Archive for the 'Politics' Category

HOW BERNIE IS WINNING AMERICA $27 AT A TIME…

May 30th, 2016

Bernie emails: When we started this campaign, my greatest fear was that if we did not do well that it would be a setback not just for me, but for the ideas driving our campaign. We had no campaign organization, no money, and very little name recognition. The corporate media called us “fringe,” we were […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 30th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

WHY PEOPLE HATE SOCIALISM…

May 25th, 2016

YOU KNOWN THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN WHEN…

May 23rd, 2016

I’ve marked the next Groundhog Day (2 February 2017) on my calendar. Have you?

JUST WHO IS BUYING AMERICAN ELECTIONS…?

May 21st, 2016

There are laws in place to requiring broadcasters to answer that question, but commission tasked with enforcing that law has other priorities. Ralph Nader is not happy. He writes: The plain-spoken, public-spirited former Federal Communications Commissioner, Michael Copps, is indignant—and for good reason: The FCC is not enforcing the law requiring the “dark money” super […]

JIMMY HASLAM AND HYPOCRISY—FRIENDS FOREVER

May 20th, 2016

Hypocrisy abounds here among sports team owners. It’s almost as bountiful as their greed. That’s saying something. Dee and Jimmy Haslam play the two-faced game better than their team plays football. Not hard, I guess. We got a good example of it recently when the Plain Dealer and our TV news (what a joke—news?) gave […]

WHAT WE THINK IS TRUE, BUT SIMPLY ISN’T SO…

May 19th, 2016

That is what is really dangerous. I remember the ramp up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and conversations I had with liberals here in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about the likelihood of a war actually happening. For those unfamiliar with the Democratic Party fortress in the State of Ohio, I live in what is, […]

BERNIE WINS IN OREGON, TIES IN KENTUCKY…

May 17th, 2016

Lauren Dakeand Dan Roberts writing in Bernie Sanders takes Oregon primary* for The Guardian, report: Bernie Sanders’ supporters handed him a win in the Oregon primary on Tuesday, adding to his run of late victories over Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. With 60% of the vote reporting, the Vermont senator was ahead of Clinton 53%-47%. In […]

DON’T MAKE WAVES, BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY…

May 16th, 2016

STOP DEPORTATIONS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN…

May 14th, 2016

Bernie writes: My father Eli immigrated to America from Poland in 1921 after World War I at the age of 17. He was not a refugee fleeing war, although much of his family later became victims of the Holocaust. He came to America looking to make a better life. He never made a lot of […]

CHELSEA MANNING WINS FREE SPEECH AWARD…

May 13th, 2016

Andrew Blake, reporting in Chelsea Manning honored with award, cash prize for WikiLeaks disclosures for The Washington Times, writes: Chelsea Manning, the former Army soldier convicted of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, was honored in absentia Monday at a London ceremony for her role in providing Wikileaks with secret documents concerning […]

THE SOCIAL COSTS OF BURNING COAL AFFIRMED…

May 12th, 2016

Coal was in the news this week as Hillary Clinton’s comment about putting coal miners out of work came back to bite her in the ass. Bernie, of course, delivered essentially the same message without kicking the coal miners under the bus. Yes, we must stop mining and burning coal, but that doesn’t mean we […]

BERNIE WINS MY FATHER’S STATE: WEST VIRGINIA…

May 11th, 2016

Dan Roberts and Ben Jacobs, reporting in Bernie Sanders takes West Virginia for The Guardian, write: A defiant Bernie Sanders refused to go gently into the night on Tuesday with another last-minute primary win over Hillary Clinton that comes despite her commanding lead in the national race for delegates. In a fundraising email sent out […]

LISTEN TO ELANOR, MAGGIE AND MARGARET…

May 10th, 2016

I never met Elanor Roosevelt. I trust that she was a wise woman who spoke and wrote much that arose from that wisdom. I’m confident, however, that she never said: Do one thing every day that scares you. I did meet Maggie Kuhn once while I was attending Ohio University and I am equally confident […]

BAD FOR AMERICA, DAMN GOOD FOR CBS

May 8th, 2016

I am of a generation of journalists who, in the wake of The Pentagon Papers and Watergate, saw our profession as a noble calling, a tradition that comforts th’ afflicted, afflicts th’ comfortable. There’s not much of that left, especially at the organizations reduced to small parts of vast global consortia driven by profit, profit […]

HILLARY HAS THE BEST SUPPORTERS SHE CAN BUY…

May 8th, 2016

Ghost writers are par for the course in politics. Politicians (with the exception, to the best of my knowledge, of President Jimmy Carter) don’t have the time, inclination or skills to write much more than a memo. So, this news that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed used a lobbyist to pen his attack on Bernie Sanders […]

OK, WHAT YOU GOIN’ TO DO NOW, ASSHOLES…?

May 7th, 2016

First out of the race (11 September 2015) Rick Perry (his speechwriter, actually) on 22 July 2015 opined about Donald Trump: …America has been blessed for more than 200 years with magnanimous leadership in the presidency, individuals who were raised beyond their personal limitations to steer the nation through war, depression and disaster to a […]

SO, JUST WHO ARE THE 3 PERCENT…?

May 6th, 2016

I’ve posted this video from Jimmy Kimmel elsewhere, but I think what Kimmel, and the very real scientist involved, have to say is bears repeating. Lack of unanimity is not the same as controversy. Right and wrong are not relative equals to be reported and decided upon, Facts are not convenient or inconvenient data points […]

REMEMBERING LAUGHING AT THE FALLEN…

May 6th, 2016

Sadly, of course, the joke is on all of us…

ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO FUCK US AT WILL…

May 6th, 2016

I graduated from Ohio University in 1984. The knowledge of the irony that I would do so in the year randomly made prophetic by George Orwell was not lost on me or my classmates. There was a certain badness inherent in earning our degrees in that particular year. We believed that we had come out […]

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