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Trump’s Plan Won’t Solve the Problems of America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:08
Eileen AppelbaumJust listing everything the President’s plan claims to address for a federal expenditure of just $100 billion makes the inadequacy of the plan obvious.

Taxing Wealth to Make Public College Free Again

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:40
Chuck CollinsA California campaign is pushing to add an innovative initiative to the November ballot. The plan: make public higher education tuition-free by restoring the estate tax.

The FCC Chairman Is Under Investigation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:26
Candace ClementThe New York Times is reporting this morning that the FCC inspector general is actively investigating whether FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his aides improperly pushed for rule changes that would clear the way for Sinclair's purchase of Tribune Media.

And the Winners (in America’s Wars) Are…

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:08
Tom EngelhardtIn the bipartisan style that these days usually applies only to the U.S. military, Congress has just settled on giving an extra $165 billion to the Pentagon.

The Latest Schoolhouse Slaughter Shows We Have Been Defeated

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:48
Elizabeth BruenigPrayer itself winds up looking like a sham, and such promises sound cheaper every time.

Who is Guilty of Climate Crimes?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:36
Margaret Klein SalamonThese are the key perpetrators of the largest human rights violation in history.

We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:13
Wenonah HauterPlastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet—from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland.

US 'Stumbled Into Torture,' Says NYT Reporter

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:38
Adam JohnsonCorporate media routinely assert that the US “stumbles,” “slips” or is “dragged into” war and other forms of organized violence, rather than planning deliberate acts of aggression. For reporters in foreign policy circles, the U.S. only does immoral things on accident—unlike Official Bad Countries, which do them for calculated gain when they aren’t motivated by sheer malice.

A Kingdom Where Nobody Dies

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:42
Richard Eskow“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

The Trump Administration Is Trying To Undermine The CFPB. It Will Fail.

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:11
Richard Cordray"We also gave countless people hope that, for once, they would have an ally on their side if they were mistreated by a powerful corporation."

Net Neutrality Politics Is Local

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:16
Timothy Karr“All politics is local,” the late House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said.

The Trump Budget's Crushing Cruelty

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:02
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan“This budget is the budget of the Koch brothers. It is the budget of the billionaire class. And the American people understand it.”

The Great Moral Issue of Our Time

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:41
Bernie SandersRemarks delivered on the Senate floor Feb. 14, 2018.

Internet Monopolies Like Facebook and Google Have Become a Public Menace

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:37
George Soros"Not only is the survival of open society in question; the survival of our entire civilization is at stake."

America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:21
John CassidyThis epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting, it only happens here. Not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction.

The Wars No One Notices

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:12
Stephanie SavellTalking to a demobilized country.

War and Poverty: A Compromise With Hell

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:14
Robert C. KoehlerThis is the cornerstone of The Great Lie, the foundation of global suffering and disorder: that all the glorious abstractions for which we stand — freedom, democracy, etc. — are maintained by violence and the threat of violence.

11,004 Gun Murders in US vs. 26 (equiv. 130) in England Annually

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:58
Juan ColeThe US policy of constantly endangering our children is enacted by a bought-and-paid-for Congress on behalf of 10 major gun manufacturers with an $8 billion industry.

Tips Are for Servers, Not CEOs

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:41
Irene Tung, Teófilo ReyesThe Trump administration wants servers to hand over nearly $6 billion to their bosses.

Yes. Let’s Talk About Pocahontas.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18
Elizabeth Warren"At a time when bigotry threatens to overwhelm our discourse, we must amplify voices of basic human respect."