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David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York. He is delighted to receive readers' reactions to his articles (firstname.lastname@example.org), but regrets that time constraints do not always allow him to respond. His website is www.regressiveantidote.net.
It's Just Parchment, Get Over It
We don't have to follow the Constitution every time we make a policy decision (or worse, pretend that we are). We could instead do what the Founders did: Think for ourselves.
Jesus Christ, America: Get Control of Your Womenfolk Already, Would Ya?
I don't know about you, but I've certainly found the rising autonomy and equality of women this last century to be troubling in the extreme. It's clearly been wrecking American society. Fortunately, somebody is finally doing something about it, and not a moment too soon, either. Indeed, there's been quite a spate of good news lately for misogynists everywhere. Read all about it here.
We Are Not Your Human Resources
The one percent in this country sees the rest of us--not as equals, or even as human beings--but as commodities put on this earth to serve them, no different from machines or infrastructure, computers or chemicals. To them, we're not human beings entitled to human rights and empathetic respect.
All The Bad News Fit To Print
t's all coming apart at the seams, folks, and the headlines scream out the evidence. But where's the surprise in that? That's what was supposed to happen.
Friday, August 12, 2011(2 comments)
The Grubby Species
Boy, it's hard being an American these days. If you find yourself looking at Washington and thinking there's no one there who's got your back, well that's because there's no one there who's got your back.
Waking Up In Wisconsin
Is America's long national nightmare finally ending? That's probably too much to dream. Still, I sure like what I'm seeing on the streets of Wisconsin.
Sunday, February 13, 2011(5 comments)
Young people in Egypt have risen up to overthrow a ruthless kleptocracy. When will Americans do the same?
Sunday, February 6, 2011(2 comments)
Walk Like An Egyptian
The courage of the Egyptian street is as admirable as it is embarrassing for the United States, land of the neocons, and home of Obama.
Sunday, January 30, 2011(2 comments)
The Pseudo-State of the Pretend Union
I don't know what planet Barack Obama lives on, but mine's called Earth. Watching his state of the union speech suggests that things are much better in his universe than ours.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Civility? Whatever. Capitulation? No Thanks.
It's well past time to be blunt about our situation. Indeed, we cannot even hope to ameliorate it if we cannot even begin by labeling it. The truth is that there are economic predators out there seeking to take what we have so that they can live ever wealthier lives while ours are short, nasty and brutish because of their institutionalized and legalized theft.
Christina Green's Civics Lesson
Forget about Sarah Palin's recent idiocies. The murders in Tucson are driven by a far more profoundly disturbing logic, one that pervades American politics.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
All The News That Isn't
Lots of big news this last week or two. If, that is, you haven't been paying much attention this last generation or two.
Sunday, January 2, 2011(4 comments)
Happy New Year, 2030
It's a brave new world, people. Get ready for all the great things the plutocracy has planned for us!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Learning From Lame Ducks
These clowns continually leave themselves wide open for withering attack, just as they did by opposing unemployment extensions for 'lazy' laid-off workers, or by opposing the pittance cost to provide health care for 9/11 first-responders, all based on the claim that we can't afford the spending, even though we absolutely must give massive tax cuts to billionaires.
What WikiLeaks Really Reveals
The regressives know that the people in a democracy just might not put up with their crimes and their lies, and thus secrecy must be jealously guarded, even if that requires the murder of a truth-teller. That, ultimately is the most substantial revelation that the WikiLeaks documents have so far produced.
Saturday, December 4, 2010(3 comments)
What WikiLeaks Really Reveal
All the goons on the right are up in arms about WikiLeaks, even though not much has (yet?) been revealed. What they really hate about it is the dreaded accountability.
Of Irony and Implosion
Yet another awful week in the life and near-death of the republic. How many more of these can we stand?
Sunday, October 31, 2010(3 comments)
Yes, Of Course They're Brownshirts. What The Hell Did You Expect?
The wheels are coming off the wagon in America right now, and it does indeed smell all too much like a Germany-in-the-1930s kinda moment. American politics have been driven to a fever pitch, even though no one is talking about the real problems the country faces.
The Bush Lie
The project of turning Bush into a great president comes with a few, um, issues associated with it, however. Heck, even just rescuing him from the cesspool of the club of failed presidents requires no small miracle.
Friday, October 22, 2010(3 comments)
The Bush Lie
Trying to resurrect George W. Bush and turn him into a great historical figure is a heckuva project. But, then, this is America.
Saturday, October 16, 2010(1 comments)
The Ricky Ray Rector President
This guy managed to get through the last two decades without noticing just what the vicious thugs of the Republican Party are entirely capable of. This guy lived through the last two years of his own sinking presidency without noticing what these sick freaks have already been doing to him personally at every juncture.
Friday, October 15, 2010(5 comments)
The Ricky Ray Rector President
Oh my god. Barack Obama is far further gone than I had ever imagined. His recent interview with the New York Times suggests that he is quite delusional.
Bucking Up For Barry
The president was right when he said that his administration was the "most successful in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward." Of course, he didn't mention that the presidents of the last generation were Reagan, Daddy Bush, Clinton and Baby Bush.
Friday, October 1, 2010(8 comments)
Bucking Up For Barry
The Obama Administration said this week that progressives need to "buck up". I agree. Otherwise, things could really get bad.
Saturday, September 25, 2010(1 comments)
The Dismantling of Civilized Society
Looking at the landscape in front of them as it appears to voters' blinkered vision, it makes perfect sense to desperately swing to the party not in government when the house is on fire and the party in government is showing up with squirt guns.
Tea With Frankenstein: Please, No Masturbation
Democrats are the very reason for the tea party, this latest episode of American idiocy. Had the party done something with the grand historic opportunity handed to them two years ago, none of this would be happening.
"I Have A Dream" 2010 Version
So Obama is just now figuring out that the country needs an infrastructure bill and another stimulus. He's right on top of things. Just not the things that matter.
Sunday, September 5, 2010(1 comments)
Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over, It's Just Beginning
History will record - if there are historians left to record it - that this was a moment of monsters, cowards and indolents: those being the right, the supposed left, and the public, respectively. It's the worst of all worlds, and the combination is likely to be catastrophic.
Our Bloody Valentine
I always thought it was as foolish and deceitful to claim victory in 2008 as it had been in 2003. And this is probably precisely what we're witnessing now, as political violence is once again ramping up in Iraq. we may have to 'win' the war yet a fourth time before we actually get out of there.
The Tiger Woods of Nations
America is moral, pious and good at getting physical and making money. Just like Tiger Woods. Scratch the surface, though, and below the facade is a whole other story. Just like Tiger Woods.