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Bear Kosik's evaluation of the state of democracy in the USA, Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People, was published on March 30, 2016. His novels, novella, and full-length plays are available on Amazon and Smashwords. Bear also writes short fiction, essays, and poetry published in a variety of journals, anthologies, and websites and has ghosted biographies and memoirs. Several of his short plays have been presented at off-off-Broadway venues.
B.A., International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
ABD, Comparative Politics, Johns Hopkins University (received conditional pass on dissertation defense)
J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University
Just how accepting, inclusive, and truth-seeking are progressives when they refuse to accept, include, and believe Trump's supporters?
Wednesday, November 9, 2016(4 comments)
Why Almost Everyone Was Wrong
Anyone looking at Donald Trump logically rather than emotionally could have seen over a year ago that he was going to win the nomination and probably the general election.
Friday, November 4, 2016(2 comments)
The Grains of Truth
So much ink and so many pixels have been spilled going back and forth regarding the qualities of the major-party candidates for POTUS. Their worst characteristics, however, are the source of their success.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016(7 comments)
The Death Knell of Representative Democracy in the USA
The USA is headed for disaster as long as voters believe they have only two choices for president in this election. Our only hope as a nation from falling further into plutocracy is to send the decision to the House of Representatives.
Monday, October 24, 2016(1 comments)
Assange's Believe It or Not!
Given how ridiculous political discourse between the two major party candidates for POTUS has been, more people ought to seriously think about a third way.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016(2 comments)
One Way Out
The who-haw over Donald Trump's remarks underscores the extent to which the media are playing with people in this election. It is imperative the people seize this opportunity to reject the continued domination of the two major parties and participate in their own governance.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016(5 comments)
Five years and...?
Organizationally and popularly, the progressive concerns espoused by Occupy Wall Street have not matured or developed along lines to be of any use to actually result in the change needed to fix what is wrong in the USA.
Thursday, April 7, 2016(31 comments)
The Withering Away of Rights on the Left
How are we supposed to move forward if political discourse has become nearly impossible? Vocabulary, issues, goals are all perpendicular to each other. Our only hope is for the most reasonable people to start putting their feet down and insisting everyone begin to start talking the same language.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014(5 comments)
A Little Respect: Films at Eleven
Do we really want to defend freedom of speech and expression for movie makers whose goal is really to make money? Is that what civil liberties are there for?
Thursday, November 13, 2014(4 comments)
The Alarm Has Sounded
How did we get to this point in American politics? What can the Democrats do to win back the American people?
Plan of Action
The author has touched a nerve not only with the Occupy movement but also the Tea Party and Dr. Paul supporters. All over an attempt to debate the merits of contending courses of action.
Friday, June 15, 2012(7 comments)
A Developmental Educator's Plan to Address America's Political Problems
The chief complaint by outsiders regarding the Occupy movement is that it hasn't tried to move into the mainstream to realize the change the movement has identified as needed in this country. A plan has been offered to take care of this issue and it will be presented at the National Gathering in Philadelphia in three weeks.
Sunday, January 8, 2012(3 comments)
What Is to Be Done?
Time to pause and acknowledge that everyone on the progressive left needs to unite if we want to achieve change in America.
The Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action
The Occupy movement is treading water. The Proposed Petition is meant to be the next step, a document that summarizes the principles, grievances, redress sought, and action needed that the occupiers have identified but not moved forward with. The next step requires the agreement of the 99 percent. We need to ask everyone in this country, one by one, if they are ready for change.
The Occupy Movement Needs to Take the Next Step
The rationale for why the occupiers everywhere need to consider the Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action and take the next, simple, essential step toward fundamental change in America.