John Feffer: The Shift from Pink to Green in Latin America
Can the United States Become a Green Good Neighbor?
Clarence Lusane: The Decline of Democracy
White Christian Nationalism now forms the basis of the Republican Party and is now targeting every facet of public life.
Jacob Goodwin: America Should Not Be Governed by Fear—And Neither Should Its Teachers
Robust civic life requires a renewed focus on civics and history in our public schools and a reversal of a decades-long trend limiting instructional time.
Robert Reich: This Election Is About Whether US Democracy Can Endure
My friends, we owe it to generations before us who fought and died for democracy and the rule of law, and to generations after us who will live with the legacy we leave them.
Lourdes Medrano: Getting Voters the Truth in a Whirlwind of Lies
In Arizona, voter groups reach out to Latino citizens to combat misinformation spread by election-denier candidates.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Democracy Under Attack | Confronting Mounting Threats to US Election Workers
The Justice Department last month disclosed its accounting of more than 1,000 threats to election officials in the past year, with more than 100 of them meeting the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.
Robert Reich: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of
As this Supreme Court shows, the future of our democracy is not guaranteed.
Chris Winters: Does Every Vote Still Count?
As far as crises of democracy go, this should be a hair-on-fire moment.
Daniel Burston: A Dirge for American Democracy
Authoritarian populism, brazen corruption and wild conspiracy theories are so prevalent that we are thoroughly enmeshed in what some call a “mafia state”, teetering on the brink of fascism…
James Keye: Wake up to your Myths, America!
. I created this list of “American Myths” 25 years ago thinking that some significant part of the people would begin to understand them over time. What seems to be … Continue reading →
Video: Amiri Baraka reads “Somebody Blew up America”
“Somebody Blew Up America” by Amiri Baraka with Rob Brown on saxophone, recorded on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. This is the poem … Continue reading →
John Samuel Tieman: The Party Of ‘No!’
If Democrats want an emotionally charged, yet meaningful bumper sticker for the 2016 election, I suggest, “Republican = Anarchy + Nihilism.” I am not anti-Republican. Nor am I anti-conservative. I … Continue reading →
Doug Anderson: The Conservative Mind
1. Believes that it is preserving the old ways, the ways of God and the “Founding Fathers” against encroaching evil. 2. Believes it is entitled to more wealth than others … Continue reading →
Andy Piascik: Democracy, Socialism and Counterrevolution in Latin America
Recent developments in Latin America continue that region’s remarkable surge toward democracy and socialism and away from the clutches of US imperialism. Left parties have won recent presidential elections in … Continue reading →