Democracy vs. Capitalism

Trumpeting Triumph Over Castro: New President Yearns to Turn Back Time

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Most American cities have official sister cities sprinkled around the globe. Mobile’s include Havana, Cuba. This happened three decades ago through the unorthodox efforts of a few Mobilians. They decided to ignore the chronic Cold War anti-commie fevers of the…

Special Interests Pour Millions in Dark Money Into Local Elections

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Lauren McCauley – While the outsized influence that Big Money is having on federal elections is well-documented, the local impact of the Supreme Court’s 2011 Citizens United vs. FEC ruling has not been fully realized — until now. The Brennan Center for Justice at New…

The American Left Should Listen to Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Not Chris Hedges

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – The political left in America is being misled by a Presbyterian minister named Chris Hedges, who writes for the leftist blog Truthdig. In a column published on Valentines Day, this self-described socialist attacks Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie…

Karl Popper on Democracy: The Open Society and its Enemies Revisited

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Editor’s Note: In 1988 The Economist invited the philosopher Karl Popper to write an article on democracy. It appeared in the issue of April 23rd that year and made the case for a two-party system. As America’s presidential race begins, we are republishing it, below. The first…

What If We Could Save American Democracy With Watchdog Journalism?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – What if? What if we could figure out a way to bring American journalism back from the brink of death? Would it be possible to make American democracy work again for “the people?” Sitting here on…

The Egregious History of Coca-Cola: A Capitalist Abuser

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Heather Gray – Years ago, Alex Cockburn tried to encourage me to write a book about The Coca-Cola Company. I haven’t done this as yet. But he would be pleased, however, about me mentioning the recent victory reported by the India Resource Center regarding Coca-Cola Expansion…