The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

Varoufakis Charged with Treason

“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.”  — The Godfather (1972) ormer Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is now being charged with treason for exploring the possibility of […]

Ending Antibiotics Abuse

Ending Antibiotics Abuse

Walker Foley and Lisa Hart: The CDC estimates that every year at least 2 million Americans experience antibiotic-resistant infections, and of those infected at least 23,000 die.

Asylum Seekers: 10 Days Later

Asylum Seekers

Carmen Iguina and Zara Lockshin: Immigration officials routinely ignored the 10-day requirement, taking an average of approximately four months in 2013 to complete a reasonable fear determination, and much longer in some parts of the country.

Republicans at Odds with Corporate America

Corporate Republicans

he Republican brand is that they’re on the side of business. “Corporations are people, my friends,” uttered doomed 2012 presidential candidate, CEO-turned-Massachusetts-Governor Mitt Romney. At the time I assumed what he actually meant was, “Corporations are my friends, people.” This has been the bottom line for the GOP: Business is their business. Even South Carolina […]

Prop 13: Supporting the Split-Roll Concept

Make It Fair

ack in the late 1970s, my husband and I had recently married and purchased our first (and only) home. It was at that time that Howard Jarvis introduced a California statewide initiative (which was voted on and eventually became a State Constitutional Amendment). Its goal, among other things, was to limit the amount of property […]