(First published at DidYouCheckFirst.wordpress.com) Robert Scheer talks with Ralph Nader in this episode of Scheer Intelligence. Ralph peels the onion like only he can. He blasts Hillary – and Bernie – for not being actual progressives and for actually being mostly just the Democratic version of political corporatists. Hillary’s associations with Wall Street and her […]
Imagine a dystopian future in which foreign corporations sue for and win millions and even billions of our tax dollars in damageswhile exercising incredible and corrupting influence over our elected leaders to change, overturn, or create laws that benefit companies at the expense of our safety and our liberties. Sounds far-fetched, doesn’t it? Not to […]
If all you did was scan headlines or look at memes, you could be excused for thinking that Republicans were completely absent this weekend from Selma. You’d also be wrong. CNN originally reported… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will […]
Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst I think it’s important for everyone to keep sharing articles like the one linked below about the president’s veto of KXL because it’s that big of a deal. President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill by Stefanie Spear | February 24, 2015 4:05 pm, EcoWatch It’s Math The science is clear. It […]
Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst The Economic Policy Institute recently published this sobering piece, Even the Most Educated Workers Have Declining Wages Here’s the part all of you fellow white-collar workers – and especially those of you who dismiss or deride the concerns about minimum and living wages – need to read and understand: “The workers with […]
Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst Make no mistake about this. Reza Aslan and Glenn Greenwald are playing the O’Reilly “Tiller-the-baby-killer” card against Sam Harris. They are being intellectually dishonest about the role that religious fundamentalism plays in the violence and intolerance the world over. They are providing cover to others to do the same, and in […]
Originally published at DidYouCheckFirst. Seems that too few of us stop to realize that people – you know, human beings – who do some of the most essential jobs to life itself – harvesting our food, placing it on shelves in stores, or preparing and serving it to us in restaurants – are some of […]
Originally posted at DidYouCheckFirst Robert Reich had this to say about a New York Times article, “Auto Industry Galvanized After Record Recall Year“ His closing question got me thinking about the corruption of money in our news and in our politics. I often feel like what I’m hearing from the trickle-down and Invisible Hand believers is, “We […]
A prescient article helped Greg, a middle-aged, college-educated, suburban, white guy, gain a deeper understanding of white privilege and its implications.
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