Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
The “vast right-wing conspiracy” machine is alive and well in America today. Unless you’ve been buried under a rock since this weekend, you’ve probably seen an interview or two with a former Army soldier who served wi
How a Lack of Power and Guns Go Together
The NRA’s brief moment of sanity is over. On Tuesday, the gun group apologized for a statement published on its website that called gun rights protesters in Texas “weird” and “scary.” That statement, which
The Labor Games: Time for An American Comeback
It’s the bottom of the 9th inning, and corporate America is just one out away from another major victory. According to a new study from the International Trade Union Confederation, corporate America has all but destroyed workers’ rights in our country.
Our Militarized Police Tossed a Stun Grenade at a Baby
Occupied armies are walking America’s streets. Right now, a 1-year-old toddler with severe burns is clinging to life in a Georgia hospital, after a SWAT team barged into the house where he and his family were staying, and mistakenly threw a flash-bang grenade in
Denial is not a policy.
Republicans in the House of Representatives are not only denying climate science – they're actually blocking the Pentagon from taking any action on it. Earlier this month, the House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which bars the Department of Defense from using any funds on to implement or research plans to deal with climate change.
Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism?
Each country thinks that it’s exceptional, and, truth be told, each country really is exceptional in its own special ways. But there’s a difference between celebrating your own unique way of life and thinking that you can do whatever you want and force your way
If The Law Is Bullsh*t, You Must Acquit
You and I have the power to end Nixon’s failed War on Drugs once-and-for-all.
Rich vs. Poor
The rich love to demonize the poor, but it turns out that the wealthy are the ones who need a little shaming. Paul Buchheit over at Alternet compiled various reports, studies, and analyses, and found clear evidence that the poor are way more ethical than the one percent.
Students Now Indentured to the Banksters
Never in the history of the developed world has an entire generation had to go into debt just to get an education and a job.
The GOP Death Panel
The death panels are real and they’ve been found! Back in 2009 when the healthcare debate was at its most crazy, Republicans warned us that once Obamacare was passed, government officials would get to ration health care, and as a result, have control over the li