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Arlen is a writer/blogger living in Monterey, CA. His political blog is thebigpicturereport.com. He writes a weekly quotation quiz "What's Your QQ?" (Quotation Quotient) for the Monterey County Herald, as well as a quotationquotient.com website and Facebook page. In addition, "Quirky Quotations" appears monthly in The Foolish Times, a local humor publication. He also does a weekly quotation quiz segment and talks politics on Monterey's progressive talk radio station, KRXA 540AM. He has yet to win any Pulitzer or Nobel Prizes, but if he does, he will let you know.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The American Injustice System
(38 comments) Does America have a justice system or an injustice system? In many cases, including these seven examples, there appears to be a significant shortage of fairness in our justice system.

Friday, August 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Never-Ending "War on Terror" Hoax
(11 comments) The specter of terrorism has been used to frighten Americans for many years, and exponentially since the attacks on September 11, 2001. But is the "War on Terror" for real, or is it a monumental hoax and scam?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
It's Time to Choose: Democracy or Plutocracy?
(8 comments) We mustn't allow campaign finance reform to slip to the bottom of our priorities. With all the other GOP election tricks, and with a favorable Democratic election in 2012, Citizens United runs the chance of being ignored. If so, Democrats and progressives will likely pay a heavy price.

Saturday, February 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
American Soldiers: Heroes or Victims?
(5 comments) A Medal of Honor winner, a famous Navy sniper: they were called heroes, but are they? They killed enemy combatants defending their countries from a foreign invader for the benefit of oil and other multinational corporations. Aren't they really just victims?

Friday, February 8, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
It's the Postal SERVICE, Stupid
(15 comments) The Postal Service is under attack by Republicans who want to see it privatized and its labor unions weakened or eliminated. Congress has made it so the Postal Service is losing money and therefore is justifying more cuts and elimination of services. But why does the Postal Service need to make a profit anyway?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Should We Know Why the Government Can Decide to Kill Us?
(7 comments) Does the CIA have a right to assassinate a U.S. citizen without due process? This is a question that should come up in the confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee John Brennan and this policy needs to be reexamined.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Single-Payer Health Care--Now Is The Time
(12 comments) Okay, Papa John's and Applebee's, you're threatening to fire or cut back on your employees because of ObamaCare. Fine, then join forces with liberals and progressives to pass single-payer nationalized health care. If that happened, you wouldn't need to provide health insurance and it would make your life so much easier.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
How Occupy Wall Street Helped Obama Win
(21 comments) While ignored by the mainstream media, Occupy Wall Street helped President Obama win re-election. By pointing out wealth disparity and Wall Street crimes, Occupy painted a picture of an America divided between the One Percent and the 99%, and Romney appeared to represent the former. That image cost him at election time.

Monday, November 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
By All Rights, Democrats Should Win in a Landslide
(12 comments) By all rights, Democrats should win in a landslide on election day. But they won't because of two significant obstacles: (1) the enormous money advantage of the GOP and (2) the influential right-wing media machine.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Best-Case Election Scenario: The Status Quo
(1 comments) Even if Barack Obama wins the presidency, he will likely be stuck with the same kind of Congress we have now. So don't go overboard celebrating an Obama victory...unless you enjoy Washington gridlock.

Friday, October 26, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"No War By Any Nation in Any Age Has Ever Been Declared By the People"
(19 comments) Eugene Debs spoke out against World War I, and all wars, in a 1917 speech. Because of that speech he was sentenced to ten years behind bars. Here are excerpts from that stirring speech.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Which Republican Will You Vote For?
(3 comments) Barack Obama or Mitt Romney--which Republican will win? Sure, Obama is running as a Democrat, but when you come down to it, we have a Radical Right Republican Party vs a Moderate Republican Party (the Democrats).

Saturday, September 29, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is the CIA Everywhere? Maybe Your Paranoia is Justified
(12 comments) The American security/police state keeps expanding. Jesse Ventura found out "there is a CIA operative inside every state government." And that was pre-9/11! How bad is it now?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
They Dislike Us For More Than Bad Movies
(2 comments) Americans are being attacked and shot at in the Middle East for more than just bad movies. A long history of war and interference in this region is the main reason we are disliked in the many of these countries.

Saturday, September 15, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why I Want Barack Obama to Win, But Won't Vote For Him
(23 comments) I want Barack Obama to win re-election, because if he doesn't Mitt Romney is the alternative. That would be a disaster. Still, I won't vote for President Obama, knowing my vote for a 3rd Party candidate won't hurt him.

