Socialism is capitalism’s critical shadow. When lights shift, a shadow may seem to disappear, but sooner or later, with further shifts of light, it comes back. Capitalism’s ideologues have long fantasized that capitalism would finally outwit, outperform, and thereby overcome socialism: make the shadow vanish permanently. Like children, they bemoan their failure when, in the […]
The day Joe Biden made an arduous and risky flight to Israel, I rubbed my eyes to read the account of another president’s mission to a remote land. This one was to North Dakota. Enroute to a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D., then-President Donald Trump had the ear of the state’s junior Republican U.S. senator, […]
“Drowning Pool” no longer is just a 1970s Paul Newman flick. It is now a homicide scene in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott is the killer. Even if we don’t know how many have drowned in the face of a floating buoy barrier in the Rio Grande, it’s clear that Abbott set a death trap. Nets […]
By Gary M. Feinman The New Gilded Age, wars along the Russian border, a global pandemic, battles for women’s rights, even the Titanic: history does rhyme with the present. Yet as former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert once observed: “If history tells us anything, it’s that we never learn from history.” That’s something we can […]
Political partisanship has a neurobiological basis, a new study shows. It is predicted by the way our brains process basic political words or concepts.
They crafted what Texas and a few other states have adopted as “energy boycott” laws to punish institutions that scale back their investments in fossil fuels.
Understand, Trump has always looked at the legal system as a fiscal proposition, speculation of the highest order.
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike March 21-23, 2023, for the first time in four years, shutting down the nation’s second-largest school district for three rain-soaked days.
It’s time to end our national reliance on tipped workers. The unhealthy dynamic created by tipping emerges from decades of legalized subminimum wages and keeps workers subservient to the whims of employers and customers.
Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.