Archive for ‘GOP’

March 25, 2019

Do the Rich Capture All the Gains from Economic Growth?

Adjusted for inflation, the US economy has more than doubled in real terms since 1975.

Source: Do the Rich Capture All the Gains from Economic Growth?

March 5, 2019

Main Street Must Be Rebuilt on Wall Street’s Dime

Note: Today, The Wall Street Tax Act of 2019 was introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) It would put a tax of 0.1 percent on all stock, bond and

Source: Main Street Must Be Rebuilt on Wall Street’s Dime

March 5, 2019

What Do Churches Have to Hide? The Solution Is Simple.

Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. make a contract with society: you give us tax-exempt status, and we’ll open our books to show that we’ve spent our […]

Source: What Do Churches Have to Hide? The Solution Is Simple.

February 15, 2019

The Truth about Mike Pence: An Interview with Author Michael D’Antonio – TheHumanist.com

A purposefully-bland Vice President concealing religious zealotry.

Source: The Truth about Mike Pence: An Interview with Author Michael D’Antonio – TheHumanist.com

February 12, 2018

Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is • Hightower Lowdown

Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, “I know words – I have the best words.” Well, occasionally he does use some very fine words that convey great promise, a

Source: Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is • Hightower Lowdown

September 2, 2017

Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

To achieve radical democracy, we need to rethink our undemocratic economic system.

Source: Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

September 2, 2017

How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

The ‘taking our jobs’ myth continues to sow division in Chicago’s working class communities.

Source: How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Heightened the Barriers to a Black-Brown Coalition

December 18, 2016

The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

Foreign interference in the American political system was among the gravest dangers feared by the Founders of our nation and the framers of our Constitution.  The United States was a new government…

Source: The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

December 11, 2016

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the privileged and powerful.

Source: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist