Opinion by: Saagar Enjeti At least somebody over at the New York Times is being fair to Bernie Sanders ... But interestingly enough it is conservative columnist Ross Douthat in a column that shook political Twitter titled the case for Bernie. read more
On a late Monday afternoon, Dave Mustaine is feeling good at his Tennessee home. His neighbors' cows are mooing at each other -- loudly -- and when he gets on the phone with Rolling Stone, he reports, "I'm just dealing with life."
In May, the Megadeth frontman was diagnosed with cancer and needed to step away from the spotlight.
"I'm on the other side of the majority of the treatment, and I feel really strong," he says. "After the radiation, the guy said all of my test results looked amazing. You look like you're in a stage 1 and you're supposed to be in stage 3 right now.' And then the oncologist said the same thing: You look really strong.' So we kept moving through the process." read more
The Real News Network | November 25, 2019
Co-author Nolan Higdon discusses "United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)."
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The Real News Network | Nov 25, 2019
Why the NFL/Kaepernick Saga Is Bigger than Football Dave Zirin explains why Colin Kaepernick's ongoing struggle with the NFL is really an example of how Black dissent is punished in the US.
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Rob Reich discusses his book, 'Just Giving', at Politics and Prose.
Though acts of charity seem to have the moral high ground, Reich's critique of philanthropy as it's practiced under the current tax code finds it a threat to the public interest.
Big Philanthropy allows the affluent and their foundations to use private assets to influence public policy"an act of power that's largely unaccountable and that channels resources into pet projects and away from democratically agreed goals.
Reich, a professor of political science at Stanford and director of Stanford's McCoy Center of Ethics in Society, argues that charitable giving can serve the greater good if individual philanthropy is differentiated from private foundations, with the former supporting public resources such as education, science, and the arts, while the latter pursues innovations that enhance democratic experimentalism.
Reich is in conversation with Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money. read more