Saturday, September 8, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Unspoken Reason For the Rise and Fall 0f America
(11 comments) America is in decline, and the reason for it is the same economic system that once made it great. We just went too far and need to reel it in.

Saturday, September 1, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Big Lie--History Repeating Itself
(1 comments) The GOP appears to be doubling down on its lies and distortions of reality. But it's nothing new, as we see in a 1944 campaign speech by FDR.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why Election Campaigns Are a Waste of Your Time
(3 comments) If you are paying attention to this 2012 election campaign, you are wasting your time. Nothing a candidate says or does matters. It's all about getting votes.

Monday, July 2, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Fate of Health Care and the November Election
(2 comments) In a fair world, the American people would learn about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which will help Obama and the Dems. But in the real world, ruled by money, the lies will dominate and the people will end up confused and overwhelmed, and willing to scrap ObamaCare. This will help the Republicans.

Thursday, June 28, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Morally Corrupt But Brilliant Secret Strategy of the Military/Industrial/National Security Complex
(7 comments) An examination of the brilliant, morally corrupt, and profitable plan to inspire potential terrorists, churn out new military/national security jobs and weaponry, and increase the obscene wealth of the well-connected corporations providing them.

Thursday, June 21, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
5 Great Things About America...That Aren't True Any More
(5 comments) America was once about democracy, peace, a free press, freedom and upward mobility. All of that has disappeared or is slipping away. Is it gone forever?

Thursday, June 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Wisconsin: The Final Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy
(1 comments) It is no longer accurate to call our political system a democracy. The money that corporations and billionaires can pour into American elections overwhelms popular will and determines who controls our government.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Chris Hayes Is My Hero (Or Almost Was)
(2 comments) Chris Hayes was right. Soldiers should not be called "heroes." To do so is to make war more exciting, palatable, and easy to wage. Better to tell the truth: War is death, injury and destruction--always and without exception.

Saturday, May 26, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Even Best-Case Election Scenarios Not Very Promising
(6 comments) Even if the Democrats sweep the 2012 election, the best-case scenario, the path toward a theocratic police state corporatocracy will only be slowed, not stopped.

Thursday, May 10, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Wall Street Has No Worries -- Obama and Holder Are Shooting Blanks
(5 comments) Wall Street has so far gotten away with the crime of the century: the collapse of our economy. No prosecutions of top bank executives. Where is the justice from the Obama/Holder Justice Department?

Saturday, May 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Which America Do You Live In: Newsweek's "SuperCountry" or Reich's Stalled "Tinder-Box"?
(3 comments) Which America Do You Live In: the booming one depicted by Daniel Gross in Newsweek, or the sinking one described by Robert Reich?

Sunday, April 29, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Are You Suffering From OLS (Obama Letdown Syndrome)?
(7 comments) OLS (Obama Letdown Syndrome) began infecting millions of liberal/progressives soon after the President took office. Will it continue to get worse, or is there hope for a cure?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Senate Stuck in Quicksand of Record Filibusters
(4 comments) A record number of GOP filibusters means little gets done in the Senate. The majority vote in favor of the "Buffett Rule" wasn't enough to pass it because 60 votes were needed for cloture.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
When Top Tax Rates Rise, So Does The Economy
(1 comments) The evidence is clear: the economy does best when the top tax rates are high. The inverse is also true: when top tax rates decline, so does the economy.

Monday, April 2, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Drugs & Prisons: Time For a New Strategy?
(1 comments) The numbers are indisputable: We as a nation are doing a terrible job balancing our commitment to schools and prisons. Our money, as shown by California's statistics, are moving toward incarceration and away from education.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Burden: The Right-Wing Media Machine
(1 comments) President Obama and his party face an antagonistic conservative media but rarely go on the offensive. No wonder their message so often fails to resonate.

Saturday, March 24, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Difference Between NEWS and Not-News
(2 comments) What kind of news are you likely to find in the corporate media? And what kind of news are you not likely to see?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
We Don't Have to Follow Any Stinking Fifth Amendment!
(1 comments) Attorney General Holder explains why it is legal for the president to assassinate American citizens without judicial oversight.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Advertising's High Cost to Society! Read This Now! You'll Like It!
(4 comments) How much advertising will we tolerate? One study examines the detrimental effects to society of excess commercialism, and makes recommendations.

Sunday, February 26, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Familiar Names Responsible For Skyrocketing Gas Prices
(6 comments) Who's to blame for the spike in gas prices? The same banksters whose reckless speculation tanked the economy four years ago!

