Category: Opinion

Looking forward to life with less

It is almost always the case that profits sheltered by American corporations in overseas tax havens were actually earned in the United States or another country with a similar tax system but today, Fortune 500 companies have stashed a record…

America needs to get OFF fossil fuels

by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard The Nebraska Public Service Commission just voted to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, but the fight does not end here. Nebraska state law prevented the commission from taking last week’s 210,000-gallon spill from Keystone in…

Patriotism, Taxes, and Trump

Selling the Trump-Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That’s because patriotism isn’t mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national anthem. It’s about taking a fair share of…

A year without a president 

It seems like forever, but it was just one year ago that Donald Trump was elected president. So what have we learned about the presidency and who is running the country? 1. The first big thing we’ve learned is that…

The unbearable lightness of leadership

By Eugenio Ambrosi Contrary to prevailing mainstream political narrative, the recent migration flows across the Mediterranean to Europe are not the problem. But they have exposed the real problems we face. The most significant of these is the crisis of leadership…

The Trump Slump begins

As our dollar is taking a plunge compared to foreign currencies, the US economy lost jobs for first time in seven years as non-farm payrolls declined by 33,000 in September, against expectations of 90,000 new jobs. Well before the end…