I was raised in Trump country: a wealthy, metropolitan suburb where the golf club was a safe space for racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes, and I never had more than one Black kid in my class at school. A product of my environment, I recall being supremely disappointed when Bill Clinton was elected, and hearing… Continue reading No to Barbarism
Egalitarians must work to take over the Democratic party as the Tea Party has recently taken over the Republicans. Action in the streets will lead the way, but we must have electoral strength to make our leaders follow through with the changes we demand.
We must recognize that no one beholden to Big Money can lead America towards being a truly democratic republic.
Want to end the threat of terrorism against this country? Put George Bush on trial for war crimes.
The competent systems managers who went to the good schools, those of us now so consumed by our busy lives, are responsible for maintaining the panopticon of modern American culture, in which we can all see the goal, but we can’t see each other.
Who among us is ready to make an actual sacrifice to restore the vitality of our country, of our planet?
Obama has championed the idea of the American Caesar and made it bipartisan consensus
The brilliant inventor Thomas Edison transfixed the world with his miraculous inventions which captured sound and created light. His noble efforts, and those of his “muckers” at his laboratory in New Jersey, grew eventually into the Titan of American Business, General Electric, creator of ovens, toasters, and medical image scanners, provider of many thousands of… Continue reading Our Current Paradigm
We had such high hopes. The presidency of Barack Obama started off with a bang, as he repudiated the most reprehensible policies of the previous administration through a series of executive signing orders. But since then it’s been all downhill. In fact, we should have seen it coming. When Obama declared, just before taking office,… Continue reading The Failures of Barack Obama
In the final days of negotiation on the healthcare bill, President Obama twice postponed diplomatic trips to Indonesia and Australia, in order to close a deal that had engulfed the first 15 months of his presidency. The achievement noticeably improved Obama’s standing on the international stage, giving him much-needed credibility with foreign governments, but to… Continue reading A Rich Embarrassment