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Calling Them Out

“If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend […]

Listen to Us!

This article appeared at the Nation of Change website and was written by Kevin Zeese, one of the organizers of the Freedom Plaza occupation in Washington, D.C. I took the liberty of changing some of the links to what I thought were better sources of information and also adding some links that were not in […]

You Call This a Democracy?

I read about what I thought might be an interesting book, You Call This a Democracy?, by Paul Kivel, and bought it. It is, indeed, interesting. Here are a couple of paragraphs from the Introduction: “Do you think the United States has a ruling class – a portion of the population who own tremendous wealth […]

Outing the Ringers

From Jay Smooth’s Ill Doctrine, a hip hop video blog:

Occupy Wall Street Writ Large

As I read more about the Occupy Wall Street movement, I am asking myself questions about the Masters of the Universe that they are protesting against. How did these people/organizations come to be? That, of course, is an enormously complex question and parts of the answer come from scholars who have labored for many years […]

Thanks, Tea Party

From Politico: A Standard & Poor’s director said for the first time Thursday that one reason the United States lost its triple-A credit rating was that several lawmakers expressed skepticism about the serious consequences of a credit default — a position put forth by some Republicans. Without specifically mentioning Republicans, S&P senior director Joydeep Mukherji […]

Fighting Corporatocracy

The water in the pot has been simmering for some time now, but it is starting to boil. I am finding more and more evidence that people are waking up and are starting to connect the dots. In an effort to spread the word (or stir the pot, take your pick!), I’m re-posting this article, […]

The Big Plan

It is apparent, looking back, that Obama had plans to gut Social Security from the very beginning of his administration. It’s just that we were so happy that W. was out of office that we weren’t paying attention. Plus, we actually believed all that crap about “change you can believe in” and “audacity of hope” […]

Worse Than Hoover

The title of the article caught my eye – what is that about, I thought. So I proceeded to read it and had my eyes further opened about Obama. It’s rather long, but it is an easy read and I think my readers (those few that stop by!) would enjoy it. For the life of […]

Michael Hudson on Obamanomics

I admire Michael Hudson’s economic analysis – he makes it easy to understand and draws together ideas that I can’t make sense of. Along with Joseph Stiglitz, Michael ranks right up there in progressive economic analysis – above Paul Krugman, in my opinion. This article appeared on the website of Global Research and was written […]