Archive for the 'Election 2012' Category

THIRD MAYOR ENDORSES FOSSACECA…

March 7th, 2014

FOSS SCORES BROADVIEW HEIGHTS’ NOD…

February 27th, 2014

SOLON MAYOR ENDORSES ANTHONY FOSSACECA…

February 20th, 2014

Anthony Fossaceca, candidate for Ohio House District 6, writes: In 2012, we knew that to have any chance of winning our race, we had to win Solon. It’s the largest city in the district and it acts as the geographical corner of the “backwards L” that is the 6th. We placed considerable time and attention […]

BUT, THEY DO MANAGE TO KEEP THE MONEY…

January 29th, 2014

I understand Derf’s frustration, my own reaction upon reading this bit of obscenity in the news was similar, but we make an error when we pretend that just because the people holding the money didn’t actually earn the money, they must be idiots. That may be the case, as it was with a few monarchs […]

OCCUPY: STILLBORN OR NASCENT…?

September 15th, 2013

Robert Reich writes: All major social-change movements in American history that widened opportunity and made this a more just society — women’s suffrage, the labor union movement, the civil rights movement, the anti Vietnam War movement, the environmental movement, the gay rights movement — have depended, to some extent, on leaders who helped guide them, […]

GREEN SHADOW, NO KATO…

July 19th, 2013

In 2012 I cast my presidential vote for Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. (I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996.) Unlike traditional political duos, Stein and Honkala did not go their separate ways after the election. Instead, they chosen to continue the fight and nearly 90 days ago, on Earth Day, they […]

SOUNDS LIKE AN OCCUPY CLEVELAND MEETING…

December 14th, 2012

Thomas Frank writes: There is a scene I always recall when I try to remember the exhilarating effect that Occupy Wall Street had on me when it was first getting going. I was on a subway train in Washington, D.C., reading an article about the protests in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. It was three years […]

WHEN $100 MILLION IS SPARE CHANGE, SO WHAT…?

December 11th, 2012

Robert Reich writes: Among Rove’s investors was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire who owns the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Adelson invested more than $100 million in the election, mostly on Republicans who lost – including $20 million that went to Romney’s super PAC “Restore Our Future,” $15 million to another super PAC that almost single-handedly kept […]

PLAIN DEALER PAGE ONE THIS MORNING…

December 11th, 2012

Brandon Blackwell writes: Irony stung the Occupy Cleveland movement in October 2011 when about a dozen of its members were arrested in Public Square. Protesters were taken into custody for violating curfew near the statue of Cleveland’s 35th Mayor Tom L. Johnson — an effigy erected as a testament to free speech and assembly. But […]

HO, HO, HO, SUCKERS…

December 10th, 2012

From Mr. Fish…

PEE DEE SNOOZES WHILE HISTORY IS MADE…

December 9th, 2012

[Update at 1647 -- Anastasia Pantsios weighs in on the story: People involved in the "Save the Plain Dealer" campaign are asking "Where will we get our news?" Maybe we should respond, "Well, where do we get it NOW?" The PD may currently publish seven days a week and have a staff a third larger […]

OCCUPY WINS IN OHIO COURT OF APPEALS…

December 8th, 2012

I just did a quick search on the Plain Dealer’s website and not a peep about this story. From the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, County of Cuyahoga: {¶1} For purposes of this opinion, the appeals of both appellants Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls have been consolidated. 1 {¶2} Appellants Erin McCardle […]

EXCEPT IT IS; AND OH SO RIGHT…

December 8th, 2012

To the 99 percent: organize, organize, organize…

YES IT DOES, TO OUR EVERLASTING SHAME…

December 4th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Once one decides in the name of electoral expediency to abdicate their primary duty as a citizen and especially as a journalist – namely, to hold accountable those who wield the greatest political power – then this becomes a permanent abdication I occassionally wonder if our irrational devotion to horrible sports teams […]

WUN AWAY…! WUN AWAY…!

November 21st, 2012

JUST HOW WHACKO ARE THE NUTJOBS…?

November 19th, 2012

Pretty feckin’ whacko: President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as “Delphi” to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month. […]

DON’T SELL THE SIZZLE, BRING THE STEAK…

November 19th, 2012

Obama and the End of Decline Hmmm… Truthdig seems to have lost my comment (as well as a number of others)…

NOAM CHOMSKY: REFORM V. REVOLUTION…

November 13th, 2012

SIX STEPS TO DEMOCRATIC ACQUIESCENCE…

November 12th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: STEP ONE: Liberals will declare that cutting social security and Medicare benefits – including raising the eligibility age or introducing “means-testing” – are absolutely unacceptable, that they will never support any bill that does so no matter what other provisions it contains, that they will wage war on Democrats if they try. […]

THE GOP TRAPPED IN GREY FLANNEL…

November 12th, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes: There’s been a lot of hand-wringing among conservatives of the Rush/Hannity school in the last few days, a lot of concern about this outreach question, and honestly, the tone of the discussion is beginning to sound like the last days of a failed 1950s marriage. The husband who’s gone all day at […]

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