WAR ON UKRAINE - What the mainstream media fail to see in the coverage of the current Ukraine crisis is that there is no text (narrative) without context.
We Are One Species
HUMANS - The world is a mess, in both social and ecological terms, mired in unjust and unsustainable systems.
One Major Way We Can Reduce the Suffering of Animals Raised for Food
FOOD SUPPLY - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is holding its annual convention in Philadelphia starting on July 29.
The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of
SCOTUS VIEW - On June 30, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case called Moore v. Harper.
White Supremacists Want ‘Their’ Country Back
GUEST COMMENTARY - Is an insurrection percolating in the MAGA universe? A civil war
Why Trader Joe’s Workers Are Joining the Fight to Unionize
LABOR WATCH - There was a big lie that modern corporations sold to American workers in the late 20th century and into the first decade of the 21st century:
Historic Political Shift Is Taking Place Among Evangelical Christians
RELIGION POLITICS - A potentially historic political shift is currently taking place within an unexpected group of Americans: evangelical Christians.
Joe Manchin Just Proved Why We Need the OLIGARCH Act
NO BUILD BACK BETTER - Last week, Senator Manchin blindsided his Democratic colleagues when he reversed course on his previous demands that their agenda be focused on tax reform and declared that he would not vote to raise taxes on the rich or massive corporations.
Why Millennials Are Dropping Out
DROP OUT TUNE OUT - With inflation soaring, trust in governments plummeting, and the global economy teetering on the brink of collapse, one might expect to see the masses out in the streets, calling for the heads of their rulers.
WaPo Joined Right-Wing Propaganda in Casting Doubt on 10-Year-Old's Post-Roe Nightmare
POST ROE V WADE - The story of a ten-year-old child rape victim from Ohio who sought an abortion across the state line in Indiana caught fire in US media, and around the world, after President Joe Biden (7/8/22) brought it up in public remarks.
Robb School Kids Died, Did It have to Happen?
GUEST COMMENTARY - A truck speeds past the parking lot of Robb Elementary School, turns abruptly and crashes into the ditch amid a cloud of dust.
Highland Park, Buffalo, and Fascism Denial in US Media Culture
GUEST COMMENTARY - To deepen our sense of just how far the dominant United States media and political culture is prepared to go to deny and bury the fascistization process that is well underway in the world’s most powerful state,
The Worst is Yet to Come: When the Center Does Not Hold
U.S. POLITICS - This is especially true here in the United States, as it was in post-World War I Germany’s nurturing the rise of Naziism and its demonic voice, Adolph Hitler, the consummate outsider who managed to crawl up the mountain to ascend its peak.
The Plot Against American Democracy
GUEST COMMENTARY - In the 2005 film The President’s Last Bang, Korean audiences were able to glimpse the behind-the-scenes events surrounding the assassination of strong-arm ruler Park Chung-hee.
The Socialist Left Should Be Giving the Jan. 6 Hearings the Attention They Deserve
JAN 6 COMMITTEE - In late June, as I arrived at my weekly union stewards training, I stumbled upon a group of fellow delegates talking about the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Democracy Kills Inalienable Rights
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The US Constitution created a republic for one reason - democracies kill inalienable rights.
The Prankster Stops Laughing
POLITICS AS UNUSUAL - Roger Stone played a key role in blocking the recount of votes in Florida that would have cost George W. Bush the Presidency in 2000.
Children Will Suffer the Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Rampage
SUPREME RULINGS - It appears to be of no concern to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ultraconservative majority how children are collateral damage in its monumental rulings to close the 2021-22 term.
‘Impeach Justice Clarence Thomas’ Petition Nears 1 Million Signatures
SUPREME JUSTICE - A petition calling on the Democratic-controlled House to launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is on the verge of reaching one million signatures,
Alito’s Bad History Meets the Vendetta of Clarence Thomas
SCOTUS - The Dobbs opinion overturning Roe. v. Wade is another marker on the road to where Republicans and the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative super-majority are taking the country.
Are Democrats Clueless About Impending Election Doom?
MID TERMS - Armageddon comes November 8. Pundits and progressives have been warning Democrats for months that if they don't change course and achieve significant legislation promised in 2020, they will go down in flames on election day, along with our democracy.