need."

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $25M in baby powder cancer verdict

According to Judge Manuel Mendez, who is presiding over the trial, Johnson & Johnson placed “corporate profits and reputation over the health and safety of consumers.”

This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

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