The Capitalist Manifesto: Let Poor People Die

By Paul Buchheit, -

The original Capitalist Manifesto was a 1958 book by economist Louis O. Kelso and philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. In their view of a properly conducted democratic capitalist society, a sort of [...]

What Is The FCC Hiding? Court Orders Agency To Release Info About Who Submitted Fake Comments During Net Neutrality Repeal

By Staff, -

Reports today show that a DC District Court judge has ordered the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disclose previously-unreleased information that will assist the public in [...]

Does The United States Have A ‘Strong’ Economy?

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Long-time Republican Party political strategists are having fits. If only we could get average Americans to focus in on the economy instead of The Donald, they’re telling all comers, the GOP [...]

Since ‘Citizens United,’ Just 15 Groups Account For 75 Percent Of The $800+ Million In Dark Money Spent On US Elections

By Jessica Corbett, -

"Dark money groups hold enormous sway over what issues are, and are not, debated in Congress and on the campaign trail," the report explains. "But the donors behind these groups rarely discuss [...]

Federal Agency Says It Lost Track Of 1,488 Migrant Children

By Garance Burke, -

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have [...]

Questions, Questions Where Are The Answers?

By Ralph Nader, -

In an oft-reported exchange between Gertrude Stein, an American widely known for her wisdom and glittering 1920s Parisian literary salon, and one of her earnest admirers, the admirer asked her – [...]

Report Shows That US Police Militarization Does Not Reduce Crime

By Erik Schreiber, -

“On average, militarized police units do not appear to provide the safety benefits that many police administrators claim,” said Jonathan Mummolo, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs [...]

Thirty-One Dead As Hurricane Florence Continues To Ravage The Carolinas

By Matthew Taylor, -

Across the Carolinas, a scene of utter devastation continued to unfold on Monday, as tens of thousands of people have had their homes destroyed by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Florence, now [...]

The Best Way To Eradicate Poverty: Welfare Not Jobs

By Matt Bruenig, -

The Census released its income, poverty, and health insurance data last week (ASEC, SPM). Among other things, the data allows us to see who was in poverty and therefore gives us good insights [...]

Political Fragmentation On The Homefront

By Lawrence Davidson, -

September 17, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  The United States is politically fragmenting. It would seem that the various cultural and ideological stresses impacting the nation are [...]

Government Can Spy On Journalists In The U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process

By Cora Currier, -

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. [...]

US Schools Hiring Private Companies To Spy On Students’ Social Media

By Trevon Austin, -

More than 100 school districts and public universities have hired social media monitoring companies over the past five years to spy on students’ social media accounts under the pretext of “school [...]

Two Long-Standing American Traditions: Committing War Crimes & Ignoring International Law

By RS Ahthion, -

The United States (and it’s vassal states that make up NATO) has long shifted to a permanent war doctrine. Under the guise of fighting “communism” then “terrorism” or “the war on drugs” it has [...]

The Culture Of Hate

By Chris Hedges, -

IT WAS A SWELTERING JULY afternoon when fifty protesters, many dressed in fatigues and wearing shirts that identified them with groups such as Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Bikers for Trump, the Alt [...]

The United States’ Disregard For International Law Is A Menace To Venezuela And Latin America

By Nino Pagliccia, -

I have often criticized the U.N. for being ineffective and I still stand by it. I am going out on a limb by saying that the more “principles” and “resolutions” the U.N. issues, the more military [...]