$2,000 Checks Now And Make Them Monthly

By Sean Kline and Jim Pugh, In These Times. -

“It’s not hyperbole, you can change America,” President-elect Joe Biden told Georgia voters ahead of the January 5 runoff Senate elections. And they have. Not only did Reverend Raphael Warnock [...]

History Teaches Us Three Critical Steps To Stopping Fascism

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

On January 6, 2021, thousands of Trump supporters rallied in Washington, DC at the White House with President Trump and then marched to the Capitol as the presidential election was being [...]

Capitol Incident A Dress Rehearsal

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

With the normalization of mass shootings in the United States it is more than understandable that members of Congress feared for their lives when they learned protestors had forced their way into [...]

The Pointless Putsch

By Nathaniel St. Clair, Counterpunch. -

If the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and eventually overtook the Capitol, quite easily by the way, with police literally opening gates for them, snapping some selfies, and [...]

Violence In The Capitol, Dangers In The Aftermath

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

In the days and weeks after the 9/11 attack, Americans were largely united in emotional horror at what had been done to their country as well as in their willingness to endorse repression and [...]

Let The Black Caucus Be Black

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

“Let Black Democrats Be Black!”  was written by Glen Ford in the November 1, 2006 issue of Black Agenda Report. The title is evergreen and could be used again as the 117th Congress was sworn into [...]

This Is The Time To Push For National Improved Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

This past weekend, new members of Congress voted for the speaker of the House. Given the slim majority of Democrats, progressives urged members of Congress who ran on a platform of Medicare for [...]

Leech Lake Homelands Returned

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today. -

Nearly 12,000 acres taken from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in the 1940s and 1950s will be returned. Legislation that called for the Chippewa National Forest to transfer 11,760 acres to the [...]

The DC Political Monopoly Just Doesn’t Get It

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch. -

The spectacle of political “leaders” disconnected from basic social realities survived Trump’s defeat. He and his GOP had shown little grasp of the two great crises of 2020: the crash of [...]

Meet The Pseudo-Left Imperialists Fighting Against Universal Healthcare

By Dan Cohen, The Grayzone. -

It’s no coincidence that the pundits who are circling the wagons around AOC and seething at a comedian for pushing for a Medicare For All floor vote are also a bunch of pseudo-left imperialists. [...]

Congress Passes $900 Billion Mitigation 2.0 Bill

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch. -

As the 2020 year closes, Congress is about to pass a $900B Covid Relief spending bill.  But make no mistake. It’s Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal. And it will hardly dent the rapidly [...]

Regime-Change Policies Come Packed With US Pandemic Relief

By Alexander Rubinstein and Jeb Sprague, The Grayzone. -

The longest piece of legislation in United States history, containing both a coronavirus relief package and the annual omnibus spending package, quickly passed through Congress on December 22, [...]

Draft Bill Would Eliminate Fair Use On The Internet

By Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge. -

Today, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a discussion draft of a bill that would “update” the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The language in this draft, if enacted, would radically overhaul the [...]

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Negotiate

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch. -

The first and worst failure to do a damn thing for the working class was the multi-trillion-dollar corporate bailout of the CARES Act. If you walk into the first bargaining session with the [...]

Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Joe Biden and the systems managers of the deep state and empire are returning to power. Trump and his coterie of buffoons, racists, con artists and Christian fascists are sullenly preparing to [...]