Bruce Rauner isn’t particularly known for his subtlety—he once said lawmakers should lower the minimum wage in Illinois. In a campaign ad from December 2013, Rauner walks onto a white screen, examines a claw hammer, and puts it on the counter. He reaches down and pulls out a sledgehammer with a self-satisfied look on his […]Read more "Bruce Rauner’s Manufactured Crisis"
On Tuesday, the Senate narrowly advanced a bill giving President Barack Obama—and the next president—”Fast Track” or Trade Promotion Authority to ram through the Trans Pacific Partnership with almost no democratic oversight. The vote is a major victory for multinational corporations and the global one percent. While hundreds of unelected, unaccountable corporate big-wigs literally wrote the […]Read more "Democrats Are Selling Out Both People and Planet"
Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont, is running for president. Even more ambitiously, he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he wants to lead “a political revolution in this country.” And he’s doing it as a Democrat. In the wake of his announcement, some on the pragmatic left rushed to make the socialist safe for mass consumption. […]Read more "Why Radicals Like Bernie Sanders Should Run As Democrats"