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GM Shows Why We Need Medicare for All

Thom plus logo General Motors just pulled healthcare for 50,000 workers. There are some Democratic candidates suggesting that people love their health insurance companies, but this calculated move by a giant corporation that you and I helped bail out proves that employer sponsored healthcare is just another tool to control workers.

Should Trump Have the Power To Take Us to War?

Thom plus logo Now is a really important time to remind Americans of something that the roughly half of us who took civics in school know. Only Congress can authorize a war. It's right there in the Constitution. It requires a majority vote of both the House and the Senate to authorize war, and any war that is not authorized by Congress is illegal.

Felicity Huffman's $15,000 is chump change - America's biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

Thom plus logo The American media world-both social media and "news" media-is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into co

The Kavanaugh Scandal Goes Beyond Sex & Must Be Investigated

Thom plus logo While all the attention on the possibility of impeaching justice beer bong Kavanaugh is focused on his alleged sexual behavior, the real scandal is that the Republicans refused to release years of paperwork on his participation, when he was inside the Bush administration, with regard to torture and other war crimes.

America Needs To Move Seniors Out of Poverty and to Stop Choosing Between Food & Medicine

Thom plus logo For decades, progressives have been talking about eliminating the cap on the Social Security tax and raising Social Security benefits enough that retired and disabled people can actually survive.

Some of Trump's allies and officials must face federal prosecution - to save the republic

Thom plus logo To save our republic, some of Trump's enablers and political appointees may have to go to jail, just like happened with Nixon's people.

What Happens In America If Trump Is Re-Elected?

Thom plus logo If Trump gets reelected and Republicans stay in power in the majority of our states and in the United States Senate, what could be the worst outcome? Would it be the further transfer of wealth from the middle-class to the very rich? Would it be greater and greater student debt burdens on working people?

Who Has Helped Trump to Turn America Into a Strongman Banana Republic?

Thom plus logo The biggest and most destructive legacy of the Trump administration isn't just destruction of the environment, children in cages, or damaging the economy through a helter-skelter trade war. The biggest legacy, the one that is most likely to damage American democracy for generations, is the normalization of corruption.

How Do We Bring America Back?

Thom plus logo Twenty one Tories have now left Boris Johnson and his Conservative party to join the Liberal Democrats and other parties in the UK in stopping Boris Johnson from a hard Brexit.

The Seriousness of Having a Mentally Ill President

Thom plus logo While many Americans are having a good laugh at Donald Trump's modification of a weather map with a sharpie, the grim reality is that this man's mental illness is so severe that he will go to almost any length to prove himself right, even when he knows, beyond any possibility of a doubt, that he is wrong.

Does the Future of Civilization Depend on the Media?

Thom plus logo While we have recently been treated to 24/7 disaster porn around hurricane Dorian, the part of the story that's almost completely, missing from American coverage but commonly and prominently displayed in European coverage, is the role climate change is playing in amplifying the intensity of storms.

What Can "We" Do About the "News?"

Thom plus logo Our media continuously miss the real stories. As our children are being slaughtered by weapons of war that no other developed country allows on its streets, our media fail to document the trail of money and lies from weapons manufacturers through front groups like the NRA directly into the pockets of politicians and political parties.

Beware of Hustlers On the Networks...

Thom plus logo People like the Koch brother's shill on MSNBC from Reason Magazine like to promote deregulation; for example, this morning he was talking about how deregulating methane is actually a good thing. But deregulation can be extremely dangerous.

Will the GOP Save Its Soul & Move Left or Condemn America to an Oligarchy?

Thom plus logo It's increasingly looking like the economy is on the edge of crashing and that Trump's tax returns are going to show that he was only able to keep himself out of bankruptcy with loans from Deutsche Bank, engineered by the son of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and cosigned by Russian oligarchs.

Will The Media "Dean Scream" Bernie?

Thom plus logo Back in the 2004 election, when Howard Dean was running in the Democratic primary, he did an interview with Chris Matthews and said that if he was elected president he would work to break up big corporate monopolies, including the big media companies.

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