Tag: Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland: Are Wikileaks and Anonymous Hackers All There Is Left We Can Rely On, with Trust in Business and Government at Rock Bottom?

September 2011
  Their ability to bring powerful giants to heel is as compelling as the mythical Robin Hood’s battle with a haughty medieval aristocracy.

Joshua Holland: The 10 States With the Worst Economies In America

August 2011
  The global economic crash hurt everyone, but not equally; here are the states that are feeling the greatest economic pain.

Joshua Holland: The 10 States With the Best Economies in America

August 2011
  Not all states have experienced the same kind of economic pain since the Great Recession began.

Joshua Holland: Media Malpractice: CBS Pins Bush Debt On Obama

August 2011
  Get the facts straight—the current economic distress began under Bush.

Joshua Holland: No, We Won’t End Up Like Greece: 5 Reasons Conservative Fear-Mongering Is Totally Wrong

July 2011
  Right-wing media and lawmakers are spinning utterly wrong comparisons between the U.S. and Greece.

Joshua Holland: Mexicans No Longer Immigrating to U.S.? (What Will Xenophobes Freak Out About Now?)

July 2011
  A common perception that helps fuel hostility toward migrants is that there’s a never-ending pool of people dying to come here, but that’s just not true.

Joshua Holland: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Using Dodgy Statistics to Fuel Child Sex Slavery Panic

July 2011
  Throwing wildly inflated numbers around doesn’t help young people avoid falling into the horrific world of prostitution.

Joshua Holland: How the Hell Do You Get Out of Debt If You’re Not a CEO Raking in Millions?

June 2011
  Americans want to get out of debt, but the working majority are tapped out and having real problems making ends meet.

Joshua Holland: Why Are Conservatives Scared of Cameron Diaz?

June 2011
  “White Hispanics” are white people who trace their origins to Spain, and they’re the reason reports of America’s coming “white minority” status are 100-percent wrong.

Joshua Holland: 9 Countries That Do It Better: Why Does Europe Take Better Care of Its People Than America?

June 2011
  The world’s wealthy democracies have somewhat different priorities, leading to some very different outcomes for their citizens.

Joshua Holland: Corporate America Is Hoarding Tons of Cash: Why In the World Would Obama Think About Giving Them More Tax Cuts?

June 2011
  The White House is desperate to get any measure that might boost the economy past a dysfunctional Congress.

Joshua Holland: 9 Signs That We May Be Living Through Another Depression

June 2011
  Three in 10 Americans say we’re living through another depression—are they right?

Joshua Holland: Stop the Granny Bashing: Despite What You May Think, Our Seniors Are in Trouble

June 2011
  We must fight the deficit hysterics’ relentless granny-bashing. Most people don’t grasp that this group has already been hit hard by budget cuts and the recession.

Joshua Holland: Five Eye-Opening Facts About Our Bloated Post-9/11 “Defense” Spending

May 2011
  A dollar spent on guns is one less buck available for butter.

Joshua Holland: Was the Killing of Osama bin Laden Legal?

May 2011
  We don’t know whether the administration ordered the al Qaeda leader killed, but that hasn’t stopped an acrimonious debate.

Joshua Holland: Thanks to Decades of Conservative Spin, Americans Are Hopelessly Confused About Taxes, Spending and the Deficit

May 2011
  Conservatives have spent 30 years divorcing the taxes we pay from the services they finance—no wonder the public doesn’t know where their tax dollars go.

Joshua Holland: Did Osama bin Laden Win the “War on Terror”?

May 2011
  Perhaps we should stop cheering for our “success.”

Joshua Holland: Bin Laden’s Killing Shows the Utter Folly of our “War on Terror”

May 2011
  The best outcome of bin Laden’s death would be for us to declare victory in the “war on terror” and bring the troops home.

Joshua Holland: 5 Fun Facts About the Fight Over the Debt Ceiling

April 2011
  That lawmakers who receive a paycheck to govern this country are threatening to bring about economic catastrophe shows that our discourse is approaching Peak Crazy.

Joshua Holland: Tax Day Question: Who’s Paying What?

April 2011
  Happy Tax Day. Remember that while your taxes are lower than in other advanced countries, they don’t get you free or very low-cost health-care, deeply subsidized university tuition, or 21st century infrastructure!

Joshua Holland: Eight Unemployed for Every Job Opening: What Are They Supposed to Do Once Their Benefits Run Out?

March 2011
  Is there any hope of help arriving for the “99ers”?

Joshua Holland: Japan Nuclear Disaster Unprecedented—No Way to Know About U.S. Impact

March 2011
  Events taking place in the Fukushima No. 1 power plant are simply unprecedented and the situation appears to be deteriorating.

Joshua Holland: 5 Ways Corporate Scavengers Are Making Big Money Off Our Economic Pain

February 2011
  Like vultures descending on a rotting corpse, [big business have] come up with a variety of innovative methods to pull the last scraps of meat off the bones of America’s middle-class.

Joshua Holland: Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them

February 2011
  The degree to which Ayn Rand has become a touchstone for the modern conservative movement is striking.