Category Archives: Democracy

Trump’s Presidency and Our Economic Future: Part II – The Bitter Fruits of Misplaced Faith

  On October 9, 2013, in a blog article entitled “Ignorance is Death,” I discussed the vast public ignorance about economics and the extreme danger inherent in GOP policies (here), I wrote: The fruits of ignorance are truly amazing. In … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Truth About Politics

The preceding post began with a little-noticed quotation from Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention: “I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.” We saw in … Continue reading

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Profitability and Progress: Capitalism’s Achilles Heel

“Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-first Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy,” the latest book by Robert W. McChesney, the Gutsgell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, is a must read … Continue reading

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Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) This past week has had the distinct whiff of 1692 Salem about it.  Add together the Republican leadership’s firm contraception-is-bad stance, Rick Santorum’s increasingly publicized misogynistic rhetoric and the Virginia legislature’s punitive implementation of its misogyny and … Continue reading

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Why Democracy Requires the Separation of Church and State

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Responding to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s recent woefully misguided comments about evolution, Richard Dawkins, a Brit [1] and a guy who probably understands evolution about as well as anyone on the planet, had … Continue reading

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