“Would you talk to your mother like that?” “You wouldn’t want someone to speak to your daughter that way.” “Imagine someone said that to your sister.” “Would you talk to your mother like that?
America's weak democracy is being killed before our eyes. The robber barons are back and are buying American politicians at the highest level in more than a century, as several hundred of the wealthiest Americans led by the Koch brothers say they will spend $900 million in 2016’s presidential and national elections.
Kevin Pack says that he objected to his principal's proselytizing, and that got him fired. An Indiana school teacher says that he was fired by his school’s Christian principal and school board because he identifies as an atheist.
It's the wealthiest Americans who are recovering from the Great Recession. A new report from the Economic Policy Institute says that the benefits from the economic recovery are being enjoyed by the nation’s top 1% of income earners while the rest of us still languish with relatively stagnant, even falling, wages.
The finance industry still presents a massive threat to the middle class. Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class.
A high-tech weather prediction model said New York wouldn't get much snowfall. So why didn't we know about it?
Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin -- the future is looking bright for the GOP. On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart mocked the aspiring GOP presidential candidates -- a.k.a.
Brave whistleblower exposed an ill-conceived and dangerous maneuver that had provided a flawed design for a nuclear weapon component to Iran.
A man held a pillow over my face and forcibly penetrated me. The police called me "the suspect." I sit in the windowless interrogation room, fingers brushing against the cool metal of handcuffs attached to the chair, and try to comprehend what the detective sitting across from me is asking. “Were you a virgin?
Climate scientists say extreme blizzards are the new normal Severe winter storm events often prompt naysayers to mock, “Where’s that global warming?
The famed professor draws a disturbing parallel between "Sniper" and our "global assassination program." Noam Chomsky had some choice words about the popularity of "American Sniper," its glowing New York Times review, and what the worship of a movie about a cold-blooded killer says about the American people.
The chemistry major was coming from the library while black. Not even the Yale student son of an award-winning columnist is immune from the barrel of a police officer's gun.
Greece has a new leader who should completely ignore the fiscal scolds. Fed up with suffering through ill-conceived austerity economics, Greece has overwhelmingly elected a leftist leader who has promised to end this particular brand of punitive, failed policy.
Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here's what happened next.
Making money is all a game to the super-rich. Just 10% of Americans own 91 percent of the nation's stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7).
A big victory in the fight against foreign banks. Syriza, the radical leftists who have pledged to roll back austerity and renegotiate Greece’s mammoth debt, swept to a stunning victory in the country’s elections on Sunday – but looked like falling agonisingly short of an outright majority.
A scary report shows the purported Christian religiosity of American cities. Ever wonder what makes a city bible-minded?
Moore confronts the smear artists. Filmmaker Michael Moore went on offense on Facebook today, pushing back at the attacks upon him over a comment he made on Twitter about military snipers by listing the multitude of ways he has supported veterans, before calling on Fox News to “quit making sh*t up about me.” Moore has become the target of conservative fans of the film American Sniper who have claimed he attacked the subject of the film, Chris Kyle, when he tweeted: “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2.
U.S. borderlands are laboratories for nightmarish innovations. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. It was October 2012.
The truth is, my husband's hefty salary makes my life as a writer easy. Pretending otherwise doesn't help anyone.