Bob Hennelly,

Bob Hennelly

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  • City & State
  • Truthout
  • The National Memo
  • New York Slant
  • New York Observer

Recent articles by Bob:

Notre Dame and Gov. Whitman’s lingering 9/11 legacy

Something the anti-Trump Republican needs to be asked about → Read More

Corporate news media has turned universal health care into a wedge issue to protect their Big Pharma paychecks

Corporate news media has turned universal health care into a wedge issue to protect their Big Pharma paymasters. → Read More

ABC's debate moderators don’t understand what universal healthcare is

Corporate news media has turned universal health care into a wedge issue to protect their Big Pharma paymasters → Read More

The wound that won’t heal

After months of contentious debate, Congress this summer approved a permanent extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which compensates survivors of the deadly 2001 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers applauded Jon Stewart, the former “Daily Show” host, for his pivotal role in drawing attention to the plight of the police officers, firefighters and others who had → Read More

The forgotten lesson of 9/11: Political misinformation long predates Trump

9/11 first responders are dying because officials lied about air quality. Trump is just a continuation of a problem → Read More

There's a future for organized labor — if it welcomes immigrants and supports them

Labor unions have a mixed record on immigration — but most now understand that an alliance is necessary → Read More

The answer to organized labor’s woes? Immigrants.

This Labor Day will be a historic one for a coalition of organized labor and immigrant rights advocates in New York. In January, both camps celebrated the passage of the state DREAM Act, which made undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition assistance. Several months later, the state Legislature overcame bipartisan resistance to authorize driver’s licenses → Read More

No cushion for the Trump recession: Why this one could be worse than 2008

Even a mild downturn could hit Americans harder — the "recovery" from 2008 left too many people on the margins → Read More

Economics of racism and neglect: Flint, Newark and a generation of children at risk

Flint and Newark are only the tip of a massive, poisoned iceberg: Lead contamination threatens an entire generation → Read More

People kill people but capitalism makes it easy and profitable around the world

As tragic as our domestic mass murders are, they're a fraction of the global carnage caused by guns made in the USA → Read More

Borrowing as the future burns

We spend billions we don’t have to protect fossil fuels on the other side of the planet → Read More

Lessons from the Puerto Rican insurrection: "When tyranny is the law, revolution is the order."

What happens when you turn up the heat under a cauldron of racism, economic deprivation & political corruption? → Read More

This summer as you hurry into the airport know that it's a workplace war-zone and labor is winning

Union gains in the airline industry are symptomatic of a resurgence for the labor movement → Read More

America’s deadly wealth pyramid: Eric Garner stood his ground and was crushed for it

Garner scratched-out a living in the gray market. "Not today," he said when cops came for him. Now he's dead → Read More

Meet the New Jersey Democratic power broker who praised Trump's "genius," attacked immigration

George Norcross III, an unelected New Jersey Democratic boss, represents many of his party's fundamental flaws → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein is Exhibit A for capitalism’s moral bankruptcy

Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes in our justice system → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Is Exhibit A for Capitalism’s Moral Bankruptcy

Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes in our criminal legal system. → Read More

Our history of inequality: America needs a second revolution

Bernie Sanders may appear less relevant in the 2020 race. But he's the only one who sees the urgency of our plight → Read More

Debates: Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris stole the show. But was Donald Trump the big winner?

Only two candidates avoided Savannah Guthrie's trick questions on the economy. Otherwise, Dems walked into a trap → Read More

Reparations economics 101

Once we start mapping the brutality — always an organizing principle of capitalism — it will be difficult to stop → Read More