Category Neoliberalism

The Democratic Party Must Die!

Caitlin Johnstone   For the first time in my life, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got my hopes up. He then immediately dashed them to the floor and had Nancy Pelosi pee on them for good measure. I know, I know — I should have known better. But what’s a girl to do? He pushed […]

New Democrats

The Terrible Cost to Democrats and American Society of Ignoring Thomas Frank’s Warnings By William K. Black / New Economic Perspectives Extra Zebra / (CC-BY-2.0) This piece first appeared at New Economic Perspectives. Thomas Frank is an historian and writer.  He is also the man who tried to save the Democratic Party and our Nation […]

Cornel West: Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end

GEORGE SOUVLIS and CORNEL WEST 13 June 2016 Cornel West and Bernie Sanders. Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Last year, when Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency, few believed that it would have any success. Many assumed that the public endorsement of ideas like ‘democratic socialism’ […]

Democrats in Dis-Array

With rumors flying that establishment Democrats might hand Hillary Clinton her hat before the Democratic Convention to replace her with Joe Biden, John Kerry or some other grey-suited hand-job for empire and the Chamber of Commerce, the greatness that is the U.S. in 2016 keeps mounting. … …In what dark, deeply-frozen corner of hell do […]

Obama: a “deeply conservative corporatist Democrat”

“Progressive” Obama: He’s Melting, He’s Melting by PAUL STREET Priceless Beneath progressive pretentions, Barack Obama the national political phenomenon has never been anything other than a tool of the United States’ corporate and financial ruling class. Obama rose to power in Washington with remarkable, record-setting financial backing from Wall Street and K Street election investors. […]

Obama Says Black People Are “Hustling” and Doing Better Under His Administration

President Obama gave his year end press briefing on Friday before leaving to go on Christmas vacation. During the briefing, Obama said that blacks, like all other demographics, are “better off” during his administration. Though inequality still exists, according to Obama, it is a consequence of Jim Crow, and not of his policies. “Like the […]

What is Clintonism?

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/25/what-is-clintonism/ by ANDREW LEVINE There are no American politicians whose views on politics merit serious consideration for any reason other than the power they wield.  With only minor exceptions (from long ago), it has been this way since the founders’ generation passed. From genuine (though often mindless) conviction or to enhance their electoral prospects or […]