Genuflecting Towards Tyranny

Border Security

Janet Phelan: The front man for this anti-Constitutional piece of legislation is Texas Congressman Ted Poe. Poe, a former criminal court judge, ascended to the US House of Representatives in 2004, running on a “border security” platform.

Greece: A New Marathon?

Greece Rejects Austerity

John Peeler: Syriza must now define an alternative within capitalism without submitting to the capitalist conventional wisdom that more austerity is the only way out.

Connect the Dots: Congress Waves Goodbye

Obama Passes Tpp

Lila Garrett: And so, boys and girls, those 545 subjects—who, by the way, were elected by we the people to represent us—threw in the towel and handed our future, our health, our happiness to the master of all he surveys. Barack Obama.

After He Leaves, What Will They Say About Obama’s Foreign Policy?

barack obama foreign policy

Murray Polner: Obama was going to be different, or so we hoped. The hundreds of thousands who joyously hailed him in Grant Park and the 1.5 million who turned out for his first inauguration were ecstatic with anticipation. The policies of the past were dead and gone. Or so we innocents thought.

Senate Passes TPP Fast Track

Senate Passes TPP

TPP has been widely criticized for effectively granting extraordinary legal rights to corporations and investors that it does not extend to unions, public interest groups and individuals.

Karen Bass, Vote No on Trade Adjustment Assistance

Karen Bass TPP

Lauren Steiner: We must call out Karen Bass for supporting the President’s corporate deal at the expense of the best interests of her constituents. And we must ask her to do the right thing when the bill is re-introduced in the next few days.