This week's KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence" features Truthdig editor and host Robert Scheer in conversation with Nomi Prins, author, journalist and former investment banker, who explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.
According to a report by the Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 was the weakest year for sales growth among retailers since the end of the recession in 2009. We can only hope that this is widely due to the fact that consumers are becoming smarter when it comes to spending.
The Clintons are insiders now, their personal wealth of over $50 million derived nearly entirely from the wealthy and powerful. And it shows. Hillary's gradualism in health care carefully protects health-related industries. Her proposals for financial regulation do not include putting executives in jail, or confiscating the wealth they obtained by theft.
At the Democratic Primary debate in Wisconsin, there was not one single science question. Although there were a few vague references to the environment, neither of the candidates revealed any aspect of their science policy agendas. Think about that.
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen got it half right yesterday when she answered a question about how the Fed can help reduce disparities in unemployment in the states.
Wheeeeeee - that was fun! As the groundhog (who's name is Phil) predicted, we had 6 long weeks of selling to start off 2016 and,...
While Moore's previous films utilized satire and gallows humor to show how bad things in America really are, Where to Invade Next smartly assumes you already know America's pain points and doesn't dwell on them long.
Last month, as I attended presentations at the World Economic Forum, I came away impressed by many of the conversations on addressing the world's overlapping economic, social, and environmental threats. But I also came away hoping for more discussion about health as central to meeting these global challenges.
This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.
The two-day conference that begins Friday in the nation's capital brings together 600 activists, organizers, worker-leaders, and students from around the country and the world. The conference's three plenary sessions are centered on the progressive ideals of building and sustaining movements, innovation and ending racial injustice.
The Obama budget could have reassured the American people that the monies they contribute to Social Security are properly handled, protected for their intended purpose of paying earned benefits and related administrative costs. Unfortunately, the just-released budget reinforces the opposite view.
Really, Sweden? Well, it's just an excuse to sell off on a 30-year auction day (happens almost every one) because it panics people in...
Trinity Church was at the center of the New York colony's ruling class with close ties to the wealthy merchants, slaveholders, and government officials. Prominent New Yorkers assigned enslaved Africans to construct the original church building.
Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.
At the start we only shared the quality other would-be authors have in abundance: passion.
If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.