Felipe Salazar

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When Google lost its cool

Google Reader is gone. Google is banning ad-blocking apps. Google Alert doesn’t work. The Google backlash is on<p>A strange thing happened on Twitter in the middle of March. "Why I Left Google," a year-old post by a former Google executive named James Whittaker, went viral, <i>for the second time.</i><p>A fairly …

Noam Chomsky: If Nuclear War Doesn't Get Us, Climate Change Will

This Is What Happens When You Rip a Hole in the Safety Net

<i>An unemployment line. (Credit: Reuters)</i><p>America’s social safety net, such as it is, has recently come under some scrutiny. Chana Joffe-Walt’s in-depth …

Congressman Don Young's '50-60 Wetbacks'

In an interview with Ketchikan's KRBD, Alaska's one and only Congressman, Republican Don Young, was able to include a racial slur in comments regarding the economy and employment. Congressman Young said, "My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," he said. "It takes …

Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People

We all know the banking system is broken. It's easy to become pessimistic in the face of corporate and political corruption, but the system can be changed. We've done it before, and we can do it again.<p>One pathway to genuine reform is "public banking": the establishment of banks which are owned and …

Don Young Uses 'Wetbacks' To Describe Latinos (AUDIO)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos.<p>Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radio interview with KRBD-FM, Young admitted that technology has impacted the market. In the process, he chose the term "wetbacks" to describe the workers …

Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come

The wars are ending; the obligations, just beginning now.