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Yes, Replacing Food Stamps With a Blue Apron-Style Delivery System Is As Bad As It Sounds

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:11
Mara Pellittieri, Rachel WestThe president sees his own wealth as the chief validator of his societal worth, and believes it makes him perfectly qualified to make choices about how low-income people live their lives.

What Is the Price of Love?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:18
Sam PizzigatiRich people are “less likely than poorer people to exhibit flexibility, empathy, and all the other traits” that lead to healthy, long-term relationships.

The South is Rising Again

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:58
Jim HightowerThe assertion by establishment Dems (echoed by corporate media) that progressive populism is not a winner is — in two words — bovine excrement.

I Know What A Domestic Abuser Looks Like, and it Doesn’t Look Like, ‘We Hope He Has a Wonderful Career.’

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:40
Leonard Pitts Jr.Not until the story became an international outrage was Porter forced to resign.

How Trump’s Medicaid Restrictions Will Stop People From Voting

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:51
Jamila Michener“They treat us like we are stupid animals; like we don’t know anything.”

Whistling Past the Graveyard (of Empires)

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:04
Tom EngelhardtA trip down memory lane, Pentagon-style

The U.S. Is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and That’s Trouble

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:03
Reese ErlichHow did the United States get tangled up in another Mideast quagmire?

Rob Porter Is My Ex-Husband. Here’s What You Should Know About Abuse.

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:20
Colbie Holderness"I walked away from that relationship a shell of the person I was when I went into it."

We Have What It Takes To Meet The Crisis Of Our Democracy

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:57
Frances Moore Lappé, Adam EichenDemocracy is the only approach to governance that can bring forth the best in us while keeping the worst in check.

The Latest Devious Republican Attack On Social Security

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:32
Nancy Altman, Linda BeneschToday, two-thirds of seniors rely on Social Security for most of their income; one-third rely on those modest earned benefits for virtually all of their income.

The U.S. Returns to ‘Great Power Competition,’ With a Dangerous New Edge

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:29
Conn HallinanThe U.S. has taken aim at China and Russia for at least the last four administrations. Now, higher ups on all sides are warning of heightened tensions and war.

President’s Budget Would Cut and Radically Restructure SNAP Food Benefits

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:15
Stacy DeanWith a small average benefit of just $1.40 per person per meal, it lifts millions out of poverty, and it has demonstrated long-term benefits for children that participate, including better health and education outcomes.

Forget Trump... His Party Is the Problem Now

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:48
Richard EskowTrump is not a deviation from Republican ideology or beliefs; he is their fullest flowering. He is not the party’s nightmare. He is its id, the manifestation of its darkest impulses.

Trump Wants to Sell Our Water to Wall Street

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:58
Mary GrantTrump's infrastructure scam is dangerous for our communities, workers, and the environment. Here's a 5 point breakdown.

Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision We Cannot Afford to Ignore

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:38
Robert GreensteinWhile tens of millions of struggling Americans must reduce their already modest standards of living, this budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country

U.S. Department of Energy Doubles Down on Shale Optimism

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:01
Asher MillerThe fracking boom will ultimately lead to our collective bust

Why The U.S. War On ISIS Is Illegal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:45
Brett Max KaufmanNo court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:30
Chris HedgesOnce oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed.

Disguising Imperialism: How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:26
Ursula Wolfe-RoccaAs long as the drive for profits remains paramount to U.S. foreign policy, imperialism will be central to the very existence of the United States.

Yes, Deniers, Millions of Americans are Among the Poorest People in the World

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:47
Paul BuchheitIt's hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this. Because then they might feel obligated to do something about it.