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THE LAUNCH & CRASH OF MYTHICAL CAPITALISM…

February 16th, 2016

Thirty-six years, three Republican presidents spanning 20 of those years and economic devastation that might make John Davison Rockefeller Sr. green with envy are the hallmarks of most of my adult life. I turned 25 the year we elected Ronald Reagan President of the United States of America. Now at 60 I can look back […]

NINA TURNER A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER…?

February 13th, 2016

So, yesterday I got into a fairly heated debate with a co-worker about Hilary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. At one point I said that there were plenty of women I would happily vote for as our next president. (In 2014 I voted for two women running for President/Vice President: Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala). Clinton […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF NECESSARY TROUBLE

September 29th, 2015

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 […]

ELIZABETH WARREN: THE GAME IS RIGGED

September 28th, 2015

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.

ELIZABETH WARREN ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD…

August 6th, 2015

Yesterday I noted two extremes on the current dustup over funding Planned Parenthood. Senator Elizabeth Warren took the debate to the floor of the senate and shamed the self-righteous ideologues who can only repeat their corporate minders’ taking points. This is why I want Warren to stay in the Senate. I don’t want that body […]

WHAT IS PRESIDENT OBAMA HIDING FROM US…?

May 14th, 2015

The measure to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty failed in the U.S. Senate yesterday 52-45 with all but one Democrat—Senator Tom Carper of Delaware—voting against the measure. So who can read the text of the TPP? Not you, it’s classified. Even members of Congress can only look at it one section at a time […]

CAN OTPOR GO GLOBAL…?

March 9th, 2015

I think that Srdja Popovic must be channeling Abbie Hoffman. “So there they were, our idols, [the rock band Rimtutituki] driving round Republic Square in circles in a truck, singing,” says Popovic. “They looked more like generals than rockers. And what they were singing was stuff like: ‘There’s no brain under that helmet’ and ‘If […]

BROWN WANTS ACCOUNT OF HSBC TAX CHEATS…

February 8th, 2015

[Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown] a leading member of the Senate banking committee is calling on the US government to explain what action it took after receiving a massive cache of leaked data that revealed how the Swiss banking arm of HSBC, the world’s second-largest bank, helped wealthy customers conceal billions of dollars of assets. The […]

I APPROVE OF ANTHONY FOSSACECA…

October 19th, 2014

NO ONE HIRES TROUBLEMAKERS…

September 20th, 2014

When Precious Daniels lay down in front of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Detroit on a chilly morning in November 2009, she wasn’t giving her future job prospects much thought. She was, however, thinking about all of the money the insurance company was spending on its lobbyists. A supporter of the Affordable Care […]

OH WELL, I’M DONE WITH ELIZABETH WARREN…

August 29th, 2014

[Update @ 1140: Mano Singham is also not pleased and offers a prescription below…] The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one […]

PLUTOCRATS WITH TAIBBI, FREELAND & MOYERS…

August 3rd, 2014

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: […]

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