Monthly Archives: April 2015

Class Will Tell

“One function of the income gap is that the people at the top of the heap have a hard time even seeing those at the bottom. They practically need a telescope. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt probably didn’t waste a … Continue reading

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Just Rewards

“The financial industry’s 2014 bonuses were double the combined earnings of all Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage.” – IPS report Well after all, these solid citizens must be “worth” that extra money, or our benevolent, all-wise … Continue reading

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Can’t We Just Trust Them? — Aw Hell No!

I’ll come down and help you, I’ll rape you and scalp you! Singing I’m a jolly banker, jolly banker am I. – Woody Guthrie I don’t know about you folks, but these days I don’t expect much in the way … Continue reading

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True Stories

“Corporatization has changed what journalism is about in a very basic way. Journalism is about communication. It is about information. It is about connecting to your society. It is about a society having a conversation with itself. From this richness, … Continue reading

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Is Crazy A Capital Offense? Maybe so

Tragedy. Well of course all these brutal,needless deaths are tragic indeed. Yet that is also a misleading way to characterize what is clearly a systemic problem, given how often our police kill our mentally ill neighbors. Tragedy, in one sense, … Continue reading

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A Test of Faith

Originally posted on Take Heart!:
Liberty, equality, fraternity? As the saying goes, it’s so much easier to fight for our principles than to live up to them. Seems like too many of us demand to be “more equal” or bust.…

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Protecting the Public … Or Something

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson Hmmm. Our government is definitely taking care of us, one way or another. How comforting. Except I occasionally … Continue reading

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