Sharon Smith

  • The real tax cheats

    Shifting the tax burden from the rich to the poor has been the ugly underbelly of the decades-long one-sided class war waged by the corporate class.

  • Laws that need breaking

    There is a new civil rights movement emerging today, with the goal of preventing a return to racist tyranny--this time on the backs of Mexican immigrants.

  • Foxes guarding the corporate coop

    The institutions empowered to police the big banks and Wall Street firms were all too happy to look the other way until the deals went sour.

  • The antiwar movement retreats

    Eight years into the war seems like a peculiar time for some activists to claim that the U.S. needs to stay longer for the good of the Afghan people.

  • Needed: A new movement for abortion rights

    The pro-choice movement's steady retreat has allowed a small but dedicated army of zealots to transform the political terrain against abortion.

  • What smells at Whole Foods?

    Whole Foods' corporate leaders claim to operate according to a "mission" that promotes social responsibility. But something sinister lurks beneath the surface.

  • America's union-busters on the warpath

    True to form, business leaders have reacted with a collective hysteria to legislation that would make it just a bit easier for workers to unionize.

  • Still feeding at the bottomless trough

    Federal officials may wring their hands over new scandals at AIG and Merrill Lynch, but they're still rewarding Wall Street's reckless betting.

  • When the Feds go marching in

    Federally orchestrated bailouts always signal a steep drop down the economic ladder for those who actually work for their income.

  • The war they all agree on

    Despite new evidence of atrocities carried out by U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan, the two U.S. ruling parties are escalating the war.

  • Exxon's legal guardians

    Corporate America is celebrating the Supreme Court decision in the Exxon Valdez case that shields the world's most profitable company against its victims.

  • Clinton's last stand

    The Clintons were the key architects of a thinly veiled race-based campaign strategy that escalated as Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations disintegrated.

  • Israel's apartheid at 60

    The parallels between South Africa’s white minority regime and the apartheid state of Israel were striking as Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary.

  • Rockefeller family fables

    The media that praise a new generation of Rockefellers for promoting alternative energy are ignoring the cruel history of the robber-baron family.

  • Let them eat ethanol

    For the 3 billion people who survive on less than $2 a day, the upward spiral in food prices has meant a struggle for the most basic of human rights.

  • Wall Street or homeowners:

    Guess who's getting a bailout?

    The crackup of Bear Stearns ended with a bailout for Wall Street. But millions of homeowners will pay for the crisis Wall Street made.

  • The Exxon Valdez disaster goes on

    ExxonMobil's management team has cornered the market on corporate corruption while paying a minimum in compensation to its many victims.

  • The Ron Paul delusion

    Some writers on the left are sliding down the slippery slope of single-issue voting in their support for right-wing Republican Ron Paul.