A handful of very rich people plan to buy our elections. What happened to our democracy? June 15, 2012 | If you’re visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they’re all the rage among the mega-wealthy. … Continue reading Moyers: How the 1% Is Buying Our Democracy
Henry David Thoreau wrote an essay on civil disobedience in response to the war his government was waging in Mexico. In many ways what he wrote more than one hundred years ago is relevant at this point in America. “The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to, — for I … Continue reading Revolution and the Civilly Disobedient
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/11-3 by Paul Buchheit When Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” to begin “A Tale of Two Cities,” he compared the years of the French Revolution to his own “present period.” Both were wracked with inequality. But he couldn’t have known that 75 years later inequality … Continue reading War or Revolution Every 75 Years. It’s Time Again.
My sister and I are starting this blog because we haven’t been able to find a news site that does what we want to do with this one — post relevant articles about the things that interest us, and add our take on them. We are both progressives, but are willing to entertain a well-argued … Continue reading Meet and Greet