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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of transparency and the ability to accurately check and authenticate the vote cast, these systems can alter election results and therefore are simply antithetical to democratic principles and functioning.


Since the pivotal 2004 Presidential election, Joan has come to see the connection between a broken election system, a dysfunctional, corporate media and a total lack of campaign finance reform. This has led her to enlarge the parameters of her writing to include interviews with whistle-blowers and articulate others who give a view quite different from that presented by the mainstream media. She also turns the spotlight on activists and ordinary folks who are striving to make a difference, to clean up and improve their corner of the world. By focusing on these intrepid individuals, she gives hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be turned off and alienated. She also interviews people in the arts in all their variations - authors, journalists, filmmakers, actors, playwrights, and artists. Why? The bottom line: without art and inspiration, we lose one of the best parts of ourselves. And we're all in this together. If Joan can keep even one of her fellow citizens going another day, she considers her job well done.

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Joan has been Election Integrity Editor for OpEdNews since December, 2005. Her articles also appear at Huffington Post, RepublicMedia.TV and Scoop.co.nz.

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Hillary Clinton Testimony To House Select Committee on Benghazi Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FOIA Reveals SoS Clinton Promoted Global Fracking The irony: fracking has only reached commercial-scale levels in the US, Argentina, Canada and China. Everywhere else, due to either geology or low oil prices, it has failed. So in some ways, GSGI was a mission failed. But it does show that this type of activity could continue under a Hillary Clinton Administration, just as it did under Obama's. And that is nothing but bad news from a climate change and ecological perspective.
Series: Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), ethics (6 Articles, 19071 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views) (View All Series)

Netra Halperin Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did $6.5m Property Deal Lead to Disenfranchisement of 126k Registered Brooklyn Democrats? The property sale info is public record. The relationship between Lowey and Clinton is public record. The fact that the purges were a bipartisan, purposeful action appears to be accepted by the BOE, which put both clerks on suspension. The "proof" that they were involved could be in Clinton's email that the FBI is in possession of. There is definitely enough probable cause to investigate,
Series: Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views), ethics (6 Articles, 19071 views) (View All Series)

Jonathan Simon Sunday, May 22, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jonathan Simon, Election CyberTheft Expert, Discusses 2016 Presidential Race Harvey Wasserman has coined the term "strip and flip" for the strategy of using voter suppression schemes to bring the election within smell-test rigging distance and then direct computerized votecount manipulation to finish the job. It looks very much like this is what was done to Sanders--who was on an historic roll and of course was the only candidate of either party who posed any real danger to the corporate oligarchy.
Series: Karl Rove (5 Articles, 9037 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views) (View All Series)

Bill Clinton Saturday, May 21, 2016 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Might Appoint Bill to Be Her JOBS CZAR - Really?! The irony is that she wants to appoint a person, Bill Clinton, who signed NAFTA and championed free trade....It's kind of like suggesting that the person who opened up the barn door and let all the horses out - arguing that it would be good for the farm - is supremely qualified to round them up and return them to the barn after they have already fled to distant lands.
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Dr. Stephanie J. Woolhandler Friday, May 20, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Doctor Fires Back at Urban Institute's Attack on Single Payer (and Bernie) Single payer would do a better job of controlling costs so that it would save money in the long run.It would not be possible to pass single payer with the current Congress but that can be said about any health reform, including those advocated by Clinton.Big Pharma and big insurance will oppose single payer but we do still live in a democracy. A popular movement for change, along with the right political leadership can achieve
Series: health care (8 Articles, 16360 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Hillary Clinton, June 2012 Thursday, May 19, 2016 (73 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Ticking Clinton Time Bomb The Repubs are licking their lips and lying in wait.They're planning to make a very big deal out of both the email scandal and the Clinton Fdn's troubles, but it makes sense for them to wait until the start of the election to do so. My goal is to get the facts about the scandal widely known prior to the Democratic Convention.Then, Dems still have a chance to jump ship from Clinton to Sanders, or even to someone else like Biden
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), ethics (6 Articles, 19071 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views) (View All Series)

