Robert Fuller: No species other than ours holds the fate of the Earth in its hands. The question, then, is what is it about humans that has brought us such power?
Brent Budowsky: It is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter-registration, -mobilization and -turnout campaign in the history of freedom.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In the 2012 election cycle we will see ads targeted to left-handed political science majors at Big 12 Schools — OK, maybe not quite that specific, but close.
Robert Reich: When it comes to protecting the fortunes of America’s rich (mostly top corporate executives and Wall Street) and maintaining their strangle-hold on the political process, Senate Republicans, along with some Senate Democrats, don’t budge.
Robert Reich: Ninety minutes before the end of the trading day today, the U.S. stock market almost melted down The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 1,000 points. The market regained ground before the end, like a giant 747 narrowly averting a crash landing, but the questions of the day are: What happened? And what does it mean?
Will argues that we should take the Iraqi government at its word and wind down our involvement there, as specified in the 2008 security agreement: “The United States should treat this as a Dirty Harry moment: Make our day.”
Mr. President, since your primary responsibility is to protect the American people, as President you must be aware that private insurers place money values above human values.
Can you imagine the pickle we’d be in if George Bush still occupied the White House? Or if we had a McCain-Palin administration making the problems facing America today that much worse? That thought kept crossing my mind as I listened to Barack Obama’s press conference on my drive home from work this evening. America’s […]
Privateers from the 16th to the 19th centuries, were private warships authorized by a country with ‘letters of marque’ to piratize foreign ships. It actually was state-supported piracy. “Argh,” was the pirates cry. Today’s U.S. Ship of State has been Roved, piratized, propagandized, neoconned, and corpratized. Their cry: “Money is power and power is money.” […]