Articles Tagged ‘Us Politics’

  • Militant Hope in the Age of Trump

    USA Politics

    The United States stands at the endpoint of a long series of attacks on democracy, and the choices faced by the American public today point to the divide between those who are committed to democracy and those who are not. Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion.

  • “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War

    USA Politics

    The media coverage makes for an entertaining circus, especially the acrobatics of various political leaders as they flip-flop on issues of Cold War and peace and who should be stupid enough to believe intelligence agencies after they have lied about so many things from Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction back to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the Vietnam War.

  • When Will the US Confront Its Role in Fueling Terror Attacks Across the Planet?

    USA Politics

    President George W. Bush’s adventure in Iraq was not an aberration in the War on Terror, as President Barack Obama suggested; it was its highest point, its defining action. Reason went out of the window and in its place came a jumble of anxieties mixed in with older currents of racism – hatred of Arabs who were seen to be inherently duplicitous and only able to learn their lessons through violence.

  • Trump Trumpets His Real Plans

    USA Politics

    Whatever the media makes of the inevitable intrigue, in-fighting and likely resistance by the civil service to adhere to their lawful missions, it is the people who will be paying the price. President Trump will use the media to sugarcoat, falsify, distract, intimidate, glorify and massify the millions of people who believed, once upon a recent time, that he would “Make America Great Again.”

  • Portland to vote on taxing companies if CEO earns 100 times more than staff

    Economic Crisis

    The disparity between workers’ and CEOs’ pay has been rising sharply since the 1960s, when the average ratio was around 20-1. It now stands at above 200-1. Novick’s proposal would increase current corporate income taxes by 10% if a company CEO had a salary ratio of above 100-1, and by 25% for CEOs with a ratio of 250-1 or higher.

  • The Tweet President

    USA Politics

    Trump has displayed a vindictive nature. It is the flip-side of his insistence on loyalty, one manifestation of his egocentrism. He has famously insisted on his need to punch back against every attack, often responding to principled criticism with infantile, schoolyard-bully taunts and crude insinuations. In contrast he responds to sycophants with patronizing benevolence.

  • Will Trump Stand Up To Big Business, GOP, Dems & China on Trade?

    USA Politics

    Prof. Wolff joins Thom Hartmann on RT’s The Big Picture. Donald Trump has promised big things for the economy once he takes office. But were the populist policies he embraced on the campaign trail just a front for another trickle-down presidency? Wolff argues that working class Republicans were duped into voting for Trump; he will not deliver on his promises.

  • The Revival of the Working-Class Concept

    USA Politics

    The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying class struggle which is a real thing, surely, in this country and globally. This struggle between capitalists and workers has never been totally eclipsed by struggles over anything else, including those involving “culture wars” and ethnic identity.

  • ​Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph

    USA Politics

    Those who tell the stories run the world. Politics has failed through a lack of competing narratives. The key task now is to tell a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century. It must be as appealing to some who have voted for Trump and Ukip as it is to the supporters of Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Jeremy Corbyn.

  • It’s Worse Than You Think

    USA Politics

    Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain. Investments in the stocks of the war industry, internal security and the prison-industrial complex have skyrocketed since Trump won the presidency. There is a lot of money to be made from a militarized police state.

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