Patriarchy: The Next Generation
What's the opposite of patriarchy? Equality. In that sense, gay marriage could indeed spell the end of marriage as a patriarchal institution.
Thursday, May 3, 2007(1 comments)
The Ecology of Impeachment
It's not enough for George W. Bush to leave office. We must also get rid of all the illegal stratagems he used to subvert the Constitution, from signing statements to the concept of the unitary executive. Only impeachment(s) can help us do that.
Friday, April 13, 2007(4 comments)
Restore Fairness, Return to Reality
While I'm happy Don Imus has been fired, it won't change much about our hate-filled media. But it would make me ecstatic to see a groundswell of activism to restore the fairness doctrine and return to some semblance of reality-based reporting.
Respect for All
Now that we've won the midterm elections, it's time to win the culture war.
Friday, November 3, 2006(8 comments)
The Mark Foley scandal was only the begining of a long-overdue national discussion about the wisdom and ethics of outing closeted political figures
Monday, March 13, 2006
Who Is the Enemy?
Alberto Gonzales has declared that after September 11, 2001, the United States became a theater of war. The fact that this is a rightwing dream come true is merely coincidental--in the same way that the Culture War is merely a metaphor.
Monday, February 27, 2006
One Nation Under Psy-Ops
Where I live, on Long Island, we are constantly bombarded with the message, "If you see something, say something." Well, I do see something suspicious, and I want to report it.
Monday, February 13, 2006(1 comments)
Use Your Imagination
It's time we climbed out of our safe little partisan boxes and started imagining what we're going to do without the vote.
Monday, February 6, 2006(5 comments)
The Democrats have deserted their New Deal roots. They distract us from our real problems and manufacture consent for dictatorship. Time for a new paradigm. Time to go Green.
Monday, January 30, 2006
If This Be Treason
Whatever the outcome of the filibuster campaign, the vote on cloture will follow senators for the rest of their lives.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006(1 comments)
There is nothing more stultifying than one-party rule. It's a simple rule of perception that unchanging sameness--they always win, no matter what--dulls the senses. So maybe we should take a break from the puppet show and look at the players behind the scenes, specifically the keepers of public scandal: the corporate media.
Monday, December 12, 2005
The old joke says the religious right is neither, but fundamentalists are right on one essential point: we as a culture have a spiritual problem that demands a spiritual solution.
Monday, November 28, 2005
When it comes to evoting, the corporate media have put out a couple of narrative frames that have been successful in throwing even voting reform advocates off the track.
Monday, November 14, 2005
The Magic Words
It's time to form a progressive/independent super-majority, and to do that, we have to end the Culture War.
Monday, October 31, 2005
The revolution is happening here, now. Unfortunately, its coming from the right, not the left. While we've been eagerly anticipating Fitzmas and stockings stuffed with indictments, the right has risen up and demanded a red-meat Supreme Court nominee.
Monday, October 24, 2005(1 comments)
Capitalism for Dummies
Benito Mussolini said, "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." If that's true--and Mussolini ought to know--then globalization is nothing less than fascism on a planetary scale.
Monday, October 17, 2005(1 comments)
Preventing a Fourth Reich
As George Bush experiences what may be the greatest presidential free-fall in polling history, the left's impotence to exploit his weakness is all too obvious. We need to get to the bottom of our problems.
Monday, October 10, 2005
The Bushitters and the MSM are trying to alter and bury significant aspects of the Katrina story. We need to see what has just happened clearly, and remember what we have seen.
Monday, October 3, 2005(1 comments)
When it comes to describing sadistic war criminals, nothing says it quite like Nazi.
The Enemy Within
In 1973, court documents show, GM used cost-benefit analysis to decide not to correct a deadly defect in one of its cars. In 2001 and 2005, the Bush administration employed the same "unimpeachable logic."