(1 comments) Friday, August 17, 2012 How President Obama Created Paul Ryan
No one deserves more credit for Ryan's rapid rise into stardom than President Obama, who opened heavy political doors for the aspiring Republican vice president, none more weighty than that Pandora's box of "entitlement reform" -- cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and other social programs.
(4 comments) Friday, August 3, 2012 The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria
The systematic dismantling of Syria has more to do with western media lies and geo-politics than "revolution;" and the more that the U.S. media cheers on this bloodletting, the more politicians feel enabled to spill it.
(3 comments) Thursday, July 26, 2012 Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution
The heat wave has helped convince tens of millions of Americans that climate change is real, overpowering the fake science and right-wing media - funded by corporate cash - to convince Americans otherwise.
(4 comments) Monday, July 2, 2012 A Victory for Obamacare, A Defeat for the Left
Aligning with Obama will have dire consequences for his allies, who are leaving the wider working class behind in an attempt to boost a President who hasn't earned the support.
(2 comments) Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Fighting for the Soul of the Carpenter's Union
All working people should pay attention to the egregious assault on union democracy happening in the Carpenters Union's Pacific North West Regional Council, which covers all the Carpenter's Locals in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, and Montana.
(2 comments) Monday, June 25, 2012 Obama's Second Latin American Coup
The U.S. mainstream media and politicians are not calling the events in Paraguay a coup, since the president is being "legally impeached" by the elite-dominated Paraguayan Congress.
(1 comments) Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt
In a country where the embers of revolution are still glowing, you would assume that a presidential election would produce a revolutionary-appearing government. Not so in Egypt. The revolutionaries who toppled the hated dictator Mubarak will have zero representation in the upcoming runoff election for president.
(1 comments) Sunday, May 27, 2012 The First Domino Falls in Greece
Greece's situation is not an isolated event, but a bellwether for the industrial world and beyond. The fallout from the 2008 global crisis hasn't reached bottom yet, and the depths will be dug deeper as the Euro crisis spreads
Sunday, August 29, 2010 The AFL-CIO and the Democrats: Friends or Foes?
Demands are reserved not for friends, but foes. The AFL-CIO is forced into the awkward position of having to "demand" that its "friends" the Democrats to keep their promises.
(3 comments) Saturday, August 21, 2010 Obama's Delusions: The Economy and Iraq
If you've listened to recent speeches the President has given about the economy and the Iraq war, you'd think that two of the biggest social issues facing working Americans are improving. But facts are stubborn things.
(1 comments) Wednesday, August 18, 2010 A Permanent Housing Collapse?
The recent chaos that erupted when 30,000 people waited hours in the Atlanta, Georgia heat to receive applications for subsidized housing is a mere symptom of a worsening national problem.
(6 comments) Monday, July 26, 2010 Teachers and Democrats Head for Divorce
It's best to quickly recognize the red flags in any failing relationship. This way, ties can be severed instead of allowing things to linger forever in dysfunction. For Democrats and teachers' unions, the writing is on the wall. The two are simply going in opposite directions.
(9 comments) Saturday, July 3, 2010 Obama's New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War
When the UN refused to agree to the severe sanctions that the U.S. wanted, Obama responded with typical Bush flair and went solo. The new U.S. sanctions against Iran -- signed into law by Obama on July 1st -- are an unmistakable act of war.
(1 comments) Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Stimulus or Austerity: The People vs. the Banks
The most powerful nations in the world met recently at the G-20 in Toronto and managed to agree on only one thing of significance: the need to reduce deficits, "half by 2013." Implied by the statement is the need to lower deficits via "austerity," meaning eliminating or reducing social programs.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 The Gulf Oil Disaster Will Not Change U.S. Energy Policy
The environmental destruction brought on by corporate greed has opened the eyes of millions in the U.S. -- eyes that are struggling to stay open as they now face the enormous sleep-producing machine of the mainstream media.
(5 comments) Wednesday, June 9, 2010 The Gulf Spill Continues: Is Obama Powerless Against BP?
More than one gigantic eco-system may be destroyed by BP, and the President of the U.S. is sadly reduced to lecturing in "serious tones," with daily adjustments of tone based on the results of polling agencies.
(5 comments) Saturday, May 29, 2010 The European and U.S. Economies: Falling Dominoes
Massive, bad debt is often cited as the cause of the global depression, but why this debt existed in the first place is never discussed. Quite simply, the debt was needed to buy the products of corporations that wages once consumed.
(1 comments) Wednesday, May 26, 2010 The International Attack on Public Workers
Public workers are being painted as scapegoats for the recession that was triggered by the Wall Street super-rich, who are working hard to shift the nation's rage away from themselves, towards public workers-- especially unionized public workers-- immigrants, and other groups of working-class people.
(1 comments) Sunday, May 16, 2010 Massacre in Thailand: Obama's Bloody Hands
When the White House is quiet as protesters are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicacy. One can only imagine what the U.S.' response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand's blood bath.