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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."

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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
Did Donald Trump Pay to Have His Research Papers Written for Him in College? What about the young Donald Trump, the college student? Was he a wide-eyed idealist committed to honesty and the highest academic values? Or was he an unethical student happy to pay to have his papers written for him?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Will Donald Trump End Up Like Captain Queeg? Imaginary courtroom scene with Donald Trump cracking up on the witness stand like Captain Queeg.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
George Carlin's Last Standup Book review of George Carlin's posthumous memoir, Last Words.
The Road Less Traveled, From Uploaded
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Road Less Traveled: The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Analysis of why some people choose the less traveled road, more progressive road in life while others choose the more well-trodden conservative road.
Make America Grim Again, From InText
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
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(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Protest Against Iraq War, From Uploaded
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Why Conservatives Are Always Wrong On Important Issues Historically, conservatives are consistently wrong on all the important issues. There's an obvious reason for it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Dakota Pipeline Protestors in Downtown Sacramento, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2016
A More Effective Way to Fight Corporate Fascism It's now up to political activists and citizen journalists to do the job that mainstream reporters should be doing.
Socialism and Capitalism Exist Side By Side, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2020
Socialism vs. Capitalism? It's a Mixed Economy, Stupid! Essay explains how the Sanders organization can put together a short elevator speech that explains to the mass public the difference between socialism, capitalism, and a mixed economy.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 1, 2007
Asthma Sufferers Beware! Once again Big Pharma puts the screws to average citizens dependent on prescription medicine.
Coronavirus Rages On, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2020
China, the WHO and Donald Trump All Have Blood on Their Hands The coronavirus is one of many viruses that began in China and wreaked havoc and death across the globe. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization and Donald Trump made the situation worse.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2007
Religious Fundamentalists, Militant Atheists: Both Are Misguided and Dangerous It's time to move on from the limitations and dogma of traditional religion and evolve to a higher level of consciousness as practiced in pantheism and Buddhism.
How the Free Market Sucks the Middle Class Dry, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 26, 2013
A Simple Example of How the Free Market Is Sucking the Middle Class Dry The problem with our economy today is quite simple: The upper one percent has sucked the middle class dry while they have stashed their money offshore and left the general economy in a depressed state.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 1, 2008
Will Barack Obama Be More Like FDR or Bill Clinton? If Obama and a Democratically controlled Congress do not deliver on a liberal/progressive agenda in the next four years, there will be hell to pay!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Top Ten Ways to Fight Corporate-Criminal Complex How to fight back against multinational corporations that play American citizens for chumps.
The Manson-Trump Man, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 5, 2021
Will Trump (Like Manson) Be Tried for Murder? Article explains how the new Attorney General could use the same prosecution techniques on Donald Trump that LA Deputy DA Vince Bugliosi used on Charles Manson.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Didn't John McCain or Sarah Palin Learn Anything from The Vietnam Experience? "Like a lot of Vietnam veterans, I believed and still believe that the war was winnable," McCain has told audiences over the years. He feels the same way about Iraq-- and so does Sarah Palin. Two pea brains in a pod!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2008
Economic Collapse, Huge Disparity of Wealth: Logical Outcome of the Free Market God forbid the mainstream news media should ever mention this, but there was once a time in America when citizens thought of government as their friend, and no one with any brains took the theory of free market capitalism as espoused by Ayn Rand or Milton Friedman very seriously.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 2, 2008
Goodbye and Get Lost! The Devolution of the Baby Boom Generation Baby boomers have no one to blame but themselves for the terrible shape the country is in.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Great Financial Bubble Scam: How Wall Street Plays Average Investors for Chumps Ever wonder why there are so many price spikes and bubbles in the financial markets? It's because big investors and hedge fund operators manipulate the market more than you think.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2021
U.S. Business Interests and Endless Drug War at Heart of the Immigration Problem The political and economic policies of the United States are to blame for the immigration problem at border.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 2, 2006
Who Really Starts Alll the Wars in the World? Essay explains who really starts all the wars in the world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 2, 2007
What Would Really Happen if the U.S. Withdrew from Iraq? The conventional wisdom is that Iraq will descend into chaos, the chaos will lead to regional conflict, and the regional conflict will hurt our interests in the Middle East. Do you believe it?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Enablers of Fascism: Fatalists, Corporatists, the Uninformed Fascism exists in the U.S. today because there are millions of Americans who won't stand up for democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2007
Enablers of Fascism: Fatalists, Corporatists, the Uninformed So who are these enablers, and why are they doing nothing to prevent the Bush/Cheney regime and their fascist friends from taking over our democracy? As I see it, they fall into three primary categories.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.”
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2006
War on Terror Is Not a War, and It Is Not About Terror Now that the mid-term election is approaching, the Bush administration is once again promoting the "War on Terror" as the ultimate propaganda tool masquerading as reality.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Top 10 News Stories the Mainstream Media Ignored
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2007
Open Letter to Mainstream News Media: Time to Call for Pres/VP Impeachment Yes, this means you, New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Time, Newsweek, and all the other mainstream news organizations that have let the Bush administration off the hook for the last six years!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Real Reason George W. Bush Will Not Withdraw U.S. Troops from Iraq No matter how many times our poor excuse for a president has changed his talking points about Iraq, he has no intention of withdrawing our troops from that war-torn country in the foreseeable future.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Midterm Election: Last Chance for Democrats & Democracy The stakes in the upcoming midterm election couldn't be higher. If the Democrats lose again-- fairly or otherwise-- all hope is lost.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Midterm Election: Last Chance For Democrats & Democracy The stakes in the upcoming midterm election couldn't be higher. If the Democrats lose again-- fairly or otherwise-- all hope is lost.
SHARE More Sharing        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?

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