Steve Hochstadt: The Tea Party no longer needs to attack the Republican Party from the right. They are the Republican Party, and their desire to recreate our country in their image is non-negotiable.
Archives for December 2019
Bill Blum: While mainstream pundits debate the wisdom of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay delivering the articles to the Senate until the upper chamber agrees to conduct a meaningful impeachment trial, progressives should take the opportunity to highlight the inadequacy of the current articles, and urge the Democrats to expand them while there is still time.
Mark Dempsey: To prevent private profit from damaging the public realm, environmentalists must lobby to tax that “unearned increment”—the egregious 5,000% – 10,000% profit the speculators get from greenfield development—depriving speculators of income.
Golda Velez: Reports out of Rojava of communal governance, a grassroots, bottom-up model of democracy, were so striking that even some on the progressive left have trouble believing them.
Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings: For the first time in years, the numbers of uninsured Americans are again on the rise under Trump’s regime, up more than seven million Americans without health insurance last year.
Johnny Townsend: We can interpret both the worsening physical and political climate as the long-predicted Tribulation, or we can subconsciously strive to make sure these are the Last Days.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Positive change will only occur if these movements evolve into an organized popular movement that truly represents the people’s interests against the elites.
Although medical insurance can offer an enormous amount of value, policyholders will inevitably feel stung if they’re unaware of what their policy actually covers.
WJ Astore: Wars built on lies are rarely won, especially in a democracy. But even as they are lost (Vietnam in the 1960s, and now Afghanistan), there are always “winners.”
Ellen Brown: Contrary to popular belief, the biggest environmental polluters are not big fossil fuel companies. They are big agribusiness and factory farming, with six powerful food industry giants playing a major role.
John Peeler: No matter how elegantly simple the initial proposal, the final result will be complex, ugly, and maybe worse than what we have now.
Berry Craig: Apparently, progressives got the idea of doing missionary work among the Trump faithful right after he got elected in one of the biggest upsets in a presidential election ever.
Jeremy Toback: The Sanders campaign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break the shackles of forty years of hegemonic neoliberal disaster. If Bernard loses, there is no coherent democratic socialist leadership or movement ready to pick up the pieces.