Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: State of the Union

Abrams counters Trump with a compelling vision for America

Having a vision, a clear alternative to the prevailing nihilism, is something almost everyone can get behind. Abrams showed how to do that.

Far-right media smear Democratic women wearing suffragette white at State of...

Some far-right media figures smeared them by comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan.

The state of our disunion

This grotesque imbalance is undermining American democracy.

Donald, Donald, Donald, we told you a million times not to...

We deserve better leadership, but we won’t get it until we the people make it happen.

Video: The climate movement’s State of the Union

"The issue in front of us is not a scientific debate. It has everything to do political will."

Video: Bernie Sanders responds to Trump’s State of the Union

"I also want to talk to you about the major crises facing our country that, regrettably, Trump chose not to discuss."

The stateless of the union: Trump’s war on immigrants

The opening words of the U.S. Constitution are "We the People." Far more powerful than any single president, it is that collective force that will save us.

The SOTU 2016: The Future is Friendly?

Not only has Obama progressed the democratic dialogue, but he has represented the hallmark of open democratic government and has clearly silhouetted his governing vision.

A Breakdown of the Top Foreign Policy Points in Obama’s Speech

While he slighted foreign policy during his State of the Union speech, President Obama has avoided new conventional wars. Here are a few other foreign policy highlights worth underlining.

Imagine Something Different

“The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong,” President Obama assured us. From whose lives has the shadow of crisis passed? And for whom is this Union strong?

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Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.