Occupy - The Occupy Movement, its successes, problems, and place in history.
Politics - Perspectives on political developments in this crucial run-up to the 2012 elections.
Religion - Religion in American society, politics and government, especially the far right’s attempts to eradicate the separation of church and state at both the federal and state levels, and to impose a rule of law based on fundamentalist doctrines.
Reaganomics - “Trickle down economics” and “don’t tax the job creators” are ideas that are wrong, in fact the exact opposite of the realities explained by economic science.
Wealth and Income Inequality - America’s fundamental problem: class warfare between the top 1% of income earners and the bottom 99%, the continuing growth of income and wealth inequality, and inequality’s causes and solutions.
MORE ON INEQUALITY:
Budgets - The impacts of growing inequality on government revenues and budgets.
Federal Debt - The relationships between the goals of reducing Federal debt, increasing prosperity, and reducing inequality.
Taxation - Optimal taxation of corporations and the wealthy that will stop the growth of inequality and revive economic prosperity.
Big Numbers - Appreciating the true magnitude of unimaginably huge quantities measuring in billions and trillions.
Corporations - How corporations improve their bottom lines and increase their power at the expense of the bottom 99%.
Culture - A broad topic area, including such topics as language in politics, tribalism, the impacts of perception, and religious ideation.
Decline in America - Awareness of the often not-so-apparent cultural and economic decline taking place around us.
Econ 101 - Miscellaneous economic issues.
Education - The decline and privatization of education.
Freedom & Democracy - The rise of plutocracy and the decline of freedom and democracy in America
Government in Society – Religion in Government, the decline of personal freedom, and the rise of corporate freedom.
Health Care - Complexities of the intractable healthcare problems in America.
History - The history of change in America and its role in the world.
Labor & Unions - The decline in unionism and its effects on incomes and society.
Law & the Courts - The changing constitution, religion in government, and personal and corporate rights.
Media & Propaganda - Impressions of the media, and its influence and control over American beliefs and politics.
Obama and the Alternative - Obama’s image, and his actual and expected performance, in comparison to the alternative.
Perspectives - Posts that don’t fit neatly in other topic areas, including philosophical, spiritual, and psychological topics.
State & Local Government - The rise of the right in state and local governments.
War & the Military - The military in our society, economy, and federal budget.