Amid the false fanfare about the transformational aspects of Joe Manchin’s supposed climate change bill is the way Democrats are using it to make corporations and the wealthy wealthier while further disadvantaging people living in poor communities, especially people living in poor communities of color.
One of the most basic truths about American politics is one that doesn’t get enough attention. Republican voters are far more loyal to the Republican Party than Democratic voters are to the Democratic Party.
As I become more involved with Green Party politics, I want to share a series of posts on how I think Green Party candidates can mount strong political campaigns. This series will be based on my love of politics, my 33 years of following politics, my appreciation of data, and my desire to see a… Continue reading Running Against Rosa DeLauro
On January 6, 1941, FDR gave his Four Freedoms speech. While the speech would ultimately serve as the basis for the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, the speech’s historical context tells pieces of the story regularly not discussed.
Stephanie Kelton’s The Deficit Myth is one of the most thought-provoking books I have read in years. Setting aside the fact that this reality indicates I’m a nerd, The Deficit Myth is an important contribution to our understanding of the economy and government’s involvement in the economy.
In the era of rising government debt, it is worth understanding the history of the gold standard. I’m guessing some of you will be surprised by how the gold standard came and went over time.
The Natural Rate of Unemployment (NARU) is something really worth thinking about while millions go jobless in the era of coronavirus.
Given how Boris Johnson’s “win” is being portrayed on both sides of the Atlantic, I feel compelled to share facts about what actually happened. The truth is nothing like what the media and pundits are saying.
I consider myself a student of history. I like to believe I have a good grip on why American history has unfolded the way it has unfolded. Yesterday, I learned about the Teller and Platt Amendments for the first time. I’m writing about them because they say so much about the dominance America wishes to… Continue reading The Teller and Platt Amendments Explained
This is the first in a series of posts that will describe government benefits programs offered by the United States. The next section will give basic details about the Women and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC). The subsequent section will give facts about WIC participation.