HRC testifies at House Select Committe on Benghazi Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did Clinton Foundation Pimp Out State Department? Consider that nearly 200 major donors to the foundation also had important business that was influenced by State Department decisions at a time when Hillary Clinton was running the department. How can we know if those donations had an influence or not? As Vox has put it, "Ultimately, it is impossible to tell where one end of the two-headed Clinton political and philanthropic operation ends and where the other begins."
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views) (View All Series)

story of Hillary's email that won't go away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary's "Damn" Emails? Or "Damning" Emails? A year ago, I easily could have voted for Hillary. But after reading in depth about her email scandal and what the Clinton Foundation has done, and then coming to the conclusion that she had to be guilty of multiple serious crimes, how could I possibly support her? Naturally, I became a vocal supporter of Sanders. If you knew that someone living on your street was a criminal, wouldn't you feel compelled to warn your neighbors?
Series: behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 20393 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views), Crime (5 Articles, 8273 views) (View All Series)

Greg Palast Thursday, May 12, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Your Vote: Raped and Pillaged - OEN Interviews Greg Palast Arizona was unusual only in that WHITE people waited hours in line to vote... Look at the 1.4 million votes "spoiled." They are cast but not counted--because of all kinds of crazy nonsense to disqualify a ballot. Now, if it were random it wouldn't affect elections. But here are the facts; The US Civil Rights Commission found that the chance your ballot will spoil is 900% higher if you're black than if you're white.
Series: Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8498 views), film (12 Articles, 16557 views) (View All Series)

Reich and Kornbluth Friday, May 6, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Reich and Jake Kornbluth: Off to Save Capitalism Our new long form project: Saving Capitalism. We started "Inequality Media", that makes short videos explaining the economy in a way everyone can understand. The real story is what the rules of the market are, and who they benefit and who they hurt.Last year, we had a goal of 15 million views, and we wound up hitting 25...The work on this is ongoing and difficult, but I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.
Series: Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views), Documentary (28 Articles, 31152 views) (View All Series)

AFGE Participates in #StopFastTrack Rallies Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (26 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Russ Baker: Bernie's Strength of Character Has HURT His Campaign I found that Clinton backers were not really differentiating between the candidates on their personal nature, their very real decisions and philosophical cores, their historical allies and funders...But the point the Times made, albeit very buried, was that Sanders had failed to seize on some key opportunities to damage Clinton and stand further apart from her, though he could have -- because of his own essential decency.
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 20393 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders/Hilary Clinton Sunday, April 17, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Devil in the Details: Poll Results Clinton Does NOT Want You to See The more interesting aspect of that poll was how unpopular it showed Clinton to be. This is the other facet of the secret hiding in full sight -- not only does she not poll as well as Sanders against the Republicans, but people flat out don't like her. And we see this nationwide.So we have to congratulate the Clinton people for maintaining the widely-held perception that this unloved candidate is the best option the Dems have.
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

Secretary Clinton Making a Press Announcement Saturday, April 16, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Audacity of Nope: Clinton's Nix on Transparency For many years we Dems have been saying that the Clintons are unfairly hunted by the Right that we have failed to question whether either of them is very regularly wise in their personal dealings or handling of public scrutiny. I know Mr. Clinton is not, and I have come to conclude Mrs. Clinton is not either-which is especially worrying considering that she and her husband employ a massive team of handlers whose very job it is
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

French edition of 'Queen of Chaos': 'This was my choice.  It shows Hillary arriving in Libya two days before Gaddafi was Thursday, April 14, 2016 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary's Time-Bomb: Wars, Lies, and Secrets Hillary has skillfully marketed herself, with help from her friends. I have noted elsewhere that she is not a presidential candidate because of her experience. Rather her experience was designed to make her a presidential candidate. A CV with Senator from New York and Secretary of State looks unbeatable. But the record is actually disastrous.
Series: Military/Foreign Policy (15 Articles, 24463 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Author/books (33 Articles, 45763 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders - Caricature Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peter B. Collins: The Swiftboating of Bernie I've interviewed him many times, including the hour-long "Brunch with Bernie" when I subbed for Thom Hartmann on his radio show.He's smart and tenacious, and can weather the attacks.I just saw a series of really nasty tweets aimed at Jane Sanders that are, well, crude and revolting.But I think they can handle it.[He] needs to release his full tax returns, and to sharpen his foreign policy positions and not yield that to HRC.
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views) (View All Series)

Dean Baker Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist Dean Baker Dissects Bernie's NY Daily News Interview Since someone just sent me the transcript of the Clinton interview, let me take the opportunity to make a contrast. Clinton['s response] is complete and total nonsense...If the media treated Clinton in the same way as Sanders, she would be a national laughing stock for this answer. But in all probability no one will pay attention. Anyhow, you can blame Sanders for not recognizing that he would be held to a much higher standard
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

