Bob Hennelly,

Bob Hennelly

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  • City & State
  • The National Memo
  • New York Slant
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Recent articles by Bob:

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

Self-preservation fuels the Democratic base's lurch to the left before the rich take it all

More than half the women in America would rather live in a socialist country than the one they live in now → Read More

American Airlines suit roils talks with TWU

Profits pinched by 737 fleet crisis, American Airlines seeks cost cuts by offshoring maintenance; unions pushback → Read More

Here's what Warren understands about the economy that the Democratic pack does not

Warren bears down on economic hardship & inequity forcing Biden to walk back his own record on Hyde & media shrugs → Read More

What is the cost of lies?: A billboard for HBO's "Chernobyl" brings 9/11's toxic aftermath to mind

The government's false claim that the “air is safe to breath" has a price even beyond the thousands of sick & dying → Read More

What does Memorial Day mean to a country where one percent serve?

The military acts as an employer of last resort when the burden of service is not born by across the wage spectrum → Read More

Is the gig economy a path to prosperity or the indenture of just getting by?

Democrats participate in a public cringe about going too far left, too fast, and working people get the gig economy → Read More

Rigged: How the US tax law props up people like Donald Trump — while screwing over everyday Americans – A

The New York Times disclosure that Donald Trump was able “to avoid paying income taxes” for years, while he racked up $1.17 billion in losses, tells you all you need to know about the American system of taxation that rewards risk, debt and speculation because it so completely insulates the greedies → Read More

Donald Trump proves tax code spawns risk, debt & speculation for which everybody else pays the price

Rigged tax code protected Trump as one hair-brained, over-leveraged investment after another died on the vine → Read More

Trump Proves the Tax System Is Rigged to Reward the Rich

Donald Trump proves the tax code spawns risk, debt and speculation, for which everybody else pays the price. → Read More

The real moral hazard is ignoring the student debt crisis and its devastating effect on the economy

As the ranks of Democratic Party 2020 presidential hopefuls continue to swell and Trump’s chaotic lawlessness proliferates it’s easy to miss a deepening crisis that’s already taking a toll on millions of households and is about to get much worse. It has metastasized way beyond a talking point on → Read More

The real moral hazard is ignoring the student debt cataclysm and its effect on the economy

Last time wealth gap apologists were carping about moral hazard was bank bailout 2008, now its student debt relief → Read More

Bridgegate, the final chapter: Chris Christie skates, as staffer he belittled goes to prison

Former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the only member of the Christie administration doing hard time → Read More

The labor tide is rising: New union militancy bypasses parlor politics in favor of direct action

In 2018 the number of striking workers is the highest since 1986 and our teachers are leading the fight → Read More

The Trump-POTUS vaccine: Pray it inoculates America against another billionaire big business genius

If Americans learn the lesson of the Trump presidency, that the rich won't save us, we can grab this economy back → Read More

What if Trump’s war on immigrants is not just cruel and lawless but is a dead end for the economy?

Immigration has already benefited sanctuary cities, but it is all America's secret sauce for broad-based prosperity → Read More