SAVING DEMOCRACY - On Tuesday, J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy and now candidate for the U.S. Senate from Ohio, gave a keynote speech at the National Conservatism Conference titled "The Universities Are the Enemy."
The United States of Tax Havens
WEALTH & CORRUPTION - There are many ways in which the United States is not one country.
Do Republicans Still Support Democracy?
NATIONAL POLITICS - Investigative accounts of the Trump administration, like the recent Washington Post feature on the January 6 insurrection, routinely write about three kinds of conservatives.
Rediscovering the Power of Unions
LABOR WATCH - It was called “Striketober.” While politicians in Washington bickered over infrastructure, jobs, and the social safety net, unionized workers across the heartland went on strike to get their fair share directly.
The Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate
BUDGET WATCH - Right now, the United States is locked in a contentious debate over the Build Back Better plan, which will make a significant difference in the lives of millions of individuals and families.
Facebook Steals 'Meta' Name From Anti-Capitalist Think Tank
INTERNET TAKEOVER - As Facebook faces a firestorm for changing its corporate name to Meta amid heightened scrutiny over how the tech titan harms humanity, Greek economist and Progressive International co-founder Yanis Varoufakis on Friday called out the company for stealing the moniker of a global anti-capitalist think tank.
Mass Political Inattention
CRISIS POLITICS - Speaking to Salon’s Chauncy de Vega about how the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany’s descent into Nazism during the 1930s, Norman Ornstein recently noted that “Most people don’t pay close attention, day to day, to what’s going on” in the political sphere.
Facebook Revelations: What is in Cache of Internal Documents?
DAMAGING REVELATIONS - Facebook has been at the centre of a wave of damaging revelations after a whistleblower released tens of thousands of internal documents and testified about the company’s inner workings to US senators.
Hollywood’s Love of Guns Increases the Risk of Shootings – Both on and Off the Set
FILM PRODUCTION SAFETY - In what appears to be a tragic accident, actor Alec Baldwin shot dead a cinematographer on Oct 21, 2021, while discharging a prop gun on set in New Mexico.
Democrats: Don’t Compromise On A Path To Citizenship
CITIZENSHIP POLITICS - Congressional Democrats are now considering a Watered-Down Version of immigration reform, a version they might hope to send through the budget reconciliation process as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” spending bill.
It’s Time To Ban Killer Drones
HUMAN RIGHTS - Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, called a “tragic mistake” by the Pentagon, which killed 10 members of a single family, including 7 children.
Don't Blow Up Our Future, Senator Manchin!
DC POLITICS - In the last week, Senator Manchin (D-WV) has become increasingly public with his opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a policy designed to drive down power sector carbon emissions which is part of the reconciliation bill under consideration in Congress.
Dissecting North Korea’s Missile tests
NORTH KOREA WATCH - North Korea is carrying out one missile test after another lately, at the same time indicating (or is it?) interest in talks with South Korea about reducing tensions.
Let's Stop The City Council From Increasing Fees For Appeals!
FEES UNAPPEALING - It’s already hard enough to push back against the LA City Council’s gentrification juggernaut, but they’re planning to make it even harder.
Manchin's Means-Testing and Work Requirements Are a Recipe for Building Back Worse
President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation would bring the United States into the 21st century, finally enacting programs that other industrialized nations have had for a very long time.
The Freedom To Vote Act is No ‘Compromise.’ Pass It Now.
RIGHT TO VOTE - In a year that began with the promise of a new direction for our country, few things have been more disheartening than the eruption of voter suppression laws in Republican-led states.
Climate Change: Double Trouble Ahead and We Just Don’t Get It
CLIMATE WATCH - FacingFuture.TV recently hosted a preview of the upcoming IPCC 2021 UN climate report, which report guides the gathering of dignitaries from around the world meeting in Glasgow this November to discuss, analyze, and decide how to deal with global warming/climate change.
The New Face of Autocracy
OPINION - A former Facebook employee hailed by the media as a whistleblower testified this week on Capitol Hill about the social media giant's algorithm, and how it harms children and democracy.
Here Come The Abortion Bounty Hunters
LEGAL INJUSTICE - Texas’s cruel new anti-abortion law is more than just an unconstitutional restriction on reproductive choice. It’s also an egregious new frontier in late capitalism.
Climate Change Transition in the Age of the Billionaire
CLIMATE POLITICS - It was supposed to be the greatest transition of modern times.
The CIA Plot to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange in London is a Story that is Being Mistakenly Ignored
SILENCING FREE SPEECH - Three years ago, on 2 October 2018, a team of Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.