Using fear, punishment and violence to maintain "order" requires more and more oppression—and contradicts our shared values.
As long as racial animosity exists, white and black Americans are less likely to look upward and see where the wealth and power really have gone.
As Donald Trump's former bagman Michael Cohen warned in 2019, "I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power."
The supposed "freedom" to work is a cruel joke when people are forced to choose between putting food on the table and risking their lives.
Powerful people in positions to help contain this disaster are morally bound to do so, their own ambitions be damned.
Yes, President Donald Trump's coronavirus response has been an unequivocal disaster. But this crisis has deeper roots.
The president is trying to force the economy to reopen in order to boost his electoral chances this November, and he's selling out Americans' health to seal the deal.
Three of the four groups aren't getting what they need to survive this crisis, and as long as that's the case, no one can be secure.
For a tiny amount, relative to their fortunes, billionaires are buying a convenient distraction and suggesting there's no need for the government to demand more from them, even during a crisis.
At a time when almost everyone is suffering, the use of power and privilege to turn a profit is reprehensible.
Even without Donald Trump in office, the current system would be failing, for it has no capacity to protect the nation as a whole.
Trump and his administration would rather blame the media and the Democrats, and even question whether the virus is real.
Investing in healthcare, public higher education and our woefully outdated and dilapidated infrastructure will be expensive, but the cost of not making these investments would be astronomical.
Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon. Barr has out-Nixoned Nixon's attorney general. And justice is too low a priority for the GOP to stand up to either of them.
Today, the great divide is not between left and right. It's between democracy and oligarchy. Mike Bloomberg is indubitably part of that oligarchy.
Capitalism's global elite is facing the heat for its own abuses—fueling inequality, fostering corruption and doing squat about climate change, to name a few.
The American workforce is hobbled by deteriorating schools, unaffordable college tuitions, decaying infrastructure, soaring health-care costs, and diminishing basic research.
The president's lawlessness is systematically corrupting the United States, inside and out.
In rallies and countless tweets, President Donald Trump claims to be restoring the American working class. But what does his record show?
What started in 2010, with Citizens United, has brought us to where we are today, with Donald Trump in the White House. It doesn't have to be this way.
Even if a subsequent president wanted to pardon Trump—in the interest of, say, domestic tranquility—she could not.
Trump promised to surround himself with "only the best people in America." He succeeded, but through no fault of his own.
If we've learned anything over the last forty years it's that the savings and investments of wealthy Americans don't necessarily trickle down in ways that grow the economy or benefit most Americans.
Warren "vilifies successful people," says Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Rubbish. Being a billionaire has nothing to do a with being successful in free market capitalism.Rubbish.
If these near-monopolies are unwilling to protect the public from misinformation, they shouldn't have as much power to spread it.