Florida Schools Forced To Display ‘In God We Trust’

Public schools in Florida must display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” starting this week. According to the Orlando Sentinel, public schools must display the motto in “a conspicuous place” under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kimberly Daniels (D), who also leads a Christian…

RELEASE: Trump Co-opts National Security Policy to Play Favorites for Coal’s Benefit, CAP Column Says

Washington, D.C. — Desperate to prop up the declining coal industry, the Trump administration has inflated claims of national security threats to the electric grid to bail out unprofitable power plants. A new column from the Center for American Progress and National Security Action argues that this unprecedented use…

Trump acknowledges it’s dishonorable to attack media during speech to troops, then does it anyway

President Donald Trump on Monday commemorated the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act with a speech to troops at Fort Drum, N.Y. in which he acknowledged that attacking the media in such a setting is dishonorable, and then proceeded to do it anyway. At…

DNC under fire from environmental groups for reversing ban on fossil fuel donations

On Friday, August 10, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution, sponsored by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, that reverses its recently adopted ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel companies’ political organizations. The original resolution was widely hailed by environmental and climate activists…

Perhaps it’s time for NFL players to escalate their protests of police brutality

With pre-season games for the National Football League now underway, we’re picking up where we left off with one of last year’s big sports-adjacent storylines: The continuing efforts of NFL athletes to protest the extra-judicial killings of black people and other sundry instances of police…

UPS pays out $700 million to stockholders: An object lesson in the operation of capitalism

UPS announced its corporate handout the same day that the Teamsters national conference voted to endorse contracts for UPS workers that enforce poverty-level wages and introduce major new concessions. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

DNC chair Tom Perez proposes reversal of party’s new ban on corporate fossil fuel donations

Just two months after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unanimously voted to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, DNC chair Tom Perez has introduced a resolution that would essentially reverse the ban, HuffPost reported Friday. The proposal introduced by Perez says that the Democratic Party “support[s]…

Do You Know What’s Happening in the American Heartland?

–James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and co-author with his wife, Deborah Fallows, of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America, joins David to discuss his travel around the US for the writing of his book -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become…

If Gretchen Whitmer is ‘the establishment,’ progressives are winning

If you followed the national political coverage of Tuesday night’s Michigan gubernatorial primaries, you probably think that the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party just got pwned. The Democratic primary pitted Gretchen Whitmer, a longtime state lawmaker and legislative leader, against Abdul El-Sayed, a…