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Adam Bessie is an assistant professor of English at Diablo Valley College, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a co-wrote a chapter in the 2011 edition of Project Censored on metaphor and political language, and is a frequent contributor to, truthout, media-ocracy on diverse issues in education, culture and politics. Follow my essays on Twitter: adambessie

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 22, 2010
TSA and The Junk Man: The Thanksgiving Trojan Horse The Junk Man is a marionette for the anti-government, neo-conservative agenda, an agenda that thrives on our fear and paranoia, and the TSA controversy has presented yet another opportunity to focus the newscycle on attacking the government, and to encourage privatization, de-regulation, and the free market.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 5, 2009
Welcome, Conquistadors! Welcome, Conquistadors! You can put your muskets down. Your beach front property is hidden this a-way!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Myths of Main Street: What does it really mean to "Go Local"? n the face of raging distrust of corporations and the federal government, localism is no longer provincial, it's no longer cheesy, but cool. But what does it really mean to "go local"?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 3, 2009
Moving Off Bush St. Moving from Bush St. isn't just Obama's job. It's not just the President-elect's task to change the political landscape, to move us from a culture of fear and terror and partisanship. It's also our job.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Is Microsoft Word a Republican Operative? Type in Obama into Microsoft Word, what does spell-checker suggest? Osama.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Curing our National Case of Hypochondria We have become a nation of hypochondriacs, convinced every cough is tuberculosis, every bump is cancer, and every sneeze is the swine flu. So scarred are we by 9/11, we find the terror in the innocuous, we see foreboding omens in the everyday.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
Will my college students vote? Will my college students vote? Will they play a role - even a decisive one - in this election? And more broadly: what part do they see themselves playing in politics in general?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 8, 2009
Should Obama Be A Liberal Bush? Has Obama crossed the line from compromise to complicity?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 18, 2008
"WHAT NEXT?" A Teacher's Perspective on Change Students in my community college English course didn't seem to feel too much a part of "America's History," nor a part of it's future. And after 8 years under Bush, we know this feeling of "passionate paralysis" well.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2010
The Rise of Penthouse Punk The Penthouse Punk is a new breed, with the money of a stockbroker, the views of a neo-conservative economist, but the anti-establishment rhetoric of a black-hooded anarchist chucking rocks at cops in a riot.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 2, 2010
Public Education Under Attack By Bay Area Media While this seems a minor oversight, this one cover story is a front in a larger ideological war -" supported by the Republican Party -" to dismantle the public school system in favor of a "free enterprise system" of charter schools, with "school choice."

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