The earthquake that struck the Wall Street financial system this week is an indictment of capitalism and the irrational free-market system. September 19, 2008
The latest chaos on Wall Street highlights not just the scale of the world financial crisis, but the needless destruction built into the capitalist system. September 16, 2008
Sneering at Barack Obama and snarling about the "liberal" media, the Christian Right has made a triumphant return to the spotlight in the Republican Party. September 10, 2008
The Democrats should be poised for a landslide victory, but Barack Obama is barely ahead of John McCain going into the Democratic convention. Why? August 26, 2008
After dragging out the process for weeks, Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as vice president is the most conventional possible choice. August 25, 2008
There's no shortage of reasons why George Bush and the Republicans are discredited and despised. Support for Barack Obama is one sign of the growing dissatisfaction among wider groups of people. August 13, 2008
John McCain's latest strategy is to accuse Barack Obama of playing the "race card." But he's the one who's trying to exploit racist fears. August 5, 2008
Call it socialism, Wall Street style: Taxpayers get saddled with the risks and costs of the bailout, while private shareholders reap the gains. July 29, 2008
Who needs evidence when you can identify suspects by the color of their skin? That seems to be the guiding principle of new FBI rules. July 17, 2008
Barack Obama is planning a visit to Iraq to help him "refine" the position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq that won him the Democratic nomination.
July 15, 2008
Since securing the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama has moved so far and fast to the right that even the Wall Street Journal approves. July 9, 2008
The federal government's never-ending persecution of Sami Al-Arian reached a new low when Al-Arian was charged with two counts of criminal contempt. July 2, 2008
Western oil companies are putting the finishing touches on contracts that would allow them to operate in Iraq for the first time in more than three decades.
July 1, 2008
George Bush ratcheted up the pressure on Iran with his announcement while in Britain that the European Union had agreed to a new round of sanctions.
June 18, 2008
Barack Obama's motive in criticizing Black men as irresponsible was to appeal to conservative white voters by validating racist stereotypes. June 17, 2008
When war crimes like Haditha see the light of day, the myth of U.S. "success" in Iraq is exposed, as is the real face of occupation. June 10, 2008
The Republicans have gotten help from two hated opponents: Hillary and Bill Clinton have set out the most effective ways to attack Barack Obama. June 3, 2008
If you look more closely at what the U.S. has done in Afghanistan, it's clear the rhetoric about upholding democracy is--as in Iraq--a smokescreen. May 28, 2008
If you look beyond the battles among the candidates, Election 2008 is bringing into focus a political shift to the left that runs deeper than the presidential campaign. May 13, 2008
Barack Obama's decision to ditch his former pastor is part of a broader strategy of tilting right to appeal to supposedly conservative white voters. May 6, 2008
Ordinary people, whether they live in Pennsylvania or not, have many reasons to be bitter about the condition of their lives and the world. April 25, 2008
His history as a radical antiwar activist is the real heart of the "Are you now or have you ever been a dinner guest of Bill Ayers?" attack.
April 25, 2008
John McCain is proposing warmed-over supply-side economics--and there's less to the Democrats' criticisms of business than meets the eye. April 11, 2008
The crackup of the storied Wall Street firm Bear Stearns has provided an object lesson in the double standards of American capitalism. April 4, 2008
Despite the presence of hundreds of antiwar veterans telling their story, the U.S. corporate media chose to ignore Winter Soldier. April 4, 2008
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