Public schools. Cooperative extensions. Community hospitals. Pre-K. Public roads. Public transportation. Social Security. Medicare. Public libraries. Minimum wage. Overtime pay. Work safety. Vaccination programs. Job training. Unemployment insurance. Flood insurance. The GI Bill. Insider trading laws. Earned Income Tax Credit. Food stamps for kids. Emergency
With the National Day of Prayer, it seems that religious socialism is something that Tea Party activists are more than happy to accept.
You thought Barack Obama was a threat to international capitalism? He’s got nothing on Santa Claus. Haven’t you noticed the striking similarity in appearance between Santa and Karl Marx?
As the United States teeters on the brink of right wing echolalia on the issue of health care reform, some progressives are trying to appeal to reason, pointing out that government-run health care is not actually a very radical idea, that it would save money,
Leonard Pitts’ latest column: Last year, Barack Obama was elected president, the first American of African heritage ever to reach that office. If this was regarded as a new beginning by most Americans, it was regarded apocalyptically by others who promptly proceeded to lose both
Congressional Republicans want you to forget all about the past, and how they spent the last decade running a borrow and spend government. Perhaps the Democrats are trying to have it both ways, but the Republicans are too.
In order for insurance giant AIG to survive the consequences of its habit of speculative investment guaranteed by money it didn’t have, topped by investment insurance policies AIG couldn’t cover, the federal government has bailed out the monstrously big corporation to the tune of $170
Try to calculate how you would get by if you had to live on your own with a small child on just $28,000. It’s extremely difficult to do, and it would get even more difficult if you had to pay for the health insurance premiums that Senator DeMint tried to impose.
Someone listening to the NPR Weekend Edition story about Newton and Amana in Iowa wouldn’t know about this important difference between the communities, and wouldn’t understand an essential part of economic conditions resulting from the communities’ very different histories.
Georgia Newsom of Sylva, North Carolina writes in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times against the candidacy of Barack Obama by pointing to what she calls “socialism”: “Why complain? Government intervention, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, programs run by the government with roots going back to the
It’s not radical redistribution of wealth. It’s not socialism. It’s merely asking the economic elites of America to work according to the same rules that the rest of us have been working under.