Booker and the Big Pharma Dems Have No Excuse. This Vote Proves It.

It’s disappointing when Democrats offer implausible excuses for their votes, as Sen. Cory Booker and twelve other senators did. It’s downright outrageous when those same Democrats claim their votes were driven by drug safety concerns.
Richard Eskow

Resisting the Trumpublican Shock Doctrine Blitzkrieg

Trumpublicans are intent on manipulating the shock of Donald Trump's victory to roll back much of the New Deal and Great Society. It’s incumbent upon everyone who cares about democracy and the common good to fight back.
Miles Mogulescu

Will Betsy DeVos Restart The ‘Education Wars’?

Trump's nominating Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education risks “reigniting the education wars,” says teachers union leader Randi Weingarten. Indeed, Democrats in Congress are showing an uncharacteristically unified front in opposing her
Jeff Bryant

How Many Won’t Watch Trump’s Inauguration?

On The Rick Smith Show, I discussed how low TV ratings would rattle Trump, as well as other issues looming large for the incoming administration. Check out the podcast.
Bill Scher

Don’t Watch Donald Trump’s Inauguration

A mass refusal by the public to watch Donald Trump on TV will deprive him of big ratings, which he routinely uses to create a false impression of widespread popularity.
Bill Scher

How Trump Is Like Reagan … And How He Is Not

With eleven days until Donald Trump is inaugurated as President, at least half of the country is in disoriented shock. And while in many respects what is happening is unprecedented, in other respects, we've been here before.
Bill Scher

Democrats Who Oppose Betsy DeVos Have Nothing To Lose

From a political standpoint, the education reform agenda has been bipartisan because it had to be. Republicans needed Democrats in their inside game to help push ideas for privatization through government channels. Now, that's changed.
Jeff Bryant

An Arrogant Entrance, A Sad Exit

With a new Congress and White House committed to wealth’s concentration, we’ll sorely miss the scholar who dedicated his life to documenting wealth’s maldistribution.

Sorry Donald, Republicans Own Health Care Now

Donald Trump and the Republicans own the government, and so, they own Obamacare. That's what Barack Obama intended and that's why Obamacare will never be truly repealed.
Bill Scher

The Carolina Coup and the Fight for Public Education

The naked power grab by Republicans in North Carolina has shocked the nation. But few people understand that a struggle over public education is at the center of the fight against an authoritarian government in the era of Donald Trump
Jeff Bryant

Girding For The Education Fight Ahead

To get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect under Trump, look at Wall St, where the stock price of K12 Inc., the country’s largest operator of online charters, has reached an all time high
Jeff Bryant

Coming Soon: American Made Battle of the Heavyweights

There’s a battle brewing between the President-elect and the Speaker of the House. Donald Trump promised the working class who elected him that he’d support Buy American provisions to create jobs. The Speaker backs anti-American imports.
Leo Gerard

Waging Class War in Comfort

No president has packed his cabinet with more bigwigs than president-elect Donald Trump. Do the corporate chiefs now parading into the new Trump administration see the United States as just another enterprise — to fleece?

“Corruption” Then And Now

Remember how the "news" media was going on and on about the Clinton Foundation -- at least when they weren't going on and on abut Hillary Clinton's emails, or airing entire Trump rallies for free?

What Happened? Doing the Math on Election 2016.

Now we have the hard numbers to do a thorough assessment of what really happened in our nation's 58th presidential election. One thing is certain. The votes are out there. Democrats have four years to go get them.
Bill Scher

Beyond Resistance: The Story of 2016

Democratic operatives got the story wrong ... Fortunately, the rest of the country isn’t waiting for someone else to figure it out. A national movement of resistance – and affirmation – is already underway.
Richard Eskow

The Catastrophic Oil Spill in Trump’s Cabinet

With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Isaiah J. Poole

False Hope Hurts More

President-elect Trump promised, “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” Working people across America who heard that and his jobs and trade promises believed him. Those hopes must not become false hopes.
Leo Gerard

Through the GOP, the Wealthy Are Waging War on the Old

If you are an older American – or if you expect to live past your early sixties – and aren’t wealthy, recent news stories may have led you to conclude that the Republican Party is at war with you. If so, you’re not wrong.
Richard Eskow
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