A Fascist Coup for the Privateers of Education

What was once considered the Commons and therefore belonging to the People of San Francisco,  is now the personal fiefdom of one Robert Agrella, “Special Trustee With Extraordinary Powers”, over the administration of San Francisco City College. Several weeks back a group of Students and Faculty and Staff went to the office of the president of […]

We Steal Elections, don’t we?: A brief history of the right wing assault on democracy

In  2010 the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case  that corporations are people and money is speech, opening the flood gates for corporations and plutocrats to spend unlimited amounts  of outside money to  influence elections and threaten politicians. An immediate result  was millionaire Art Pope spending millions to engineer the Republican  take over […]

Reagan’s Ex-Budget Director Slams Crony Capitalism

An attack on “crony capitalism” David Stockman, Reagan’s former budget director, published in the the March 31st New York Times has come in for major attack from both the right and left. Given the piece provides a fairly accurate analysis of America’s current economic woes, I find this quite sad. Stockman also attacks  crony capitalism […]

NRA spent over $11 million against candidates in 2012: Citizens United

The expiration of  the assault weapons ban in 2004 is directly related to the shooting of the  26 students and teachers in  Newtown CT with an AR 15 semi automatic assault rifle. The  reason why there has been  no  legislation to ban assault weapons   during the Obama administration , despite a string of mass shootings,  […]