Category: US

Thomas Frank: The Life of the Parties

The Influence of Influence in Washington

Kali Holloway: Cheap Meals From Big Pharma Can Make Doctors Prescribe Expensive Drugs

A new study suggests pharma can spend a little and get a lot in return

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Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

We must create national and global economies that work for all, not just a handful of billionaires

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Gareth Porter: Why the Sanders “Revolution” Must Take on the Permanent War State

The People’s Summit in Chicago June 17-19 dramatically displayed both the strengths and the vulnerabilities of what has emerged in 2016 as one of the most potentially powerful movements for fundamental change in the United States in many decades. The event, which brought together 3,000 committed movement activists to rally in support of the “political Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: From Paris to Istanbul, More ‘War on Terror’ Means More Terrorist Attacks

U.S.-led military campaigns “against terror” continue to set the stage for more terror attacks, and to create more terrorists, as anger turns to rage

Mike King: The “Free State of Jones” in Trump’s America: Freedom Beyond White Imagination

“[H]istory is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations. And it is with great pain and terror that… one begins to assess the history which has placed one where one is, and formed Read more…

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson: Mamie Till and Tarsha Jackson: ‘Mothers at the Gate’

Jackson is one of a growing number of family members nationwide, mostly mothers, who have taken up the mantle to advocate for juvenile justice reform

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Paul Street: Understanding and Defeating Working Class Nativism

If you don’t believe immigration is used by employers to depress living and working standards in the U.S., then take a job in any U.S. factory that has a significant number of unpleasant low-skill tasks

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Bill McKibben: The Clinton Campaign Is Obstructing Change to the Democratic Platform

The Democratic platform process is finally underway, and the main issue is this: Did the campaign of Bernie Sanders really alter the Democratic Party?

James Bradley: Omar’s Motive

The idea that loving each other more will solve this problem shows that most of us are unaware of the regular U.S. drone killings of Muslims beyond our borders. Perhaps we need to love more peoples than just ourselves

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