The situation shows how President Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform has failed families who badly need direct cash assistance, writes Hannah Dreyfus.
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US-Russia Talks May Be the Last Chance
It’s crunch time in Russia-U.S. relations. High-level talks starting Monday will determine the shape of world security for decades to come, observes Tony Kevin.
New Year’s Eve 2017: Bob Parry’s Last Article–A Manifesto on the State of Journalism
On New Year’s Eve 2017, less than a month before he would die, CN founder Bob Parry wrote his last article, a manifesto on the remit of journalism and its threatened demise, a chilling forecast of what was to come.
Chris Hedges: American Satyricon
Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial will not hold the powerful men involved in the Jeffrey Epstein ring accountable or challenge oppressive systems fueling male violence.
30 Years On: The Middle East Peace-Process Ruse
The limitation of Palestinian autonomy was embedded in U.S.-brokered negotiations from the start, writes Inès Abdel Razek. That cycle must be broken.
The Drugging of American Politics
Alfred McCoy rounds up 50 years of racist U.S. policymaking on drug abuse, first by Republicans Nixon and Reagan and then by Democrat Bill Clinton.
Rahm Emanuel Under Consideration as Top Ambassador
Nothing in his record suggests diplomacy, say Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon.
The Litmus Test for Biden’s Support of Unions
Labor unions are the single most effective way organized workers can counter the power of organized money known as a corporation, writes Thom Hartmann.
Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion
We must destroy the centers of power that lure us and our children—like the Pied Piper of Hamelin—to certain doom.
‘Extremism’ as a Ticket to Tyrannize
The term has long been invoked by politicians to sanctify their own power, writes James Bovard.