National Politics

The Next U.S. War Should Target Poverty

Posted June 17, 2014 by

The U.S. media is eager for war. And while its target is Iraq, activists have a golden opportunity to reframe this into a debate about spending priorities. On issue after issue—education, housing, health care, transportation, student debt—the American people are
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Public vs. Private Sector Accountability at VA, GM

Posted June 17, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

If anyone thinks that the private sector can serve the needs of the public with more efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability better than public sector programs, they should contrast two stories of mistakes made, acknowledged and corrected  that have dominated the
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The White Family: A Case for National Action

Posted June 17, 2014 by Sikivu Hutchinson

In the recent swirl of epic violence, mayhem and gun-besotted hysteria that has become the lifeblood of corporate media no one is asking about the problem of white families. In 1965, then Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan published 
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Artisanal Union-Busting

Posted June 10, 2014 by Chris Lehmann

Whole Foods has attempted to crush anything resembling a union drive among its employees. Don’t look now, but Whole Foods seems to be interpreting the “whole planet” part of its corporate branding as a Manifest Destiny-style call to market conquest.
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Why Do We Only Remember Bra-Burning?

Posted June 9, 2014 by Jennifer Lee

Our Memory of the Women’s Liberation Movement Is Jarringly Incomplete. Imagine an America where women had the right to vote but could be rejected for a job because of their gender. Imagine an America where women were refused admission to
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Lack of Funding is the Real VA Scandal

Posted June 3, 2014 by

As the firestorm about wait times at VA facilities continues, political representatives from both parties insist that waits must be eliminated for veterans seeking care. Now that Republicans have succeeded in forcing the resignation of Secretary of the Department of
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