(1 comments) Friday, May 5, 2017 Testing Republican Values
The values at the core of administration proposals must be effectively and deftly highlighted by those opposed to regressing decades in the critical areas of health care, the environment, taxation, and climate.
(18 comments) Thursday, January 12, 2017 Where Is Father's Little Helper and Why is Acid Cool?
The Sunday "New York Times" article "Mother's Little Helper" describes acid use by a Mom to save her marriage and her mental health. But what do we expect of women? And do we risk normalizing drug use even as we experience about as many deaths from opioids as guns or car crashes? The stories we tell ourselves about who we are are critical. Injustices and challenges can prompt societal change rather than escapism.
(7 comments) Friday, November 11, 2016 Dems: Let's Read Important, Self-Critical Articles on the Election
Our post-election environment often lacks inward and insightful analysis. Yet it is critical to refocus on the failures exposed in the institutions of democracy and the rifts within our nation. A number of individuals have published important articles which are linked to and quoted from here.
(15 comments) Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Critical Foreign Policy Questions For an Overdue Reset
The intense hypermasculinity and violence we see in our society and in Trump's rise is mirrored in our global postures of aggression and dominance. It has been presented by a recipe for so-called security, even while demonstrating in almost every situation its failure to meet its goals and to secure human rights.
(3 comments) Saturday, September 3, 2016 The New York Times' False Foreign Policy Narratives
The New York Times reporting on foreign affairs has promoted false narratives. It is critical to look at the twinned economic and political violence that the US has participated in the region to adopt models promoting peace, justice and sustainability.
(1 comments) Friday, August 5, 2016 Critical National and Global Challenges: Dems in Philly Fail to Confront Corporate Power
The Democratic National Convention rightly pushed back on the xenophobia and misogyny of the Republican Convention, yet if failed to aggressively assert the public interest (which opposes that of corporations) on key national and global issues of war, trade, bees, agriculture, and climate, ultimately abdicating its responsibility to the American people. Those issues must be central to any progressive fight or movement.
(1 comments) Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Twenty-One Questions for Would-Be Presidents
Friday brought news of two events -- the release of 29 pages from the Congressional Inquiry on links between the Saudi government and 9-11 and the attempted Turkish coup -- that highlight vital questions on our foreign policy, all the more so because the Iraq invasion has been the cause of major global chaos.
(12 comments) Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Clinton's Heist of Democracy and the Voter-Driven Superdelegate and Platform Solution
California was just the culmination of Clinton's heist of democracy -- as elections, media, DNC, and superdelegates worked for a supersecret, ill-begot Clinton "victory" that would silence Sanders like never before in the primary. As voters, we still can choose to pressure superdelegates to do what we want in this nomination and in Congress. Accountability is the cornerstone of democracy.
(17 comments) Saturday, June 4, 2016 Hillary's Exploitation of Democratic Institutions (Including Superdelegates) Exposed
Hillary's campaign has manipulated and negated the proper role of Democratic and democratic institutions like the media, superdelegates, Democratic National Committee. Despite numerous unfair advantages, her weak campaign continues to struggle so she and her supporters are imposing the full weight of the these renegade institutions on Sanders in a bid to end his popular, progressive presidential campaign. It's shameful.
(8 comments) Friday, April 8, 2016 Clinton's Troublesome Record On Climate
Climate change action should be one of our, if not our top priority. What is Clinton's record writ large? Her leadership has involved strong ties to corporations deeply vested in climate inaction, and the apparent execution of their climate agenda which do not seem to portend the overdue action that is needed.
(33 comments) Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Hillary: Gender, Power, and "It's Not Me, It's You"
Hillary Clinton and her high profile supporters have a new strategy in which women who don't favor Clinton are told, "It's Not Me [Hillary], It's You." That coupled with their lecture on gender, feminism, and power is sure to win her more supporters. Not.
(1 comments) Saturday, December 19, 2015 The High Cost of Ignoring Bernie Sanders' Policies: Racial Divisiveness and Worse
The media has given Bernie Sanders a fraction of the time they've devoted to Donald Trump, during months of hate-filled speech by the latter. They've contributed to an environment where the political climate is focused on targeting minorities vs. the restoring justice and peace as powerfully advocated by Bernie Sanders.
(2 comments) Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Reframing and Preventing American Gun Violence
It's time to reframe our discussion of American gun violence to reimagine solutions. As Chiraq points out, gun violence -- including horrific mass shootings -- is mostly committed by men. Culture and community remains key as well.
(16 comments) Friday, October 16, 2015 Hillary Clinton's Duplicity and Media Complicity
Hillary Clinton's used well-rehearsed (often misleading) debate answers to aid her performance. Americans saw through it: numerous focus groups and polls declared Bernie Sanders the strong winner. But the charade allowed the mainstream media, agents in Noam Chomsky's propaganda model, to give her glowing reviews.
(3 comments) Sunday, August 16, 2015 Recent NY Times Glorifies Violence Against Women and Girls
The New York Times of Sunday, August 2, contained shocking depictions of gender violence and harassment. Rather than examining cultural entertainment it glorified violence against women and girls.
(2 comments) Saturday, July 25, 2015 The Best Candidate for Minorities and Women (Not Hillary, Not Now)
Should minorities and women support Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders comes under criticism for being from a primarily white state and not for campaigning on racial issues. Green candidate Jill Stein receives little media attention. Yet they both promote platforms that are much better for the security and opportunity of these groups.