SHARE Monday, June 22, 2020 Trump in Tulsa: Fascist ranting and political debacle
The mounting threat to his reelection clearly preoccupied Trump in the course of his 107-minute address in Tulsa, which meandered even more than usual. He was clearly far more concerned with his own political survival than with the survival of hundreds of thousands of Americans whose lives are threatened by the worst epidemic in a century.
SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2020 Mass protests voice outrage over police murder of George Floyd
There were reportedly large numbers of people in the streets both in south Minneapolis and in the downtown area, chanting slogans like "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police!" They ignored the curfew order and the patrolling military vehicles.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 18, 2020 Back-to-work drive places countless thousands at risk
This week marks a significant turning point in the global coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, the country with more infections and more deaths than any other, the Trump administration and the governments of nearly every state have authorized the reopening of major factories and other workplaces and a broader reopening of the economy.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 13, 2020 Biden joins the "back-to-work" bandwagon
Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden aligns himself with the campaign by big business and the Trump administration to force workers to go back to work, regardless of the dangers from the coronavirus epidemic.
SHARE Thursday, February 27, 2020 Attacks against Sanders intensify ahead of South Carolina primary
Bernie Sanders is likely to take an insurmountable lead in convention delegates in the March 3 "Super Tuesday" primaries, held in 14 states, including California, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. Those contests take place just three days after the February 29 primary in South Carolina.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 21, 2020 Las Vegas debate reveals deepening Democratic Party crisis
Perhaps more strongly than any previous debate, nearly all significant issues of foreign and domestic policy were excluded. There were only a handful of references to the deepening social crisis in America, the harrowing conditions of life facing tens of millions of workers and youth, and the turn to police-state methods by the Trump administration.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 31, 2020 Elizabeth Warren issues call for internet censorship
In a statement issued January 29, Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, called for a massive effort to impose internet censorship during the 2020 presidential election.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Democrats embrace war hawk Bolton in Trump impeachment trial
Leaked excerpts from a forthcoming book by former national security advisor John Bolton have staggered the Trump White House and overshadowed the efforts by Trump's lawyers to mount a defense in the Senate impeachment trial,
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 23, 2020 Democratic Party establishment wages war on Sanders
In an extraordinary interview published Tuesday, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, denounced Sanders and refused to commit herself to support Sanders if he wins the Democratic presidential nomination this year.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 21, 2019 The impeachment crisis and American imperialism
Weaker nations whose rulers get in the way of American imperialism will pay the price, and in some cases, as in Iraq, Venezuela, Syria and Libya -- all countries where oil wealth is a major consideration -- the result can be invasion, occupation, military coup or a combination of all three.
SHARE Monday, November 18, 2019 Louisiana governor wins re-election in blow to Trump
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, won reelection Saturday in a runoff contest, despite campaign rallies by President Trump and a last-minute infusion of $1 million from the Republican National Committee.
SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2019 Democrats begin impeachment hearings with denunciations of Russia
The first day of public, televised hearings on the possible impeachment of President Trump was dominated by denunciations of Russia by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the first two witnesses, current State Department officials George Kent and William Taylor.