Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here’s how they […]

Unemployment Rate at 14.7% Highest Since Great Depression. Stocks Increase

Today it was reported that the unemployment rate has hit 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression. As of this writing (about noon), the Dow Jones Industrials has risen almost 400 points. The oligarchs live in a different world from the rest of us and profit from our misfortune.

Connections Matter: 37-Year Old with NO Trial Experience Appointed Judge

He was rated “Not Qualified” by the American Bar Association. In March, after Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh took time off from his Supreme Court duties to swear in Justin Walker to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville, the newly minted judge recognized how he had gotten there at the […]

U.S. companies cut thousands of workers while continuing to reward shareholders during pandemic

Five companies paid a combined $700 million to shareholders while cutting jobs, closing plants. While thousands of their workers are filing for unemployment benefits, these companies rewarded their shareholders with more than $700 million in cash dividends. They are not alone. As the pandemic squeezes big companies, executives are making decisions about who will bear […]

ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19

Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the right-wing movement to push for early reopening of the economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has cost the United States 61,680 lives to date. ALEC is […]