The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools

The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools

Bill Bigelow Zinn Education Project “Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned when I was in school. Yes, I recall a nod to the so-called Potato Famine, but it was mentioned only in...
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools

Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Chris Hedges TruthDig SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded...
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools

The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation

Robert Reich RobertReich.org The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well. What’s behind this? Two big facts. First,...
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools

What We Lose With a Privatized Postal Service

Katherine McFate OtherWords Did you know that when you ship a package through Federal Express, the U.S. Postal Service often carries it the last mile? Last year, the Postal Service delivered 1.4 billion packages for FedEx and UPS. In fact, it delivers the last mile...