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John F. Miglio is the editor of the Online Review of Books & Current Affairs and author of Sunshine Assassins, a futuristic political thriller.

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Friday, April 26, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Simple Example of How the Free Market Is Sucking the Middle Class Dry
(1 comments) The problem with our economy today is quite simple: The upper one percent has sucked the middle class dry while they have stashed their money offshore and left the general economy in a depressed state.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Battle of the Rich White Guys
(4 comments) Where Ben Cartwright was brave, strait-talking and honest, Gordon Gekko was ruthless, manipulative, and corrupt, i.e., a fictional representation of real-life corporate raiders like "Chainsaw Al" Dunlop, "Neutron Jack" Welsh, and of course, the current Republican nominee for president, "Bullshit Mitt" Romney.

Monday, October 31, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peaceful Reform Or Violent Revolution?
(3 comments) The upper 1% of the population in the United States has gradually but inexorably destroyed democracy and taken control of the country. Call it plutocracy. Call it corporate fascism. Call it whatever you want. But it's the same old story of the rich and powerful becoming a little too greedy and wanting it all.

Saturday, March 5, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Balance the Budget by Taxing Billionaires? God Forbid!!
(4 comments) Recently, I did the unthinkable! At a town hall meeting in Sacramento hosted by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, I proposed an easy way to balance the $26 billion California budget deficit without raising taxes on average citizens and without making any budget cuts.

Sunday, May 2, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Free Market Elitists Gone Wild!!
(3 comments) With a financial system as unfair and corrupt as ours, and, until recently, with a populace as deluded about the benefits of capitalism as ours, is it any wonder that free market elitists have gone wild and feel entitled to glom billions of dollars while millions are broke and out of work?

Monday, January 4, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
George Carlin's Last Standup
(3 comments) Book review of George Carlin's posthumous memoir, Last Words.

Friday, December 4, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
So Far President Obama Offers Little Change and Even Less Hope
(3 comments) If you compare Obama now to what people expected of him during the presidential election, he not only comes up short, but he's quickly becoming a major disappointment to the millions of Americans who voted for him. Can he redeem himself?

Monday, September 7, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama Will Waste Billions To Fight Unwinnable Wars With Taliban and Al Qaeda
(2 comments) Granted, George W. Bush got us into the quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, but instead of getting us out as quickly as possible, Obama is following the same prescription for Afghanistan as Bush did in Iraq, i.e., more troops, more commitment, and more dissembling language about “winning.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Top Ten Ways to Fight Corporate-Criminal Complex
(1 comments) How to fight back against multinational corporations that play American citizens for chumps.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will Barack Obama Confront Corporate-Criminal Complex?
(2 comments) So far, President Obama has called on Congress to pass tough new regulations on financial institutions and corporations, but will they go far enough? And will he be able to stand up to the individuals that helped him get elected, including executives at Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs (his number one donor).

Saturday, December 6, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Time to Tax Super Rich and Corporations at 1950s Levels
(2 comments) Since the 1950s, the US has gone from having a very progressive tax system designed to spread the wealth to average Americans to a system that rewards the wealthiest, most well-connected investors and the largest, most powerful corporations.

Saturday, November 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will Barack Obama Be More Like FDR or Bill Clinton?
(1 comments) If Obama and a Democratically controlled Congress do not deliver on a liberal/progressive agenda in the next four years, there will be hell to pay!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Didn't John McCain or Sarah Palin Learn Anything from The Vietnam Experience?
(1 comments) "Like a lot of Vietnam veterans, I believed and still believe that the war was winnable," McCain has told audiences over the years. He feels the same way about Iraq-- and so does Sarah Palin. Two pea brains in a pod!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Great Financial Bubble Scam: How Wall Street Plays Average Investors for Chumps
(2 comments) Ever wonder why there are so many price spikes and bubbles in the financial markets? It's because big investors and hedge fund operators manipulate the market more than you think.

Saturday, August 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Goodbye and Get Lost! The Devolution of the Baby Boom Generation
(27 comments) Baby boomers have no one to blame but themselves for the terrible shape the country is in.

Monday, June 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who Will Try George W. Bush for Murder after He Leaves the White House?
(16 comments) Vincent Bugliosi, the L.A. district attorney who became famous for successfully trying Charles Manson for murder and subsequently writing the best-seller, Helter Skelter, has written an explosive new book that not only lights a fuse under our criminal justice system but challenges the next attorney general of the United States to blow the Bush administration to smithereens.

