The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

“Fight Poverty Not the Poor.” (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Despite the encouraging policy-making that hit the headlines this summer, America remains a significant sacrifice zone with economic policies that justify their painful impact on the poor and marginalized as necessary for the greater good. In the American ethos, sacrifice is often hailed asContinue reading “The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis”

Student Loan Debt Is an American Malignancy Born of Ronald Reagan / by Thom Hartmann

Former President Ronald Reagan addressing the audience at the White House News Photographers Association dinner on May 18, 1983. (Photo: Bettmann/Contributor/via Getty images) Originally published in Common Dreams, https://www.commondreams.org/ Forgiving student debt is not a slap at anybody; it’s righting a moral wrong inflicted on millions by Reagan and his morbidly rich Republican buddies. PresidentContinue reading “Student Loan Debt Is an American Malignancy Born of Ronald Reagan / by Thom Hartmann”

80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams “With Republicans threatening to cut benefits—and worse, eliminate the program entirely—Dems need to make clear they’re fighting to protect and expandContinue reading “80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett”

Opinion: Why “vote against fascism”? / by Callum Wilson

“Vote against fascism” is an excellent slogan and an even better strategy. While many of those who I would say are ultra left would decry such a call for action, I ask, why? I am from and live in Pennsylvania. Of the two major candidates running for governor, Josh Shapiro (D) and Doug Mastriano (R),Continue reading “Opinion: Why “vote against fascism”? / by Callum Wilson”

Opinion: How to Stop the GOP From Killing Medicare, Social Security, and Us / by Thom Hartmann

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in the Visitors Center Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol on July 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford – Pool/Getty Images) The Republican Party is quite literally taking aim at the lives of low-income and working-class people of thisContinue reading “Opinion: How to Stop the GOP From Killing Medicare, Social Security, and Us / by Thom Hartmann”

Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride

Photo credit: Courtesy CPUSA “Standing up for our values is not without cost” The last couple of months have brought clarity to many within the masses, when it comes to the oppressive nature of capitalism and the lengths the ruling class will go to achieve its goals regardless of the suffering that is created inContinue reading “Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride”

Overturning Roe v. Wade Shows the Right Has Nothing but Contempt for Democracy / by Ben Beckett

Demonstrators attend a rally in support of abortion rights on May 3, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder / Getty Images) The Right in the US has long been a brazenly antidemocratic force. The latest example is the apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — contrary to the wishes of the vast majority of the populationContinue reading “Overturning Roe v. Wade Shows the Right Has Nothing but Contempt for Democracy / by Ben Beckett”

Maine News: Bill to create right to healthy environment in Maine fails amid attacks by GOP lawmakers / by Evan Popp

A bill that would enshrine the right to a clean and healthy environment through an amendment to the Maine Constitution failed a vote in the House on Tuesday, where it needed support from at least two-thirds of lawmakers, after some Republicans made false and misleading claims about the measure.  The bill, LD 489, also known as theContinue reading “Maine News: Bill to create right to healthy environment in Maine fails amid attacks by GOP lawmakers / by Evan Popp”