Biden has a host of issues ahead of him come January – including a healthcare crisis and ethnic and racial violence.
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Yay for America!
By DEE AYROSO
U.S. elections as a platform for pushing for reforms
Biden and Trump may seem like they’re polar opposites but they’re not. The former plays a strongman right-wing fanatic character, while the latter takes the “Uncle Joe” / “Obama association” character. Either way, both candidates play through character branding while they fall short on the real programs that would genuinely benefit the people.
The System is Rigged (Only Not in the Way Trump Thinks)
Thus the system is indeed rigged – against efforts to democratize it, and otherwise change it for the better.
Money Talks in Many Ways: Election-season reflections on how the ruling class rules
By PAUL STREET Z Communications | News Analysis Truthout.com A solid majority of Americans has long told pollsters that the wealthy few and their giant corporations and financial institutions exercise too much power in “the world’s most celebrated democracy” the United States. The sentiment is understandable given the nation’s dollar-soaked political system, usefully described by…
The American people may have had a much longer experience with democracy, and they have reason to take pride in having fought for and achieved this. But US elections, as with its other democratic processes, are no less free from manipulation and control of the finance oligarchs, the same banking and industrial monopolists that dominate…
President-Elect Obama: History, Challenges & Possibilities
Progressives will need to perfect an approach of “critical support” towards the Obama administration. If one really wants to advance an approach of critical support for the incoming Administration, it will mean creating the grassroots organizational structures around the country that are capable of educating and mobilizing the millions of people who are seeking a…
O-Bummer – The Man Without a Past for a Country Without a Future
BY WILLIAM BOWLES, http://williambowles.info/ Posted by Bulatlat ALTERNATIVE READER Vol. VIII, No. 4, February 24-March 1, 2008 Harlem, NYC — That both a black man and a woman are the ‘front runners’ in the ‘race’ for the presidency speaks reams about the desperate state of the Union these days, not that the up-coming US election…
A Long Story
BY PAUL KRUGMAN The New York Times/Truthout ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No.2. February 10-16,2008 The economic news has been fairly dire this week. The credit crunch is getting worse, and a widely watched indicator of trends in the service sector – which is most of the economy – has fallen off a…