Trump’s “Big League” Tax Reform

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big,” announced Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic advisor, when unveiling the administration’s new tax plan. That “something big” is the transfer of up to $7 trillion into the pockets of the capitalists in tax breaks over the next decade.

 

United Airlines: The Face of Monopoly Capitalism

Munoz CEO UNITEDOn Sunday, April 9, United Airlines sparked a wave of outrage by forcibly disembarking an elderly Asian-American doctor, literally dragging him out of the plane with his face bloodied.

American Education: Separate and Unequal

betsy devosA robust system of public education is the foundation of any advanced economy, and the state of this institution is a reliable indicator of the health and values of the society in which it operates. In the ruling class’s attitude to public education, one can see the reflection of a system that has long outlived its usefulness. 

Syria: The Stinking Hypocrisy of Trump’s Attack

missile strike syriaYesterday the US Navy launched a series of missile attacks on the Al Shayrat airbase in the central governorate of Homs in Syria. Without any inquiry, and not even bothering to go get the backing of any international institution, in a complete reversal of his earlier stated position of not intervening in Syria, Trump has launched a unilateral strike against forces of the Syrian government.

Trump and Republicans Defeated as “Trumpcare” Crashes!

ryan speech ill fatedThe Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress suffered defeat as their proposal to “repeal and replace Obamacare” disintegrated. Historically speaking, a new President has the most momentum in his first 100 days. Trump has been president less than 65 days—with no victories and now a major defeat.