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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The US Constitution created a republic for one reason - democracies kill inalienable rights.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
SUPPLY CHAIN - It’s a tough time to be the parent of a newborn in the United States today.
UN-AFFORDABLE HOUSING - The affordable rental housing situation in the US has been in crisis from as early as the 1960s, and it has only worsened over time.
FINANCIAL CRISIS - It wasn’t just cryptocurrencies that crashed Monday, it was crypto exchanges, crypto mining stocks, publicly-traded companies holding large investments in crypto, and crypto ETFs.
EXECUTIVE PRIViLEGE? - Steve Bannon is trying to keep at least one conversation with Donald Trump shielded from the House select committee.
AN 6 JUSTICE - Nobody on the Left should deride as insignificant the current public US House hearings on Donald Trump’s effort to stay in power ultimately through violent means in the wake of Joe Biden’s clear victory in the 2020 presidential election. Unimportant?
HISTORICAL RECORD - What's the use of the hearings by the House committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection—
EMANCIPATION - One day in late June, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: