Category Archives: Politics

The Last Gasp of American Democracy

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 By Chris Hedges This is our last gasp as a democracy. The state’s wholesale intrusion into our lives and obliteration of privacy are now facts. And the challenge to us—one of the final ones, I suspect—is to … Continue reading

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Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying

Walk a mile in your ideological counterparts’ shoes…if you dare. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland May 2, 2012 Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is … Continue reading

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Who Pays the Bill for Wall Street’s Mess?

Robert L. Borosage President, Institute for America’s Future Yesterday, House Republicans rolled out their budget plan in the Washington version of a Hollywood movie opening. There was a star turn for Budget Chair Paul Ryan at a conservative think tank. … Continue reading

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Conservative Bullying Has Made America Into a Broken, Dysfunctional Family: But There Are Ways to Regain Our Well-Being

An abusive, out-of-control, rageaholic GOP broke our country by shattering our trust in democracy and in ourselves. by Sara Robinson March 20, 2012 A marriage counselor friend once told me that he almost always knows by the end of the … Continue reading

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Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben Author of a dozen books, including ‘The End of Nature’ and ‘Deep Economy’ Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. … Continue reading

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The Decline of Public Good

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Meryl Streep’s eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher’s most famous quip, “there is no such thing as ‘society.’” None … Continue reading

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Will Fossil Fuel Companies Face Liability for Climate Change?

by Christine Shearer It is one thing to do your own research, but it is another to deliberately deceive people, contributing to widespread harm primarily to retain profits. January 2, 2012 | In a recent article in National Journal, Americans … Continue reading

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Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow Consultant, writer and Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future The president has adopted the language of the 99%, and it’s paying off for him. He’s surged from a position slightly behind Mitt Romney in last month’s CNN … Continue reading

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Why the Republican Crackup is Bad For America

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican crackup threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP’s … Continue reading

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8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek – Not all news stories are treated equally. December 15, 2011 | As 2011 comes to a close, we will see lists of the year’s most memorable events and most important people, as is the … Continue reading

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