Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing. Yet this is what the Donald Trump gives to the filthy rich. by Robert Reich Guardian Feb 11, 2019 America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a … Continue reading Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

Sara Nelson, the flight attendants union leader whose strike threat helped end the government shutdown, speaks to Jacobin. “There are no labor rights without the right to strike.” LIZA FEATHERSTONE interviews Sara Nelson Jacobin Feb 2, 2019 Andrew Caballero Reynolds / Getty Our winter issue will be out soon. Print subscriptions are $10 off if you follow this … Continue reading Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

How FDR Saved Capitalism

by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marks Hoover Institution Jan 30, 2001 With the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a sharp increase in protest and anticapitalist sentiment threatened to undermine the existing political system and create new political parties. The findings of diverse opinion polls, as well as the electoral support given to local radical, … Continue reading How FDR Saved Capitalism

Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm

by Michael Corcoran Truthout   Feb 9, 2019 Lawrence, MA — Not long ago, a presidential bid announcement by Elizabeth Warren would’ve been the biggest event of the year for many progressives. When she entered the national political scene more than a decade ago, her aggressive (if wonkish) critique of Wall Street greed resonated with liberals and rankled … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm

Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?

Mehdi Hasan interviews Elizabeth Bruenig Intercept Deconstructed Feb 7, 2019   https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY8088442568?auto=false&sharing=true&start=0   DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION address, President Trump expressed “alarm” at what he termed “new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” “Tonight,” he proclaimed, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” The line received a standing ovation … Continue reading Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?

Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

Bernie Sanders spoke of the CIA as an agency that was accountable to no one "except right-wing lunatics." by Michael Crowley Politico In a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s history of “overthrowing governments.” It … Continue reading Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

The Limits of Social Democracy

by Michael Corcoran Truthout Jan 21, 2019 While Americans are bitterly divided on many things, there is one concept where there has long been agreement: Most the country thinks the economy favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. Who is to blame? Who to vote for? Those questions are greatly disputed. Still, a strong majority of … Continue reading The Limits of Social Democracy