Sanders Blasts The Trans-Pacific Partnership

A TPP agreement reached over the weekend draws a vow of action in the Senate from the populist presidential hopeful. _____________________________________________________________________ Over the weekend, 11 nations reached a final agreement in Atlanta on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a wide-ranging deal that would expand corporate rights across member states to the detriment of worker rights, the […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Disaster

Ian Fletcher – So a deal between the signatory nations has finally been reached for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Personally, I’ve been fighting this for a long time.) ___________________________________________________________________ This is firmly on Obama’s plate. Given his status as a liberal president, the public’s ever-growing disapproval of free-trade agreements, and the fact that he criticized such […]

Reaganism Has Been The Problem — Bernie Sanders Is The Solution

The nation is progressive, but it keeps being told it can’t have the economy or politics that both wants, deserves, and so desperately needs  ___________________________________________________________________ One of the great mysteries in politics is how a country that polls well to the left of center, on an issue-by-issue basis keeps electing politicians from both parties who […]

Officials Reach Deal On Trans-Pacific Partnership

a deal that could reshape industries and influence everything from the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments, — And NOT in YOUR FAVOR ___________________________________________________________________ The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation but the accord on Monday […]

10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño, Oxfam Warns

Countries are already facing a “major emergency,” _________________________________________________________________ At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño, Oxfam has reported. In Oxfam’s new report called Entering Uncharted Waters, erratic weather patterns were noted including high temperatures and droughts, […]

Esquire’s Charlie Pierce on Oregon Massacre: ‘One of Our Political Parties is Completely Insane’

___________________________________________________________________ “We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.” Esquire political blogger Charlie Pierce appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Earlier President Obama was visibly exasperated as he discussed America’s collective failure to effect better gun control. “We collectively […]

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  • Krugman: Today's GOP Is Further to the Right than Cheney—Yikes! 

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  • Bernie Sanders 'Disappointed' By Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

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    Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time - Harry S Truman

    FDR Warning us about today's Republicans ----------------------------------
    Robert Reich on Chained CPI (the proposal to cut Social Security benefits)