Organizations claiming to be progressive are not interested in economic issues. They do not seem to notice that the rich support all efforts to trample on them and their issues, and are not capable of rallying people to resist.
Please support Firedoglake during our fund drive. A recent article in Buzzfeed, The Left Looks For Another Eric Holder, describes the issues important to nominally progressive organizations. Chris Geidner and Evan McMorris-Santoro interviewed a number of groups on their wish list for Eric Holder’s replacement as Attorney-General. The groups include
How badly do centrists of both parties have to be beaten up economically before they get past the political/media freak show and renounce their belief in Neoliberalism as the One True Economic Faith?
Rich people and their minions don’t like talk of raw power. They want you to think they deserve their towering wealth and income, even when it comes out of your wallet.
Don’t Soak The Rich is the headline of an op-ed in the New York Times, written by Edward D. Kleinbard, a professor of law and business at the University of Southern California. In a similar vein, Vox ran an post by Cathie Jo Martin, professor of Political Science at Boston
The US political economy helps exactly one tiny group. The rest of us are irrelevant. But thanks, says President Obama and and his collaborator Lloyd Blankfein.
The latest reports on employment are out, and gave President Obama a chance to step out of his role as War Cheerleader and into his real role in this country, cheerleading for the economy. In his weekly address to the country, he explains that Last month, our businesses added 236,000
We have only one way to hold politicians accountable. If we vote for the lesser of two evils, we are not holding either accountable.
Are you wetting the bed about ISIS? Just let Mama Government bomb them for you. And have some nice consumables while you watch on your TV.