(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Why Don't We See More MAGA Caps in Public?
If the polls are right and Trump has roughly a 40% approval rating, you'd think you'd see a wide swath of red caps at any public gathering. But you don't. Why not?
(28 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Donald Trump Is the Living Embodiment of his Supporters
Trump supporters (both men and women) like the president because they are just like him--only without the money and power. Like Trump, they have no ethical core, and they frequently lie to themselves and to others.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 4, 2012 The Battle of the Rich White Guys
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.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2011 Peaceful Reform Or Violent Revolution?
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.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 5, 2011 Balance the Budget by Taxing Billionaires? God Forbid!!
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.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2010 Free Market Elitists Gone Wild!!
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?
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 4, 2009 So Far President Obama Offers Little Change and Even Less Hope
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?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, September 7, 2009 Obama Will Waste Billions To Fight Unwinnable Wars With Taliban and Al Qaeda
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.”
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Will Barack Obama Confront Corporate-Criminal Complex?
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).
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 6, 2008 Time to Tax Super Rich and Corporations at 1950s Levels
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.