Saturday, August 8, 2020

Tag: President Obama

An open letter to Obama from an Iraq War spouse

Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.

Obama, Trump, and the future of U.S. foreign policy

The Obama administration will soon hand over power to a Trump administration that shares some of the very same foreign policy commitments.

President Obama admits ‘legitimate concerns’ in GMO debate

“If it turns out that some of these genetically modified foods aren’t healthier, aren’t more productive and use more pesticides then we should follow the science.”

Standing Rock chair: Obama could stop the Dakota Pipeline today &...

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek.

Obamacare’s biggest problem is profit, not government

Democrats’ political prospects will suffer if they cling to Obamacare’s less popular and less effective provisions.

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

The strong American popular opposition to the TPP, the Brexit vote and other recent developments in the West suggest growing rejection of the myth that national public and corporate elite interests are identical.

How the President Can Curb Big Pharma Greed

Rep. Pocan’s letter urges President Obama to “use executive action and take concrete steps” to address the drug cost crisis, and lists three tools that the president can use.

As Dakota Access Protests Escalated, Obama Admin OK’d Same Company for...

While all the focus has been on the North Dakota Access Pipeline another federal move on two key pipelines has flown under the radar.

Cleaning Up After Pundits

While the incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful and socially explosive, it is certainly not new or uncommon in our country.

Obama’s New Campaign for the TPP Could Drag Down Democrats

By corrupting democracy for this one big, lame-duck vote, our politicians can undermine and limit democracy for many years and even decades to come.

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The specter of a national collapse looms over America as this virus runs rampant,...

America has a terrible, horrific problem in that it can’t seem to find the ways to bring this virus under control.

Sanders’ Make Billionaires Pay Act would help cover medical expenses for every American for...

Over 5.4 million-Americans have lost health insurance during this time while billionaires are profiting off of the pandemic.

The chicken or the egg?

What the Covid-19 pandemic says about the US...

In the wake of Portland, calls to abolish DHS grow

As with almost anything in the country’s increasingly bought and paid for political system, there are powerful interests that will use their influence over politicians to protect the activities and funding of both ICE and DHS.

Police violence meets spiritual resistance in the struggle over DAPL

An appeals court overruled the shutdown of DAPL, pending a full environmental review. The fight against a pipeline that provoked unprecedented resistance continues.