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Entries from February 27th, 2011

Neocon Corporate Moguls Attack Middle Class Workers

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocon Corporate Moguls Attack Middle Class Workers · Capitalism, Education, Labor, Politics, Wall Street

This is a country that has created some of the greatest industries and the greatest fortunes in the history of the world. In 1883 Thomas Edison and many others began the age of electricity, lighting homes and powering the enormous scope of machines, appliances and useful devices. By the turn of the 21st Century we […]

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Rumsfeld Running Scared

February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Rumsfeld Running Scared · International affairs, Politics, Wars and Militarism

Apparently Donald Rumsfeld, looking out at the future, seeing unrest everywhere, knowing that that the world is changing, wants to deflect some of the enormous responsibility he shares for the deaths of 4,500 Americans, deaths of at least a quarter of a million Iraqis, and the displacement and ruin of several million Iraqi lives. So, […]

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State Debt Problems: Rich Teachers, Super-wealthy Firemen, Nurses, Cops!

February 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on State Debt Problems: Rich Teachers, Super-wealthy Firemen, Nurses, Cops! · Economics, Labor, Politics

A man of little intellect and loud voice speaks from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He shouts at the camera from the hectic trading floor, with little knowledge outside of that arena but with monumental opinion. His name is Ric Santelli and while the market was collapsing and leaving us in the […]

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Reagan the Best President? Not Even Close.

February 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Reagan the Best President? Not Even Close. · Politics

Reagan the best President? This  recent Gallup poll may be the poll to end all polls…literally. It may only prove that people in the United States in 2011 have no idea what is going on here or in the rest of the world. They must be so busy with chaff like “American Idol” or “Survivor…Downtown […]

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Union-busting in Wisconsin

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Union-busting in Wisconsin · Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism

There is a strong game plan abroad in the land to bust unions. Most unions these days are for government workers. So the new Neocon Republican governors are out to break those unions, in Ohio, and New Jersey and Florida, and most prominently in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin only since November […]

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Imported Americans — Part Two

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Imported Americans — Part Two · Health Care, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

The turn of the century saw the African American as largely uneducated, not owning the place he lived, without education, working as a sharecropper or on a tenant farm or in some menial job. While the second half of the 20th Century would see major improvements in voting rights, job opportunities, social services and particularly […]

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Imported Americans — Part I

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Imported Americans — Part I · Health Care, Human Rights, Politics

We don’t talk much about our Imported Americans. Yes, they have been here almost as long as our Native Americans. They hold an equally sainted place in our memory, the long suffering, the noble, the faithful, the underpaid, abused and isolated. The genuine smile, the graceful politeness, the relaxed demeanor, tipping their hats to women…all […]

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Laffer Is Laughable…But It’s Not Funny.

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Laffer Is Laughable…But It’s Not Funny. · Politics, Taxes, Wall Street

Does anyone believe that Arthur Laffer, Ronald Reagan’s guru, the author and prime suspect in the catastrophe known as “voodoo economics” is really an economist? He does. And after years of hard work–economics is not bean bags;there are equations and charts and calculations, and sticking your neck out to make projections–he deserves to consider himself […]

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The Reagan Legacy

February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Reagan Legacy · Capitalism, Economics, Politics

The American scene has changed since 1980 and not for the better. What is our biggest problem today? That’s right: the national debt. Everything to do with the national debt goes back to Ronald Reagan. And it is much more complex and sinister than just the numbers, which themselves are staggering. From the end of […]

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Americans Do Want Health Care Reform.

February 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Americans Do Want Health Care Reform. · Health Care, Politics

Here’s the problem with the Neocon Republicans’ argument about health care. The fact is that their argument is simply a lie. It’s a big lie, but it’s a simple lie. The lie is this: health care reform is bad for America. It isn’t. It is good, very good, for most Americans. Here are the ones […]

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Fair and Unbalanced

February 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Fair and Unbalanced · Capitalism, Politics

People want us to be fair and impartial. Not seeing conspiracies behind every voting booth. So perhaps we can attempt to be fair and yet firm. That’s what we’ll be from now on. We’ll let the videos show you how preposterous are some of the statements by the talking heads. If you are perceptive, as […]

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Peace and Expansion Versus War and Destitution

February 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Peace and Expansion Versus War and Destitution · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Politics, Wars and Militarism

We live in a world of political chaos. The single most important problem we face is the ascendancy of the rich. In itself, there is nothing wrong with becoming both rich and powerful, so long as society has sufficient methods and men of integrity to act as a check on that power. So now we […]

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