It is because Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism — Republicans are afraid of equality with people they see as inferior to themselves by Nicolas Powers TruthOut edited by O Society April 11, 2019 "They want to take away your hamburger!” former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka declared in February. “This is what Stalin dreamt about … … Continue reading Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality
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
Democratic leaders are outraged at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s actions in Congress and are trying to reel her in. It’s a clear sign she’s antagonizing all the right forces in the party. by Micah Uetricht Jacobin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. Mario Tama / Getty If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weren’t … Continue reading Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign
A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.
C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes
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
With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment once again reveals its blindness to its own unpopularity by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Jan 21, 2019 One of the first things you learn covering American politicians is that they’re not terribly bright. The notion that Hill denizens are brilliant 4-D chess players is pure … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows