Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Meaning of the Koch Brothers Tapes: “I Don’t Know Where We’d Be Without You”

I have read in certain publications that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been a guest to these Koch brother functions as well as Antonin Scalia; I wonder how influential these invitations were in any of their rulings? I knew that the Republican Party was beholden to the Koch brothers, but I didn’t think that […]

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Labor Day Reality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Strong Unions

I think that union history should be taught in elementary schools and even in high schools to remind our future labor participants what work life was like before the unions. Union history not only teaches us how hard, dangerous and unappreciated work was back then, but also how ordinary people can come together and successfully […]

Republican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid For Low-Income Residents In Pennsylvania

He might be a little late to the party, but we are happy for the poorer folks in Pennsylvania that Governor Corbett finally decided to do the humanitarian and moral thing. Keeping the expansion of Medicaid away from your constituents purely in the spirit of ideology is playing with human lives and often it can […]

Sen. McConnell Makes the Case

“Corporations are people and money equals speech” These two concepts introduced into our political landscape by way of the Roberts Courts must be undone by our legislative branch because we have seen the chaos and mayhem visited upon our republic since that ruling was handed down by the Supreme Court. I don’t think that I […]

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord In Lieu Of Treaty

I love the phrase “legal and political magic” The expert who said it nailed it on the head because in light of the fact that there are several congress people who do not believe that climate change is happening and that we are the accelerant, a formal treaty would not pass, just as the Kyoto […]

Truth Has No Place in the Attack of Inflation Hawks

The inflation hawks are operating under pressure from the wealthiest, who make their fortunes in the stock market, futures market and treasuries. They buy and sell in an entirely different economy from you or I. I think that the inflation doves are those, who are committed to seeing an improvement all around in our economic […]

Trade Deals from Hell

I was going to write when are we going to learn, but then it hit me, the Big banks and heavy hitters did learn their lessons in history and are doing precisely what is necessary to increase their wealth and power, they don’t care what happens to the ordinary people because as it happens, there […]

White House Rolls Out New Birth Control Accommodation For Nonprofits

Religious freedom also includes freedom from religion and if a woman works for an organization she should not be subjected to the owner’s religious beliefs; economically it isn’t fair, especially in this job market. If the law of the land requires that birth control be covered, then it should be covered. I understand that the […]

Friday Talking Points — Big and Little Brother

Big Brother and little brother keeping each other honest by video surveillance and cell phone footage, I wonder what George Orwell would have made of that wrinkle in the denouement. I think I like the turnabout. Transparency has long been a tool in keeping people honest, however the challenge has always been how to make […]

The Questions I Can’t Ask About Guns

I remember our son finding ways to take his legos and transforming them into guns and using his voice to pattern sound into ra-tat-tat, if our pediatrician had asked us about guns, I wouldn’t have cared, we didn’t have any in the house, but that is neither here nor there. We have serious issues in […]