Recession is On, McCain Offers More Bush Policies

Nine straight months of job losses, a collapse in consumer spending, growing home foreclosures, and few good signs for the future, all point, economists now say, to the fact that recession has overtaken the economy.

Keeping Banks Afloat: Government Gives Markets a Helping Hand

It is impossible to keep count of the billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money being handed out by governments and central banks to salvage the largest financial institutions and shore up a crisis-ridden capitalist system.

Global Capitalism 'On the Edge of Abyss'

In an Oct. 21 statement noting that global capitalism is 'on the edge of the abyss,' the Canadian Labour Congress says that 'dramatic recent events have thrown into sharp relief some chronic and long-standing problems of our global and national economic system.

Not Naming the System: Say It Ain’t So, Capitalism?

People of the United States. Capitalism. Capitalism. People of the United States. There, you’ve been introduced. Don’t say I’m not a good host.

John McCain's Twisted Tax Logic

I saw something earlier this week that even brought a chuckle to the CNN news team. A newswomen in Atlanta, who elsewhere openly expressed a clear bias in favor of John McCain, read these words to Joe Biden, 'From each according to his ability to each according to his need.'

Bush Orders Purge of 200,000 Ohio Voters

Voting rights organizations this week rejected a Bush administration effort to interfere in Ohio's electoral process by ordering a purge of some 200,000 voters from that state's voter rolls. The US Supreme Court earlier this month declared such an effort to purge voters illegal.

What Are Polls Hiding?

Public opinion polls are deliberately designed to NOT reveal what the American people are really thinking, writes David W. Moore in his recent book The Opinion Makers.


McCain Recycles Bush's Economic Policies

John McCain's desperation took a few big rhetorical leaps this week as he tried to portray himself as just another anti-Bush candidate.

Labor Takes to the Airwaves to Protect Voting Rights

Aimed at protecting the voting rights of minority voters, the AFL-CIO last week launched a special voters' rights protection program accompanied by a series of radio ads in several major cities across the country.


McCain's Health Plan is 'Worse for Women'

John McCain's health care proposal would endanger women's access to health care coverage and would fail to fully cover women's health needs.

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