John Peeler: Like every previous Venezuelan government, neither Chávez nor Maduro took steps to break the country’s dependence on petroleum. Rather, they used oil revenues to subsidize their base.
John Peeler: Trump’s climate denial is just the culmination of a generation of systematic efforts by the right wing and major elements of corporate America to cast doubt on the overwhelming consensus among climatologists.
John Peeler: Trump has now ordered 5000 more American troops back into the country. That is just the beginning. Like both his predecessors, he’s going to find that the longer we stay, the more insurgency and terrorism we will provoke.
As a result of the GOP subversion of the War on Poverty, the poverty rate is as bad as ever in depressed rural areas–and in the inner cities.
The ideology of individual responsibility ignores two critical background factors. First, what are the options available to any given person? And second, what are the resources available to that person if their choice turns out badly?
Trump failed to reckon with deeply rooted constitutional institutions, a press that loves a fight, and bureaucrats who’ve spent their careers honing their passive-aggressive skills.
This president relishes causing crises. He seems not to understand the peril he is in, the depth of the hole he is digging.
Democrats are right to be concerned that his dismissal will allow Trump and the GOP majority in the Senate to appoint a more politically pliable director who will quietly scuttle the Russia investigation.
If there is one thing that is transparent about the Trump White House, it is that the Trump family are doing kleptocracy bigly.
It’s time for patriotic Americans to stand up and say, “No More!” Few Americans realize that the numbers we use every day are actually Arabic numbers!
In his impulsiveness, Trump seems not to have considered that in this Syrian war there are not two sides, but many sides, and none of those sides is really on our side. Each is playing its own game.
Instead of mourning the loss of an undemocratic tool like the filibuster, Democrats ought to be reflecting on how we got to be a minority in the Senate, and how we can escape that fate.
t this writing, the House Republican leadership, at the urging of Donald Trump, has withdrawn its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Having wasted more than six years casting doomed votes for repeal while offering no alternatives, the GOP finally confronted the possibility of actually getting it done, through control of both […]