Feds Needed to Clean Up LA Sheriffs Department?
Tom Hayden: There is a compelling need for the Department of Justice to intervene against the longstanding and unconstitutional patterns and practices of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
What Peace Looks Like
Tina Dupuy: If Americans wanted their president to hobble around singing “Bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann” we had that choice.
Privatization, Marketization, Globalization
Rudy Acuña: The right has adroitly changed the conversation. They have associated corruption with government and reform with interests of the ruling elite.
When Charity Begins at Home (Particularly the Homes of the Wealthy)
Robert Reich: The generosity of the super-rich is sometimes proffered as evidence they’re contributing as much to the nation’s well-being as they did decades ago when they paid a much larger share of their earnings in taxes. Think again.
When ‘Accommodating’ the Other Side Gets Expensive
Tanya Acker: In today's political climate, policy "accommodations" to opponents become a sign of blood in the water. It makes for very imperfect lawmaking.
The Budget Deal: A Dirge for the Unemployed
RJ Eskow: This deal is needlessly punitive. It's mean-spirited toward people who are struggling through no fault of their own, people who have chosen a life of public service, and the middle class in general.
Kerry and the Mideast
Brent Budowksy: To those who oppose the diplomacy of Obama and Kerry, I ask: What is your alternative? What happens if your policies are followed?
Claude Fischer: Maybe we care because able-bodied people who choose not to work and still take food stamps are ripping off the rest us. They are. Yet, what these relatively few Americans are costing us is surely a lot less than the cost to us of Americans who take benefits and do work.
Undercover at ALEC
Lauren Windsor: There is nothing wrong with advocating certain outcomes to legislation. What is wrong is to maintain a nonpartisan ruse in order to obtain tax-exemption and easier corporate fundraising.
Tyranny of Words — The right has adroitly changed the conversation. They have associated corruption with government.
Charitable Giving — The generosity of the super-rich is proffered as evidence they’re contributing much to the nation’s well-being.
African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Rudy Acuña: The goal of the current privatization is total control of society by the superrich. The strategy is to transfer all public property into the hands of the one percent.