Is The Declaration of Independence A ‘Scientific Paper’? 

Most people don’t understand just how deeply steeped in science the founding fathers were. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Nearly twelve score years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Interdependence: When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume […]

Koch-Backed Group Calls For No More National Parks

Just in time for the Fourth of July — when millions of people across the country will visit America’s national parks and other public lands — the Koch brothers are rolling out their latest campaign against these treasured places: pushing for no more national parks. In an op-ed published in Tuesday’s New York Times, Reed […]

Austerity Is Class War: Noam Chomsky

The esteemed scholar offers his views crisis over Greece’s debt problems. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s “savage response” to the pushback against austerity demands. He spoke to Democracy Now! in March. Below is an interview with Chomsky, followed by a […]

America’s Got the #1 Military in the World — and It’s Increasingly Useless 

The U.S. faces a major superpower conundrum. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the fate of the planet.  So it’s hardly surprising, when faced with a country once regularly labeled […]

This Is What The End Of European Democracy Looks Like

Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more fundamental: Is there room in Europe for democracy? In January, Greek voters elected a government on a platform of anti-austerity, one that argued further cuts would not just be […]

Bernie Sanders Could be the Next FDR

Thom Hartmann – That’s right: Bernie Sanders could be the next FDR. Let me explain. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Tuesday night, I appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Elizabeth Warren, the rise of progressives within the Democratic Party, and what this means for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. At one point in our discussion, […]

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  • Overtime: Finally, A Break for the Middle Class

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    Robert Reich – The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold — what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid “time-and-a-half” beyond 40 hours per week — from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a big deal. Some 5 million workers will get a raise. (See accompanying video, […]

  • Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet In Progressive Stronghold

    Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet In Progressive Stronghold

    When it comes to filling a venue, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not exactly 2016’s underdog. Sanders, who is running as a progressive alternative to presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, spoke Wednesday at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people. The campaign had expected a massive turnout in the left-leaning city, which has deep […]

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  • Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders' Campaign, Citing Clinton's 'Silence' On Fast Track

    Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders’ Campaign, Citing Clinton’s ‘Silence’ On Fast Track

    The longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call. Larry Cohen, outgoing president of the Communications Workers of America, told The Huffington Post he will serve as an unpaid […]

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    Rand Paul has a Time op-ed where he digs into his family’s roots as segregationist-types and argues that, rather than share marriage with the gays, it should be privatized. I debunk that argument at Slate, but didn’t have the space to address this weird and pathetic attempt at a “gotcha” that Paul wedges in there: […]

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