Paul Ryan Caricature Monday, April 11, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is There a President Paul Ryan on the Horizon? We have to face the reality that both Hillary and Bernie face serious obstacles to the presidency. Many of their supporters have been assuming a cakewalk against Donald Trump. But if he goes into the GOP convention without a clear majority there's a strong reality that the nominee could be Paul Ryan. I'm not sure either Bernie or Hillary could beat him in a rigged election.
Series: Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views) (View All Series)

Robert Pollin Friday, April 8, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist Robert Pollin: Bernie Will Create Green New Deal I am convinced that Sanders has a credible approach for advancing a Green New Deal and has the commitment to fight for it. He will also have a massive political movement behind him that he has ignited. The total history of both Bill and Hillary Clinton is to cozy up to big business and do their bidding, while throwing out concessions to everyone else, as needed, to advance their own political careers.
Series: Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views), economy (17 Articles, 29329 views) (View All Series)

Marcy Wheeler Saturday, April 2, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Feds vs. Apple: What's Really Going On Here? Let's not kid ourselves: Apple is doing this because their business model depends on people being able to trust the security of their smart phones. They're not doing this just to be a good citizen! But on this, Apple is on the right side, yes, and Apple does make more effort to make their devices secure than some other companies. People can best think of this in terms of what thieves could get if they stole your smart phone...
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Federal (7 Articles, 9631 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

ISIS-Linked Events in Europe: January 2014-December 4, 2015 Friday, April 1, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Brussels-Based Journalist on Belgian Terror Attacks Belgian newspapers carry the story [today] that the government has not met all the demands of the airport police regarding tighter control of all access to Zaventem and the police refuse to go back to work. Bravo for their actions. The latest poll released today shows that the population here is as confused on the nature of the terrorist threat we face as are people in the USA or otherwise at a great distance from Belgium.
Series: behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 20393 views), journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), terrorism (6 Articles, 6239 views) (View All Series)

Seth Abramson Sunday, March 27, 2016 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Abramson Claims: "Sanders is Winning;" Could He Be Right? The Sanders campaign is right now marshaling hard data for their summer pitch to super-delegates. They can already claim that they out-perform Clinton among independents; in national polling vs Trump; in battleground-state polling vs Trump; among working-class men; and among millennials. This article adds to these powerful arguments: that in battleground states, Bernie Sanders more often wins the Election Day vote.
Series: Overcoming Challenges (36 Articles, 56078 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

Dick Cheney Now Available in Female Sunday, March 27, 2016 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Coleen Rowley: "HRC is a Neocon" I urge readers to check out HillaryIsANeocon.com. There's a reason that the founder of PNAC, Robert Kagan and other neocon warhawks are now backing (and advising) Clinton over the other presidential candidates and it's not because she's a "true progressive" or a realist. Just the opposite. They know they can depend upon her to continue to wage wars and support "regime changes" around the world based on her solid track record.
Series: election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), Military/Foreign Policy (15 Articles, 24463 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views) (View All Series)

Erik Altieri, on RT's Big Picture with Thom Hartmann Wednesday, March 23, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Agenda Project Action Fund Feels the Bern We think of ourselves as part of a broader progressive community and that our voice is an amplification of that community. We decided the best route was to pursue direct democracy and allow our supporters to weigh in. As votes began pouring in, the results were staggering. Bernie Sanders ended up garnering 97% of the public vote, a rather astounding mandate from our followers. The path forward was clear: join the revolution.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Hillary Clinton 2012 Monday, March 21, 2016 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hope or Hustle in the Primaries - An Interview with Michael Collins To paraphrase the Bible, we shall know her by her works. Hillary Clinton is a dangerous leader. If elected president, she has the potential to ruin much more than two countries.... Sanders is not a bought-and-sold politician. He has a philosophy and worldview that favors the vast majority of people. Therefore, the people who fund the Democrats and Republicans get nervous when they see someone doing well who isn't for sale.
Series: Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), ethics (6 Articles, 19071 views) (View All Series)

Bob Koehler Thursday, March 17, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bob Koehler, Peace Journalist, Feels the Bern I do believe that profound changes are coming, a la the '60s and maybe even bigger. I truly hope the movement connected to Bernie's candidacy will stay alive whether he wins or loses. Democracy is about participation in the future. Let's not quit on this or leave it to the "experts" and the special interests. Let's not just rebuild but transform this society into one that has the Golden Rule at its core. Go Bernie! Peace!
Series: election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views), grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views) (View All Series)

