You know what crocodile tears mean don’t you? They’re phony. I guess we’re going to have those tears and plenty of hand-wringing from the arts community. Beggars. They want your vote on November 3. It will retain a tax on cigarettes at 30 cents a pack for another 10 years. They know that they are […]
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Get your Bernie Sanders Volunteer Organizing Toolkit today. I did. Find a local event… One of the reasons I voted for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 was his support for the Employee Free Choice Act. That support, and my support for President Obama, quickly vaporized in the early months of 2009. I don’t think that […]
Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…
Guide to Voter ID Laws from Funny Or Die Via Mano Singham (who the Republicans don’t want to vote for a myriad of reasons).
The PEN Pinter Prize for 2015 has gone to Raif Badawi and James Fenton. The prize, named for 2005 Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, is awarded annually to a British writer or a writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze upon […]
The city may be drowning in blood. But our downtown still floats on green. Green as in cash. No expense spared. Last week the Plain Dealer reported that the Public Square redo (I should say “iconic” redo, as PD Steve Litt calls it; but he calls almost everything he writes about “iconic”) was $5 million […]
The only alumnus of the Clinton Administration that I respect is Robert Reich. I continue to read his blog and have read his books. On Thursday, Reich came to Bernie’s defense after David Fahrenthold’s attack in The Washington Post. Reich begins: The Washington Post just ran an attack on Bernie Sanders that distorts not only […]
Alan Yuhas, writing in Bernie Sanders thrills Boston with call to fight racism and reform gun law for The Guardian, reports: Bernie Sanders decried “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” on Saturday night, as he preached to a huge crowd in Boston that welcomed […]
The Oregon school shooting is evidence that the US response to gun violence ‘has become routine’, Barack Obama says. The data compiled by the crowd-sourced site Mass Shooting Tracker reveals an even more shocking human toll: there is a mass shooting—defined as four or more people shot in one incident—nearly every day. —The Guardian.
Hasn’t the time come for the Plain Dealer to start asking the tough questions of Mayor Frank Jackson? Really tough questions. The guy the paper has told us to vote for to keep in office. Columnist Mark Naymik groused that City Council hasn’t been putting the pressure on Jackson. They’re boring. Does he read his […]
Senator Ted Kennedy served the people of Massachusetts for nearly half a century. He also served the people of the United States and the world. After a thankfully brief flirtation with Republican Scott Brown, voters in Massachusetts found a worthy successor to Kennedy in Elizabeth Warren. Sunday Senator Warren spoke at the Edward M. Kennedy […]
As for pitching climate action as a way to protect America’s high-consumerist way of life—that is either dishonest or delusional because a way of life based on the promise of infinite growth cannot be protected, least of all exported to every corner of the globe. p. 58 [W]hat the moderates constantly trying to reframe as […]
I continue to believe, regardless of how awesome Elizabeth Warren is, that she will wield more power, bring about greater change, as a Senator than she might in the White House.
The Heritage Foundation is hawking reports, as are the Cato Institute and the Ayn Rand Institute. The climate denial movement—far from an organic convergence of skeptical scientists—is entirely a creature of the ideological network on display here, the very one that deserves the bulk of credit for redrawing the global ideological map over the last […]
The evidence is striking. Among the segment of the U.S. population that displays the strongest hierarchical views, only 11 percent rate climate change as a high risk, compared with 69 percent of the segment displaying egalitarian views. Yale law professor Dan Kahan, the lead author on this study, attributes the tight correlation between worldview and […]
Matt Taibbi writes in Why Do We Care Whose Side the Pope Is On? for Rolling Stone People have such impassioned political fights over the pope because everyone wants the endorsement of the guy closest to God. But what if he’s not closer to God, and is just a guy in a funny hat? Doesn’t […]
Chris Lehmann, writing in John Boehner left because Republicans’ true faith is incompatible with governing for The Guardian, observes: The real significance of Boehner’s surprise announcement of his resignation, though, is that the content-challenged grandstanding of the government shutdown is no longer simply a tactic to let off steam, or to enhance a given House […]
John Galbreath (left) and Carl Stokes (right) I had a talk with a friend recently who happened to mention that the Cleveland City Planning department years ago was busily preparing the city’s new downtown master plan in the late 1950s. It was a useless plan costing $100,000. He laughed because he said that meanwhile another […]
When we look back at 2015 I doubt we will think of favorable comparisons to 1789, 1848 or 1917, but I do think the “R” word will be included. Patrick Wintour and Nicholas Watt deliver something on this topic in this morning’s long-read for The Guardian in: The Corbyn earthquake—how Labour was shaken to its […]