fix articles 907, great society
Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)
Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center
What is the American Left? (tags)
The Black Congressional Caucus and the Progressive Caucus, and a handful of old and new Senators (Warren of Masschusetts and Sanders of Vermont) represent continuity in articulating the traditions of the New Deal and the Great Society. So do a number of Governors...
The "Great Transformation" of the 21st Century (tags)
An end of the Great Crisis is not insight at the beginning of the 21st century... The regime of finance-market driven accumulation has not brought forth any new formation of capitalism capable of development.
Obama's Fake Economic Recovery (tags)
Venezuelan v. US Budget Priorities (tags)
Hunger in America (tags)
Obama's Berlin Moment (tags)
Obama's Anti-Populist Agenda (tags)
Obama's Neoliberal Budget (tags)
Obama’s Still Shopping for a Grand Bargain (tags)
President Obama’s recent closed-door sessions with Republican congressmen to reach a “grand bargain” has roused suspiciously little attention in the mainstream media. What scant reporting has occurred presents the following narrative: President Obama is a “middle ground” politician attempting to breach political divides with erstwhile Republican opponents. In reality these meetings are not between political opposites, but kindred spirits; perfectly matched ideologies that differ only in implementation, and only by degrees.
Four More Years (tags)
New York Times Wages War on Medicare and Social Security (tags)
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
In the Blockade Trap (tags)
Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,
The Executor (tags)
The economic crisis, the massive indebtedness of the country and Obama's election have radicalized politics and voters. Ryan's budget proposal was recently described as a fairy tale that would in no way stop the economic decline. Others call his plan a joke.
Austerity Hastens Economic Decline (tags)
America's Lost War (tags)
The Criminal Class in Washington is Bipartisan (tags)
RIP: America's Anti-War Movement (tags)
Budget Cutting Perfidy (tags)
America: Heading for Tyranny and Impoverishment (tags)
Social and Economic Inequality in Israel (tags)
Republicans Win Without a Shutdown (tags)
The first fight over the federal budget in 2011 is over, and the Republicans have won. For at least the past 30 years Republican ideas — that government is bad, that the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector, that wages and benefits need to be cut to make America's workers "competitive" with the rest of the world, and government spending needs to be cut even if it risks turning the current recession into a full-fledged depression — have ruled. Progressives need to understand the depth of the Republicans’ triumph in order to begin the task of reversing it.
Hail to the Chief: Spinning Obama's Presidency (tags)
Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.
Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)
The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.
Competing Ideologies: G20 v. US Social Forum (tags)
state terror on Toronto streets
Child Homelessness in America (tags)
worsening because Washington ignores it
The Fleecing of America (tags)
Public and private looting.
Potential Future Hyperinflation (tags)
Potential economic trouble ahead.
F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" (tags)
An epic work on the importance of oil.
Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked (tags)
Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice.
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse (tags)
PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE
Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)
Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.
Bush v. Bush-lite: Chomsky's Lesser-Evilism (tags)
There is no question that the Bush administration's policies are "cruel and savage", but John Kerry (along with the majority of Democrats in the Senate) supported most of them, including the war on Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, the war on Iraq, and the "No Child Left Behind" education act. As Marjorie Williams pointed out in the Washington Post recently, "Kerry voted for so many of Bush's major initiatives that in order to disown them now he can only argue that they were wrongly or dishonestly 'implemented.' This amounts to a confession that his opponent made a chump of him for the past three years. In fact, one might argue that Kerry is a poster boy for all the ways in which congressional Democrats have allowed themselves to be rolled by the Bush administration."
JFK remembered by one who was there (tags)
This writer was in the press corps. accompanying President Kennedy on the day he was shot in Dallas.
Tolerance for some but not for others (tags)
Of all non-European settlers, the most adaptive and least state-dependent have been the Asians, at least up until the nanny Great Society offered them freebies at someone else's tax expense.
Borrowing the Skeleton from Senator Trent Lott's Closet (tags)
A follow-up to What Really Happens at whatreallyhappened.com
20 Things learned after 9-11 (tags)
Twenty Things We've Learned Nearly A Year After 911