Scarborough’s misconceptions about liberals in the media

Daily Kos called Joe Scarborough the “resident Republican blowhard on MSNBC.” Daily Kos and many other on the left-leaning outlets have taken Scarborough to task. Really. All Scarborough did was to assert that almost every mainstream news anchor or Sunday morning interview show is liberal. He cited a number: David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite,…

Bernie Sanders: Plain-speaking on the death of the middle class

Bernie Sanders–now a declared candidate for President–is not new to the business of truth-telling. The following article, originally published here in 2013, chronicles one of his finest moments… Want to hear the real story on the destruction of the middle class in this country?  Without spin? Without obfuscation? Watch this excerpt of a rare moment…

Trying to look sympathetically at Trans-Pacific Partnership

In the 19th Century, the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle coined the phrase “dismal science” for the field of economics. With the help of new insights and the world of computing power, it has become more accurate, like a physical science. However, there are still vast realms of uncertainty, and that certainly is true as we…

Health risks demand a moratorium on fracking

A rapidly growing body of research demonstrates that hydraulic fracturing poses dangers not only to the environment but to people’s health. Once contamination occurs and people become ill, it’s incredibly difficult and costly to remedy, and often impossible to reverse. Last week, Concerned Health Professionals of New York released a major new compilation – a…