The United States Should Not Have a Debt Ceiling

Smash the Ceiling by James Surowiecki The New Yorker, August 1, 2011 In the past few years, the U.S. economy has been beset by the subprime meltdown, skyrocketing oil prices, the Eurozone debt crisis, and even the Tohoku earthquake. Now it’s staring at a new problem—a failure to raise the debt ... Read more

Movie Review: Wild Horses & Renegades

This new documentary ties corporate influence to abuse of land and wildlife. A few years back I wrote an article about the threat to America’s wild horses in general and the small herd of Mustangs on the Blackjack Mountain preserve in Oklahoma in particular. At that time I laid the blame for the ... Read more

Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdow

Reversing tax giveaways to the super-rich and the nation’s largest corporations could raise $4 trillion within a decade and avert possible government closures. By Chuck Collins, Alison Goldberg, Scott Klinger, Sam Pizzigati Institute for Policy Studies, July 25, 2011 “We’re ... Read more