Democracy under Siege

  You might believe Republicans in Congress would think twice before voting for their utterly cynical tax legislation. Polls show widespread disapproval of the bill. Calling it the tax cuts and jobs act, or something similar, fools nobody. The bill stinks. It punishes the poor and middle class and provides lavish benefits for the rich and corporations. It […]
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The Farm Bill “Compromise” Doesn’t Make Me Jump for Joy

I don’t pretend to know what’s in the Farm Bill that seems to be headed for the President’s desk. But going by what I’ve read in the news, it seems to be the result of compromise in Congress, and that would be news indeed. You’ve probably read about the Farm Bill. It includes subsidies to agribusiness giants […]
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Commies, Weirdos, Pinkos and All That Jazz

If you are old enough to remember crooked Vice President Spiro Agnew and ousted President Richard (“I am not a crook”) Nixon, you probably remember how anyone who disagreed with their policies were called things like “commie,” “weirdo” and “pinko.” Agnew suggested that “radical-liberals” should be “hauled out with the trash.” It’s the way knuckleheads […]
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