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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungOntario Premier Doug Ford, right, sits next to Health Minister Christine Elliott during Question Period at Queen's Park, in Toronto on July 31, 2018.

Ford Government’s New Health Care Act Needs Public Consultation

March 31, 2019

By Natalie Mehra / Huffington Post. There is no evaluation system for the vast new restructuring. It is called “The People’s Health Care Act.” But the new health care omnibus bill, being rushed at breakneck speed through Ontario’s Legislature by Doug Ford’s majority caucus, does not reflect his promises to “the people” in the election.…

U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Forget Mueller. Forget Impeachment. A Million People Should Surround the White House and Demand Trump’s Resignation

March 30, 2019

By Ralph Nader / Common Dreams. Even the master distractor himself could not have distracted the mass dittohead media any better from his true crimes. Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte, Attorney…

Pelosi and McConnell

Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO

March 28, 2019

By Norman Solomon When Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell teamed up to invite NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint session of Congress, they had every reason to expect the April 3 speech to be a big hit with U.S. media and political elites. The establishment is eager to affirm the sanctity of…

World Bank Financializing Development

World Bank Financializing Development

March 26, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Mar 26 (IPS)  – The World Bank has successfully legitimized the notion that private finance is the solution to pressing development and welfare concerns, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Agenda 2030. A recent McKinsey report estimates that the world…

Bernie Is Not a Wind Sock

Bernie Is Not a Wind Sock

March 25, 2019

By Norman Solomon Bernie Sanders wrapped up a weekend campaign swing through California with a Sunday afternoon speech to 16,000 of us a few miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. News coverage seemed unlikely to convey much about the event. The multiracial crowd reflected the latest polling that shows great diversity of support for Bernie,…

From Liberal ‘Ideology’ to Massive Cuts: Ford’s Education Policy for Ontario

From Liberal ‘Ideology’ to Massive Cuts: Ford’s Education Policy for Ontario

March 22, 2019

By Dudley Paul / Socialist Project. Education Minister Lisa Thompson, walked up to the podium at the Ontario Science Centre on Friday to tell Ontarians about her plan for education. But first, she took a shot at the Liberal Party. Liberal “ideology” she claimed, got it wrong on education from the “social experiment” of the…

Why Not Impeach?

March 22, 2019

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. What sensate, morally decent human being could fail to appreciate newly elected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s call “to impeach the motherfucker!”  She was referring of course, to Donald Trump. What her words, taken literally, call for is a formal indictment, rendered by the House of Representatives that would lead to a…

Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory

Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory

March 21, 2019

Dean Baker / The Hankyoreh Much of the Democratic Party, including almost the entire pack of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, has embraced the concept of a Green New Deal (GND). This is an ambitious plan for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time creating good-paying jobs, improving education, and reducing inequality.…

The Real College Admissions Scandal Is Structural Inequality

The Real College Admissions Scandal Is Structural Inequality

March 21, 2019

Dean Baker / Truthout The indictments last week of a number of prominent people for paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges was perhaps more amusing than shocking. The fact that rich people are often able to buy their kids into schools is hardly a secret. After all, who believes that Donald Trump…

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

March 21, 2019

By Norman Solomon To understand Beto O’Rourke as a candidate, it’s vital to go beneath the surface of his political backstory. News watchers are already well aware of the former Texas congressman’s good looks, charisma, youthful energy and fundraising prowess. But most remain unaware of an inconvenient truth that could undermine the O’Rourke campaign among…