Economy

STRIKE!! General Strike Called For Friday, February 17! (VIDEO)

STRIKE!! General Strike Called For Friday, February 17! (VIDEO)

The idea is simple, but profound. One month into the administration of Donald Trump, the nation has seen marches and protests in every major city and many small towns. Americans by the millions are angry and fearful. Francine Prose wrote an article for the Guardian suggesting that protest is not enough. She called for a national […]

Alabama Still Paying For Relying On Slavery–Literally

Alabama Still Paying For Relying On Slavery–Literally

The nation, and particularly the South, is still paying the human cost of slavery–and probably will be paying it until the end of time. But in at least one state, the cost of using humans as property can be measured in real numbers. For most of the antebellum era, one of Alabama’s biggest sources of […]

Tech Companies Expected To Make Statement Uniting Against Muslim Travel Ban (VIDEO)

Tech Companies Expected To Make Statement Uniting Against Muslim Travel Ban (VIDEO)

Several tech companies are responding to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, with figureheads in Silicon Valley allegedly penning a letter to urge his administration to be aware of the ban’s ramifications. In the draft, the letter reportedly notes that the tech companies welcome Trump’s administration and how the “Department of Homeland Security will implement the […]

Economist Intelligence Unit Downgrades US To ‘Flawed Democracy’ (VIDEO)

Economist Intelligence Unit Downgrades US To ‘Flawed Democracy’ (VIDEO)

The Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the U.S. from a “full democracy” to a “flawed democracy” in the most recent edition of its Democracy Index. The 2016 report – subtitled “Revenge of the ‘deplorables’” – is the ninth edition of the EIU’s annual Democracy Index. The report provides a measure of how democracy fared around the […]

The First Five Days – And The Executive Orders Signed So Far (VIDEO)

The First Five Days – And The Executive Orders Signed So Far (VIDEO)

It has been almost a week since we swore in President Donald Trump. He has signed many executive orders. The same Republicans who were pissed off about Obama’s executive orders are now praising Trump’s executive orders. It feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Here are all of the executive orders he has signed so […]

China Draws Competitive Line With Trump Over Isolationist Bluster (TWEETS/VIDEO)

China Draws Competitive Line With Trump Over Isolationist Bluster (TWEETS/VIDEO)

It was reported that, during the week of Trump’s inauguration, censorship instructions by the Chinese government were leaked, which told the Beijing media to tread carefully when covering the event. China’s anger at President Trump has grown since it was reported that he accepted a phone call from Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen on December 2, […]

New Petition: We Still Want To See Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

New Petition: We Still Want To See Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

It’s only been a day since Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. It didn’t take that long for a White House petition demanding that he release his full tax returns to be examined. Currently, the petition’s web page is the second most popular government website, but many visitors are citing difficulties signing […]

Guess Where Trump’s Inauguration Hats Were Made? (TWEETS)

Guess Where Trump’s Inauguration Hats Were Made? (TWEETS)

President Donald Trump’s inauguration was a strange one: the crowd was tiny, the celebrities were missing, and Donald Trump’s own address after being sworn in sounded anything but traditional. Even still, during Trump’s speech, he did say a lot of things that most people could support. Provided you believe Trump will follow through on his […]

Wyoming Republicans Move To Outlaw Large-Scale Clean Energy Production (VIDEO)

Wyoming Republicans Move To Outlaw Large-Scale Clean Energy Production (VIDEO)

While many cities and states across the country struggle to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas production, Wyoming’s Republican legislature is working to prevent the expansion of clean energy and doubling down on coal-powered energy production. A new bill in the Wyoming legislature could limit electrical companies from taking full advantage of the state’s many […]

The Future Without Obamacare Looks Grim (VIDEO)

The Future Without Obamacare Looks Grim (VIDEO)

Now that “repeal and replace Obamacare” has moved from Republican mantra to near-inevitability, it’s becoming clear that repealing the landmark healthcare legislation will be disastrous on many levels. The first issue at stake is the cost of a repeal. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – a public policy nonprofit – estimated that repealing […]

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

President Obama’s final economic numbers are in, and the results are impressive. In December, the job market grew by 156,000 jobs. It was the 75th straight month of job growth, the longest growth streak since 1939. The unemployment rate in December ticked up slightly to 4.7 percent from a low of 4.6 percent in November. […]

How The Koch Brothers Are Slipping Koch-Caine To Minorities

How The Koch Brothers Are Slipping Koch-Caine To Minorities

For some time, the right’s attempts to win over minority voters has focused mostly on social issues–the same playbook that has conned white evangelicals into voting for anything with an “R” next to it. Recently, however, the Tea Party’s biggest money men, the Koch brothers, have opened up a new front. They’re trying to use […]

Trump Tweets Sinking Your Stocks? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Trump Tweets Sinking Your Stocks? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump is scaring the daylights out of most Americans. He’s playing footsie with our Russian enemy. He’s making scary comments about the nuclear arsenal. We all know that he is scaring Muslims, Latinos and people of color. Gay Americans, transgender Americans and anyone one else who doesn’t fit neatly into a little box is […]

Study: Repealing Obamacare Is Going To Cost A LOT Of Money! (VIDEO)

Study: Repealing Obamacare Is Going To Cost A LOT Of Money! (VIDEO)

In 2010, President Barack Obama passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among many things, it led to a government marketplace being established for health insurance and also got rid of the pre-existing condition restrictions. The Republicans have been trying to get rid of it, and President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise of “repealing and […]

Four Of The Most IMPORTANT Political Stories To Follow In 2017 (VIDEO)

Four Of The Most IMPORTANT Political Stories To Follow In 2017 (VIDEO)

This is a very interesting time in our nation’s history where two sides of the country are bearing down and coming nose to nose in a political, economic, and social manner that we haven’t seen in decades. Ethics seem to be thrown out the window and the old flames of racism and misogyny have been […]

New York Times SLAMS Corporations For Helping Trump Con The American People

New York Times SLAMS Corporations For Helping Trump Con The American People

It’s no secret that The New York Times and Donald Trump really, really, REALLY don’t like each other. So when 2017 came in, it was a question of if, not when, the Old Grey Lady would unload on the Donald in the New Year. It turns out that we only had to wait one day. In […]

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump’s tax plan involves cutting taxes for corporations and for the one percent. This has been tried before, Donnie. It didn’t work. As far as corporate taxes are concerned, he has a $2.6 trillion repatriation proposal. What Is Repatriation? Repatriation involves converting money from one currency to another. In the realm of corporate […]

Trump Adviser Calls For Boss To Get Head Out Of Sand On Russian Hacking (VIDEOS)

Trump Adviser Calls For Boss To Get Head Out Of Sand On Russian Hacking (VIDEOS)

When President Obama announced he was dropping the hammer on Russia for launching cybertacks to influence the presidential election, Donald Trump harrumphed that we ought to just “get on with our lives.” But in light of news that a Kremlin-linked hacking group burrowed its way into a Vermont electric company, Trump’s own counterterrorism adviser publicly called […]

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