Category Archives: America

PRIORITIES

Letter to Editor in Monterey Herald, November 22, 2017 and San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2017 A lesson on American priorities in the age of Trump: The 2018 budget proposals call for cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, children’s health … Continue reading

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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … Continue reading

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172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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Random Musings

When we don’t get health care, tax reform, gun control or any of the myriad things that the majority of American citizens want, many people are puzzled and ask, “Why is that?” The answer should be obvious. Billionaires and Big Corporations … Continue reading

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You Will Never Get Your Country Back

By Michael Starr Hopkins/ HuffPost/ July 6, 2017 I have spent much of my time writing for this publication talking about how complicated our politics are. Talking about the dangers of failing to acknowledge our complicated history and the need … Continue reading

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Is America Past the Point of No Return?

(It may be my imagination, but Thom Hartmann appears to be channeling and expanding on my June 25 Op-Ed…..) Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 4, 2017 … Continue reading

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We’ve Been in Crisis a Long Time

Our country is in crisis – but that crisis didn’t begin with the election of Donald Trump. We were already in a crisis because for years and years and years, Washington has worked just great for the rich and the … Continue reading

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Descent Into Madness

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Thanks to Trump, No More Ameri-Splaining

By Ted Rall/ rall.com/ December 7, 2016   “A shining city on a hill,” Ronald Reagan called America (by way of the Puritan  authoritarian John Winthrop).  “We are great because we are good,” Hillary Clinton said during the campaign (via Tocqueville).  Michelle … Continue reading

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