Thanks to Sanders, Democratic Party Just Debated Merits of Capitalism

While direct criticism of capitalism in mainstream politics is not unheard of in U.S. history, it is unusual for modern times. “From the late 1970s to fairly recently, this was certainly outside the norm as a combination of Cold War politics and Reaganomics and...

Finally! SEC Votes to Disclose Exorbitant CEO-Worker Pay Ratio

In a move supporters are cheering as a victory for workers—and filing under the “better late than never” category on the part of the government—the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt new rules requiring a public company to...

Netanyahu Admits Sabotage of Iran Talks His Primary Mission

Phyllis Bennis, senior fellow at Institute for Policy Studies, told Common Dreams that amid the  controversy over his visit, the prime minister is facing a growing crisis of international legitimacy. “Luckily Netanyahu has so thoroughly discredited himself that...

Netanyahu Side-Steps White House in Bid to Sabatoge Iran Talks

At the invitation of Republican House Speaker John A. Boehner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington in March to directly address Congress on Iran, side-stepping the White House in a maneuver that analysts say is aimed at sabotaging...