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Donald Trump Is No Populist.

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Donald Trump Is No Populist. · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Trump, wars and militarism

by Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy I normally don’t sign what we all call posts. I don’t even refer to them as “posts.” Rather, I call them editorials or articles. But I don’t want any misunderstanding when it comes to who wrote this stuff about Trump. I don’t like him and I don’t like what he is […]

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Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously?

March 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously? · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Education, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Politics, Populism

Have you seen “Where to Invade Next,” the title of the latest film by gadfly documentarian, Michael Moore? I guess his films are supposed to be funny. But if you like the humor of Ron White or Chris Rock, you might want to pass on Michael Moore. I don’t find his films funny. But wait […]

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The Bad News and the Good News

December 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on The Bad News and the Good News · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Capitalism, Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Trump vs HIllary

The bad news is here. And it will keep coming. Trump is elected and we see already what he has in store for us. It isn’t pretty. He nominated or selected Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. This is only bad news if you work for someone in a field that has anything to do […]

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The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, taxes

Please take a look at the Koch Brothers’ latest piece of propaganda–quite probably the worst and perhaps most consequential lie ever told in a television commercial, (in the right-hand column, under “From the Right.”) Watch it, and then read on. “Look around…” it says. “…America is divided.” The title of the commercial is “It’s Time […]

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The Sanders Revolution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Sanders Revolution · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

The world is changing  again. Instead of a 40-something running for President, we have two 60 or 70-somethings. Maybe it takes that long to learn that being purchased by a billionaire is not the only way to run for President. The most significant event of the current 2016 run for the Presidency on either side […]

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The foundations of American Neo-Fascism

September 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The foundations of American Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, taxes, wars and militarism

Hitler, above all, was a racist. He thought that interbreeding between different races was wrong, but not merely wrong—disastrously wrong. He thought that Darwin’s discovery of the laws of evolution extended to humans and races. He was an intelligent, fanatical  and evil man and his dedication to a Fascist world caused the deaths of 50 […]

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Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Education, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

For those who don’t know, Bruce Rauner is the new Republican governor of Illinois. And money? We all know what money is. Rauner is all about money. Over a long career in finance, he has amassed a fortune, basically from scratch, of  somewhere between $300 million and a billion dollars. You don’t make that kind […]

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Big Oil

May 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on Big Oil · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

Every time you put gas in your car, you support Big Oil, the major oil companies, some of the largest global corporations in the world. To give an example, the top six oil companies take in about $100 billion a year in profits. Not sales. Not revenues. Profits. Among those, Exxon/Mobil in 2013 ranked 1st […]

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American Stagnation

May 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on American Stagnation · Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

America has never been richer. Private assets amount to over $80 trillion, more than four times the national debt and the GDP. Yet the United States is regressing. That is not the opinion of a populist editor. That is the opinion of some of our best and brightest economists, as relayed to you by a […]

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Jobs in the 21st Century

April 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Jobs in the 21st Century · Capitalism, Economics, Education, Fascism, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, taxes

American society is crumbling. Our buildings, roads, bridges, dams—all our municipal facilities are breaking down. And there is very little investment being made in correcting that situation. Something more important is breaking down. Our job skills. As a nation, we need the collective experience of skilled workers. Since the Bush Administration took office in 2001 […]

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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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The Nightmare of U.S. Private Prisons

March 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Nightmare of U.S. Private Prisons · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

With everything else you have to worry about—Fascism in government, domestic terrorists and the lack of intelligent response, a congress trying to overthrow all protections for citizens, the state of American prisons is not foremost in our minds. But maybe it should be a little higher on the pecking order. We want decent conditions for […]

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How Cable Companies Use ALEC to Get in Your Pocket

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on How Cable Companies Use ALEC to Get in Your Pocket · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, government intervention, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism

About 100 million people in the U.S. pay for what by comparison with other countries is substandard cable or satellite TV every year. Both our cable and our Internet pale in comparison and yet are twice as expensive as the same services are in…oh, say…Paris! Yes, one of the most expensive cities in the world […]

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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It’s time we began to look for ways to organize large numbers of people against the now dominant power of the Plutocracy. Unions are a great starting point and a great model. Let’s dispel the Right Wing Fascist notion that unions are made up of lazy thugs. Unions are made up of hard working individuals. […]

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