The 1 Percent Candidate

The 1 Percent Candidate

Think big money and Wall Street have too much influence over national politics? Not to worry: A third-party presidential candidate bankrolled by hedge funds will fix all of that. Believe it or not, that’s the pitch coming from a group called “Americans...
Is Iran Iraq All Over Again?

Is Iran Iraq All Over Again?

For at least the past two decades, political leaders in the United States and Israel have warned that Iran was on the threshold of building a nuclear weapon. From what we’ve been hearing lately from the media, Iran is once again…on that threshold. Touting...
10 Years of 9/11 Wars is Enough

10 Years of 9/11 Wars is Enough

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is sure to bring televised images of somber reflection. Looking back is, in some ways, easier for commentators and pundits than wrestling with the current state of Washington’s so-called “war on terror.” The...
Tell the People about the People’s Budget

Tell the People about the People’s Budget

If you listen to the pundits and TV commentators, the federal budget problem has a simple solution: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. They cheer politicians for making “tough choices,” which usually entails taking money away from schools, stiffing public workers,...

News Flash: Americans Aren’t Anti-Worker

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker decided to use a battle over his state’s budget deficit to go after public-sector workers, a lot of folks in the mainstream media thought this was a smart move. People are tired of “overpaid” government workers and...