Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will have grave consequences for Russia

The war unleashed by Vladimir Putin in Ukraine will have grave consequences for Russia—political, economic, and cultural. However, contrary to the Kremlin’s thinking, Russia’s importance on the world stage, which is being rapidly reconsidered today, is in fact not so great. Modern Russia is beginning to fade into the past. Just a few years ago,Continue reading “Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will have grave consequences for Russia”

Congress should appropriate $500 million for low-income energy program

President Joe Biden proposed including a $500 million emergency supplemental appropriation for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the coming stopgap funding bill for 2023, to help households cope with high prices for home heating fuels as winter approaches. With prices high and more than 20 million U.S. families behind on their utilityContinue reading “Congress should appropriate $500 million for low-income energy program”

Senator Scutari, drop your opposition to same-day voter registration

by Jasmine Hodari, New Jersey Monitor When my family and I moved from Texas to New Jersey last fall, we breathed a sigh of relief. No longer did we stress about the assault weapons owned by our neighbors, access to women’s reproductive health care, and voter suppression, including arbitrary waiting periods to vote after registering.Continue reading “Senator Scutari, drop your opposition to same-day voter registration”

They say ‘No News is Good News,’ but Fox News is Literally Not News

Roger Ailes, the media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign, created Fox News to distract Americans from information harmful to archconservative right-wing GOP political interests and it worked. For decades, Fox has provided distraction and cover for con artists parading as conservative politiciansContinue reading “They say ‘No News is Good News,’ but Fox News is Literally Not News”

If competition would kill Amazon Prime, maybe it’s not that great

by Stacy Mitchell, New Jersey Monitor Amazon and its lobbyists are claiming that passing Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Big Tech bill would lead to the end of Prime, or at the very least, significantly impair the service. This is such an absurd, desperate lie. What the bill actually does is force Amazon to compete in waysContinue reading “If competition would kill Amazon Prime, maybe it’s not that great”

After UN climate conference failure, humanity is still on the road to hell

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, leading a 100,000-strong march through the streets of Glasgow, dismissed the two-week UN climate conference as a “greenwashing festival.” This year’s COP26 seemed like a chaotic failure as world leaders made few advances in beating back the existential threat of global warming. Reflecting on the two weeks of intense climate negotiationsContinue reading “After UN climate conference failure, humanity is still on the road to hell”

How Trump’s Attempted Coup Could Still Succeed

by Robert Reich The former president’s attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him. Last Sunday, at a Republican event in Franklin, North Carolina, Congressman Madison Cawthorn, repeating Trump’s bigContinue reading “How Trump’s Attempted Coup Could Still Succeed”