Parks are a tangible expression of America’s democratic ideals “Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country, as governors and legislators are … Read more By Axing Parks, Politicos Are Stealing the People’s Property
What planet does presidential wannabe Rick Santorum live on? When it comes to grasping the situation of America’s hard-hit workaday majority, this sweater-vested ultra-right-winger is further out than Pluto. In a recent debate, Santorum assailed … Read more Americas Class Divide
Oh, to be in Afghanistan again, when the poppies are in bloom! If you need a symbol of how America’s decade-long war is going in this faraway land, look no farther than the beautiful fields … Read more Afghanistan forever. And ever. And ever.
And away we go! Not just into a new year, but –zap! — suddenly we find ourselves catapulted en masse into the turbulent Twilight Zone of the 2012 presidential election. On day three of the … Read more Mediocre Candidates and Corporate Cash Storm Iowa
Give a little piece of yourself to show you care It wasn’t that long ago that the act of “gift giving” didn’t require a maddening trip to Walmart or a desperate online search for this … Read more Give a Gift That Matters
By Jim Hightower It’s at this time of the year that generous, big-hearted Americans reach out to aid the less fortunate among us – like those who’ve recently been knocked down by the recession and … Read more The Scrooginess of Congress
“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty … Read more America’s Leaders Are Small, But Americans Are Not
Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad — I stand corrected. In past commentaries, I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by taking … Read more The Deep Shallowness of Professor Gingrich
Cities across the land can join Missoula, where 75% voted to urge a Constitutional amendment In the Nov. 8 elections, the national media gave extensive coverage to a proposed “personhood amendment” to Mississippi’s state constitution. … Read more It Takes People Power to Make Clear That Corporations Are NOT People
The good news about the good food movement Make this Thanksgiving an occasion to celebrate our country’s food rebels! Yes, rebels. People who dare to challenge the conventional wisdom and try to find a better … Read more What’s on Your Plate?