Monthly Archives: August 2016

Obama Just Gave 111 Federal Prisoners Back Their Freedom

I am so glad that President Obama is doing his part bringing much needed attention to the issues of incarceration, drug offense sentencing, prison overcrowding and racial justice. His decision to offer clemency to certain federal inmates isn’t the only solution, but the message it imparts is a step in the right direction and hopefully […]

Advertisement

Why The Decline Of Unions Has Lowered Pay For All Workers

I would argue that the decline of unions was a concerted premeditated action between corporate America, investors and the Republican Party of the 1970’s and 1980’s, after the 80’s, the Wall Street Democrats helped do their part by supporting neoliberal economic policies. Sadly union leadership has gotten a lot of negative press over charges of […]

What the Mylan Epipen Scandal Tells Us About American Capitalism

History provides us with knowledge and examples, the key is not to indulge in nostalgic longing for a better time, but to use history as a tool to push forward with better tools to transform economic models that do not work. What we need is an engaged politically activist citizenry, I wish the Epipen extortionistic […]

Here’s What Parents Of Kids With Life-Threatening Allergies Think Of The EpiPen Price Increases

How many more anecdotal cases must we read about before we demand a public option? Most of these medicines have been developed using taxpayer dollars, pharmaceutical companies are brilliant in socializing the cost of doing business while privatizing the profits. If we had a public option, our numbers would give us much more bargaining power […]

Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women’s Equality Day

I am so proud of our President, he is a feminist, not only with his words but with his actions. You can tell that he admires, respects and loves women. As a father, he wrote a wonderful piece calling for more activism on behalf of women rights, as a political leader he has done much […]

The ‘Alt-Right’ Is Thrilled By Hillary Clinton’s Denunciation

There is the human race made up of a multitude of cultural varieties, but at the most fundamental level we are all human beings. Our differences strength us as a whole, if we were all alike, I’m not sure our species would thrive. Donald Trump is appealing to the baser of our instincts, fear, fear […]

An Arkansas Judge Sent A Cancer Patient To ‘Debtors’ Prison’ Over A Few Bounced Checks

Poverty is not a crime. It is unconscionable that certain municipalities are using their power to bleed these vulnerable people of their dignity and freedom. Another way municipalities have taken advantage of people is civil forfeitures, regardless of guilt or innocence, these actions are a direct result of economic mismanagement, when the power brokers don’t […]

New Rule From Obama Will Punish Contractors Who Cheat Or Endanger Workers

Bravo President Obama! Why not hold employers to a higher standard particularly if they are being paid by the taxpayer. For the past forty years it has been an employer’s market, wages have stayed flat for the 99% whereas the executive pay has increased 400%, companies have abandoned the concept of what used to be […]

FBI: 14,900 Hillary Clinton Documents Discovered In Email Probe

Hillary Clinton was not my first choice, Bernie Sanders was because he has been in front of history about many social issues throughout his career and he correctly diagnosed the economic ills that plague our society, the lack of economic mobility and the bankrupting of the American Dream. Having said that, nothing the Republican Party […]

Clinton’s Lead Is More Fragile Than You Think

I watched the movie Suffragette last night, it was powerful and enlightening, not quite the sanitized version of history we learned in school. I have always voted and believed that our vote was important, but to see how insanely difficult it was to earn that right has made my vote even more precious. I write […]