The New Deal is dead. Long live the Raw Deal! The far Right white one percent are using the psychology of disenfranchisement that they leveled against...
Appalled both by the concentrations of wealth enjoyed by the French aristocracy and by their callous exploitation of the poor, Thomas Jefferson proposed an antidote for the fledgling United States: a progressive tax code.
Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.
The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.
The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...
The news regarding the Star-Ledger isn't just about the challenges New Jersey's largest newspaper faces with a newsroom one-third its previous size. The larger question is what happens to newsgathering, and what happens to a democracy, when the cutbacks show no signs of abating while super-donor forces in politics exert unprecedented influence?
Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.
Thank you so much for giving me First Amendment rights, Antonin, you greedy, arrogant douchebag. Who said I wanted to speak? Nobody consulted me. All ...
By changing the lenses through which the electorate views Americans for Prosperity, Democrats can successfully turn the Koch's own attack ads back against them.
Lawmakers must resist the cheap corporate rhetoric pushed by ALEC and others that makes right-to-work seem like a solution. It isn't.
We must rid our government of obstructionists, who are in the pocket of the 1 percent, and we must increase the numbers of true Progressives who will fight to pass an amendment to overturn McCutcheon and Citizens United decision and go to public funding of campaigns at every level of government.
I have a proposal that supports this commercialism of America and will raise enormous sums of money. Lease the rights to government buildings, much like we do with sport stadiums throughout the country. And how about a few high-profile monuments? The Koch Brothers Washington Monument? That should receive a high rental!
I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.
In a surprisingly self-pitying Wall Street Journal editorial, billionaire Charles Koch has put forward the proposition that the nation's "collectivists" have unfairly characterized him as "un-American." What Koch calls "character assassination," however, others would describe as a simple recounting of the facts.