...because Nobody actually knows what can and can’t happen in politics. by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb 28, 2019 The last time I ever thought about whether something in politics “could” or “couldn’t” happen was Nov. 8, 2016. That day, a thing happened many people previously believed to be completely impossible. The chief political correspondents … Continue reading Ignore All Arguments About “What Is Politically Feasible”…
"We're here to warn him and all senators: if you refuse to back the Green New Deal, young people will remember next time you ask for our votes." by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Feb 25, 2019 Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol … Continue reading Over 40 High School Students Demanding Green New Deal Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office
Bernie Sanders announces he is running for president of the United States and calls on Americans from all over the nation to join him in building a massive grassroots movement. But is he electable? Here is the announcement: https://youtu.be/s7DRwz0cAt0 by O Society Feb 19, 2019 Sanders' announcement today - he is indeed running for president … Continue reading Can Bernie Sanders Win? Can We?
Header image: The Permian Extinction—When Life Nearly Came to an End by Clifford Krauss NYTimes Feb 3, 2019 MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A … Continue reading How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market
by David Atkins Washington Monthly Feb 17, 2019 When the Japanese attacked American forces on Pearl Harbor in 1941, America responded with a historic mobilization of physical and economic resources to overcome the threat of global fascism. In addition to over 400,000 American dead, the United States spent over $4 trillion in today’s dollars and reoriented entire … Continue reading A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is
by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch As the world is being pummeled by social and environmental crises, civilization is becoming starkly divided between a comfortable upper class and a massive underclass of disposable people. This is the consequence of creating a society where the vast majority of the resources are controlled by the rich. For just … Continue reading The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem
by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal