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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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The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights

February 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights · Abortion rights, Culture, Democracy, Education, government intervention, Health Care, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

The Republicans have returned to power. They now control the House of Representatives and the Senate. They rode in on a wave of gerrymandered House seats and the contributions of hugely wealthy political Pacs. The Senate victory was predictable, as the money went even farther there. The Republicans elected 54 Senators by winning all 9 […]

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The Year 2014 in Review

January 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Year 2014 in Review · Culture, Entertainment, Politics, Populism

Before we take a look at the serious issues facing Americans in 2015, we thought it would be a good idea to take a lighter look at the “significant” events of 2014. January January 2014 sees the introduction of an entirely new winter climate, the Polar Vortex, sponsored by Disney Studios in support of their […]

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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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American Propagandists in a New Age of Propaganda

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on American Propagandists in a New Age of Propaganda · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Fascism, Human Rights, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Propaganda is basically a lie with a purpose. It is a lie, or as some say, “the Big Lie,” the constant repetition of a message designed to influence a large number of people to act in a certain way. It is the opposite of impartial factual delivery of information. It can also be deliberate manipulation […]

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Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Zionism, Israel, Palestine and Peace · Culture, General, International affairs, Populism

The word “Zionism” is often thrown around by people who know very little, or nothing, about it. Zionism was an organized reaction to centuries of violent anti-Semitism that threatened to wipe out the Jewish people. After centuries of persecution and pogroms, the active persecution of Jews had become intolerable. And on the horizon was the […]

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The Reagan Legacy: Economic and Social Disaster

December 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Reagan Legacy: Economic and Social Disaster · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Labor, Media, Politics, Populism, wars and militarism

The United States was once the envy of the entire world. Even some very wealthy and prominent individuals in England and France settled here because they wanted to participate in a land of unimaginable opportunity. But in the years since Ronald Reagan, that opportunity has declined. And while there have been occasional spurts of unstoppable […]

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Radical Changes in American Law Enforcement

November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on Radical Changes in American Law Enforcement · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Fascism, government intervention, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

We read more and more about severe changes to American local law enforcement. It is as if the world after 9/11 had adapted to a more dangerous mode of living. It is as if we hesitate when turning the key in the door or entering a new building or driving into a strange part of […]

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The Imported Americans–Part II, From Reagan to Obama

August 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Imported Americans–Part II, From Reagan to Obama · ALEC, Culture, Democracy, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

The movement towards civil rights and a color-blind society ended when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. After only 15 years, the affirmative actions that Americans took to right the wrongs of 300 years were over. Whether or not he was personally a racist, the fact is that his actions told Southern Segregationists that the […]

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The Danger of a Nazi America

April 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture, Democracy, General, Human Rights, Politics, Populism, wars and militarism

A lot of Right Wing radio commentators toss around the word “Nazi” these days and it seems that many of them have no idea what they are talking about. Of all absurd things, they call the President a Nazi at times when they are really getting loony. President Barack Obama is a man whom many […]

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Fascism, Neo-Fascism, Nazis…and Republicans

March 21st, 2012 · 4 Comments · Culture, Politics, Populism, wars and militarism

Only a small percentage of the population under the age of 35 is Republican. Why do you think that is? Well, we will explain and you will see why and learn why you should encourage every Republican you know to read up on what the Republicans have in store for you as citizens. For some […]

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The Catholic Church, the President, the Heritage Foundation and Birth Control

February 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Catholic Church, the President, the Heritage Foundation and Birth Control · Culture, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

One of the implementations of the new health care reform that has gone into effect is the provision that says that women’s reproductive health, the most visible of which is birth control pills, must be included in any health insurance package. This is new. It is part of the law that tries to stop health […]

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Romney Lies about the President

February 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, wars and militarism

There is a point beyond which credulity will not go. You can lie to some of the people, as Lincoln said, all of the time, or all of the people some of the time. But over a longer period, people will discover the truth. As an aside, this is what happened in 2010. The people […]

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Lies My Republican Candidates Told Me.

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Lies My Republican Candidates Told Me. · Culture, Politics, Populism, The Budget, Wall Street

The Republican candidates are out on the Old Washington Trail. It leads from Iowa to New Hampshire to the Carolinas, with stops in Nevada and other similarly insignificant places along the way. The costumes are atrocious, the tricks are many and the treats are, well, few and far between. But the missatements of fact…well…they are […]

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