Paul Ong, Silvia Gonzalez, and Lisa Hasegawa: Researchers at UCLA Luskin’s Center for Neighborhood Knowledge list inequities in wages, housing, education, and transportation
Archives for February 2018
Lance Simmens: The best that this President has to offer are the ludicrous song lyrics from a cheeky song from the 1960’s about how an act of kindness is viewed as weakness and results in disaster.
Andy Love: Trump’s daughter and son-in-law run amok in the White House as senior advisers to the president, sorely lacking security clearances, much less the requisite qualifications and experience.
John Peeler: Trump will let it be known when he opposes something, but won’t propose something and stand behind it. That’s how he scuttled the deal on immigration, and how he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare.
Ellen Brown: China calls this government bank financing “lending” rather than “money printing,” but the effect is very similar to what European central bankers are calling “helicopter money” for infrastructure – central bank-generated money that does not need to be repaid.
Robert Borosage: Democrats can’t build an enduring majority for real change without clarity on an agenda far different and bolder than the neoliberalism of the past years.
Bill Raden — The Janus v. AFSCME case that landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday may not only affect the destiny of public-sector unions, but also how much equal access to the democratic process Americans will have in the future.
Steve Hochstadt: Right now, the political engagement of young Americans for gun control is very high. Can the kids accomplish politically what generations of adults have not be able to do – prevent further school massacres?
Jessica Goodheart: While the eyes of most journalists and citizens have been fixed on Washington and Donald Trump, a Duke University professor warns, Charles Koch-funded groups and politicians are quietly lining up the state authorizations needed for a new constitutional convention.
WJ Astore: Together with the Trump administration, Congress is a rubber stamp for the Pentagon. Meanwhile, Congress will fight tooth and nail over a few million dollars to support the arts, humanities, and similar “wasteful” programs.
Joe Mathews: If all of this seems like news to you, it’s because train deniers—who insist that Californians don’t care for train travel—have dominated the public conversation in the state, especially when it comes to high-speed rail.
Michael T. Hertz: This effort to form a national movement is both striking and important. First of all, it is being spearheaded by students, and the history of political movements in America is that student-led movements have led to broader movements.
Jacqueline Bediako: In 2018, Black children still need protection. They need nourishment, love, educational opportunities, health care and safe homes. These basic rights are often not bestowed upon Black children.