A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is

by David Atkins Washington Monthly Feb 17, 2019 When the Japanese attacked American forces on Pearl Harbor in 1941, America responded with a historic mobilization of physical and economic resources to overcome the threat of global fascism. In addition to over 400,000 American dead, the United States spent over $4 trillion in today’s dollars and reoriented entire … Continue reading A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is

Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All While Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice

Nancy Pelosi is actively working to discredit and sideline the most popular domestic political proposal of the century. The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from extreme embarrassment by ignoring the issue. by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Feb 15, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority … Continue reading Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All While Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice

Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?

by Bob Bauer LawFare  January 21, 2019 Scene from the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, held in the Senate Chamber in 1868 (Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper) Does the Senate have an obligation to conduct a trial of the president if the House impeaches him? With the increased prospects for an impeachment inquiry now that the Democrats have … Continue reading Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?

The Case for Impeachment: once an impeachment inquiry begins, a president loses control of the public conversation

Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. by YONI APPELBAUM  Atlantic March 2019 On january 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the … Continue reading The Case for Impeachment: once an impeachment inquiry begins, a president loses control of the public conversation

Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The right-wing, anti-government forces which took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom, and Trump is their willing avatar. by Ross Barkan Guardian Jan 18, 2019 The government shutdown, now in its fourth miserable week, shows few signs of ending. Donald Trump, obsessed with his own image and … Continue reading Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...)  Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)