The Myths About American Poverty

May 18, 2021

The Time for a Just and Equitable Society

February 26, 2021

While keeping a wary eye on the Republican Party bloodbath from a safe distance, it is probably time to get a grip on the Democratic Party, shake really hard, and hope that what comes pouring out is a commitment to the progressive policy agenda that so many in the party have worked so hard to...

Do Americans Want a President Who Fights?

November 28, 2019

The controversy over US President Donald Trump’s pardoning of three soldiers accused of war crimes reveals more than the confrontation of two contrasting interpretations of the law and the limits of executive power. As he does with so many questions of policy and political reasoning, Trump has...

Wealthy Americans Invest in Underground Survival

August 15, 2019

Julie Turkewitz, writing for The New York Times, reveals the existence of an innovative sector of the economy represented by “a new group of real estate developers investing in the nation’s central prairies and Western foothills: doomsday capitalists.” Their business consists of following...

Americans Expect a War They Don’t Want

May 30, 2019

The measure of the dysfunction of US democracy and the US empire has never been more apparent as the population resigns itself to seeing another war, feared by the public but craved by the media. Last week, a public opinion poll by Reuters/Ipsos revealed that “51% of adults felt that the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: What’s Your “Poison”?

September 10, 2018

US science vs. Indian tradition: Cultural reality tells us that one man’s poison is another man’s feast.  People in the US must know more about food than people of any other country. After all, they eat more of it than anyone else, far more than they need to survive and stay fit. They also...

Millennials Shape Discussion on Gun Violence

December 09, 2016

Millennials want to see an intersectional understanding of gun violence in America. Each generation carries its own revolution. For years, gun violence has dramatically impacted communities around the United States, and a movement for gun violence prevention has emerged to respond. Now, as we...