From Doug Henwood’s excellent article, originally appearing in Jacobin Magazine (a publication that’s done a lot to earn my respect in recent years): “Health-care stocks rallied on the release of Warren’s plan… “Warren’s defenders say the scheme, to start with a ‘moderate’ Dem plan and wait three years to push for the full program, is politically realistic, given congressional and… Read More »“HEALTH-CARE STOCKS RALLIED ON THE RELEASE OF WARREN’S PLAN.”
Listening to NPR, this morning, I heard some of the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, including an unbelievable claim from GOP Rep. Devin Nunes… Actually, I didn’t believe it until John Nichols of The Nation reluctantly confirmed it, after a listener called in and asked for clarification. This is gobsmacking (my gob has been utterly smacked): Apparently, Mark S. Zaid,… Read More »DON’T CALL IT A COUP…
At the U.S.-Mexico border, Donald Trump has clearly outdone Barack Obama when it comes to the U.S.’s unmitigated brutality toward would-be immigrants (many of them fleeing conflicts, coups, and authoritarian regimes created by longstanding U.S. foreign policy). While President Obama deported three million immigrants and refugees (more than all 20th-century presidents combined), put ICE on steroids, and separated children from… Read More »THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE!
In today’s opinion piece by CODE PINK’s Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, the authors — looking at protest movements in Chile, Lebanon, France, the U.K., Iraq, and beyond — pose the question, “Why Aren’t People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World?” We did. It was called Occupy Wall Street, and it was a thing… Read More »THE ONLY WAY WE WIN IS BY CHAMPIONING THE GOOD, NOT BY SIDING WITH THE “LESSER” EVIL.
When Washington spends billions of dollars to foment a coup, it is simply never, ever, ever about “democracy” or “human rights,” but always, always, always about privatization and plunder. In this case, as per usual, the vast majority of Ukrainians (73%+) oppose the neoliberal “reforms” being forced on them from without: pension-slashing austerity, reduction of wages, and the willy-nilly privatization… Read More »LET THE PRIVATIZATION AND PLUNDER OF UKRAINE BEGIN!
THE CONUNDRUM DONALD TRUMP POSES TO 21st-CENTURY LIBERALS: WHICH IS THE ACTUAL “LESSER” OF TWO EVILS (and how many angels can dance on the head of a pin)?
From Chris Hedges’ excellent article: “The deep state armed ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria in an effort to topple President Bashar Assad, but when it realized it could not control the jihadists—to whom it had provide some $500 million in weapons and assistance—the deep state began to bomb them and arm Kurdish rebels to fight them. These Kurds would later be… Read More »THE CONUNDRUM DONALD TRUMP POSES TO 21st-CENTURY LIBERALS: WHICH IS THE ACTUAL “LESSER” OF TWO EVILS (and how many angels can dance on the head of a pin)?