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Middle Class Poverty

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Now this says it all doesn't it folks? In an election year, especially, the relative well-being of the middle class is a political football. Republicans accuse Democrats of painting a bleaker picture than reality warrants. But James Wright, director of the Institute for Social & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Central ...

Beyond The Mainstream Media: Understanding The Food Crisis

Friday, May 16th, 2008

When I traveled around the world, one of the most notable differences was the character and content of television news. The primary distinction seems to be a matter of depth...meaning the news in other regions isn't just presented in short sound bites. Granted, we have programs in the U.S. that ...

Boycott Burger King, unless you think slavery and corporate espionage are good things

Monday, May 12th, 2008

One of the campaigns I’ve long been following is the push for fair pay within the migrant farmworker community in Florida. One group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), has been at the forefront of this campaign for years – successfully lobbying the McDonald’s Corporation and Yum! Brands (owners of ...

GAO Calls Bush On His Game Of Chicken SCHIP

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Last year, President Bush shut down legislation designed to provide health insurance to more low income families and rewrote the rules to limit the coverage states could provide. At the time, his minions were busy eviscerating a family that spoke in favor of the measure. According to the Government Accountability ...

A Contemplation On Race, Politics, Obama, & The Future

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

It's clear that the pundits in the mainstream media prefer to stir the pot. Doing so generates the ratings they seek but it also serves to bolster the talking points of the political campaigns they cover. This symbiotic relationship does little to inform voters and likely accelerates the partisanship and ...

Revolutionary Consciousness

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

We like to demonize revolutionary consciousness as some sort of Marxist nation building concept. The idea of conscious choice to revolution, framed by communist concepts, must be bad, since everybody learned at the knee that commies were unsavory. Of course, the epitome of revolutionary consciousness was Jesus Christ. Now, there's a guy ...