All Articles on Ronald Reagan

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9 Ways the Right’s Cradle to Grave “Randian State” Is An Assault on Millennials
Conservatives keep claiming liberals want a “cradle-to-grave nanny state.” That rhetoric has distracted us from the real social re-engineering taking place all around us. The right, along with its “centrist” collaborators, is transforming our nation into a bloodless and soulless Randian State...
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Struggling Workers Assess The “American Dream”: It’s Still Economic Winter
Diedre Melson says she had been working from the time she was 13 years old – until the Great Recession hit and she, as a mother with four children, was laid off from her job as a phlebotomist at the Alpha Plasma Center in Oregon, along with 1,500 other people. Today, she is employed at 211 Info, a...
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House GOP: No Free Lunch for 200,000 Poor Kids
It was bad enough that Republicans from Newt Gingrich on down derided Barack Obama as the “food stamp President” during the last campaign. Now they’re trying to take food stamps out of the hands of the hungry. On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee voted to cut $21 billion out of the Supplemental...
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US Guilty of Genocide in Guatemala Should be Real Headline
Now that former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt has been convicted of genocide, it’s time for the “hegemonic puppeteer,” the United States, to be put on trial
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Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide
More than any recent U.S. president, Ronald Reagan has been lavished with honors, including his name attached to Washington’s National Airport. But the conviction of Reagan’s old ally, ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, for genocide means “Ronnie” must face history’s judgment as an accessory to the...
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Build a Nation, Not a Fence
We need an audacious immigration proposal that puts people before politics, and that means a concrete, expedient pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers.
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It's Time To Bury Not Just Thatcher – But Thatcherism
She didn't save Britain or turn the economy round. We need to break with her failed model to escape its baleful consequences
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Thatcher's Funeral: World Elites, 'Death Parties'... Rubber Bullets?
Police debate how to handle both 'pomp and circumstance' and public protest
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Forget SodaStream, Help Palestinian Workers by Boycotting Settlements and Ending the Occupation
I've heard this already a couple times on my book tour: "Hey, we shouldn't boycott settlement goods. It'll hurt job prospects for Palestinians!" To me this sounds exactly like a white Afrikaaner saying, "Hey, if you try to end Apartheid, it'll hurt the black people we're kind enough to allow to...
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Why Would Anyone Celebrate the Death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean
Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and the public, quite like the last 24 hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher. While both the press and President Obama were uttering tearful remembrances, thousands took to the streets of the UK and beyond to celebrate. Immediately this...
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