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Dec 062016
 
 By , December 6, 2016
Uncle Sam Says He's Dying

The world’s oldest democracy, and its main avatar, Uncle Sam, may be dead by 2020. NYC — America, the world’s oldest democracy, announced via Uncle Sam today that it was too aged and weak to defend itself any longer. “Can’t do it any more, I’m [more…]

Dec 062016
 
 By , December 6, 2016
Augustus Trumpus

Trump is the American Putin, whom none dare criticize, for fear of retribution. All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals “realities” that are not there and finds “facts” that mere [more…]

Oct 192016
 
Free Comic Book: 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy'

Greg Palast is now offering the movie companion comic book, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” free. Greg Palast, investigative reporter, has a new movie out, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (see movie showing info below), and has just made the companion comic book [more…]

Sep 272016
 
 By , September 27, 2016
Laboratories of Democracy

The states are supposed to be laboratories of democracy, not strongholds of plutocratic power. In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as [more…]

Feb 282016
 
 By , February 28, 2016
Thoughts That Need to Be Thunk About for 2016

Deep thoughts and questions for 2016 If Donald Trump wins the 2016 Presidential election, he will consider all of us to be ‘losers.’ If the Occupiers of the wildlife refuge took over the land there wouldn’t they probably shoot all the ducks? Do the Republicans [more…]

Sep 232015
 
 By , September 23, 2015

Democracy is never given to us, but must be won. As Henrik Ibsen said: “You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.” Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle [more…]

Nov 062014
 
 By , November 6, 2014
Oligarchy, or Just the Best Democracy Money Can Buy?

Do we have a democracy, or an oligarchy? There are a lot of reasons for the lopsided results Tuesday, none of them good. Huge dark money expenditures, smearing candidates (and issues) with lies and innuendo, the terribly corrupt and pervasive gerrymandering of voting districts, young [more…]

Oct 192014
 
 By , October 19, 2014

Voter IDs — because nobody said democracy was supposed to be convenient Whiners. Bounders. Ingrates. Talking about the incessant griping and sniping currently buzzing over long overdue Republican reforms requiring citizens to produce a government issued voter ID before casting a vote. From the outcry [more…]

Sep 162014
 
 By , September 16, 2014

My father was a populist, but didn’t know it My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t know it. Didn’t know the word, much less the history or anything about populism’s democratic ethos. My father was not philosophical, but he had a [more…]