Class Warfare My Ass


by: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed |                                       

I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.

- George Bernard Shaw

I have been saying this for years upon years, but it bears repeating: the most awesome, fearsome, and effective weapon in the arsenal of [...]

A Morally Untenable Corporate System


by: Jim Hightower, Truthout |

It’s good to know that some corporate chieftains do feel the pain of their underlings — those hard-hit workers who keep being forced to do more for less reward. Take the example of Gannett, the media giant that owns 23 television stations and 82 newspapers, including USA Today.

Early this year, Gannett employees were notified that, for the third year in a [...]

Poll: Best Way to Fight Deficits: Raise Taxes on the Rich


| by: Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers |

Washington – Alarmed by rising national debt and increasingly downbeat about their country’s course, Americans are clear about how they want to attack the government’s runway budget deficits: raise taxes on the wealthy and keep hands off of Medicare and Medicaid.

At the same time, they say that the government should not raise the legal debt ceiling, which the government must [...]

Budget Battles: Sound, Fury and Fakery


by: Richard D. Wolff, Truthout |

Weeks of highly publicized debates – some in Congress, more in the mass media – brought Republicans and Democrats to a budget deal. To maximize public attention, they threatened a possible government shutdown. Both parties said that large government deficits and accumulated debt were “serious problems.” They agreed that solving them required only spending cuts, not revenue increases. In unison, they [...]

The Buying and Selling of the Pentagon (Part II)


By Dina Rasor | Posted On |

Two weeks ago, in part one of this two part series, I laid out the problems of the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian, contractor and Congressional staff going through the “revolving door” and greatly blurring the lines between working for the military and lobbying for contracts for the military. There are many, many individuals who revolve through [...]