Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

Trump’s attack on regulation is just another form of trickle-down economics – where the gains go the filthy rich, while the risks and losses trickle down to regular people. by Robert Reich When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. He even blamed regulations for the wildfires ravaging California. They’re … Continue reading Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

4 Reasons Corporate Media Refuse to Talk About What Matters

  by Thom Hartmann  Independent Media Institute Jan 10, 2018 The media were all over Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for recently calling Donald Trump a “motherfucker” in the context of wanting to impeach him. It got lots and lots of coverage, over a period of several days, while the really big work the Democrats were doing in the … Continue reading 4 Reasons Corporate Media Refuse to Talk About What Matters

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future

Isaac Chotiner interviews This month, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, after their sweeping electoral victory in November. And the biggest political stories in the country, aside from the fight over Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, have focused on the unabashedly leftist members of the incoming class of House freshmen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future

When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

APR 19, 2010 Crystal Ball by Chris Hedges Truthdig "It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Noam Chomsky told me when I called him at his office in Cambridge, Mass. “The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed … Continue reading When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?

by Paul Street TruthDig Jan 9, 2019 As the United States lurches toward its 2020 presidential election cycle, it is useful to revisit the central tension of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m speaking, of course, about his phony populism and the politico-financial establishment’s utter contempt for his political ascent. As the Democratic field slowly takes shape, … Continue reading Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?

Ted Cruz introduces a term limit bill that would end his own career in the Senate

by Jacob Shamsian  Business Insider Jan 4, 2018 Ted Cruz.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Image Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment that would allow only two terms for senators and three for members of the House of Representatives. It would limit Cruz's term in the Senate to his current one, which ends in 2025. Congressional terms are unlimited, … Continue reading Ted Cruz introduces a term limit bill that would end his own career in the Senate