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 … Read moreThoughts That Need to Be Thunk About for 2016
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 … Read moreGrassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa
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, … Read moreOligarchy, or Just the Best Democracy Money Can Buy?
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 … Read moreVoter ID: One Man, One Vote
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 … Read moreAmerica’s Natural Politics
The ‘Extreme Supreme 5’ is sullying the reputation of the Supreme Court What can you say about Hobby Lobby? It seems one of their corporate “hobbies” is religion. The proposition that a company or a … Read moreToday’s Supreme Court: Let’s Talk Impeachment
Guest Editorial: Let’s work together to reform our democracy and make it work. By Victoria Collier and Ben Zion-Ptashnik. Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission. (A guest editorial — not fake news or satire! This article, … Read moreA National Call to Link Arms for Democracy
More importantly, can we save America? It might appear that the U-S-of-A has gone bonkers. So let me clear up any confusion that you might have: Yes, it has! Yet, it hasn’t. More on that … Read moreHas America Gone Crazy?
The millionaires in Congress can’t relate The rich truly are different from you and me — they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find … Read moreThe Millionaires’ Congress vs. The People
Venezuela’s most vulnerable citizens hope for return to ‘good old days’ The prosperous families in Venezuela have been waiting for this for a long time. Finally, the tyrant is dead, and the people who really … Read moreWith Chávez Gone, Venezuela’s Elite Promise Freedom at Last