Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

President Obama might not care very much about kids killed in drone strikes or storm-wrecked climate change refugees, but recently, he's been vehemently reminding us that he cares a whole lot about American women. Last Tuesday, Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at addressing the gap in pay between male and female workers. … Continue reading Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

NSA partnership with drones should have everyone terrified

So many NSA spying revelations, so little time. It seems like something new comes out every day; they target smart phone apps, they spied on the 2009 climate talks, they even allowed Australia's spy agency to monitor the activities of a United States law firm. If you're not reading about the NSA, you're probably reading … Continue reading NSA partnership with drones should have everyone terrified

Warsaw and the Philippines give America another chance to show it doesn’t care

The United Nations Climate Change Conference began this week in Warsaw, and it’s hard to say what’s more ironic: the devastating events preceding it or the wallowing inaction that is likely to follow. In a sort of perverse opening ceremony, a leaked scientific document on the potential impact of global warming, followed by one of … Continue reading Warsaw and the Philippines give America another chance to show it doesn’t care

Obama’s centrist immigration reform proposals illicit extremist media response

Now that the government has decided to wait until February before coming to terms with its crippling debt addiction, it’s time for some other subjects to dominate the national political conversation. Next on deck: immigration! President Barack Obama, who has been a key supporter of the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) … Continue reading Obama’s centrist immigration reform proposals illicit extremist media response

Trans-Pacific Partnership would create new world order of corporatism

Most of us have good reasons for being upset with the American government, particularly as we move into the third week of a collective congressional temper tantrum. We might disagree on exactly what’s wrong with this country, but something sure as hell is. Overall, this is a positive development. A healthy hostility toward those in … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership would create new world order of corporatism

Obama and al-Zawahiri act out the same script as Bush and bin-Laden

The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes. It’s been 12 years since the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists, and 10 years since President George W. Bush announced the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It was a theatrical tragedy that bombed at the box office and got almost … Continue reading Obama and al-Zawahiri act out the same script as Bush and bin-Laden