Town Halls Show Participatory Democracy Best Hope of Saving Obamacare and Country

The recent uprisings at Republican town halls are demonstrating the power of the people to withstand and turn back the assault on democracy and to encourage a more reasoned and deliberate approach to addressing the healthcare needs of the American majority.

Town Halls Show Participatory Democracy Best Hope of Saving Obamacare and Country

The recent uprisings at Republican town halls are demonstrating the power of the people to withstand and turn back the assault on democracy

Dissent, Democracy, and Deliberation Are on Trump’s Chopping Block

James Madison said representatives should be able to "withstand the temporary delusion" to "give time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection." That clearly does not describe Donald Trump.

Dissent, Democracy, and Deliberation Are on Trump’s Chopping Block

James Madison said representatives should be able to “withstand the temporary delusion” to “give time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.”

Trump’s Politics of Repression Promise to Exacerbate Domestic and Global Problems

It is important to recognize that his presidency, with its emphasis on law and order, is trying to sell us the idea that a repressive society is a free society. Effectively, making America great again means translating the ideal of freedom into one of repression.

Trump’s Politics of Repression Promise to Exacerbate Domestic and Global Problems

Trump’s presidency, with its emphasis on law and order, is trying to sell us the idea that a repressive society is a free society.

Chicago Rally Reveals Economic and Human Damage of GOP’s Real Motives and Hypocrisy in ACA Repeal

We need to see that Obamacare is not a hand-out, but simply sound economic policy that serves both the American people as a whole and American business. We also need to see that Republicans serve neither but simply want to accelerate the distribution of wealth to a speed that will break all of our necks, those of our working and middle classes and those of the business world.

Chicago Rally Reveals Economic and Human Damage of GOP’s  Real Motives and Hypocrisy in ACA Repeal

“What is the best way to decimate a community? Deny its people access to healthcare.” “What is the best way to decimate a community? Shut down its largest employer.” These questions were asked and answered by Tim Egan, CEO of Chicago’s Roseland Community Hospital, last Sunday, January 15, as he opened his comments at a […]

What is the Minimum Wage of Whiteness?

In short, is there a minimum wage of whiteness? When will those whites, of all classes--since it would be wrong to single out and demonize a white working class—cease to feel a benefit of racism and see a benefit in solidarity?

What is the Minimum Wage of Whiteness?

Is there a minimum wage of whiteness? When will those whites, of all classes…cease to feel a benefit of racism and see a benefit in solidarity?

Trauma and Trump: Understanding America’s Vote Requires a Psychotherapuetic Approach

To say that Trump ‘s behavior, speech, and demeanor are abusive is an understatement. It’s what appeals to people. They call it, “Telling it like it is,” which suggests they are unconscious of gravitating toward an abuser and reconstituting an abusive scenario for themselves.

Trauma and Trump: Understanding America’s Vote Requires a Psychotherapuetic Approach

In a post-election episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and political analyst Mark Halperin insisted that the Trump victory should have been foreseeable by anyone watching and thinking rationally. The signs of disaffection with Washington were everywhere, and the antipathy to Hillary Clinton—and the Clintons as an institution (and foundation!)—glaringly saturated the electorate. If, […]

Rauner’s Illinois Portends America’s Disastrous Future Under GOP Rule: Part III of a Series Covering the Illinois Debacle

The GOP has given up on governing and instead dedicated itself to the rapacious agenda of more aggressively continuing the re-distribution of wealth to the top at the expense of working and taxpaying citizens.

Rauner’s Illinois Portends America’s Disastrous Future Under GOP Rule:  Part III of a Series Covering the Illinois Debacle

The GOP has given up on governing and instead dedicated itself to aggressively redistributing wealth to the top at the expense of the rest

Far From Unrealistic, Sanders Has the Experience to Work Toward his Vision

It has been claimed Sanders is unelectable and unrealistic, but his years as senator suggest his ability to hold onto his ideals while he works the daily grind of the political process

Far From Unrealistic, Sanders Has the Experience to Work Toward his Vision

It has been claimed Sanders is unelectable and unrealistic, but his years as senator suggest his ability to hold onto his ideals while he works the daily grind of the political process

Media Gives Trump A Free Pass For Economic Problems His Policies and Businesses Help Create

Trump’s own business practices are and have been characterized by the drive to decrease wages and benefits for workers while it has been precisely governmental efforts, on both Federal as well as state levels, which have succeeded in legislating or attempted to legislate higher minimum wages.

Media Gives Trump A Free Pass For Economic Problems His Policies and Businesses Help Create

Trump’s own business practices are and have been characterized by the drive to decrease wages and benefits for workers while it has been precisely governmental efforts, on both Federal as well as state levels, which have succeeded in legislating or attempted to legislate higher minimum wages.

It’s the Stupid Economy: Why Income Inequality Ought To Be This Election’s Hot Topic

It’s the Stupid Economy: Why Income Inequality Ought To Be This Election’s Hot Topic

The health of an economy should correlate directly to the health of the people living within it, not to their economic impoverishment. Bernie Sanders’ socialist presence in the presidential primary mix as well as populist sentiment brewing on both sides of the political aisle promise, hopefully, to keep the much-needed conversation on income inequality front […]