Friday, May 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Economic Collapse, Huge Disparity of Wealth: Logical Outcome of the Free Market
(12 comments) God forbid the mainstream news media should ever mention this, but there was once a time in America when citizens thought of government as their friend, and no one with any brains took the theory of free market capitalism as espoused by Ayn Rand or Milton Friedman very seriously.

Thursday, April 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Time for Young Americans to Stop Volunteering for Military
In the late 1960s, there was a famous slogan that emerged during the Vietnam War: What if they gave a war and no one came? The slogan underscores the point that although political leaders start wars and the military/industrial complex profits from them, wars would not be possible if young men and women refused to volunteer for military service, or in the case of the Vietnam War, allow themselves to be drafted.

Thursday, January 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Top 10 Most Disgraceful Democrats of 2007
(1 comments) There's no point in doing a list like this on Republicans. Calling them disgraceful would be an improvement, kind of like calling Hitler misguided rather than evil. Ditto for conservative Democrats, who'll share a special place in hell with their friends from across the aisle.

Sunday, December 2, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Conspiracy Against Renewable Energy
(10 comments) I hate to use the "C" word, but there is no other way to say it. There is a national conspiracy to prevent renewable energy from becoming the primary energy source in the United States.

Friday, November 2, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hillary Clinton: A Win-Win For Corporate America
(15 comments) It's a done deal. The corporate power brokers who hold the politicians in their pockets like so many nickels and dimes have already hedged their bets and decided that-- barring any unforeseen circumstances-- Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president.

Sunday, September 2, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Would Really Happen if the U.S. Withdrew from Iraq?
(2 comments) The conventional wisdom is that Iraq will descend into chaos, the chaos will lead to regional conflict, and the regional conflict will hurt our interests in the Middle East. Do you believe it?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Enablers of Fascism: Fatalists, Corporatists, the Uninformed
(10 comments) Fascism exists in the U.S. today because there are millions of Americans who won't stand up for democracy.

Sunday, August 5, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Enablers of Fascism: Fatalists, Corporatists, the Uninformed
(1 comments) So who are these enablers, and why are they doing nothing to prevent the Bush/Cheney regime and their fascist friends from taking over our democracy? As I see it, they fall into three primary categories.

Sunday, July 1, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Asthma Sufferers Beware!
Once again Big Pharma puts the screws to average citizens dependent on prescription medicine.

Sunday, June 3, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Religious Fundamentalists, Militant Atheists: Both Are Misguided and Dangerous
(10 comments) It's time to move on from the limitations and dogma of traditional religion and evolve to a higher level of consciousness as practiced in pantheism and Buddhism.

Thursday, May 3, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Open Letter to Mainstream News Media: Time to Call for Pres/VP Impeachment
(4 comments) Yes, this means you, New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Time, Newsweek, and all the other mainstream news organizations that have let the Bush administration off the hook for the last six years!

Monday, April 2, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will the Real Democrat Please Stand up!
Last month, the Democratic contenders for president appeared at a forum on health care. Only one contender favors a single payer universal health care plan and has already co-sponsored a bill on it. Can you guess which one?

Wednesday, January 3, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Top 10 News Stories the Mainstream Media Ignored
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Wednesday, November 1, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Real Reason George W. Bush Will Not Withdraw U.S. Troops from Iraq
(3 comments) No matter how many times our poor excuse for a president has changed his talking points about Iraq, he has no intention of withdrawing our troops from that war-torn country in the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Midterm Election: Last Chance for Democrats & Democracy
(7 comments) The stakes in the upcoming midterm election couldn't be higher. If the Democrats lose again-- fairly or otherwise-- all hope is lost.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Midterm Election: Last Chance For Democrats & Democracy
The stakes in the upcoming midterm election couldn't be higher. If the Democrats lose again-- fairly or otherwise-- all hope is lost.

Friday, September 8, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
War on Terror Is Not a War, and It Is Not About Terror
(1 comments) Now that the mid-term election is approaching, the Bush administration is once again promoting the "War on Terror" as the ultimate propaganda tool masquerading as reality.

Saturday, September 2, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who Really Starts Alll the Wars in the World?
(7 comments) Essay explains who really starts all the wars in the world.