Category: Features

Roshan Bliss: A Battle Rages At FSU

“The corporate/political influence on Bense’s PSAC is blatant and unapologetic,” say members of the FSU Progress Coalition, a bloc of students, faculty, and campus organizations opposed to Thrasher’s candidacy and the current search process

William Boardman: Stupid Stuff on Steroids

American hysteria is a wondrous thing to behold. Our hysteria is usually obvious in retrospect, whether the freak-out is over witches, labor unions, or communists. Hysteria is not always so easy to perceive as it happens or, in this case, as it is happening right now with ISIS-centric Islamophobia running rampant

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Paul Street: Against Escalation

The United States government routinely tells its subject citizenry and the world of America’s grand commitment to freedom and democracy. Putting aside the inconvenient problem of its own domestic oligarchy and plutocracy, let’s have a look at some of Washington’s “democracy”-loving key allies

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Jack Rasmus: Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America

Corporate strategies aimed at undermining union membership ranks have succeeded in not only wiping out more than 5 million actual union members since 1980, but have prevented the unionization of another potential 15 million.

Edward S. Herman: Krugman, Putin, and the NYT

The first and possibly most shocking fallacy in Krugman’s argument is its failure to distinguish between the interests of the elite, on the one hand, and ordinary citizens and society as a whole, on the other

Stephen May: Lest We Forget

One of the great American self-trained painters of the 20th century. Ralph Fasanella was a consummate New Yorker and self-taught artist who represented the very best of American ideals

Matt Ford: Torture Relations

By the mid-1970s a reign of terror was sweeping through Uruguay. Parliament was closed and the country was being ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that held the most political prisoners per capita in the world

Stephen Bergstein: Religious Right Prevails At The Supreme Court

The culture wars returned to the Supreme Court in May-June 2014, as the Justices closed out their term with rulings that upheld the rights of religious conservatives to further impose their values on everyone else.

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Paul Street: Oligarchy

The partisan polarization narrative is fundamentally incorrect and deceptive in three basic ways. The first problem is that U.S. citizens are nowhere nearly as divided along “Red” and “Blue” lines as media and political elites tell us.

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Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Disregard for Palestinian life in the West helps explain not only why Palestinians resort to violence, but also Israel’s latest assault.

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