Category Congress

The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about “Nuclear Option””

“The cost of building and maintaining the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, as it’s known, could swell to $264 billion over the coming decades, with much of the money going to military contractors, including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.”

Seizing the War Industry, by Christian Sorenson

“The War Industry infests the American economy like a cancer, sapping its strength and distorting its creativity while devouring its treasure.”

The new COVID “relief” bill includes:

“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)

Matt Taibbi: “Amazing” Hypocrisy: Democrats Make Wreck of Covid-19 Relief Negotiations

“There are no direct payments for regular working people, people living off tips,” the aide says. “But they made sure there’s a provision in there to help defense contractors who aren’t working right now. They get what they’re looking for.”

Margaret Flowers: The Solutions are Obvious, but it will take a Revolution to win them

“This is our moment. This is the time to make demands that the government take action to address the people’s needs.,,,It is up to us to bring the crisis to members of Congress and demand immediate action.”

Who’s Really Looting America? with Robert Reich

As hundreds of thousands take to the streets to protest ruthless police killings of Black Americans and centuries of systemic racism, and Donald Trump and his enablers cast the protesters as violent “looters,” former Labor Secretary Robert Reich exposes the real looters in America: Wall Street bankers in designer suits and corporate executives in lofty […]

IT’S A SCANDAL THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHO SUPPORTED THE CORONAVIRUS BAILOUT. HELP US FIND OUT.

“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”

Matt Taibbi: Bailing Out the Bailout

“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”

United States Still Largest Weapons Exporter in the World

“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”

Ilhan Omar Has a Plan to Revolutionize U.S. Foreign Policy

“They would also have to reckon with the humanitarian impact of sanctions, which Congress largely ignores at this point, and it has led to some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as we’re seeing in Venezuela, and North Korea, and Iran.”

Chris Hedges: The New Rules of the Game

“Should Bernie Sanders manage to evade the snares, traps and minefields laid for him by the Democratic Party elites, should he miraculously become the party’s nominee, the game of least worst will radically change.”

DN!: “Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar

REP. ILHAN OMAR: I think, to the point that Rashida was talking about, about us not being divided, but disconnected, is truly how I think about the thing that is wrong with the formation of our foreign policy, is that when we engage in the creation of our foreign policy, we are truly disconnected from the foreign nations that it will impact and the humans who are going to be impacted by our foreign policy.

Chris Hedges: Democrats Have No Moral Authority on Impeachment

“Democrats are…living in an alternative reality.”

How Democracies Die, by Chris Hedges

“The U.S. Republican Party, replicating the fascist parties of the 1930s, is a personality cult. Those who do not bow obsequiously before the leader and carry out the leader’s demands are banished.”

The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy, by Henry Giroux

“Trump’s impeachment battle is part of the wider historical and global struggle taking place over democracy.”

As We Work to Prevent Iran War, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

“On Thursday, the House passed a resolution that would reassert Congress’s constitutional, and long-neglected, power to start and end wars. The resolution faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and this is where progressives should place their energy.”

Chomsky, Falk and Ellsberg: Congress Must Forcibly Limit Trump’s Power to Attack Iran

January10 , 2020, BREAKING: “House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran.” “The House must of listened. If only the Senate would.

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”

The Impeachment’s Moral Hypocrisy, by Chris Hedges

“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”

How Can the Senate Impeachment Trial Be Fair? By Lee Fang

Reporter Lee Fang tracks down members of the Senate a day after their House colleagues voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.