Want to know who Cory Booker is and what he really stands for?

Back in July of 2010, I reported on the New Jersey Teacher’s Village that would combine zoning for three charter schools and corporate labor houses  for corporate teachers. Well, the plan came to fruition and the big sponsors, along with Chris Christie, who you would expect to pass the begging bowl to corporations is Mayor of […]

15 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

!5 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

Setting the Stage for a Jeb Bush Presidential Draft

Republicans face a drawn-out nomination fight that could shred the party’s chances even against a vulnerable President Obama and Democratic under-ticket. But to the rescue last week came former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, a four-term Democrat who urges Republicans to nominate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

VOTE ‘None of the Above’ in 2012

written by kabuki7″       While the liberal and conservative constituencies in our country have legitimate differences in how the country should be governed, one thing all Americans can agree on is our current political system is broken, corrupted by money, and that it no longer serves the interests of citizens.     Our […]

NPR the new FOX News

U.S. Can No Longer Afford To Be World’s Policemen : NPR www.npr.org Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, talks to Steve Inskeep about his opinion on the S&P credit downgrade. Frank says the U.S. spends too much money being the military policemen of the world. Steve Inskeep pounds […]

A pre-election conversation

Walking into a San Francisco bar, I saw Chico, a guy I knew in the 1960s. We had run into each other at anti-war marches, sit-ins for equal hiring practices and other popular political activities of the times. Over beer, we overheard a nearby couple discussing the November 2 elections. “Man,” I told him, assuming […]

New Jersey Democrat, Justice Integrity Project Urge ‘No’ On Kagan, Citing Rights Concerns

The Senate should reject Democrat Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination based on her shabby civil rights record that’s apparent from her Department of Justice work, according to a statement July 19 by a Democratic former New Jersey legislator and Jersey City mayoral candidate.

You Can Never Be Crazy Enough.

OK, here’s the thing: I started out as a Mormon. It wasn’t my idea but I accepted it because there was no alternative at the time. So I tried really hard to be good at it. But never, never was I good enough. I was always saying hilarious things that trampled on the sensitivities of […]