The rising stock market is presented by the mainstream media as a cause for optimism about our economic prospects. In truth, it exposes the depravity of the institutions that value bank balance sheets ahead of human welfare.
Rick Scott’s apparently surprising decision to endorse the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has left Tea Party members aghast. But they have received the kleptocracy that they deserve.
Russ Sloan’s column in the Leesburg Daily Commercial degenerated into outright comedy this week as he professed his undying fondness for Mitt Romney. Sloan’s simplistic worldview prevents him from perceiving the deeper evils of the President he openly despises.
An intelligent, independent citizenry would question American military imperialism abroad and plutocratic economic dominance at home. Our corporate media, perfectly represented by the Leesburg Daily Commercial, exist not to encourage but to suppress such tendencies. Two examples follow.
John Brennan’s confirmation hearings finally drew some attention to the Obama administration’s shredding of the Constitution but left the biggest questions unasked and unanswered. What else should one expect from the finest government that money can buy?
The NRA portrays itself as a defender of American liberty against government usurpation, and pretends to operate in the spirit of the framing. On both counts, it is a fraud.
With relentless and ruthless predictability, the Leesburg Daily Commercial is pressing the plutocracy’s case to cut social spending at a time when ordinary citizens are more beleaguered than ever. And the man who is going to make their dreams come true is the president they love to portray as a socialist.
The United States is a singularly violent country, exporting its bloodshed across the world. While the deaths of the children of Newtown are appalling, they are not the only victims of senseless slaughter that we must mourn.
Russ Sloan’s latest insult to the ordinary Americans who read the Leesburg Daily Commercial was just as pernicious and ignorant as his earlier wild-animal analogy.
Cal Thomas escalates the plutocracy’s whining about tax fairness to the ultimate absurdity of calling for a tax revolt. The reality, however, is that the revolt has already been staged, and the plutocrats have already won.
Thanksgiving is celebrated by humans, but exacts a devastating toll from the millions of turkeys that suffer through miserable lives and horrific deaths. Our relationship to the rest of nature has completely broken down, along with our morality.
Robert Short’s guest column for the Leesburg Daily Commercial was the worst we have ever read. Brimming with breathtaking arrogance and contempt for objective reality, it was a horrific piece of right-wing propaganda designed to yank the political center even further in the wrong direction.
Voting, we are told, is not just a responsibility of citizenship, but a moral obligation. But why would any moral person want to lend his support to a political system that has become corrupt and evil?
The American tradition of trick-or-treating at Halloween is a fitting metaphor for the nation’s belief that it is entitled to take whatever it wants from the world. It is an attitude that will end in death and destruction, but there are no adults around to tell the children they are wrong.
The second presidential debate was greeted by the liberal media as a welcome victory for Barack Obama. But it was a travesty of the democratic process, excluding important ideas that could bring the real change that Obama never will.
Barack Obama’s failure in the first presidential debate almost gave the game away. But he need not worry. The liberal media are far too stupid to figure out that he is not, and never has been, a true progressive. No matter what happens in November, plutocracy wins.
As our supposedly Christian nation frets over tax rates, ten billion farm animals die each year in the hellish conditions of factory farms. While incremental progress is being made against such horrors as gestation crates in the pork industry, we remain largely oblivious to the suffering our religion should never allow.
As part of the Republican machine, Cal Thomas has to grit his teeth and defend Mitt Romney as well as he can. Distracting us from Romney’s tax returns, he ignores the ugly reality of how Romney really made his money. But where do Thomas’s loyalties really lie?
In a hypocritical and patronizing lecture to its own readers, the Leesburg Daily Commercial revealed its closet racism and its failure to practice what it preaches. With help from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we show them what real civic responsibility looks like.
Defending Todd Akin, Star Parker posits an economic argument for banning abortion. As usual, her case advances the self-interest of the plutocracy at the expense of everyone else.