Category: Politics

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Paul Street: Left Radicals, Radical Republicans, and Dismal Dollar Dems

In recent months, “Progressive Democrats” have been hoping to breathe new life into the nation’s hopelessly 1%-dominated “two party system” by running the nominally socialist, technically Independent, and genuinely populist and domestically progressive U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Paul Street: Beyond False Dichotomies

The reality in most cases is that there are many in-between or other alternative options, not just two mutually exclusive ones…. There are two ways in which one can commit a false dilemma. First, one can assume that there are only two (or three, though that case is strictly speaking be a ‘false trilemma’) options when there really are many more

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Medea Benjamin: Tom Cotton is the Worst Bully in the Senate

10 Reasons Why

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David Swanson: It’s the Blind Partisanship

If people recognize that their partisanship is hurting the causes they support, they will surely begin to question it

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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…

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