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John F. Miglio is a freelance writer and the author of Sunshine Assassins, a dystopian political thriller. His articles have been published in a variety of periodicals, including Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly. His most recent articles have been featured in Truthout, Op/Ed News, the Democratic Underground, Counterpunch, Cynic, and Hippocampus. He has also appeared on Air America Radio and Radio Power Network.
His novel, Sunshine Assassins, has been called "a bone-chilling political morality fable," "wickedly entertaining," and "unforgettable."
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 2, 2007 The Conspiracy Against Renewable Energy
I hate to use the "C" word, but there is no other way to say it. There is a national conspiracy to prevent renewable energy from becoming the primary energy source in the United States.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 6, 2008 Time to Tax Super Rich and Corporations at 1950s Levels
Since the 1950s, the US has gone from having a very progressive tax system designed to spread the wealth to average Americans to a system that rewards the wealthiest, most well-connected investors and the largest, most powerful corporations.
(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Why Don't We See More MAGA Caps in Public?
If the polls are right and Trump has roughly a 40% approval rating, you'd think you'd see a wide swath of red caps at any public gathering. But you don't. Why not?
(28 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Donald Trump Is the Living Embodiment of his Supporters
Trump supporters (both men and women) like the president because they are just like him--only without the money and power. Like Trump, they have no ethical core, and they frequently lie to themselves and to others.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 5, 2011 Balance the Budget by Taxing Billionaires? God Forbid!!
Recently, I did the unthinkable! At a town hall meeting in Sacramento hosted by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, I proposed an easy way to balance the $26 billion California budget deficit without raising taxes on average citizens and without making any budget cuts.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2011 Peaceful Reform Or Violent Revolution?
The upper 1% of the population in the United States has gradually but inexorably destroyed democracy and taken control of the country. Call it plutocracy. Call it corporate fascism. Call it whatever you want. But it's the same old story of the rich and powerful becoming a little too greedy and wanting it all.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 4, 2009 So Far President Obama Offers Little Change and Even Less Hope
If you compare Obama now to what people expected of him during the presidential election, he not only comes up short, but he's quickly becoming a major disappointment to the millions of Americans who voted for him. Can he redeem himself?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Will Barack Obama Confront Corporate-Criminal Complex?
So far, President Obama has called on Congress to pass tough new regulations on financial institutions and corporations, but will they go far enough? And will he be able to stand up to the individuals that helped him get elected, including executives at Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs (his number one donor).
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2010 Free Market Elitists Gone Wild!!
With a financial system as unfair and corrupt as ours, and, until recently, with a populace as deluded about the benefits of capitalism as ours, is it any wonder that free market elitists have gone wild and feel entitled to glom billions of dollars while millions are broke and out of work?
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, June 2, 2008 Who Will Try George W. Bush for Murder after He Leaves the White House?
Vincent Bugliosi, the L.A. district attorney who became famous for successfully trying Charles Manson for murder and subsequently writing the best-seller, Helter Skelter, has written an explosive new book that not only lights a fuse under our criminal justice system but challenges the next attorney general of the United States to blow the Bush administration to smithereens.
(15 comments) SHARE Friday, November 2, 2007 Hillary Clinton: A Win-Win For Corporate America
It's a done deal. The corporate power brokers who hold the politicians in their pockets like so many nickels and dimes have already hedged their bets and decided that-- barring any unforeseen circumstances-- Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2008 Top 10 Most Disgraceful Democrats of 2007
There's no point in doing a list like this on Republicans. Calling them disgraceful would be an improvement, kind of like calling Hitler misguided rather than evil. Ditto for conservative Democrats, who'll share a special place in hell with their friends from across the aisle.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 4, 2012 The Battle of the Rich White Guys
Where Ben Cartwright was brave, strait-talking and honest, Gordon Gekko was ruthless, manipulative, and corrupt, i.e., a fictional representation of real-life corporate raiders like "Chainsaw Al" Dunlop, "Neutron Jack" Welsh, and of course, the current Republican nominee for president, "Bullshit Mitt" Romney.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, September 7, 2009 Obama Will Waste Billions To Fight Unwinnable Wars With Taliban and Al Qaeda
Granted, George W. Bush got us into the quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, but instead of getting us out as quickly as possible, Obama is following the same prescription for Afghanistan as Bush did in Iraq, i.e., more troops, more commitment, and more dissembling language about “winning.”
SHARE Thursday, April 3, 2008 Time for Young Americans to Stop Volunteering for Military
In the late 1960s, there was a famous slogan that emerged during the Vietnam War: What if they gave a war and no one came? The slogan underscores the point that although political leaders start wars and the military/industrial complex profits from them, wars would not be possible if young men and women refused to volunteer for military service, or in the case of the Vietnam War, allow themselves to be drafted.
SHARE Monday, April 2, 2007 Will the Real Democrat Please Stand up!
Last month, the Democratic contenders for president appeared at a forum on health care. Only one contender favors a single payer universal health care plan and has already co-sponsored a bill on it.
Can you guess which one?