How The US Failed At Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad and Érika Ortega Sanoja, Popular Resistance. -

On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee was U.S. State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams. Abrams, [...]

Trump’s Order To Bypass Congress On COVID-19 Relief Faces Likely Legal Challenges

By Chris Megerian, Anna M. Phillips and Sarah D. Wire, LA Times. -

Washington, DC - President Trump on Saturday said he was bypassing Congress and taking unilateral action to provide financial relief to Americans struggling during the coronavirus crisis, despite [...]

Study: Return To Work Not Affected By $600 Unemployment Boost

By James Myall, Maine Center for Economic Policy. -

There’s no relationship between expanded Unemployment Compensation payments and individuals’ likelihood of returning to work, according to two recent studies. One, by researchers at Yale [...]

Trump Scuttles Economic Stimulus Negotiations

By Jack Rasmus, Popular Resistance. -

In recent days, the Democrats’ leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer, reportedly reduced the cost of their original ‘Heroes Act’ proposals by $1 trillion. Instead of the original cost of $3T in [...]

Consequences Of Inadequate Action By Congress

By Kirstyn Flood, Economic Policy Institue. -

Without federal aid to state and local governments, millions of jobs in the public sector will be lost by the end of 2021, severely impacting Black workers, women, and veterans, who are [...]

I Was Wrong: Congress Isn’t Cowardly; It’s Evil!

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

Now that Congress has shown the "courage" of its combat-continuation "convictions," expect a repeat performance enabling the next (potentially extinctive) war – this time in Europe. As I noted [...]

Brute Force Approach To Reopen Benefits Reckless CEOs, Endangers Workers

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez’s bosses didn’t give [...]

US GDP Collapses And Economic Rebound Fades

By JackRasmus.com. -

This past week US economy collapsed in the 2nd quarter by 32.9% at annual rate and nearly 10% just for the April-June period. Never before in modern US history—not even in the worse quarters of [...]

For Egalitarians, A Sudden Sense Of Possibility

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org. -

Something seems to be in the air these days — besides coronavirus. A hopefulness. A boldness. A conviction that we now have a real opportunity for blunting the corporate power that’s done so much [...]

On Medicare And Medicaid’s 55th Birthday, Let’s Expand Benefits

By Nancy J. Altman, Economy for All. -

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. This crowning achievement was both the culmination of a decades-long effort to attain guaranteed universal [...]

What Programs A 10% Cut In Military Spending Could Buy

By Gabe Murphy, East Bay Times. -

For millions of Californians, times are tough, and the future looks tougher still. So far, California has seen over 325,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 7,000 deaths. In the economic [...]

The Post Office Belongs To The Public

By Mark Dimondstein and Richard Koritz, In These Times. -

On June 15, Louis DeJoy of Greensboro, N.C., began his new job as Postmaster General of the United States. We are postal worker union activists who also hail from Greensboro (and are now [...]

‘Attempted Murder Of Your Post Office’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Postal workers and their allies in Congress are vowing to fight back after the new head of the U.S. Postal Service—a major donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party—moved this week [...]

The Latest ‘Russiagate’ Bombshell Took One Week To Be Exposed As Dud

By Moon of Alabama. -

Within just one week the recent attempt to revive 'Russiagate' has failed. It was an embarrassing failure for the media who pushed it. Their 'journalists' fell for obvious nonsense. They let [...]

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

By David Swanson, World Without War. -

Don’t believe for a minute that the Democrats climate plan even means what it says. Its solutions include disastrous scams like “biofuels” and nuclear energy. It proposes no fundamental change in [...]