Preenting the looming right-wing takeover of America

Time for Democrats to Stand and Deliver or Admit They Want to Lose Power

The outlook for Democrats in Washington and in statehouses across the country in 2022 and in the next presidential election in 2024 range between  dismal and disastrous. The party, infested by neo-liberals who want more military spending, more wars, less regulation,  “market solutions” to problems like health care and a  decent, secure retirement for all …

Mask up and get shot!

With the Omicron Ba2 Variant We in the US are in for a Bumpy Ride

  Get ready for Covid Omicron Variant Bs2, America.  Everything is lining up for another wave of infections and deaths.  If you want to know what’s coming down the pike, just look at Hong Kong, China and Europe.  In China it’s hard to know how many people really have become infected with the new highly …

If you’re elderly, angry and an experienced activist, be there!

Radical Elders to Organizational Meeting Next Saturday, March 26!

Are you a veteran activist or a veteran organizer of progressive organizations and are over age 55?  If so, here’s some exciting news.  We all know America is moving into a dangerous period of reaction, the world climate is careening out of control threatening human and perhaps all life on earth, wars and US military …

Future campaigns will be about women's rights, not saving or overturning a court ruling

If Roe v. Wade Goes away, So Will Easy Re-Elections for Right-Wing Republicans and Neo-Liberal Democrats

  It’s looking like Trump’s three nominees on the US Supreme Court, joining three other Republican appointees to give that court its largest reactionary majority in memory  is about to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that gave women the right to an abortion. Such a decision in the current case before the High …

The grand bi-partisan scheme to privatize Medicare

Medicare Advantage is No Advantage

(This article was funded by paired assignments and a joint publishing agreement with Counterpunch.org and Tarbell.org.  It was inspired by a suggestion from Ralph Nader.)   When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give …

The CDC blinked as Biden declares 'A great day!'

A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On

  In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity  of …

Sputnik V Still Not Accepted in Most of the West

AstraZeneca Vaccine Suspension Extended in Denmark and Norway

Denmark’s health agencies have extended the initial two-week suspension of using AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine. At its March 25 news conference, Danish Medicines Agency spokesperson Tanja Erichsen said it was necessary to continue evaluating a possible connection between the vaccine and several dozens of vaccinated persons who developed blood clots with some deaths. “It can’t …

U.S.-Denmark Ignore Sputnik V Solution

AstraZeneca Corona Vaccine in Trouble: Russia Could Help

Creative Commons photo T’is better to die than imbibe the enemy’s cure for Covid-19. Russiaphobia lives well in vassal state Denmark. Spuntik V be damned. [FLASH: U.S. report “Combating malign influences in the Americas… Office of Global Affairs “used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia…dissuade …

Go for it Republicans!

A Red State Secession Movement from the US of A is a Great Idea!

  ‘And here’s to the state of Mississippi Where underneath their border the devil draws no line If you drag their muddy rivers nameless bodies you will find The calendar is lying when it reads the present time. Oh, here’s to the land you tore out the heart of Mississippi find yourself another country to …

Clueless autocrat amid a raging pandemic? It’s nothing new:

Author of New Book on US Quarantine History Tells What Biden Must Do

As the US confronts both a political crisis of presidential succession and a worsening pandemic, it might be instructive, though perhaps not comforting, to learn that we’ve been here before.  In the period between the 1773 Boston Tea Party up through the start of the American Revolution with the battles of Lexington and Concord and …