Heather Digby Parton

Heather Digby Parton

Politics

Americans are being lied to about the deficit

Republicans want to gut social safety nets, not cut the US deficit.

Americans are being lied to about the deficit

Politics

Militarising the police from Oakland to NYC

If the infrastructure of a police state is created, it's only a matter of time before those aggressive powers are used.

Militarising the police from Oakland to NYC

Politics

Tea Partiers: The self-hating 99 per cent

Although the Tea Party and Occupy movement share surface similarities, they represent opposite world views.

Tea Partiers: The self-hating 99 per cent

US & Canada

The class warfare the rich don't understand

The Masters of the Universe evaded responsibility and defiantly demanded more sacrifice from their victims, says author.

The class warfare the rich don't understand

Politics

A voice of reason amid the madness

Elizabeth Warren, a US Senate candidate, has a way of speaking about progressive values that makes people listen.

A voice of reason amid the madness

Politics

Vote suppression in the US revs up

In recent years, the Republican Party has accelerated its efforts to make voting more difficult for Americans.

Vote suppression in the US revs up