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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 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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Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Scott Walker, Enemy of the People; Dr. Ben Carson, Separator of Siamese Twins · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Politics, Populism, taxes

Scott Walker is riding the Clown Car Express. He’s the evil clown, the one you always hear about who scares children. He is scary. He didn’t scare Wisconsin voters enough. They failed to recall him, although they should get credit for trying. When Walker took office, with all his talk about economic growth and job […]

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Trump, Bush and Rubio — The Three Blind Mice of 2016

August 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Trump, Bush and Rubio — The Three Blind Mice of 2016 · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Corporations and Industry, Education, Politics, Populism, Wall Street

There is so much hype about so little talent in the GOP’s “Race to Once More Losing the Presidency” that we thought it might be a good idea to take a look inside the Clown Car and provide a little truth to spread around on the floor to make it easier to clean up after […]

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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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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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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, wars and militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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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 Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street, wars and militarism

So, here we have two brothers, raised in privilege by Frederick Koch, Sr., a man who was at first accepted, then apparently shunned by Joseph Stalin while living in Russia. Koch became an advocate of the Ludwig Von Mies and Hayek ultra-conservative schools of economics and the Joseph McCarthy brand of politics because they both […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers. · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, General, jobs, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity to emerge from those areas, and now increasingly widening areas in the country has become, according to sociologists and economists….almost nil. There are no more Horatio Alger stories. They exist only […]

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It Is Time for a Change.

November 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on It Is Time for a Change. · ALEC, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

It is time for a change. It is time for the average American to get in the face of other average Americans, get on the phone, get on the Internet….in the office, neighborhood, schools…everywhere…and say: IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. If you live in the South your life can be changed and improved dramatically […]

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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan

November 1st, 2013 · Comments Off on The Legacy of Ronald Reagan · ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street, wars and militarism

It is time that we took a step back from the precipice that is the current American political atmosphere and try to understand how we got here. It all started with Ronald Reagan. For several years from the mid-1970s on, the Republican Party had been fending off a bunch of radical, Right Wing kooks, who […]

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The Economics of Robert Reich.

October 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Economics of Robert Reich. · Capitalism, Economics, Education, jobs, Politics, Populism, taxes, The Budget

Many short men are taller than Robert Reich. But as they said about Ari Onassis (who wasn’t that short, Ms. Onassis was just a little taller) he was not so short when he stood on his wallet. When Dr. Reich stands on his intellect, he is about the same height as Bill Russell. Do you […]

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It Is Time to Balance the Budget on the Backs of the Rich

March 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Education, Labor, Politics

It is time to stop stealing the pension funds of firemen and teachers and nurses. It is time for real Americans to stand up. It is time to give the 1%, the 3 million people out of 300 million who take home 55%…55%…of all income in this country to start paying back what they and […]

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