Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food

Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science. “Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on […]

Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity 

TTP will strengthen corporate control of your rights. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than two political parties debating big government versus small. Only a few months ago, President Barack Obama was at loggerheads with Republican members of Congress intent […]

Disastrous Free Trade Agreements: The Unholy Trinity

Transparency has been a key issue regarding these “free trade” agreements since we are kept completely in the dark. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Transparency has been a key issue regarding these “free trade” agreements since we are kept completely in the dark. Our leaders are surrendering our sovereignty and undercutting our economy through misguided policies and so-called “free […]

Anger Aimed at Troika’s Ruthless Neoliberalism as Greece Exit Looms 

  With banks shuttered, capital controls in place, and democracy under threat, the world’s eyes turn toward what the Greek people will decide President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech in Brussels on Monday that observers say has dramatically escalated the tensions surrounding a referendum vote in Greece next Sunday—a vote that […]

A 12-Step Program to Cure America of Its War Addiction

It’s time to admit we have a problem. War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war.  When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you.  It limits the terms […]

90 Percent of Americans Wouldn’t Pay an Income Tax

The Progressive Consumption Tax Act would also put America back on the map and make it competitive again ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Could you imagine a tax reform that would essentially eliminate an income tax for 90 percent of Americans? Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) proposed just that with a bill last December. The Progressive Consumption Tax Act is […]

  • Other Recent Articles

  • They’re Still Fighting the Civil War — And Still Lying About the Confederate Flag

    They’re Still Fighting the Civil War — And Still Lying About the Confederate Flag

    For them, it never ended. One particular constellation of white supremacist assumptions — centered on, though not limited to the state-sanctioned display of the Confederate battle flag — has suddenly fallen into question. So now, in order to preserve the broader framework — in which, for example, that symbol of white supremacy can be proudly […]

  • Why the Media Can't Get Its Story Straight About the Amazing Medical Potential of Cannabis

    Why the Media Can’t Get Its Story Straight About the Amazing Medical Potential of Cannabis

    The press reports on the JAMA meta-analysis of cannabinoid research were all over the place. Most of them missed the story. Judging from the disparate media headlines, last week’s meta-analysis of cannabinoid research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contained something for everyone. Here’s a sampling of the mainstream media’s seemingly […]

  • Ryan Gosling: What Costco Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their Eggs

    The actor called it “appalling” that Costco would market eggs “with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture.” Costco has been under intense criticism this week because it has yet to pledge not to sell GMO-free salmon should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve it. Additionally, the […]

  • Why Ayn Rand Is a Fan Favorite Among Christian Theocrats

    Why Ayn Rand Is a Fan Favorite Among Christian Theocrats

    Anything that unifies extreme groups and reinforces their ideology should set off alarm bells. Ayn Rand’s followers find themselves sharing a lot of common ground with the Christian Right these days. The Tea Party, with its stress on righteous liberty and a robust form of capitalism, has been a rallying point for both groups. Still, […]

  • Can Bristol Palin finally admit that abstinence education is garbage?

    Can Bristol Palin finally admit that abstinence education is garbage?

    Bristol Palin just revealed that she’s pregnant with her second child out of wedlock, and as suspected, she’s being ridiculed for being a hypocrite on quite a few social issues. While she is on the record against gay marriage and reproductive rights, the most laughable component of the story has to do with how Palin […]

  • All Recent Articles