Dangerous beliefs: US moral superiority and our right to world hegemony

[by Madonna Gauding] In the windowless rooms of American corporate media, the assumption of U.S. hegemony is echoed on the alphabet TV channels and in the main U.S. government propaganda source—the New York Times. We are an “exceptional” nation—the underlying narrative goes, repeated recently by President Obama and Vice President Biden at their respective West…

Elizabeth Warren: The post office could become a bank, replace payday lenders

Senator Elizabeth Warren has another brilliant and truly progressive proposal. It would help the more than 68 million Americans (25% of all households) who use payday loan services because they have no checking or savings account, and also help shore up the struggling U.S. Postal Service. It’s not Warren’s idea, but one that she and…