Is this how it works? Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Does the FOX Say? How My Dad Was Brainwashed "The Brainwashing of My Dad" is a story about both the transformation of my father after his discovery of right-wing media, and the history and tricks of the trade behind that media. I look at how the media changed over the last 30-40 years through the lens of my father. It's no accident that it became as right leaning as it did. It's also no accident that simultaneously the country became so divided.
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), Documentary (28 Articles, 31152 views) (View All Series)

Lauren and Bernie, Columbus OH rally, 3.13.16 Monday, March 14, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Five-Hour Wait in the Rain, But Bernie Was Worth It! What made me pay attention to politics was having a daughter, the hatred Trump was spreading and police brutality. What would America be like for my daughter with a president like Trump? Will my husband survive a routine traffic stop these days? I was looking for a candidate that was going to bring our country back t ogether and that's what I saw in Bernie, a genuine, honest person who was bringing every kind of race together.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Frank Hammer Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Understanding Bernie's "Yuge" Michigan Upset The coalition that successfully elected Pres. Obama to the White House twice is being tested in 2016.It was successful because so many white voters, led by the young,got behind his candidacy in unity with African Americans, Latinos.This time a successful strategy will require all to coalesce behindSanders if the Democrats hope to win in the fall. Hillary Clinton,with her compromised stand on free trade agreements won't cut it
Series: Overcoming Challenges (36 Articles, 56078 views), environmental (16 Articles, 27559 views), Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8498 views) (View All Series)

Joyce Henricks Thursday, March 3, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Aged to Perfection" Tackles Challenges for Seniors So many times we think we're helping elderly people by doing everything for them, making their lives "comfortable", when what they want is a sense of purpose, or at least something to do. I found that happen in my own life... I think that being idle, which sounds wonderful when you're too busy, gets boring quite quickly. And--I don't have any evidence of this!--but I think it ages you.
Series: Aging (3 Articles, 2831 views), authors (29 Articles, 36407 views), Creativity (24 Articles, 27889 views) (View All Series)

From flickr.co Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Reich: Clinton Can't Achieve Magnitude of Change Needed; Sanders Can Incrementalism no longer works. Income, wealth, and political power continue to concentrate at the top -- and reinforce each other. This can't be reversed unless a large # of Americans demand it to be -- which requires bold ideas, a strong political movement, and tenacity. The practical choice isn't small adjustments vs. big change [but] whether they come through the democratic process or through authoritarian populism [Trump]
Series: Overcoming Challenges (36 Articles, 56078 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views) (View All Series)

Mark Karlin Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Scalia Lovefest? Not So Fast The 2016 battle over a SC nominee is going to be as political as an actual issue of confirmation. Both the Repubs and the Dems are going to use the nomination politically as proof of how important it is their voters turn out, because the next president will pick the crucial swing vote. I don't see any circumstances in which the Senate Repubs would allow an Obama nominee to be seated, unless it was someone like Rick Santorum.
Series: Court System (24 Articles, 31803 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views), journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views) (View All Series)

Brett Mandel, all grown up Monday, February 15, 2016 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Flashback to Bernie Sanders, College Professor The unique aspect about his class was that he kicked us off campus to visit nearby Utica to interact with city officials and residents to see the human side of urban policy. What strikes me when I hear him speak on the campaign trail -- these aren't ideas we are debating or policy abstracts we are discussing, they are people with lives that will either be better or worse depending on what we are doing.
Series: mentor (3 Articles, 3273 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

Candidate Bern Sunday, February 14, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist: Sanders Plan Means Millions of New Jobs First, I could do this because he is running an issues campaign and has presented a coherent economic program where we can do this type of analysis. Second, this is a global analysis: the various attacks on him have all been on particular aspects: too many taxes or too much spending. But the program needs to be assessed as a whole.Third, I used conventional methods and standard assumptions. No hocus-pocus or voodoo economics.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Morris Pearl Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Tax Us. Please!" 200 Patriotic Millionaires Beg We've published a short book available at our website, no charge. We have been working with journalists, like you, to get our story out. Fortunately, in the mainstream media apparently everyone believes that all wealthy people are greedy, and only care about their short term pecuniary interests, so it's newsworthy when we are a counterexample. We also do direct lobbying; we had a lobby day about three months ago in DC.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Wasserman Friday, February 5, 2016 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can Bernie Survive "Strip & Flip"? [Bernie's strong showing in Iowa] is definitely a victory for Bernie and the reality is that we have a strong core of people in this country who know the system is rigged and are unhappy about it. Bernie has talked about the economic system being rigged but we really need to grasp that the vote count is also rigged.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views) (View All Series)