Friday, February 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Can It Get Any Better Than This For Democrats?
(17 comments) The trends are all pointing up for President Obama and the Democrats. That's quite a change since last year. What is different and will it last?

Saturday, February 11, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Power of the Occupy Movement
(5 comments) The Occupy movement has accomplished a lot in a short time, and their influence is still evident. Will they re-emerge stronger than ever?

Friday, February 3, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
I Read the News Today, Oh Boy......
(2 comments) I read the news today, and oh boy, it is crazy...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Our Unpredictable Country: Who Could Have Known.....?
(3 comments) We are told low taxes help the economy, health insurance from insurance companies is best, and free trade is wonderful, and yet the results show us something totally different...Who knew?

Sunday, January 22, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mitt Romney Wins Twice--Until He Doesn't
(3 comments) Not only are the GOP candidates flawed, so is their vote counting.

Monday, January 16, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Alan Greenspan Explained Why We Invaded Iraq (And Why Iran is Next)
(1 comments) As Alan Greenspan admitted, the Iraq War was about oil. So it should be no surprise that Iran might be next.

Friday, December 9, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Numbers That Count: Wall Street Justice
(3 comments) These statistics speak loudly about what's wrong with justice in America.

Thursday, December 8, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
At Last, a "New" Presidential Candidate Progressives Can Support (Or So We Wish)
(22 comments) This does not sound like the passively centrist Barack Obama we are used to seeing? Read the speech and see for yourself.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dianne Feinstein, Civil Libertarian vs. Dianne Feinstein, Politician
(3 comments) Is Senator Feinstein a courageous civil libertarian (she talks like one) or a cowardly politician (she votes like one)?

Thursday, November 17, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Very Excellent 2010 Election
(3 comments) Strange as it might seem, the 2010 midterm election helped trigger the Occupy Wall Street movement and weaken the clout of the Tea Party.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Are 7 Billion People A Problem?
(6 comments) Now that the Earth has seven billion humans, what effect does that have on our lives and the health of the planet?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The DOJ's and SEC's "Get Out Of Jail" Cards For Wall Street
(13 comments) How have the banksters evaded punishment for ruining the economy? This is one example of how the government colludes with Wall Street.

Friday, October 28, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Iraq: Now Can We Apologize?
(14 comments) Now that American troops are leaving Iraq, don't we owe a few apologies for the waste and destruction we left behind?

Saturday, October 22, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama Keeps Iraq Promise....almost Three Years Late
(3 comments) Barack Obama, running for president, promises to get American troops out of Iraq....right after he takes office in January, 2009.

Thursday, October 13, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Five Sure-fire Ways to Drive the Right Wing Crazy
(26 comments) The lack of focus and identified leaders makes this protest difficult to attack.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why the Wall Street Protestors Can't Quit
(3 comments) Traditional democratic methods are useless against the power of big money and greed. Mass protests may be the only way to make the powers-that-be take notice.

Sunday, October 9, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hope at Last? The Path Out of the American Nightmare
(6 comments) Two solutions, and the second must piggyback off the first, may offer hope that the decline of America could be reversed. It's a long shot, but there are signs that a reawakening is upon us.

Thursday, October 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hope at Last? The Path Out of the American Nightmare
(2 comments) At last, a ray of hope? Two solutions, and the second must piggyback off the first, offer a chance to reverse this country's disastrous political and economic problems.

Monday, September 26, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Another George W. Bush Clone?
(3 comments) Does anybody really want another intellectually challenged conservative Texas governor running for President?

Thursday, September 22, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Uygur and "The Young Turks" to Join Current TV
(11 comments) Cenk Uygur and "The Young Turks" back on TV as lead-in for Keith Olbermann's "Countdown.

Saturday, September 17, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Republican Sweep in 2012?
(28 comments) Three major trends point to a Republican sweep of the 2012 election. An unlikely shift in strategy and presentation by President Obama would be the only way to reverse that probability.

Saturday, September 17, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Are Poor Americans People?
(4 comments) With the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, do corporations have more standing as people than those living in poverty?

Saturday, September 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cynical and Suspicious Observers
(3 comments) Some cynical and suspicious observers might question the veracity and timing of the latest "credible but unconfirmed" terrorist threat.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Last Stand
(7 comments) Obama's Jobs Speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday is probably his last opportunity to change the course of his failed presidency. He better go for broke. This is Obama's Last Stand.

Friday, September 2, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama Put in His Place, Again
(1 comments) President Obama again caves in to the Republicans. He seems incapable of projecting strong leadership.

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