The party of fat, dumb and happy refuses to consider any changes in their dismal trajectory.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 13, 2014 1:59 pm|
After MIT economist and consultant Jonathan Gruber was revealed on video to have said selling Obamacare involved being dishonest and that American voters were stupid it is not surprising that elected officials are trying to distance themselves from him. Gruber was a consultant on the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” and his analysis was used to argue in favor of the bill so, unfortunately for them, there is an archived history of Gruber’s association with many members of Congress including leadership.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 11, 2014 5:55 pm|
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sided with President Obama’s incredible claim that he legal authority to start wars on his own.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 19, 2014 6:05 am|
Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who were hoping for change from the imperial presidency are out of luck.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday June 15, 2014 6:59 am|
The award-winning foreign policy journalist Robin Wright published a portrait of Iranian nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif in the May 20th issue of The New Yorker that is a set piece for high-level yet misleading journalism. Wright has extensive experience covering the Middle East and has written or edited several books on the subject. However she illustrates what many progressive readers have noticed as a recent rightward tilt to both the New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, an example of the latter being Timothy Snyder’s slant on events in Ukraine.
|By: DSWright Monday April 21, 2014 12:05 pm|
Though President Obama noted wealth inequality as the defining issue of our time and said “I realize we are not going to resolve all of our political debates over the best ways to reduce inequality and increase upward mobility this year or next year or in the next five years”, less than a year later and the White House is bringing in the heirs to America’s great fortunes not to discuss help with bringing back a meaningful inheritance tax, but planning how those soon to be oligarchs want to shape the country. Talk about a mixed message.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 13, 2014 6:40 am|
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now publicly opposed giving President Obama fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event.
|By: DSWright Friday December 13, 2013 6:42 am|
The Ryan-Murray budget deal to restore profligate military spending and cut the pension system is not winning many supporters. But not everyone is displeased with the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan said he sent an email to Ryan and Murray profusely thanking them and that the deal is a sign of good things to come.
|By: DSWright Monday December 2, 2013 6:45 am|
Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.
|By: Norman Solomon Monday September 9, 2013 5:45 am|
No matter how many times we’ve seen it before, the frenzy for launching a military attack on another country is — to the extent we’re not numb — profoundly upsetting. Tanked up with talking points in Washington, top officials drive policy while intoxicated with what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism,” and most media coverage becomes similarly unhinged. That’s where we are now.