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America’s billionaire class is funding anti-democratic forces

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Decades ago, America’s monied interests bankrolled a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism and constitutional democracy. Today’s billionaire class is pushing a radically anti-de...

Trump claims immigrants are voting illegally. The real problem is foreign fatcats funding US campaigns

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Nel 2017, Donald Trump repeatedly claimed without evidence that between 3 million and 5 million unauthorized immigrants had voted for Hillary Clinton. In the last few weeks, Trump has resurrected his lie during campaig...

The second American civil war is already happening

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The US supreme court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v Wade (an early draft of which was leaked last week) doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states. Di conseguenza, it will put another large brick in t...

We must fight powerful bullies, whether they are Putin, briscola, or tech billionaires

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I keep running into people who feel overwhelmed by so many seemingly unrelated but terrifying things occurring all at once. “How can all this be happening?” they ask. But these things are connected. They are reinforci...

Trump still won’t shut up. He’s doing Democrats running for office a huge favor

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The beginning of May before midterm elections marks the start of primary season and six months of fall campaigning. The conventional view this year is that Democrats will be clobbered in November. Perché? Because midterm...

One by one, Republican midterm candidates are falling into line with Trump

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As Trump’s big lie of a stolen election began ricocheting across America in November 2020, Arizona’s Republican attorney general, Mark Brnovich (pronounced “Burn-o-vich”), spoke out forcefully on national television. ...

Elon Musk wants to own Twitter to protect his ‘freedom’, not everyone else’s

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Elon Musk has now put together a $46.5bn financing package to buy Twitter – two thirds of it from his own assets, and a third from bank loans secured against Twitter’s assets. It’s the biggest acquisition financing ev...

We’re running out of time to hold Donald Trump accountable

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On Friday, Trump endorsed JD Vance in the Ohio Senate Republican primary. This follows his endorsement of Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate Republican primary and Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate race. The media...

Why did CBS News hire Mick Mulvaney?

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CBS News has hired Mick Mulvaney as an on-air contributor. You may recall that Mulvaney served as acting chief of staff under Trump and led Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. But as I’ll get to in a moment, Mulv...

Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense

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The Russian people know little about Putin’s war on Ukraine because Putin has blocked their access to the truth, substituting propaganda and lies. Years ago, pundits assumed the internet would open a new era of democr...

Biden needs to start going after large corporations if he wants to win again

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As America slouches toward the midterm elections, you need an economic message that celebrates your accomplishments to date – job creation and higher wages – yet also takes aim at the major abuses of economic power th...

After Amazon workers’ union victory the Fed must stop tipping the scales for bosses

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On Friday, Amazon – America’s wealthiest, most powerful and fiercest anti-union corporation, with the second-largest workforce in the nation (union-busting Walmart being the largest), lost out to a group of warehouse ...

Dictators like Putin surround themselves with liars and propaganda. That leads to very bad decisions

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It appears that Vladimir Putin’s aides have misinformed him about the war, fearful of his reaction. Di mercoledì, American officials revealed that, according to American intelligence, Putin’s strict isolation during t...

Why do Putin, briscola, Tucker Carlson and the Republican party sound so alike?

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In a speech delivered last Friday from his office in the Kremlin, Putin criticized the west’s “cancel culture”, quale, he charged, is “canceling” Russia – “an entire thousand-year-old country, our people”. It was the ...

It’s the beginning of a new era in Washington – and Putin is responsible

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I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest something that would have seemed utter nonsense as late as a month ago: I’m seeing the stirrings in Washington of a new era of … I’m not sure what to call it. “Unity” is way t...

Big oil could bring US gas prices down but won’t – so hit it with a windfall tax

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This morning I filled my car with gas, costing almost six dollars a gallon. My car is a Mini Cooper I bought years ago, partly because it wasn’t a gas-guzzler. Now it’s guzzling dollars. When I consider what’s happeni...

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