Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tag: politics

What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me

The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.

‘Class war’ erupts at hearing as union leader and GOP senator...

Bernie Sanders declared at the conclusion of Wednesday's hearing that "there's a class war going on whether we want to recognize it or not."

Why student debt cancellation is reasonable, not radical

The right has narrowed the parameters of discussion on student debt forgiveness, and President Biden is not fighting back aggressively enough. We should, in fact, center the idea of fairness in this debate.

How GOP lawmakers are putting teen workers in harm’s way

“Why would you want to weaken the law when you can see companies already taking advantage?”

How Howard Schultz made Starbucks the poster child of corporate abuse

The billionaire CEO returned to Starbucks to curb union activity. His union busting has been so egregious that the company’s already poor reputation is now in tatters.

Four corrosive ‘bad myths’ batter America until unifying ‘good myths’ regain...

History depicts the battle between “bad myths” that divide, even destroy, vs the “good myths” that speak to the grandeur of the American experiment.

Asking the oppressed to be nonviolent is an impossible standard that...

"Only after the threat of black violence emerged did civil rights legislation move to the forefront of the national agenda."

A realistic ‘energy transition’ is to get better at using less...

Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.

How books can be used to build up America or to...

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

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When will US join global call to end Ukraine War?

There are many peace initiatives to end the war in Ukraine being pursued by leaders and countries around the world as the United States clings to its dogged determination to prolong the war at great cost in Ukrainian lives and at the risk of nuclear war.

The wars we don’t (care to) see

It couldn’t be more important to make America’s disastrous wars of this century more visible.

A global plastics treaty can end the Age of Plastic

This indigenous worldview can lead treaty negotiations, creating systems that are less demanding of our planet and value nature over profit.

If pushing pardons for savage Jan. 6 seditionists isn’t unpardonable, what is?

Abusive pardons of the most serious crimes represent the great terrorist threat to self-government.

Climate activists decry pipeline ‘deal with the devil’ at protest outside Schumer’s home

"It's time to stop building fossil fuel infrastructure and that means no more pipelines. Chuck, stop appeasing Manchin!"