The Obama 20/20 plan for education: ‘chump change’ you can’t believe in”

This is the first part of a two part series on ‘Obama’s 20/20 plan’ for higher education.  In this first part we will critically examine the initial ‘leg’ of the two part plan.  In the second part, we will examine the second ‘leg’ of the ‘trousered’, Obama plan.  In the second part, we will also […]

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 […]

Virginia Foxx doles out campaign cash to Pope family crony

 North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is known to have associations with prominent right-wing reactionary figures such as Americans for Prosperity (AfP), the American Legislative Council (ALEC) and the Art Pope Family.   Of particular concern is Foxx’s tight relationship with the Pope family and whether this rapport has resulted in a violation of federal campaign […]

!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 […]

NYC Mayor John Hylan and House Banking Committee Chairs on monetary reform

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA): Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory It’s divided into these […]

THE OYS HAVE IT!

By Saul Landau   “Oy,” sobs the old woman. “Oy! Oy!” “What’s the matter, grandma?” asks a man passing by. “Oy, I’m so thirsty!” He returns with a glass of water. She drinks it and says: “Oy!” “What’s the matter now?” “Oy, was I thirsty!” Watching the Republican presidential debates has turned me —into an […]

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 […]

The 2012 Presidential Debates vs. Reality

by S. Paul Forrest AmericaRevealed.org Another Presidential election will soon be upon us. As in the past, this election has more to do with showmanship than reality. When a pizza slogan captures the imaginations of American voters rather than serious issues like that of a ten-year long war without purpose or the migration of American […]

Something Stinks in Wisconsin

  Something stinks in Wisconsin, and it’s not the cheese.  Once again a ultra right-wing Koch brothers astroturf group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and the Republican Party are engaging in voter suppression, if not outright voter fraud.  AFP is one of the organizations that helped fund the phony Tea Party organizations. Some might recall, during […]