Let me be clear. I voted for Bill Clinton once (I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) and I would have voted for the proverbial yellow dog down the street before I would have voted for Hillary Clinton. Fool me once, well, you know, but I’m not about to get fooled again. As events happily […]
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Not this ET, this ET. Energy Transfer Partners (and its newest acquisition, Sunoco Logistics have a track record worth of a Cleveland sports franchise, with far more devastating consequences than bruised egos. From Earthworks: Today, a diverse coalition of communities represented by more than two dozen organizations across the country launched a coordinated effort to […]
The North Royalton Post poll, of course, is self-selected and non-scientific, but I was still surprised that when I made this screen capture yesterday, nearly 75 percent of those choosing to respond, either felt that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office had been harmful to America or suffered from a lack of focus […]
We know what unregulated capitalism looks like. We only have to read the works of Ida Tarbell and Upton Sinclair to see, in horrifying detail, the depths capitalists will go in the add a penny or two to their wealth. People’s lives are destroyed, people die for those pennies, yet, because we somehow believe that […]
I know that this has become, perhaps, an annoying reminder that I repeat and repeat, but I don’t think I state this fact often enough: corporations have one, and only one, function, they must, by law, always, always, always, maximize shareholder value. Nothing must be allowed to hinder the reaching of that goal. Absolutely nothing. […]
Our own Nina Turner speaks at timemark 16:00.
There is a motivational speaker trope—popularized by then Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (and driven home my Lisa Simpson)—that repeats the inaccurate translation of the Chinese word for crisis as a combination of danger and opportunity. Naomi Klein, in her interview with author Kim Philipps-Fein, compares Philipps-Fein’s new book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and […]
Strictly speaking eminent domain involves paying what the buyer (and possibly the courts) consider the fair market value for the land taken, but if you really don’t want this kind of scar bifurcating your farmland, well tough shit. The oil, or in this case, natural gas, must flow! Lou Whitmire, reporting in Pipeline altering countryside […]
I’ll be watch8ing Sunday night. You should be too at or a watch party near you, too. Our Revolution emails: Our Revolution is thrilled to host an energizing national livestream event this Sunday, April 23rd to kick off our summer of organizing. In a showcase of our grassroots organizing efforts since our work officially began […]
The hometown Boston Globe offers a litany of reasons because, well, it’s complicated, but you got to protect the brand, right? Here’s what The New York Times had to say: During a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, President Trump singled out several members of the New England Patriots, including […]
Maybe. I suppose. I feel really uncomfortable with that idea. If there was one central trope to the 2016 campaign to make Senator Bernie Sanders President of the United States, it was that Bernie was not supported by the billionaires. He made no distinction between bad billionaires and good billionaires. That was, and I think […]
While I continue to post daily updates on important stories concerning the Dakota Access Pipe Line under the Keep Carbon In The Ground banner, two stories popped up this morning that I feel deserve front-page treatment. The first concerns our governor John Richard Kasich and his decision at the beginning of November 2016 to send […]
I never imagined myself saying this privately, let alone in public, in print, but here I go: Thank you House Speaker Paul Davis Ryan and President Donald John Trump for awakening the sleeping giant and making Universal Healthcare a real possibility in America. Ralph Nader, writing in Crash of Trumpcare Opens Door to Full Medicare […]
Corporations are apolitical. They have a single purpose: maximize shareholder value. Every other goal is, by necessity and law, second to increasing wealth for those who own the business. Threaten that raison d’être and a corporation will take the fastest, most certain path to neutralizing that threat. Want a corporation to pivot? Jam the brand. […]
I just learned about The Bernie Sanders Show this morning while reading Adam Gabbatt’s The Bernie Sanders Show is interactive TV talk for the era of Facebook activism piece in The Guardian.