You don’t get to say “journalism is not a crime” while literally working to criminalize journalism, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
Tag: Mitch McConnell
Caitlin Johnstone: ‘US Interests’ in ‘Unprovoked War’
The first official imperial position — (A) “We hate this war and never wanted it” — is discredited by its second, simultaneous position — (B) “This war benefits us tremendously.”
The Double Standard on US Campaign Contributions
Sam Pizzigati offers a reminder of how the Supreme Court aided the plutocracy in 2010 with its Citizens United decision.
Corporate Donations Poured Into Manchin’s PAC Ahead of Final ‘No’
The same corporations that lobbied against the major social spending bill also donated into Manchin’s political action committee before he blocked its passage.
Resisting Evictions Amid a Pandemic
Poverty and homelessness are not eternal, writes Liz Theoharis. Life truly does not have to be this way.
The infrastructure bill in U.S. Congress is an example of the serious public consequences of innumeracy, writes Michael Brenner.
Congress Sinks to New Depths
The sad state of American democracy – from the presidential race to Congress – is easy to lament as something beyond correction, but change is possible if the electorate starts taking citizenship seriously, says Mike Lofgren.
Why McConnell Blocks Scalia Replacement
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his obstruction of President Obama’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is to empower the people, but it’s more about making sure that the Citizens United gusher of special interest money keeps…
How the Puppets Beg
Congress may have averted a government shutdown but it has done so at the expense of making evermore concessions to its super-rich puppet-masters whose strings are both patently obvious and increasingly invisible all the better for the puppets to beg,…
GOP Vexed over Pope on Climate Change
In the pocket of the oil industry, key Republicans continue to sow doubts about the science on climate change, an attitude that may extend to their annoyance with Pope Francis if he raises the issue when he addresses Congress, as Michael Winship…