(49 comments) Sunday, September 10, 2017 Kucinich: Reclaiming the money power
When banks engaged in speculative lending, turning the financial system into a casino, they were bailed out while millions of Americans lost their homes. No surprise that today we are told there is not enough money for creating jobs, rebuilding America, health care, education and retirement security. But there is always money to bail out the banks.
(32 comments) Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Saving Obamacare Is Not Enough -- We Need Medicare for All
Medicare for All is an idea whose time has come. Let's make all Americans healthy and wealthy. Let's lift up all of our families, save our homes, and help our businesses and industries. Let's join every other industrialized nation in the world and offer health care to all of our people.
(56 comments) Monday, March 6, 2017 Our Political Economy Is Designed to Create Poverty and Inequality
By reclaiming our constitutional heritage, we can lower taxes and have a full-employment economy, universal pre-kindergarten, school breakfast and lunch programs, full funding for public education K-12, free college and university, guaranteed retirement security, Medicare for All, and a guaranteed annual income, eliminating poverty.
(3 comments) Thursday, March 12, 2015 Ten reasons to vote against the use of military force
ISIS desperately needs to draw the U.S. in, to provide a rallying cry "against the foreign invader." Why should America put our troops in harm's way to provide this terrorist organization with new life, especially since armies in the region are stepping up to take the fight to ISIS? ISIS wants to draw the U.S. into a religious war, to secure its role as the self-proclaimed defender of Islam against crusading foreign invaders.
(3 comments) Wednesday, December 31, 2014 New Years Resolution for America
When anyone of us resolves toward self-improvement, it can impact the lives of those we love. How much more impact can we have, if in the new year we work to recreate the future of this country we love, by resolving to take bold steps in a new direction in a new year?
(3 comments) Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking
That the recent Russia sanctions bill was advanced, "unanimously," without debate in the House, portends that our nation is sleepwalking through the graveyards of history, toward an abyss where controlling factors reside in the realm of chance, what Thomas Hardy termed "crass casualty." Such are the perils of unanimity.
(45 comments) Wednesday, September 24, 2014 The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria
There were alternatives. The U.S. and the international community could have contained and shrunk ISIS by cutting off its funds and its revenue from sale of oil on the black market. We could have looked to strike a deal with Syria and Iran. In foreign policy, the administration has failed.
(2 comments) Friday, July 18, 2014 What Is Israel's End Game in Gaza?
Israel with its overwhelming military strength is attacking and invading Gaza in violation of international and U.S. law. Its construction of settlements violates the Oslo agreement. Its Central Bank dries up the Gaza economy and blocks payments to Gaza civil servants. Its total control brings the Palestinians to utter subjection and total despair.
(131 comments) Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Stop Calling the Iraq War a "Mistake"
The "mistake" rhetoric is the language of denial, not contrition: it minimizes the Iraq War's disastrous consequences, removes blame, and deprives Americans of any chance to learn from our generation's foreign policy disaster. The Iraq War was not a "mistake" -- it resulted from calculated deception. The painful, unvarnished fact is that we were lied to.
(5 comments) Monday, September 9, 2013 How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era
Why are these videos suddenly news when they have been publicly circulating the web for weeks? Here's why: The videos are meant to market the war, not to "prove" who committed the atrocities. (CBS News and others have reported that the White House case for war has been described as "largely circumstantial.")
(4 comments) Thursday, September 5, 2013 Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria
The American people have a right to a full release and vetting of all facts before their elected representatives are asked to make a decision of great consequence for America, Syria and the world. Congress must be provided answers prior to the vote, in open hearings, not in closed sessions where information can be manipulated in the service of war. We've been there before. It's called Iraq.
(1 comments) Thursday, December 20, 2012 Kucinich: NO to #CatFoodChristmas
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 20, 2012) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today strongly objected to a proposal to cut Social Security benefits. The White House suggested a reduction in Social Security to cut costs as part of the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations. The proposal called the "Chained Consumer Price Index" would result in a reduction of benefits for Social Security recipients even though Social Security does
(1 comments) Thursday, December 13, 2012 Congressional Committee Debates Drone Policy
Washington D.C. (December 13, 2012) -- The House Judiciary Committee today conducted an overdue discussion about the United States policy of using drones to target and kill American citizens and others overseas.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 American Academy of Pediatricians Endorses Cell Phone Safety Legislation
Children, Women are More Vulnerable to Cell Phone Radiation. Washington D.C. (December 13, 2012) -- The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) which represents "60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults" has endorsed H.R. 6358, the Cell Phone Right to Know Act.