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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 · 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 · 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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Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds.

July 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget, Wall Street

One of the most serious and largest scams now being perpetrated by the Republican Party on the American public is the “unfunded liability” state employee pension debate. The true story is essentially quite different from what they would have you believe.  The Republican governors have figured out that the best way to steal from the […]

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Rush Limbaugh and the Decline of Hate Radio

June 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on Rush Limbaugh and the Decline of Hate Radio · Corporations and Industry, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism

How is Rush Limbaugh, the obscenely obscene radio personality, the voice of hatred and racism, doing these days? Is he still earning his $40 million a year for the billionaires and giant corporations? Is the Hillary hater…why does he hate her so much….still grinding out his insults? Does he still thing that bright young law […]

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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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Governor Brownback, the Wizard of Oz

June 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on Governor Brownback, the Wizard of Oz · Abortion rights, ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes

Has Kansas, under Governor Sam Brownback, become  second-rate, with a semi-Fascist government? The answer is in the history of the state since Brownback took over. Remember this about Fascist governments, under which domination Kansas seems to have fallen. They are never unpopular when they are being installed by their masters. Even Hitler was very popular […]

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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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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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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, 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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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, 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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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, 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, 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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The Next Two Years

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Next Two Years · Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

The November 2014 elections were pretty clear. In some states Senators or Governors won by as many as 70% of the vote. Of course, there is still debate and may be for some time, about the huge numbers of people—far more than the margins of victory in many cases—who were removed from the voting rolls […]

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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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