Debt Ceiling Deal: The Democrats Take a Dive

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone So the debt deal has finally been reached. As expected, the agreement arrives in a form that right-thinking people everywhere can feel terrible about with great confidence. The general consensus is that for the second time in three years, a gang of financial … Continue reading

Rejecting nuclear power

Suffolk Closeup By Karl Grossman July 20, 2011 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has caused several nations to say no to nuclear power, mainly through elections, referenda and protests. But the position of the U.S. government, including the federal officials who represent Long Island, … Continue reading

Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

[From Truthdig] By Chris Hedges, Mar 1, 2010 We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals … Continue reading

Where’s My Change?

by Ralph Nader Image via Wikipedia "No more fine print; no more confusing terms and conditions." This is what Barack Obama told a White House gathering of leading credit card issuers this week. Right afterward, President Obama told the press that "there has to be strong and reliable … Continue reading