If our leaders want to balance the budget, here’s a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that’s draining billions of federal tax dollars.
Americans revere few things as highly as the veteran. They deservedly get respect for having worn their nation's uniform. Big Oil has another agenda.
On February 10, the FCC ruled that the huge Chicago radio station, WLS, had to pay a $44,000 fine for airing 90-second segments produced by Workers Independent News. The FCC noted that the station failed on 11 occasions to explicitly notify listeners that the segments were paid for by Workers Independent News.
Things might be looking up for opponents of Keystone XL discouraged by the State Department's highly suspect Final Environmental Impact Statement that seemed to augur approval, and the Inspector General's report that found no conflict of interest, despite the FEIS author's failure to disclose previous and ongoing business relations with TransCanada.
If right-wing America had set out to design a Supreme Court case that combined all of its political fetishes, it could not have done better than to come up with Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius.
There is a whiff of bubblegum scent in the air as I drive toward Waimea Town and past the sprawling, fields of red earth operated by the agri-biotech companies flanking Kauai's Highway 50.
As Comcast moves forward with its plan to take over Time Warner Cable, their legislative agenda is facing greater scrutiny.
America's income inequality has grown so wide that the current "recovery" is driven primarily by the upper fifth of income earners.
Last week, more than 550 groups, representing tens of millions of individual members, signed a letter to members of Congress urging them to vote against a push by President Obama for 'fast track' authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a so-called "free trade" now under negotation between the U.S. and eleven other Pacific rim nations.
With the financial recovery looking more like the Great Recession, people are turning to the real goods and services of the earth economy.