Category: Politics

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Paul Street: Latin America Takes the Lead in Opposing Torture

It wasn’t just Europe that collaborated with CIA extraordinary rendition and torture. Fifty four nations spread across five of the world’s six inhabited continents participated in the U.S. global torture network

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Kshama Sawant: A Socialist response to Obama’s “State of the Union” address

Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave a socialist response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

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Jack Rasmus: Republicans Change Rules; Democrats Change Stripes

As Republicans in Congress successfully change the rules, Obama and Democrats will try to change their stripes

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David Swanson: Presidents Are Gods

Should it not disturb us that we’ve given single individuals for 4- or 8-year runs more power than King George III ever dreamed of?

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Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Democrats

The reason Democrats have pulled their punches with the financial sector for years is because it’s hard to punch the hand that feeds you

Harry Targ: What To Make Of Electoral Politics 2014?

I am looking at exit poll data and, as in prior election seasons, more Democratic votes came from the young, women, African Americans, Latinos, voters with post-graduate degrees and educational levels at or below high school, and low income citizens. This national polling data comports with results from many individual Congressional and state races. These Read more…

Brendan Fischer: ALECLays Blueprint for 2015

The midterm elections may have given the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council a new lease on life

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Paul Street: American Oligarchy and Class Rule, 2014

They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy

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Glenn Greenwald: Congress Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance

Here’s what matters instead

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Arun Gupta: How the Democrats Became The Party of Neoliberalism

The Democrats will remain devoted to managing the state for the interests of wealthy and powerful

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