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Thom Hartmann: The GOP Has No Interest in Actual Governing

The GOP is no longer a serious political party. Instead, it’s now a coalition of disparate groups made up of racists, homophobes, misogynists, gun nuts, conspiracy theorists and the ultra-rich.

April 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: New charges over Flint’s water crisis offer only a trickle of justice

No punishment has yet fit the crime of the Flint water crisis, complete with its child poisoning and lethal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. After a prior investigation fell apart in 2019, Michigan state prosecutors unveiled a slew of fresh charges against the nine former officials involved.

February 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Biden ethics rules aim to curtail revolving door, ‘shadow lobbying’

As one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that aims to prevent his administration officials from joining the lucrative Washington influence industry shortly after leaving the executive branch.

January 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Basav Sev: Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are standing up to pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.

December 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Sandra McPherson: Richard Milhous

He was ill-favored and uncraved and yet had we known
his secret life we would have perceived his lyingas a form of gentleness…

January 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

The World According to The Don(ald) I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is … Continue reading

October 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

David Korten: Who Represents Us When Our Political Parties Represent Only Corporations?

Our future depends on bridging the partisan divide that elevates corporate interests above our personal well-being. “Irrespective of where we fall on the political spectrum, a great many of us … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

All time best jokes about Donald Trump

The Pope and Donald Trump are on stage in front of a huge crowd. The Pope leaned towards Trump and said, “Do you know that with one little wave of … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · 5 Comments

Chris Hedges: The Coming Collapse

Mr. Fish / Truthdig . The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Chris Hedges — “Fascism in the Age of Trump”

. Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Kabul in America A top government official with energy industry holdings huddles in secret with oil company executives to work out the details of a potentially lucrative “national energy policy.” … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

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