Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: United States

How could the U.S. help to bring peace to Ukraine?

Policy decisions by the United States will have a critical impact on whether there will soon be peace in Ukraine, or only a much longer and bloodier war.

As US squanders $728.5 billion/ yr on Pentagon, China captures 65%...

The US Republican Party and their plus-one, Sen. Joe Manchin, are preventing the US from becoming the dominant automaker in the world in this decade by consistently shooting down the green energy and transportation provisions.

US investment firms prop up ad revenue for Russian propaganda sites

“Investors need to also think through how their money is being used, where that money is being invested, and how they can contribute to isolating Russia and Russian companies.”

The United States is exceptional

But not in the ways any of us should want.

All American presidents have lied – the question is why and...

If presidents must sometimes lie to defend important political values, then, it seems as though the good president must be both able to lie and able to lie well.

Tax-dodging billionaire dynasties could cost US $8.4 trillion

Over the next few decades, the richest American families could avoid paying about $8.4 trillion in taxes, or more than four times...

500K jobs lost, starvation looms as US holds Afghan funds hostage

As a report published Wednesday revealed the loss of over 500,000 jobs since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan last August, critics...

The United States of tax havens

The United States, where countless corrupt billionaires and dictators have stashed their loot, is not a single tax haven, but many separate tax havens.

Press Freedom is under threat in the land of its birth

Hong Kong looks freer than the U.S. these days.

How can America really be exceptional?

Can America still follow its principles of liberty and equality but have a far broader set of free social services (education and healthcare like the fire and police departments)? I think that it can. And if it does, it will have the sort of society that we want – not an oligopoly or crony capitalist one.

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.