Archive for the 'Election 2012' Category

SO, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT…?

July 6th, 2014

I finished reading Elizabeth Warren’s A Fighting Chance yesterday and what follows are passages that grabbed my attention. In the wake of the disappointing performance of President Barack Hussein Obama, I am hesitant to get behind yet another Democrat, but I have liked and been public in my support of Warren in the past and […]

COLLEGE IS PLAYED ON A CROOKED TABLE…

June 19th, 2014

On Tuesday, my home town newspaper, The Marietta Times, asked the poll question: Would a tuition guarantee convince you to attend college? The question was really about the continued rise in college tuition costs and, as I noted in a comment: The factors driving college tuition increases are multitudinous, and no one change will fix […]

THE 1 PERCENT VS. THE 99 PERCENT…

June 13th, 2014

JUSTICE FOR ALL THE REALLY, REALLY RICH…

June 8th, 2014

There is no question that the Occupy Wall Street movement alarmed the ruling classes because of its exposure of the class war being waged in this country by wealthy against the rest of us. The Daily Show talks about how the law enforcement and justice systems are tilted so heavily in favor of the oligarchy, […]

FOSS NEEDS YOU…. FRIDAY…!

June 4th, 2014

ARE WE WILLING TO FIGHT…?

May 23rd, 2014

Previously…

THE GAME IS RIGGED…

May 22nd, 2014

ON TODAY’S NEW POPULISTS AGENDA…

May 22nd, 2014

Full video of the conference… INVESTMENT, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY –Time to Rebuild America: Invest and Grow; REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-Minn.) –We Aren’t Broke; We’ve Been Robbed: Fair Taxes in a Gilded Age; REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-Ill.) THE NEW POPULISM –The Populist Moment; The Emerging Movement; ROBERT BOROSAGE, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future –The Populist Majority: […]

FREE CECILY…

May 6th, 2014

Molly Knefel writes: The verdict in the biggest Occupy related criminal case in New York City, that of Cecily McMillan, came down Monday afternoon. As disturbing as it is that she was found guilty of felony assault against Officer Grantley Bovell, the circumstances of her trial reflect an even more disturbing reality – that of […]

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 […]

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