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Author of the forthcoming novel "Pursuits of Happiness," a director of the Public Banking Institute and chairman of the Pennsylvania Project. Mike is an international transportation and logisics executive with broad experience in U.S. government and politics. Mike has lived in the first world and the third world, traveled widely and done business on five continents.
Fast track to corporate hegemony
The last time a GOP Congress and Democratic President teamed up, they repealed Glass Steagall and allowed Wall Street to combine banking and investment businesses. HOw did that work out?
Pennsylvania: broke, unless you count the $91 billion
For almost four years, the administration and Congress have showered money, protection and even praise on those who caused an economic catastrophe that still rolls across America like a slow motion tidal wave. It is crystal clear who Washington represents, and what the American people can expect from the next administration and Congress -- more of the same, rhetoric and excuses
Political Courage and Better Health Care
"If this initiative actually has teeth and bites, it will be the first real sign that the president has the kind of political courage it will take to begin to rebuild the battered prosperity and shattered confidence of the American people."
Thursday, May 28, 2009(1 comments)
The Axis of Middle Class Misfortune
After rising in every decade and every generation since the 1830s, and creating the surplus and investment which sustained the creation of a vast and prosperous middle class, wages began to fall in the U.S. in the mid 1970s. hey are falling now at the fastest rate in fourteen yeas, with no end in sight.
Barack Obama is destroying his own message, the one that first resonates with the American people.
Saturday, March 22, 2008(3 comments)
Obama's Pastor and the Democrats' Uncivil War
If Senator Clinton triumphs on the race issue, African Americans will never forgive her...Clinton's only hope will be to keep playng the race card to woo (them) back, thinking they are so easily manipulated that she will get to have it both ways in the time between the convention and the general election. The cynicim is breathtaking.
Monday, February 25, 2008(1 comments)
Obama vs McCain
Assuming Obama secures the Democratic nomination, how might he fare against McCain? The odds are fifty-fifty, at best. In fact, it looks like a fairly standard Democrat/Republican contest.
Obama supporters who think his victory over Clinton, if it comes, has laid the experience issue to rest need to think again.
There is one important wild card to be played that makes an Obama/McCain contest highly problematic: race.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
U.S. Politics: A New Center of Gravity
There is a sea change coming in the United States. It will swamp some boats and lift others. The young voters whom Senator Obama is ushering into the political process could well combine with the moderate Republicans and independents gravitating to John McCain to create a new political center of gravity.
Thursday, February 7, 2008(1 comments)
Memo to the Obama Campaign
Hillary Clinton has a problem. The primary election cycle was supposed to be a coronation march, with lots of money in the bank to secure the realm against the Republican pretender. Instead, it has turned into a civil war with a determined and resourceful foe and has left the royal treasury bare.
Yesterday, Hilary loaned her campaign $5 million.