Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places.
Source: Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security
Ignorant, insulting, and underhanded are words that best describe Betsy DeVos’s press release about historically black colleges and universities on February 27, 2017. You really have to read the whole thing to get the full impact:
Source: @BetsyDeVosED: Yes She Really Said That About Historically Black Colleges Because She Really is That Willfully Dense – Up North Progressive
Oakland Institute founder Anuradha Mittal says Prince may exercise considerable influence over Trump’s policy towards ISIS and push for the use of private contractors in national defense
Source: Erik Prince is Back: Former CEO of Blackwater Offering Services to the Trump Administration
Michael Hudson, author of the newly released ‘J is for Junk Economics,’ says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works
Michael Hudson, author of the newly released ‘J is for Junk Economics,’ says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works.
Source: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)
By Sam Inglot
Watching Betsy DeVos’ face plastered across every TV and website for weeks on end as she slogged her way to become Secretary of Education was like reliving a nightmare we’ve experienced in Michigan for years. And it’s a something that folks in Pennsylvania should wake up to as well.
When a friend on the East Coast sent me the piece written by Matthew Brouillette, formerly of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Betsy DeVos he was describing was not the DeVos I knew.
READ MORE TO FIND OUT WHY: Betsy DeVos is Michigan’s worst export: Sam Inglot | PennLive.com
Note: Sam Inglot is deputy communications director at Progress Michigan, a progressive communications hub and government watchdog group.
Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why
by John Laurits
A calculator. A map. A credit card. Your diary, newspaper, camera, computer, TV, music collection, alarm clock, telephone, & a compass, too — just 50 years ago, would people have believed that all of that & more would soon fit in a human hand? It may have been hard to imagine in 1967 but, if you are one of the growing number […]
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John Laurits | February 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm | Tags: Clinton , inequality , labor , technology , unemployment | Categories: Essays , Politics | URL: http://wp.me/p7Xu6g-1dj
Source: Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why »
The president’s Tuesday night speech could give the country a glimpse of education’s place among his priorities, or signal that education won’t be a major focus.
Source: Donald Trump’s First Speech to Congress and Education: Four Things to Watch – Politics K-12 – Education Week