Category Archives: Democracy

POPULIST OR PROGRESSIVE – OR SOMETHING NEW?

The words “progressive” and “populist” are bandied about on a daily basis, but I wonder if those who use the terms understand what they mean.  Knowing the difference can – well – make a difference. Populism can be defined as … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Corporations, Democracy, Economics, Politics, Populist, Progressive

TEA PARTY RALLIES BECKON TO EXCLUSIVE TENT

With the exception of a couple of speakers, the recent Tea Party tent was noticeably devoid of diversity at Saturday’s rally.  The planners had every right to hold the Rally on the very same day and the very same spot … Continue reading

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REPUBLICAN SUPREMES BED DOWN WITH CORPORATE AMERICA

In a convulsion of activisim, the Republican Supreme Court clan has handed an astonishing victory to big corporate America.  In a 5-4 decision, all Republican appointees to the Supreme Court came squarely down on the side of big business by … Continue reading

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A PANDORA’S BOX OF PARADIGMS

The United States is lurching and convulsing through a shift in a number of paradigms related to issues such as energy independence, the role of capitalism, and the place of unbridled consumerism in our society.  The following are two definitions … Continue reading

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I, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

With those four words, Barack Obama set sail – our Captain of the American enterprise with us as the crew – on a new journey in American history:  a history that all but chafed against such an event that occurred … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrat Party, Democrats, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Presidency | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

BUSH – THE END OF AN ERROR

I know that this reference isn’t new and has been bandied about for some time now, but it sure sums up my feelings about the departure of the 43rd president of the United States. From the moment Bush arrogantly swaggered … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrats, George W. Bush, Iraq, Republicans, Supreme Court, U.S. Presidency | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

NEXT BOONDOGGLE FOR VOTERS – PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

State legislatures with their flag-waving, fear mongering members are working to increase the barriers to vote once again. Now that the hurdle of a photo ID has been upheld by the Supreme Court in its decision this past April in … Continue reading

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MUGABE MADNESS IN ZIMBABWE – ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY

Almost three decades ago, Robert G. Mugabe – now 84 years old – assumed political office in Zimbabwe, formerly known as Rhodesia. Zimbabwe is located in the southern part of Africa surrounded on the south and southwest by South Africa … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Human Rights, International Elections, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments