What's it all about, Alfie?

It is not about spending.  But then we know that, look at the tax breaks for the super rich.  It is not about jobs because shutting down the government will KILL the economy.  So, what’s it all about, Alfie? Republicans are refusing to budge on these ideological demands: • No federal financing for Planned Parenthood […]

The Energy Transition

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone Professor Emeritus of Physics, Adelphi University How much do you think it would cost to make the transition to an economy based on alternative energy? It’s a complicated question. I’ll calculate the cost to produce all of our electricity in the United States by alternative means. This is a simpler, […]

Capitalism: A Cancerous System

Some 10,000 people in Baluchistan, Pakistan, are affected by massive floods caused by unusually heavy rainfalls, with many of them dead or missing. Meanwhile, tens of millions of people on the East Coast of the United States are sweltering through an unusually strong heat wave, and 2010 is expected to be the hottest year in […]