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Don Monkerud is an Santa Cruz, California-based writer who follows cultural, social and political issues.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2017
GOP Seeks to Overthrow the Government Russian hacking of election, government deregulation, and rollback of consumer protection highlight drive of GOP to destroy government and replace with corporate control.
From Arlington National Cemetary, From Images
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 1, 2017
Soldiers: Defending Freedom or Cannon Fodder for Corporate Control? Americans join the military to fight and die for patriotic reasons that are sadly outdated. When we examine what the U.S. military does around the world, it's clear America has become an empire. Today's military defends business interest, not freedom.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2016
Trump Dreams of White House Cabinet Trump fits the GOP almost to a T...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2008
Free Market Disaster The current financial crisis grew out of politicized government policy and a shared belief among business elites to support a laissez-fair, free market, anti-tax economy unhindered by regulations. And ordinary citizens are paying the price of a system rigged to the advantage of those who manipulate capital.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2006
Who Pays for US War Crimes? The US Supreme Court ruled that Bush's handling of "military tribuals violated the Geneva Converntions and the law. Despite Republican rage at Clinton for "ethics" violations, they remain silent on Bush's overt breaking of the law. Who will pay for the war crimes?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2006
Into the Wilderness A personal view of of experiencing the wilderness, which is its own reward. Who needs God or religious mythology when the mystery is enough.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Corruption Reform Campaign contributions are too high and too lax. Lobbyists solicit contributions, bundle contributions in networks, host fund-raising events, and even serve as campaign treasurers on committees and PACs, major sources of corrupting campaign money within the legal limits. They control the purse strings of office holders.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2006
New Announcement on Gas Tax Rebate President offers a quarter for gas tax rebates, others in Congress bicker.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Dishonest and Delusional or Criminal? Should the president be impeached?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2006
Covenant Marriage on the Rocks Promoted by religious conservatives as the answer to the divorce rate, covenant marriage failed to gather support.

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