Category Congress

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.

Chris Hedges: ‘Democrats set the table for Russiagate’

Chris Hedges, host of “On Contact,” joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the role of the Democratic establishment in the “Russiagate” media frenzy.

Pelosi and McConnell Crank Up NATO Madness, by Norman Solomon

“NATO and a just, peaceful and sustainable world are incompatible…. It is an unjust, undemocratic, violent and aggressive alliance trying to shape the world for the benefit of a few.”

We need a New Green Foreign Policy to go with our New Green Deal, by Anne Winkler Morey

One can not build sustainability and equity at home and while destroying the rest of the planet. Period.

Debate Over Labeling Omar Obscures Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine

Chait has a clear double standard for cultural sensitivity and respect: He requires a young Muslim woman to be conversant in and circumspect of even antiquated stereotypes about Jews, while his own remark makes use of the much more current stereotype of the sneaky, shady Arab or Muslim who is not to be trusted. By […]

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

Who has nuclear weapons? Officially, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States. Also, India, Israel, and Pakistan

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.

Update on ALEC, Center for Media and Democracy

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What corporations have quit ALEC? Is your legislator a member of ALEC? and more.

The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East, by Kathy Kelly

When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.

Kavanaugh Hearings: Toxic Masculinity is Endemic to the Far Right, Henry Giroux

An interview of Henry Giroux on the Kavanaugh Hearings: Government run amuck and the ramifications beyond the hearings

SUMMER OFFENSIVE FOR NET NEUTRALITY STARTS NOW

Net neutrality is being stolen from you.  Here are suggestions to stop the theft. By Fight for the Future  Popular Resistance  June 10, 2018  | RESIST!, Note: The battle for a free and open Internet that is equal to all as a public utility continues.  The net neutrality movement will continue urging members of Congress to support the […]

Graduates of Elite Universities Dominate The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Study Finds, by Zaid Jilani

The researchers were hesitant to comment on what the findings of their study mean for the way journalism is produced. But the homogeneity of perspectives and experiences in a newsroom can have the effect of limiting a newsroom’s scope of reporting…

Polly Mann | How Do U.S. Military Gifts to Israel Affect Children and Youth?

Israel’s military and court detention is unique in the world in its systematic incarceration of children––specifically, Palestinian children.

The controversial Numes Memo with progressive views by The Nation, The Intercept, Consortium News, AntiMedia and the Real News Network

“Discrediting law enforcement is the memo’s transparent purpose and why it has been embraced by President Trump,” argued a Washington Post editorial that condemned Ryan’s choice.

It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers

Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.

Chris Hedges | RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.