The real spine-chilling gremlins of the season are the office-seeking politicians of the extreme right, demanding votes on Election Day. As we enter another long season of direful winter darkness, we are beset by back-to-back … Read moreBeware of the Real Gremlins This Season
Latest right-wing atrocity would snuff out your Constitutional right to free speech and assembly by putting an exorbitant fee on public protests. Ideally, elections are about ideas. In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative … Read moreA Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests
A People’s Action report highlights universal desire for real populist reform. If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump … Read moreFront-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms
If we made voting fun, including making it a holiday, participation would go way up. At last, here comes Tuesday, Nov. 6: Time to vote! But we don’t make voting fun, not at all. From … Read moreWhat If We Made Voting Fun?
There’s an eerie silence from Trumpeteers about their trillion-dollar tax giveaway to corporate elites. Listen … Can you hear it? Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so … Read moreWhy Are Republicans So Quiet About Their Chief Economic Accomplishment?
America’s historically open immigration policy has produced many greats, and a few less-than-stellar citizens. Racially and ethnically speaking, I’m not sure who I am: Irish, Black, Anglo, Native American, Italian? Yes… and more. My father … Read moreTracking Trump’s Convoluted Immigration Policy
“It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end,” says a general. But what is the Trump war policy? War is hell. We’ve learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of … Read moreHow Far-Out Is Trump’s War Policy?
Gentrification is a function of power, not economic inevitability. Gentrification is a function of power, not natural law or economic inevitability. It occurs when wealthy, politically connected interests make decisions in closed-door meetings to take … Read moreGentrification Begets Gentrification
How much are you paying Amazon? No, not how much did you spend online… How much are you paying Amazon? I don’t mean how much you’re shelling out for that set of bed linens or … Read moreWill You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?
As we observe Labor Day, let us remember the economy is not working for the laborers (white and blue collar) of America. Workers of America, rejoice! As our nation of working stiffs celebrates Labor Day … Read moreCelebrating Labor Day