Mafia Don’s Guide to Free Trade

by John Feffer If you want to understand why Donald Trump has been changing his position on trade, one place to start is pork. I’m not talking about the pork that goes into congressional sausage making. I’m talking the real… Continue Reading  

What Now for America in the World?

by Robert E. Hunter The surprise election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States has raised far more questions than it has answered about the nation’s future. It has also, not unnaturally, discomfited (or at… Continue Reading  

Early Lessons of Election Day 2016

by Robert E. Hunter A few hours after these comments appear on Lobelog, we should know who will be president of the United States for the next four years. Postmortems will begin in earnest as soon as the results are declared and… Continue Reading  

It’s Rigged: Takes One to Know One

by John Feffer The system is rigged. Let’s be clear: the American political system favors the two major parties and our economic system favors the wealthy. The global system is similarly rigged in favor of powerful countries (such as the… Continue Reading  

The Lost Language of Integration

by John Feffer In a recent This American Life episode, investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses the perils of America’s segregated school system. She points out that there has been only one proven way to narrow the performance gap between African-American and… Continue Reading