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Andrew J. Bacevich: The Great Reckoning

From our present vantage point, it seems clear that, by 2019, the United States had passed a point of no return. In retrospect, this was the moment when indications of things gone fundamentally awry should have become unmistakable

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Magdalena Sepúlveda: Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues

When corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes, there is less money to invest in public services, sustainable infrastructure and social protection, which are the key drivers for … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Lead in Drinking Water

. Public health researcher Dr. Michael Greger asks, “What happened in Flint Michigan, how was it discovered, and how many more Flints are there?” First published in NutritionFacts. Email subscribers … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio: How to Revive the American Dream

Government policies matter and can make a difference. Strengthening the American Dream is about the basics: ● Make work pay by increasing the minimum wage, empowering unions to bargain collectively, … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Video: John Oliver’s Blockbuster on America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

America’s infrastructure system—its dams, bridges, roads, airports, sewer systems, water treatment plants, etc.—is deteriorating and in need of serious renovation. In hopes to cure America of its blissful apathy to our … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders: Fight for our Progressive Vision

As I look ahead to this coming year, a number of thoughts come to mind. First and foremost, against an enormous amount of corporate media noise and distraction, it is … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America, 12 Steps Forward

The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

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