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Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Is A Third Party The Answer?

In Changing the Powers That Be: How the Left Can Stop Losing and Win, G. William Domhoff argues that any third party is doomed before it is started because of the way the way the American electoral system is structured. He advocates working within the Democratic Party as “egalitarian Democrats who believe in planning through […]

Promoting Civil Society

Some of what I’ve posted in the last year could be understood as veering dangerously close to engaging in conspiracy theories, particularly when I have used the words “financial elite”, “oligarchy”, and “ruling classes”. There is a fine line to be navigated between seeing the world run by a New World Order, a Project for […]

Frank Schaeffer

I’m peripherally familiar with Frank Schaeffer – the man who, with his father, Francis Schaeffer, played an important role in the establishment of the Religious Right in the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn’t until I read Mark Morford’s article and clicked on the link that led to a YouTube video of Rachel Maddow interviewing Frank […]

Should We Ignore Glenn Beck?

I find the most intriguing writers while doing research on my interests. I would attribute that fact to the linking power of the World Wide Web, not to any particular expertise on my own part. This latest discovery was the result of doing a search on the phrase “mindless class”, which was a phrase used […]

A Progressive Answer to Glenn Beck

While reading the comments posted about an article by David Sirota on the corrupting influence of military power in America, I came across a link to an interesting concept: Devon Noll, of Colbert, Washington, is planning a cross-country trip, starting October 18 and ending in Washington, D.C. on November 3. On that day, if the […]