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High-Tech

By Isaac Cohen* The five largest US companies, based on market capitalization, belong to the high-tech sector. First comes Apple, followed by Alphabet (Google), Microsoft and Facebook. The fifth place is shared by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (owned by billionaire Warren Buffett) and Amazon. The Chinese company Alibaba is in seventh place, followed by the […]

Stacey Abrams Wants to be America’s First Black Female Governor

Stacey Abrams Wants to be America’s First Black Female Governor

By Stacy Brown The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to hold the position in the Peach State since Reconstruction. But a motivated […]

Final Fugitive Defendant Arrested in Border Patrol Agent Murder Case

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, who is charged with the first-degree murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was arrested by Mexican law enforcement officers over the weekend. Favela Astorga’s arrest was based on the United States’ request for his extradition. He was the last remaining fugitive in the case. Agent […]

New Economic Outlook

By Isaac Cohen* The global economic recovery has picked up strength, in an “accelerating cyclical upswing” that now includes the most advanced economies—Europe, Japan, the United States and also China and emerging Asia. In these terms, the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Maurice Obstfeld, of the International Monetary Fund, presented the institution’s flagship publication […]

‘Ending Ageism’ Author Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People’

‘Ending Ageism’ Author Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People’

By Paul Kleyman Editor’s note: New America Media’s former Ethnic Elders Editor Paul Kleyman has admired Brandeis University scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s tenacity in exposing the pernicious effects of ageism in her five books and many articles for the New York Times, The Nation and others. Kleyman, who provided a complimentary blurb for her new […]

Trump’s Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World

Trump’s Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World

By William O. Beeman President Trump is about to take action that will withdraw the United States from the “Iran Nuclear Deal”. On October 15, Trump will reportedly “decertify” American participation in this historical agreement. This action is dangerous. This action will endanger the world. It will erode American credibility with both allies and enemies, […]

Economic Mysteries

By Isaac Cohen* As in theology, there are also mysteries in economics. The difference is that in theology there is a Supreme Arbiter who can ultimately solve any mystery, while many economic mysteries remain unsolved. For instance, for the first time since the Great Recession of 2008, the most advanced economies are growing moderately. However, […]

Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying

Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying

By JoAnn Mar, Posted SAN FRANCISCO–Hospitals are not the most relaxing places for people nearing the end of life. The intensive-care units, lobbies and hospital wards are full of glaring bright lights and institutional noises. In this stressful environment, music can be the great equalizer. The soothing sounds can bring peace and calmness. Music can […]

Beyond the Bay: ‘Edge of Youth Culture’ Shifting to Outer Suburbs

Beyond the Bay: ‘Edge of Youth Culture’ Shifting to Outer Suburbs

By Peter Schurmann and Anna Challet SAN FRANCISCO — Imani Lopez is 17. She’s an aspiring writer, with interests ranging from poetry to screenwriting, and she eventually wants to make it to Hollywood. But for now she’s working two jobs while going to school full time, and helping to raise two younger sisters and a […]

Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders released their plan for tax reform Wednesday morning: “At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, President Trump’s tax plan is morally repugnant and bad economic policy. The last thing we should be doing […]

Good Performance

By Isaac Cohen* In those terms, last week, Chair Janet Yellen of the central bank described the US economic performance, with growth at around 2 percent, unemployment at 4.4 percent in August and still low inflation, at less than the target of 2 percent, before the onslaught of three hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico […]