Real power over U.S. policy toward Israel and Gaza rests with Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, Blinken — not Yang. But AOC’s function is to shield them from leftist anger.
Yet now it’s Republicans leading the charge against the USPS, after it emerged that iCOP was monitoring right-wing social media accounts following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. It’s unclear if news that the program was also tracking protests related to Black Lives Matter will prompt Democratic lawmakers, who have so far been silent about the program, to join their GOP colleagues in asking for more answers.
The US has slipped 11 points in a decade – below Argentina and Mongolia – according the latest report by a democracy watchdogUS sinks to new low in rankings of world’s democracies
Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page, Mar. 12, 2021 March 16, 2021
Do you remember the promises made by the Democratic Party’s presidential and Congressional candidates on universal health insurance? You can forget their pledges and somber convictions now that your votes put the Democrats in charge of the House and the Senate. The Democrats’ leaders are abandoning their promises and retreating into a cowardly corporatist future.Perfidy Meets Putty – Congressional Democrats Betray Voters, by Ralph Nader
H/T: The Free
Interesting fact, Graham Fuller helped form the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile, September 14, 2004 in Washington DC.
Democrats are getting an early start on their tax-increase agenda.
They’ve tucked a trio of little-noticed tax hikes on the wealthy and big corporations into their coronavirus relief package that together are worth $60 billion.A $60 billion surprise in the Covid relief bill: Tax hikes
It’s already passed, but just heard about these tax hikes.
Called the “personal option,” the plan is a collection of policy proposals geared toward the private sector that focuses on tax breaks, expanding health savings accounts and slashing regulations. The plan’s name and messaging are intended to contrast with Democrats’ push for a public option, which would give people a chance to buy in to a government-run health-care program that would compete with private insurers.