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“Freedom” Failed to Set Americans Free

“Freedom” Failed to Set Americans Free

A little over a month ago, those who were fully COVID-19 vaccinated in America were feeling pretty good about themselves and their prospects for a summer of wining, dining and a bit of travel. The kiddies, even though unvaccinated, could for some unexplained reason do camp, amusement parks and...

The Future Doesn’t Look Good

The Future Doesn’t Look Good

Let me be blunt. This wasn’t the world I imagined for my denouement. Not faintly. Of course, I can’t claim I ever really imagined such a place. Who, in their youth, considers their death and the world that might accompany it, the one you might leave behind for younger generations? I’m 76...

Despite New Allegations, Will the GOP Confirm Kavanaugh?

Despite New Allegations, Will the GOP Confirm Kavanaugh?

If Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is confirmed without categorically proving the allegations against him are not true, the Supreme Court would have a second judge who is accused of alleged sexual misconduct. The controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is heating up...

Who Will Fix California’s Biggest Problem?

Who Will Fix California’s Biggest Problem?

 The looming problem of California's pension system should be front and center for the upcoming governor’s race. As the California governor’s race heats up, voters should focus on one issue that towers above all others in importance: our public pension system’s slide toward insolvency....

We Need a #MeToo Moment for School Shootings

We Need a #MeToo Moment for School Shootings

Does the #MeToo movement offer a model for overcoming our compassion fatigue with mass shootings? How long will it be before the next mass killing on American soil rips our hearts open and has us begging for a change in the US gun laws? Be warned: It will be soon. Only last November, a gunman...

Fire Ants March in Divided America

Fire Ants March in Divided America

Without conscience there will be no resistance, and without resistance, conscience will again shrivel on some pious vine of good intentions. If you are in the wilderness being stalked by a large predator, you probably won’t notice the fire ants headed for your crotch until it is too...

The Fate of Neoliberalism Under Trump

The Fate of Neoliberalism Under Trump

The US has not invested properly in the education and reeducation that would support the development of advanced intellectual resources and capital. With the rise of alt-right politics in Europe and the United States, along with the election of Donald Trump, some argue that the era of...

The Quest For a Collective Conscience in America

The Quest For a Collective Conscience in America

America will finally begin to realize its promise only when people of conscience stop making excuses for this blighted nation. The depth of the problem has finally dawned on me. I went into the US presidential election expecting that an ignorant electorate could really get it wrong, and they...

Putin Has Laid a Trap for Trump

Putin Has Laid a Trap for Trump

Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump. John Feffer explains. Last week, I wrote this article about Russian efforts to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset. Little did I know that news would break this week of allegations that Russia has a file of damaging information it can use to blackmail...

Recognize Palestine Before You Leave Office, Mr. Obama

Recognize Palestine Before You Leave Office, Mr. Obama

The road to Israel’s security runs through Arab hearts, and the road to Palestinian liberation runs through Jewish hearts. The time to recognize Palestine is now. Dear President Obama, You have sent me many lovely emails over the past eight years, to the extent where I have a folder named...

Trump Upends US Foreign Policy… And He’s Not Even Sworn In

Trump Upends US Foreign Policy… And He’s Not Even Sworn In

The one foreign policy arena where Trump’s post-election moves are arousing bipartisan political resistance in Washington is Russia. Never has a president-elect so roiled American foreign policy before even taking office. On a dizzying range of fronts—Russia, China, Europe, the Middle...

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