Bob Koehler Friday, January 29, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peace Journalist Bob Koehler on Presidential Politics and the American Soul That's [what] I noted about Martin Luther King and his 1967 Riverside Church address. It's still excruciatingly relevant half a century later, even though the war spewing poison into our soul is a different war. We're still pursuing the interests of empire, still letting our cities go to hell, still ignoring virtually all our social problems and, oh yeah, creating new ones. Think Flint, Michigan's poisoned water supply.
Series: Military/Foreign Policy (15 Articles, 24463 views), journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views) (View All Series)

David Swanson Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bernie and the Media: No Love Lost I never thought the media would try to hound Bernie out of the race until Jan. or Feb., because obviously a "race" makes for better ratings and easier "reporting" for them. Whether Bernie threatens media power really remains to be seen. If the media continues and expands on its recent attacks, and he doesn't go down, then yes Bernie will have been a threat to the media's power, as well as a threat to my view of media's power.
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Sarah Leibov Monday, January 25, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Welcome to the World of Feldenkrais It's a true blessing to be able to share my passion and interest in Feldenkrais with others, but it's really just the icing on the cake. What I have gained from my teacher training goes far beyond the rewards of teaching and sharing my newfound knowledge. It has completely revolutionized my life, improving my relationships and making me a genuinely happier person.I refer to the training as "self actualization on fast forward."
Series: Sport/Fitness/Health (4 Articles, 4868 views), health (22 Articles, 36949 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views) (View All Series)

Mark Karlin Sunday, January 24, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Was Ike Twice the Socialist That Bernie Is? Sen. Warren has been brilliant in explaining that the government pays for so many services and programs that subsidize corporations and support individuals,yet the right wing oligarchs have convinced so many that taxes aren't necessary.What the Paul Ryans basically are selling is snake oil, that citizens can get government services and support without having to pay for them,particularly those in upper brackets who benefit most
Series: Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), election campaign (19 Articles, 38763 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Brigid Schulte Wednesday, January 20, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What's Time Serenity and How Do I Get Some? True management isn't at all about managing time, or thinking that the best use of it is to cram every minute with productive Things To Do that can be crossed off some giant psychic list.My sister, who died too early of a rare cancer, was trained in calligraphy. One of my favorite pieces of her art wound up being prophetic. "Not even the emperor can buy back a single day." It's something I think about all the time.
Series: Overcoming Challenges (36 Articles, 56078 views), journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views) (View All Series)

Prof. Gerald Friedman and Cezanne tie Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Econ Prof Protests Gross Distortion of Work by WSJ and Clinton Campaign When Sen. Sanders began his presidential campaign, he included single payer in his program and reporters began to contact me because my report is the only economic study of the financing and impact of a single payer plan. The WSJ in particular used some numbers from my study, out of context I might add, in their attack on Senator Sanders. Hillary also attacked the Sanders single payer plan on really illegitimate grounds.
Series: Overcoming Challenges (36 Articles, 56078 views), Hillary Clinton (18 Articles, 48826 views), health care (8 Articles, 16360 views) (View All Series)

John Schmitt Monday, January 18, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
SOTU Blames Robots for Growing Wage Inequality The single most important action economic policymakers could take would be to use monetary and fiscal policy to return the economy back to full employment and keep it there for several years. When jobs are scarce, workers have very little bargaining power. Why doesn't the President tell the whole story?[It] does involve challenging powerful economic interests including ones with important influence within his own party.
Series: poverty (4 Articles, 4124 views), economy (17 Articles, 29329 views), economic inequity (40 Articles, 63209 views) (View All Series)

Expressway to Trade Hell: TPP Thursday, January 14, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can We Stop the TPP? President Obama could submit the actual TPP implementing bill as soon as February 5th.The good news is that we have already raised such a ruckus in terms of political pressure that it may be difficult for members of Congress who voted for Fast Track to perpetuate this outrage. So, the upshot of all this is that it is URGENT that we CONTINUE to speak out against the TPP, and here is the action page we are using for this purpose
Series: legislation (19 Articles, 29301 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), environmental (16 Articles, 27559 views) (View All Series)

