Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.
He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bonanno is a political progressive, not a Democratic Party apologist. He believes it's government's job to help the needy and that leaving the people's well being to the so called "private sector" is social suicide.
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(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 7, 2014
A Plea to the Left Leaning Talking Heads It's time the left leaning talking heads stopped their talking and starting leading.
SHARE Saturday, May 18, 2013
I Long For A Better World (Music) I hope that you find this piece as meaningful as I meant it to be.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In Memory of Clay January (November 29, 1948 - February 6, 2013) ...I understand the task of trying to work as hard as possible at everything that would make everything better for everyone...
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Are Nonbelievers the Last Minority to face Discrimination? The irony is that we've had ballot initiatives in several states that outlaw Sharia law, but, even though it's been outlawed since the beginning of the republic, many feel that Judeo-Christian law is OK to force upon people.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 8, 2012
There Couldn't be a Better Time to Challenge the Corporate Parties The labor movement became strong only because groups like The Wobblies (The Industrial Workers of the World) put their lives on the line and actually spilled blood.
SHARE Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Exploitation In Action Those of us who do the least bit of critical thinking will see it for what it is, a large multinational corporation exploiting kids and, then, us.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2012
Again; and Maybe this Time with Feeling I'm not writing this because of my heritage, but the Cosa Nostra has nothing on these corporate miscreants.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 27, 2012
False Equivalency? I Think Not "The NRA says guns don't kill people, people kill people, but I think the gun helps." - Eddie Izzard
SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2012
How Citizens United Killed the Gettysburg Address There is a more hideous side to all of the Supreme Court decisions which resulted in the Citizens United v The FEC decision, the 2010 decision that verified that corporations are, indeed, people.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 1, 2012
Job For Sale! Overturn Citizens United and any other previous rulings that led us to this buying of jobs.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 31, 2012
Does the Legal Responsibility of Business Outweigh the Ethical Responsibility? I'm really tired of hearing that government should be run like a business and that CEOs have a legal fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders to do whatever it takes to turn a profit.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 25, 2012
If we Turn Our Backs on god, god (and war) Will be in big Trouble Americans aren't getting into trouble nor will they get into trouble for turning their backs on "the spirit in the sky". Americans are getting into trouble for turning their backs on America.
SHARE Tuesday, January 10, 2012
SPUSA Presidential Candidate Has a Big Plan In the spring of 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon led the effort calling for the U.S. Congress to adopt a system of income guarantees. It was publicly presented by President Nixon in August 1969, adopted in April 1970 by a large majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and was later rejected in the U.S. Senate.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 17, 2011
Occupying a "Street" Will Ultimately Fail I remember Mr. Swanson saying something like, "If you've never been arrested for protesting against inequality, you're not trying hard enough." Really.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 3, 2011
Here's Tea in Your Eye Unlike the clueless teabaggers, I want a government that governs.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, August 29, 2011
Teabaggers; Children of the Sixties? ...teabaggers have hijacked the spirit of the protests which took place in the 60s and early 70s...
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Will "Americans Elect" Their President in 2012? We've all heard the cliché, "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is."
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 23, 2011
Frustation with the Lack of Frustration Peoples' hues mean more than peoples' views.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 26, 2011
Dedicated to Unions, the Saviours of the Working Class The following is a song. However, I'm hoping that this can be published in the OpEd section of this fine news outlet because it's an opinion held in 1936 by Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson and famously expressed in 1969 in Woodstock, New York by Judy Collins.