American politics

“How Come?” Questions

“How Come?” Questions

April 20, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. There are many reasons why American politics often seems more baffling than the politics of other so-called democracies. These would include un- and anti-democratic provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and statutory law, the duopoly party system that the Democratic and Republican Parties have concocted over the years, and spillovers…

Republican State Lawmakers’ Refusal to Expand Medicaid Will Result in Thousands of Deaths

January 30, 2014

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: 8 million Americans will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus

January 29, 2014
Jason Rano: The vast majority of farm subsidies and crop insurance go to the largest corporate farms.

Americans Living in Poverty

January 7, 2014
Glen Ford: 50th years after the launch of the War on Poverty, Democrats and Republicans still refuse to address the systemic causes driving poverty in the US today

Banks Win Big as Regulators Refuse to Rein in $700 Trillion Derivatives Market

May 17, 2013

Bill Black: Weakness of financial regulators shows you can not “tame the scorpion”

The 4th Anniversary of the Passing of Author and Activist Howard Zinn

April 7, 2009

TRNN Brings you a collection of interviews with the celebrated author and activist Howard Zinn four years after his passing