By Robert Borosage Guides to the president’s State of the Union address are a dime a dozen. The annual ritual has even spawned drinking games: a shot for every time the president gets a standing O from both parties if you want to stay sober, one for every partisan ovation if you want to overindulge. Bets are placed: Will the president say “middle class” more than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers…
In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-mocking image might not go over so well in the 2016 election cycle.
By David Ingram
Jan 23 (Reuters) – U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday.
This article is the second of a two-part series on reconstruction in Haiti four years after the earthquake, and the ongoing housing crisis.
By Jane Regan and Milo Milfort Reprint
Carrefour, HAITI, (IPS) – Mimose Gérard sits in her tent at Gaston Margron camp, surrounded by large bags filled with plastic bottles. She earns just pennies for each, but that’s better than nothing.
By Ned Resnikoff
Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is most often remembered as a crusader for racial equality, not economic justice. But those struggles were inextricably intertwined for the civil rights leader, whose 85th birthday is being honored this weekend.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday January 20, 2014, CMC – A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on the region has found that high levels of violent crime are hindering development in the Caribbean.
HARRISBURG — Five Democratic candidates for governor expressed support for legalizing medical marijuana and most said they would decriminalize marijuana for recreational use.
by Horace G. Campbell
This article previously appeared in Pambazuka News.
Urgent steps are required to bring back the country from the brink of another civil war.”