Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s racism should come as no surprise

In the wake of Ronald Reagan being discovered on the Nixon tapes calling African diplomats “monkeys” who are “still uncomfortable wearing shoes,”...

NYT presents social security cuts as ‘solution’ to problem of social...

It’s hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker’s observation that corporate media’s calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under...

Demand an end to the taxation of Social Security benefits

And no fix they come up with should come out of the pockets of workers or retirees.

Nixon, Reagan paved way for GOP’s race-charged health agenda

These voters – and the rest of the country – deserve an alternative to the politics of division, fear, and hate.

On John Lewis: Unsolicited advice for Donald Trump

This isn't about being politically correct – this is about being Presidential.

Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

Our system of inverted totalitarianism has within it the seeds of an overt or classical fascism.

The Best and Worst Presidents on Taxes

From Reagan to Roosevelt, tax fairness continues to fluctuate along with our elected leaders.

That Time Ronald Reagan Opened Iran and Illegally Sold Weapons to...

President Obama and other permanent members of the UN Security Council removed 5 years of conventional arms embargo imposed on Iran in 2007. Will we soon hear a lot of talk from "Reagan-worshiping Republicans" about this provision?

Williams Incident: Reagan and Bush Lied About Military Records but Got...

Many conservatives are currently criticizing NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams for embellishing an experience he had at the beginning of the Iraq War. These same conservatives, however, continue idolizing Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who “embellished” a lot of stories in wartime.

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Why Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg are so adamant about the imperative of defeating...

The potential for democracy in the United States will largely hinge on whether Trump gains re-election.
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The stock market is not the economy

The next time you hear someone say the stock market is a reflection of the economy, tell them that’s rubbish! The real economy is jobs and wages.

Right wing populism: The politics of imagined enemies and personal grievance

A key part of this politics of personal complaint has been the dismissal, especially by the current occupant of the White House, of news outlets that criticize him or point out his lies as ‘fake news’.

Why I’m voting Green in 2020

We need to vote for candidates who represent and are part of the popular movements so we advance the causes of economic, racial and environmental justice.

To end this madness: Vote, and vote as if your very survival depended on...

In the past when American faced monumental problems it had leaders and citizens who stood up and responded in various ways to help the country overcome them.