In his excellent column on the homepage, Elliot Abrams concludes that President Obama’s prisoner swap with Cuba was essentially the shiny object to divert our attention from the real, underlying deal: Obama gave away the store – normalization of...
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
After 8 American Presidents have come and gone and hardly a thing has changed it can't hurt to talk things over.....Dictatorship didn't stop America from talking to the guy before the Castros....
Inequality has always come at a severe price to everyone in the end. That cost was paid by the rich as well as the poor. The backlash of inequality in recent history was Soviet Russia and Castro in Cuba. The cost to the wealthy was tax of 100% when everyone got sick of the their dominance, greed and control took everything they had to the State which at least fed, clothed, educated people, provided a place to live, kept the lights and water on and even treated the sick and provided jobs. That is starting to sound desirable right ???? We need to reel our rich individuals and companies in before they mess everything up for everyone including their own rich families. Those rich of the past were either killed or forced to run out of the country with what rices they could take. Nowadays there will be no where for the rich to run as the austerity has gone global.
A blend of capitalism and socialism has served us well during the last century….The extreme of either of these two opposing ideas of capitalism and socialism has not served us well. Once the rich succeed in their harvest of resources, power and wealth then the backlash sets in and it has never been pretty or played out well for the rich. The desperate don't have time to be understanding or nice to the rich they feel stepped on them, took unto themselves the gains made from everyone's labor and efforts.. That backlash of extreme socialism did help the poor and working class…. But it also limits their power and rights as well as well.
Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative. In the first of a new series, here’s how we can take on the fat cats Does this sometimes feel like a country under enemy occupation?
A former army nurse and a mother of three talk about how food banks have been the last line of support • Tories seek to avert rift with Church of England in wake of food bank reportBarbara Tolley has been involved in the community all her life,...
ATLANTA â" Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as...
With all the protests around the country about abusive law enforcement, it is a good time to ask how we as a country got into this situation. Is it simply a matter of racism permeating police departments or does it go deeper? With all of the safeguards hard-wired into the Constitution, how could we have allowed it to happen?
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Twelve year olds are shot or arrested for nothing, a 17 year old possibly hung and a man warning police he could not breath was allowed to die…All these show we need to take a real look at where we are today.
Hong Kong's student protestors erected barricades in the city's street over two months ago, to demand democratic elections; they must now decide how to prepare for a court-ordered dismantling of these sites, planned for Thursday.
Report by Nils Muižnieks, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, says ‘secret, massive and indiscriminate’ intelligence work is contrary to rule of law The “secret, massive and indiscriminate” surveillance conducted by intelligence...
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