Steve Hochstadt: This is not a middle-class tax cut. It will only lower some middle-class families’ taxes for a few years. But Republican leaders won’t say that.
Archives for November 2017
Betsy Cooper: Unlike “information-gathering” hacks (where data is stolen because it is valuable) or “hold hostage” attacks (when data is imprisoned until someone pays to release it), “manipulation hacks” are hard to detect: They result when individuals (or bots) illegally change vital information below the threshold of attention.
As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition to the U.S. imperialist system a great appreciation of the achievements of the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union is a critical part of our revolutionary future.
John Peeler: Trump is unique in American political history in that, having reached the pinnacle of power with minority support, he has also made no serious effort to expand his base.
Lee Ralph: The most significant impact on sexual healthcare likely to stem from the scrapping of Obamacare concerns the withdrawal of federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Dan Embree: The voice belongs to a gay African-American Muslim rapper who goes by Slink Snooper, and he is famous for doing voices, often both sides of an incriminating conversation.
Judith LeBlanc: Native peoples have a unique role to play in building a movement that defends the planet, and in creating a future where we all can live in healthy communities.
Jaime O’Neill: I don’t know them personally, of course, but I surely hate the Scrooge-like mean streak and callousness they embody, along with their perverse values and sense of entitled superiority to most everyone else.
Stephen Fox: The company has long wanted to grow corn in the country that invented corn over millennia of genetic experimentation by indigenous farmers working long before even the Spanish came.
Dan Embree: I’ve constructed a short exercise in distinguishing important presidential leadership actions from petty destructive and divisive ego-maniacal actions.
Dan Embree: The major purpose of the bill is to cut the nominal business tax from 35 to 20 percent – “nominal” he said, because no businesses except those run by fools actually pay 35 percent what with all the loop-holes that lobbyists have already built into the tax code.
Murray Polner: The unitary peoplehood of Jews is a mirage, as well as the idea that there is a spokesperson or organization.
Dan Embree: When the ICE guys demanded the cooperation of Basura law enforcement guys, they found out it was just one guy, Thomas Jefferson Cervantes, who answered every demand by saying, “Que?” After a while they went away.