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. 

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.

Defeating Trump's "Deportation Force"

deportees busIn his first weeks in office, Trump has put 11 million undocumented workers in the crosshairs. Forced to live on the margins of a society which would not function without their labor, Trump’s provocations have merely brought the excruciating nightmare of a huge layer of the US working class into broad daylight.

Women and Workers Under Attack in Ohio

Recent moves by Ohio State Republicans provide two unseemly examples. In December, state legislators launched the Heartbeat Bill initiative. The proposal sought to ban abortion services at the six-week mark of pregnancy, a time when most women have only just become aware that they are pregnant.

Trump’s First Week: Welcome to the New Normality

trump andCo Its been a stormy week for Americas CEO: a flurry of calls and meetings, a whirlwind of Tweets and press conferences, a blizzard of executive orders flying off his desk. In just a few days, Trump has set his stamp on US and world politics, economics, and relations.