Tuesday, 22 August 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Why the Democratic Party Can't Save Us From Trump's Authoritarianism

    By Henry Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) speaks alongside fellow Democrats, (L-R) Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) during an event to unveil 'A Better Deal On Trade and Jobs', in front of the US Capitol on August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks alongside fellow Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Joe Donnelly during an event to unveil "A Better Deal on Trade and Jobs," in front of the US Capitol on August 2, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

    Resistance to Trump's authoritarianism will not come from a two-party system that has been shaped by neoliberalism and the power of the financial elite. Despite its rebranding efforts, the Democratic Party is far from embracing the anti-capitalist vision of radical change needed to make democratic socialism into a real alternative in the United States.

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  • Renegotiating NAFTA Will Only Serve the Rich -- Just Like It Always Has

    Renegotiating NAFTA Will Only Serve the Rich -- Just Like It Always Has

    By David L. Wilson, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Both Donald Trump and his neoliberal opponents seem to agree that NAFTA has been good for Mexicans, but in reality, the pact caused Mexico to lose millions of jobs, especially in the agricultural sector, and resulted in a sharp increase in migration to the US. If NAFTA is renewed, it will continue to benefit transnational corporate moguls rather than workers.

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  • Doctors Warm to Single-Payer Health Care

    Doctors Warm to Single-Payer Health Care

    By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News | News Analysis

    Single-payer health care is still a controversial idea in the US, but a majority of physicians are moving to support it, a new survey finds. Fifty-six percent of doctors registered either strong support or were somewhat supportive of a single-payer health system, according to the survey by Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruitment firm.

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