Steve Horn Monday, January 11, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
While You Were Sleeping, Obama Did WHAT for Oil and Gas Pipelines?! During the Paris climate summit convened by the UN, President Obama and Congress signed into law a bill that expedites permitting for oil and gas pipelines and other critical fossil fuel-related infrastructure within the US. This comes of course weeks after he claimed he nixed Keystone XL (when all he did was nixed the N. leg of it) and of course in the midst of a climate summit at the end of which he claimed "leadership".
Series: Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), environmental (16 Articles, 27559 views), Federal (7 Articles, 9631 views) (View All Series)

Andy Kerr Sunday, January 10, 2016 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Making Sense of The Oregon Standoff As our economy globalizes and society diversifies so that white males have less power and wealth, there is a loss of white male privilege and many white males who aren't smart enough to exploit the vast amount of white male privilege that still accrues to them are very angry...We are a rich enough country so that we don't have to leave anyone behind.However, doing so will require making RWM less rich and perhaps more angry.
Series: terrorism (6 Articles, 6239 views), environmental (16 Articles, 27559 views)

Robert McChesney Thursday, January 7, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Do Hillary's Top Dollar Wall St. Speeches Disqualify Her For Top Job? It is the appearance of impropriety that is key. She has an ethical obligation not to make it look like she is compromised. [She] is a throwback to what we were taught was how politics worked in the Gilded Age or in some corrupt plutocracy. She has gotten very rich parlaying her political position to her personal advantage, indefensible in a democracy. If you want to become a multimillionaire, do not go into public service.
Series: Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views) (View All Series)

Brent Budowsky Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Media Blackout: What They Don't Want You to Know About Bernie Pundits play too much attention to cable television and not enough to social media, where Bernie is king. It's becoming as powerful today as TV was in 1960 with the Kennedy-Nixon race. There is evidence of this in Bernie's fantastic small donor fundraising and his very large crowds. If this continues into the Iowa caucus he will do better than pundits think and this is where the breakthrough to the major media comes.
Series: Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8498 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views), Bernie Sanders (23 Articles, 51551 views) (View All Series)

Virginia Martin Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican and Democrat Agree on This Election Issue? And How! We could end a lot of the acrimony and distrust associated with elections and with our governance if elections were more transparent.Of course every election will have its losers, no matter how the count is conducted. But when losers can see with their own eyes that they truly lost, that the electorate really did vote against them, then they trust the process. Then, they're reassured that democracy is alive and well for them.
Series: Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views), Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8498 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views) (View All Series)

Mimi Kennedy Saturday, December 19, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Documentary on Railroading of Don Siegelman In the Works! Steve Wimberly, the director, is filming interviews and B-roll right now. He's an Alabaman and knows the territory. The cumulative arc of specifics in Don's case will make very apparent that political persecution can happen and has happened in the United States, and it will happen again if we empower the bullies even further with civic laziness and a Pollyanna press that doesn't tell us the condition we're in.
Series: Don Siegelman (14 Articles, 31747 views), Documentary (28 Articles, 31152 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Barbara Simons Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What the Heck Does the Recent Volkswagen Scandal Have to Do with Our Elections? Both modern cars and voting systems are significantly computerized.VW played a very high stakes financial game that led someone to installed cheating software (malware).The stakes are also very high in modern elections.I continue to be amazed that some losing candidates either are pressured not to rock the boat or actually accept negative results without questioning the computerized voting machines that "declare" those results
Series: Business (12 Articles, 20329 views), Corruption (25 Articles, 50850 views), Election Integrity (33 Articles, 63469 views) (View All Series)

Steve Horn Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Just Smoke and Mirrors? The pipeline system already does what people are saying "Keystone XL" set out to do: move tar sands down to Gulf refineries and the Houston Ship Channel. So TransCanada, oil traders, hedge fund tycoons, refiners and all the other gamblers in this casino we call the oil and gas industry have already largely won this fight, even as activists have declared what Obama nixed to be a major victory.
Series: journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), environmental (16 Articles, 27559 views) (View All Series)

