Now that the Republican Party -- the conservative voice in mainstream U.S. electoral politics -- has attained the most thoroughgoing control of Congress that it has enjoyed since 1928, it's an appropriate time to take a good look at modern conservatism.
Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially those important football games).
Contrary to Common Core-aligned curriculum that declares "free enterprise the pillar of the United States economy," I cannot find free enterprise described in any of the "founding" documents, or imbedded in the Constitution, of the United States.
When Marx started to talk about public ownership of the means of production, he never guessed he was predicting how the Yankees would maneuver themselves a free stadium. And he never expected his most successful disciples to be two billionaires, George Steinbrenner and Mike Bloomberg.
The sooner more companies, governments, and stakeholders acknowledge the potential that empowered women bring to the marketplace, the sooner free enterprise will more allow women, men and children to reap its benefits.
There's real money in cracking down on offshore tax dodging. Congress needs to close these loopholes and make large corporations pay taxes in the same country that provides them with the benefits and legal protections that make it so profitable to operate in the U.S. in the first place.
America has always been at its best, and achieved exceptionalism, when it has been a country of "And" -- , as the preamble to the Constitution says, liberty AND justice AND the general welfare. Republicans are the party of "OR."
It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.
The fact that Wal-Mart is carrying this movie is proof that Corporate America is so secure in its position as the ruler of our country that they can sell a movie that attacks them because it poses absolutely no threat to them.
Don't kid yourself, Buffett knows the score. That's why he favors a bailout! Believe me, without the distinct possibility of a taxpayer rescue, Buffett doesn't go anywhere near Goldman, GE or anything else.