Fanatical MAGA Republicans hold the country hostage over debt limit / by John Bachtell

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks about Twitter, April 28, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Once shunned as a political pariah for her extremist rhetoric, the Georgia lawmaker who spent her first term in Congress stripped of institutional power by Democrats is being celebrated by Republicans and welcomed into the GOP fold. |Continue reading “Fanatical MAGA Republicans hold the country hostage over debt limit / by John Bachtell”

Railroad struggle reminds us, interfering in the right to strike is never okay / by Carl Wood

Joe Shearer/The Daily Nonpareil/AP Yes, a strike of railroad workers could bring the national economy to a halt, including stopping the flow of millions of dollars a day in profits to the railroad companies. But let’s keep in mind that it’s big business —not workers—that has crashed the nation’s economy at least three times in recent memory.Continue reading “Railroad struggle reminds us, interfering in the right to strike is never okay / by Carl Wood”

The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman

Fireplug and Coneflowers in the Author’s Garden, Highland Park, Illinois, 2013. Photo: The Author. Highland Park Memoirs I heard about it from my daughter, Sarah, in Chicago. “Dad, did you hear about Highland Park?” That was an ominous beginning. She continued: “There was a shooting during the 4th of July Parade. A bunch of people wereContinue reading “The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now / by Stephen F. Eisenman”