With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.
Alexander Hamilton's ethos and approach represent so much of what has gone wrong in a financial industry that has gone "upstream" in its client base and focus. Replacing him would not only make way for a woman, it might just spark a needed wake-up call for Wall Street.
This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.
In a time of great social strife and growing inequality and public outcry, it's no wonder Peter Joseph's work has gained more and more prominence in the counter-culture each year. Love him or hate him, Joseph continues to challenge the "zeitgeist", leading the charge towards a new society.
Can Hillary actually reform the economic conditions that we all live under? It's a fair, and unanswered question. That she's even heading in this direction is a testament to a movement that redefined our politics, and then disappeared.
Stephanie McMillan has devoted most of her adult life to speaking truth to those in power through multiple books that illustrate the destructive effects of capitalism.
As with Spain, there's ample indignation in our nation and a profound distrust of where things stand. Perhaps is time to channel that energy and boot our the rascals who've held power to the detriment of democracy.
It's late spring, and the Chicken Littles are back. They don't fly but they do cluck.
The TPP, if he pushes it through, against the wishes of many in his own party, it will be a terrible legacy for us in terms of jobs, wages, and most importantly the environment.
Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.
The things that divide and wedge us in society are not black vs. white, man vs. woman, Christian vs. Muslim vs. Jew, old vs. young, us vs. them, it is, and has been for a long time, rich vs. poor. That's the core of our social unrest.
As it stands, QM loans are guaranteed by the government. Without this guarantee, banks will have a difficult time selling those loans, which the banks make a huge profit.
Noah Fischer has been working to expose the exploitative labor conditions that the Guggenheim has undertaken building its museum in Abu Dhabi, and is a strategist and organizer of direct actions on the topic of debt.
When the US Justice Department announced last August that it was levying a $17 billion penalty against Bank of America for its role in bringing on the mid-2000s housing crisis, pundits said the sheer size of the fine would make all banks take notice.
Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics. If anything, the right keeps gaining and the wealthy keep pulling away. How can this possibly be? In the face of all these assaults on the working and middle class, there are many movements but no Movement. The Occupy movement, which gave us the phrase, "The One Percent," was too hung up on its own procedural purity to create a broad movement for economic justice. This vicious circle can be reversed, as it has been reversed at moments in the American past. As that noted political consultant Joe Hill put it, as they were taking him to the gallows, "Don't mourn, organize."
The class bias of American politics has not only cost us our democracy. It has also cost us our jobs, our health, and our security. For years, the recovery was crippled by the politics of austerity, as a bipartisan coalition took a butcher's knife to the public sector, and as balanced budgets took precedence over basic needs.