Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair knows a thing or two about spinning the killing of civilians. So should it be a surprise that in his new role as political consultant he is helping other government officials obfuscate their grizzly deeds?
|By: DSWright Monday August 25, 2014 11:07 am|
|By: DSWright Monday July 7, 2014 10:07 am|
Chalk another win up for the cynics who never bought for a moment that Obama was going to betray the people whom he has been serving loyally for the last five years. Even if Obama really desired to change things – something there is little evidence for – the game is rigged. As long as money dominates American politics moneyed interests will be dominant.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 6:59 am|
Why did Third Way launch an attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren? According to one of the op-ed writers it was Warren’s support for a plan to expand Social Security that was the “final moment.” Clearly an unforgivable offense against the bondholders that Third Way represents who want general austerity and cuts to Social Security to [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 4, 2013 2:05 pm|
Senator Elizabeth Warren is not taking the attack on her by Third Way lying down. In an open letter to the CEOs of the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks responsible for the financial crisis of 2008, Senator Warren asks that they disclose their connections to think tanks like Third Way. That way the public will know who is paying the bill for Third Way’s attack on Warren and those asking for economic justice.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:47 am|
For those unfamiliar, when Wall Street bought the Democratic Party they wanted their transaction to be called the triumph of “Third Way” politics in association with other gains by finance capital and neoliberal politicians around the world, especially the UK. They were essentially advocating that Democrats concede the economic argument to Ronald Reagan and let his governing paradigm stand with some marginal tweaks. Progressive politics would be limited to social issues or “the culture war.”
|By: dakine01 Sunday December 1, 2013 4:00 pm|
Whoever authored this editorial thinks military members are not “sacrificing” enough so pay and benefits need to be “on the table.” As I looked through the short bios of the various members of the Editorial Board, it is fairly obvious that few if any of them have actually had much experience of military life beyond the obligatory “I support the Troops” or “Thank you for your service” they may have uttered in an airport somewhere.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00 am|
Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 4, 2013 6:55 am|
There are many explanations for why America is more right-wing than other countries in the developed world; an individualistic and unsympathetic political culture, the use of religion for reactionary causes, racial antagonism and division in the working class, a governmental structure designed to defend a commercial oligarchy – take your pick. But just because the Right has been more successful in America than elsewhere does not mean the political spectrum can be totally redefined under right-wing terms.
Yet that is exactly what the New York Times did.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:45 pm|
Apparently when all the non-partisan public polling shows your position is unpopular, what you do is commission your own poll based on some highly deceptive questions. Third Way, the Wall Street-funded think tank, has released a poll of “Obama voters” which they are claiming shows support for a grand bargain. If you look at the actually survey questions, however, it is clear they don’t pass the laugh test.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 18, 2012 11:00 am|
Obama says you are morally obligated to pay the debts incurred to benefit the hyper-rich. Rich people fire workers because their candidate lost an election. Which is the more immoral?