"If the trajectory of 2016 continues through Trump’s presidency, the 'commons,' the public sphere and the values of shared responsibility, will be tested as never before."
For the second time in a week Charles Schumer aligned himself with Trump in a portent the Democrat's opposition to Trump is faltering.
Trump’s plan calls for huge tax credits: billions of dollars in checks written to private companies that invest in ‘approved’ projects which they would end up owning.
"Relaxing the rules governing ‘corporate partnerships’ will ensure parks become commercialized” and “dependent on corporations to operate."
This all began when one of Snyder's emergency dictators decided safe drinking water from Lake Huron didn't fit the corporate financial model
Instead of noting how inept the Bush response to help tens-of-thousands of Americans was, or mourning the loss of 1,800 lives, this sick psychotic conservative hoped that an equally-catastrophic disaster would strike the city of Chicago.
It is true the Koch's are poised to spend nearly a billion dollars to put a Koch surrogate in the White House, and to completely take over the entire nation they are paying an American Legislative Exchange Council subsidiary to impose their corporate agenda on every town, village, city, and county in America.
The privatization scam amounts to a yearly-issued, and set amount, coupon to purchase healthcare services at a private hospital or doctor's office, or use as a discount card to purchase a private insurance policy.
Privatization is stripping powers from electable government, and handing it to the unelectable public - in other words, for profit - sector
Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote against their own self-interests. Despite poor white people in southern red states barely surviving on slave wages, welfare, food stamps, and no adequate healthcare, they routinely vote for Republicans openly campaigning on driving their constituents deeper into poverty.
A coalition working with organizations and activists the world over to promote water as a basic human right filed a report with the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on behalf of tens-of-thousands of poor Detroit residents who are being denied access to running water.
Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy influence
The Koch brothers' American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wants to send taxpayer dollars earmarked for public schools to corporate-owned private schools and religious programs.
A group of Americans are being scammed by immoral operatives, and as is usually the case, the scammers are motivated by sheer greed for power and control of America and its wealth.
The government Romney and Republicans propose is not business friendly, it is business-owned and operated, and the people are expendable assets.
For the past year we have seen an unremitting campaign by the corporate masters of the right wing to try to con the American people into privatizing the U.S. Postal Service.
Corporations are taking over the incarceration of prisoners to make billions of dollars in profit while lobbying against much needed reforms.
There has been a lot of deserved talk about the three legs of corporatism: the right wing message machine, religious fundamentalists, and corporate billionaire funding. However, not as much has been said about Wall Street’s overarching contribution: its creeping dominance over our economy and how its amoral philosophical values have seeped into every part of our culture.