If the Response to the Parkland Shooting Made You More Hopeful, You’re Not Wrong | Alternet

I never imagined I’d hear first lady Melania Trump channel Norman Lear. On the other hand, I never imagined I’d hear “first lady Melania Trump,” so clearly anything is possible.Even the resurgence of American democracy! Let me tell you how I can talk myself into that. Source: If the Response to the Parkland Shooting Made … Continue reading If the Response to the Parkland Shooting Made You More Hopeful, You’re Not Wrong | Alternet

From Coal Miners to Teachers: West Virginia Continues to Lead Radical Labor Struggle in the U.S. | Alternet

For decades, West Virginia has been at the forefront of labor activism in the United States. As the state’s teachers continue their historic strike, which has shut down every single West Virginia school, we look at the history of the labor activism in the Mountain State. We speak with Jay O’Neal, a middle school teacher … Continue reading From Coal Miners to Teachers: West Virginia Continues to Lead Radical Labor Struggle in the U.S. | Alternet

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse Than You’ve Been Led to Believe | Alternet

The more the ultra-rich prosper, the less they're burdened with taxes, the greater the benefits for society as a whole. If you're familiar with Republican economic theory of the past 40 years, you've probably heard this line of reasoning. In fact, just the opposite is true. Source: Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse … Continue reading Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse Than You’ve Been Led to Believe | Alternet