Corban Addison Saturday, December 5, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Somali Piracy Dramatic Backdrop for "The Tears of Dark Water" "The Tears of Dark Water" is about Somalia and the multi-dimensional fallout of the 20-year civil war on the Somali people and the rest of the world, including piracy, terrorism, child soldiers, and refugees. I wanted to write a book that would tackle the age-old problem of violence and its consequences for ordinary human beings, both those who perpetrate it and those who are victimized by it.
Series: terrorism (6 Articles, 6239 views), Author/books (33 Articles, 45763 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Dan Grabel Wednesday, December 2, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Camp Manitowa Offers Retreats for Ferguson Kids Camp Manitowa started #CampFerguson fall, 2014 as a response to the unrest and school closings following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. We felt camp would be an ideal place for kids to come for a respite at the time, as well as a place where they could gain new skills and strengthen relationships with their peers. We've hosted five different retreats and served over 150 kids.We would love to expand these.
Series: positivity (37 Articles, 39615 views), grassroots (30 Articles, 54135 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views) (View All Series)

Nora with completed luggage Monday, November 30, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Luggage for Freedom Targets Victims of Domestic Violence LFF makes a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence.I am an attorney and worked at a non-profit for many years representing low income individuals; many were victims of domestic violence.Often, my clients would come in with all their belongings in plastic bags. It was terrible to see their valuables/important papers in such disarray.We hope LFF will prevent that from happening to those who receive our donations
Series: Domestic Violence/Abuse (5 Articles, 4454 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Tal Ben-Shahar Monday, November 23, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fomenting the Happiness Revolution My objective today is to make the science of happiness accessible to as many people as possible. Towards that end, I continue to write books, and I have also just launched a new project--Happier.TV-- which I hope will reach many people and introduce ideas, tools, and techniques that can help them fulfill their potential for success and happiness.
Series: Empowerment (38 Articles, 40101 views), behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 20393 views), Author/books (33 Articles, 45763 views) (View All Series)

Margie Burns Sunday, November 22, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Margie Burns: Clarifying the Second Amendment After the terrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary,I was dismayed when even some well-meaning people wrote that laws regulating deadly weapons would be 'unconstitutional'. There seemed a presumption that we are helpless to do anything about deadly violence. I resolved to go through the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights word by word, if necessary. I found that the English in the Bill of Rights is being misconstrued.
Series: guns (3 Articles, 2685 views), authors (29 Articles, 36407 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Joanne Doroshow Saturday, November 14, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Big Biz Using Arbitration to Stack Deck, Bypass Court System? Our judicial system is designed to ensure that "the little guy" has fair access to the courts by neutralizing imbalances between parties through procedural and substantive rights like the right to know and rebut evidence through discovery, cross-examination and argument, civil rules of procedure, and an impartial judge who is guided by the substantive law. Arbitration, on the other hand, does none of these things.
Series: lawyer (5 Articles, 5474 views), justice (23 Articles, 34622 views), Court System (24 Articles, 31803 views) (View All Series)

Eric Lotke Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FCC Steps Up to Protect Prisoner Families from Being Gouged by Telecoms The companies create an artificial monopoly and then take advantage of the captive market The prison (or jail) phone companies charge people roughly a dollar per minute or $16 for a 15 minute phone call. Would you pay that much for a phone call? No. You'd change phone companies. The good news is that the FCC just voted to curtail that practice.
Series: Prison (31 Articles, 42569 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 46019 views), Activism (124 Articles, 182664 views) (View All Series)

Laughter for the Health of It cover art Saturday, October 31, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Laughter Yoga? Just What the Doctor Ordered! I learned what a huge heart he has. Dr. Kataria is an exemplar of a humanitarian. He's created something that will sustain beyond his lifetime and benefit all who experience it, especially since laughter yoga is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and requires no special equipment, clothing or prior experience. His focus now is bringing unconditional laughter programs into schools, prisons and businesses.
Series: authors (29 Articles, 36407 views), behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 20393 views), health (22 Articles, 36949 views) (View All Series)

x-ray after trauma surgeon inserted screws and titanium plates for 4+ breaks Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Truth-telling Journalist Evicted, Wife Assaulted by Heavily Armed Deputies You almost certainly will be in court someday--over a divorce, estate, car wreck, property matter, insurance matter. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, court is almost certainly going to beckon you one day. When that day comes, you will want to make sure the judge and lawyers you face act in an ethical manner. Too many of them now are unethical, and if something isn't done about it, you will be victimized down the road.
Series: civil rights (13 Articles, 20946 views), Don Siegelman (14 Articles, 31747 views), journalism (64 Articles, 100890 views) (View All Series)

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