Examining the Kochtopus

Jim Hightower

The super-rich Koch brothers want to supplant America’s will of The People with their own plutocracy. The multibillionaire Charles and David Koch brothers want nothing less than to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority … Read moreExamining the Kochtopus

How Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

Jim Hightower

Betsy DeVos should not be conspiring with fast-buck educational exploiters of student debt. Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, ideological know-nothingism, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire … Read moreHow Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

Activism Is the Only Hope of Restoring America’s Democratic Principles

Jim Hightower

Good ol’ activism can unite us in the ethic of the common good. The list of progressive innovations at the grassroots level goes on and on, dealing with one big, complex issue after another that … Read moreActivism Is the Only Hope of Restoring America’s Democratic Principles

If it Qualified for the Ballot, “None of the Above” Would’ve Won the Election in a Landslide

Will Durst

Who are these so-called Undecideds we keep hearing about in this election? Some of the great eternal questions are “What is the sound of one hand clapping.” “If a tree falls in a forest, and … Read moreIf it Qualified for the Ballot, “None of the Above” Would’ve Won the Election in a Landslide

Free Comic Book: ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’

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 … Read moreFree Comic Book: ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’

Laboratories of Democracy

Jim Hightower

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 … Read moreLaboratories of Democracy

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