Category Archives: History

The People Made the First New Deal. Can the People Make Another?

Massive Protest and Organizing Created the New Deal The kind of electoral victories we need will take far more than standard electioneering and Facebook debates.  Let’s look at what it took to create the New Deal so we can see just … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of the American Man

Susan Faludi’s book “Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man” takes a remarkably compassionate and revealing look at the crisis of modern masculinity from a feminist prospective. Faludi is an award-winning writer with the skills required to make a challenging … Continue reading

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What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

  If you are wondering how one of the greatest strikes in recent history came out of a place we were told was a “Trump County” backwater then read this. This slender book packs quite a punch. Elizabeth Catte takes … Continue reading

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Mueller the Politician

This also was in Counterpunch   Mueller has proven himself quite the politician. I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the evidence to become public. But no, this investigation … Continue reading

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How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

  Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy.  Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension between democracy and an unrelenting drive … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs vs. Goldman Sachs?

Murphy vs. Trump? In the race for New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy is way up in the polls against a weak Republican challenger.  With money and machines both aligned in Murphy’s favor New Jersey faces yet another non-competitive election. … Continue reading

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New Jersey is a One Party State

The race for governor of New Jersey is the most important election of 2017.  With so much at stake you might think the people would have a real choice, and they do, its just not the choices presented by the … Continue reading

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