Can the Politicians Heed the Lessons of Hurricane Harvey?
While Trump tweets and hopefully reconsiders his earlier cruel budget cuts for FEMA and other life-saving federal agencies -- such as the Centers for Disease Control and the EPA -- the people are swinging into action on the ground. May they swing into wise and just action in the next elections -- both as new candidates and, high horizon, informed voters. For there is a much better America to be had.
Thursday, July 13, 2017(15 comments)
A Clarion Call for our Country's Pillars to Demand Justice
Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of our country. Stand tall in support of justice in these trying times.
Trump's Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity
The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word "regulation" (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word "deregulation," to help bring about their dream state of dismantled or weakened regulation.
Monday, October 31, 2016(7 comments)
Why the Democrats Keep Losing the Congress
Why isn't the Democratic Party landsliding the worst and cruelest Republican Party in the past 162 years?
Just take a glance at their record votes and you'll wonder why the Republican representatives don't just incorporate themselves and be done with any pretense that they are real people.
Monday, July 18, 2016(1 comments)
Harvard Lawless School and You
If you cannot use the law to pursue your rights -- say health coverage -- under fine-print contracts or gain adequate compensation for your wrongful injuries, you are being strapped by lawlessness through the design of the power elites. They, of course, live under their own rules -- monetarily greased through their plunder of the political economy --
Saturday, April 30, 2016(5 comments)
The Long-Distance Rebound of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders is facing the verdict of closed primaries in many states which bar independent voters from voting for any of the Democratic or Republican candidates. Pointedly, Senator Sanders won only one of the five states with primaries on April 26, 2016: Rhode Island. Why? Because that state has an open primary allowing independent voters, heavily pro-Sanders, to carry him to victory.
Monday, November 9, 2015(2 comments)
CEO Richard Master Masterminds Medicare for All
Just when the prospects for single-payer or full Medicare for everyone, with free choice of doctors and hospitals, appear to be going nowhere, from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley comes a stirring that could go national and make single-payer a reality.
Saturday, October 3, 2015(1 comments)
In the Public Interest: Monsanto and Its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information
As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies. In March, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the herbicide glyphosate -- which is sprayed as Roundup on many genetically engineered crops -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mass Media: Raise Your Expectations for Your Country
The mass media, with usual exceptions, have allowed themselves to be pulled down to the level of the political circus. If the Republican Party's early primary campaigns for the presidential nomination had an elephant and a clown car, Ringling Brothers would be in trouble.
Friday, July 31, 2015(1 comments)
Republicans Support Massive Tax Evasion by Starving IRS Budget
The taxpayers elected you -- and therefore pay your salary -- with the expectation that you would be responsible legislators, but your behavior as Committee and Subcommittee chairs, along with that of House Speaker Boehner, regarding the IRS has been wholly irresponsible.
Sunday, January 19, 2014(1 comments)
Why US brain drain harms developing countries
Nobody is forcing skilled workers from less developed countries to come to the US other than dictators, but if the US wants peace, stability and better livelihoods to have a chance, it has to tell its giant corporations to pull back on their gluttonous appetite to recruit the "cream of the crop" from these countries and invest in American skills.
Monday, January 6, 2014(18 comments)
"The Country You Destroyed": A Letter to George W. Bush
The Bush/Cheney sociocide of Iraq, together with the loss of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers' lives, countless injuries and illnesses, registers, with the passage of time, no recognition by you that you did anything wrong nor have you accepted responsibility for the illegality of your military actions without a Congressional declaration of war.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Congressional "Mad Dogs" Render the Powerful Powerless
Why have all these power brokers suddenly become powerless, including all the business lobbies? One explanation is that hyped-up Tea Party activists can threaten primaries against moderate Republicans. In addition these "mad dogs" are in a feeding frenzy and cannot see any reality beyond their pack.
Friday, September 27, 2013(21 comments)
People Want Full Medicare for All
You'd think Ted Cruz would have used his time to talk specifically about the suffering that uninsured people and their children are going through, especially in the Lone Star State. Or about what could replace Obamacare other than his repeated "free market" solution, which is to say the "pay or die" profiteering, tax-subsidized corporate system.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Obama: Sweat The Small Stuff For Big Justice
The imaginative uses of the mighty presidency in American history and its bully pulpit have rarely been much above amateurish when it comes to helping people empower themselves.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Serious News: In Low Supply From Mainstream Media
While Americans struggle to address profound social injustice, national & local media wallow in trivia & idiotic preoccupations with ball games. It's important to bear in mind that over 90 percent of commercial radio is music and advertisements, all made available to broadcasters for free.
Thursday, October 25, 2012(4 comments)
Capitol Hill's Rabid, Ravaging Republicans
Has there ever been a more crazed, cruel, anti-people, corporate-indentured, militaristic and monetized Republican Party in its 154-year history? An about-to-be-released list of some of the actual brutish votes by the House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor, will soon be available to you from the House Democratic Caucus.
Friday, September 21, 2012(5 comments)
Romney Is a Corporation Masquerading As an Individual for President
If the Democrats are anything but inept and defeatist, they will wrap Romney around Congressman Paul Ryan, his vice-presidential nominee, and recover the Congress in November. The Romney-Ryan campaign is now hanging by a few threads, unmasked even before those millions of American voters who dutifully vote for politicians who disrespect and betray their economic plight and political powerlessness once in office.
Saturday, August 4, 2012(2 comments)
Open Letter to RNC Chair Reince Priebus and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
When your two parties in Congress established this slush fund for the conventions years ago, they tried lamely to justify the use of taxpayer contributions for the conventions by declaring that televised conventions were educational presentations; live democracy in action. That didn't pass the laugh test then or now.
Thursday, December 15, 2011(7 comments)
Congressional Tyranny, White House Surrender
President Obama initially threatened to veto the entire bill and make Congress drop these pernicious dictates that so insult the memory and vision of our founding fathers. He is already signaling that he doesn't have the backbone to reject the false choice "between our safety and our ideals," that he asserted in his Inaugural Address.
Monday, September 26, 2011(5 comments)
As The Drone Flies...
The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining framework of law or ethics, that its use by the U.S. government around the world may invite a horrific blowback.
Monday, August 29, 2011(36 comments)
Sun and Sanity
No matter what Mr. Obama does to surrender environmental health and safety to corporatist demands, they will vote for him.
Why not corporate patriotism for a change?
It is time for American workers and taxpayers to say to corporate America that companies can't always have it both ways -- to receive all the benefits of American corporate personhood and avoid all the expectations of patriotic behavior and the responsibilities that go along with those privileges and immunities.
Why Obama Gets Four More Years in White House
Obama is averse to conflict with corporate power and disarmingly expedient in compromising with Republicans, leaving the latter to argue largely among themselves. The political duopoly lets the tactical Obama use the Bully Pulpit to his political advantage, even if his principles perish.
Monday, April 18, 2011(5 comments)
Waiting for the Spark
How do we break the cycle of despair, exclusion, powerlessness, and endless betrayal by those given the authority to bring down the exploiters and oppressors to lawful accountability?
Bob King , the new president of the United Auto Workers , whose membership is down under 400,000 from a peak of 1.5 million in 1979 is rolling out an initiative to organize foreign auto plants in the U.S., expand the union's reach overseas and forge alliances with social justice organizations.