Before discuss the highly stupid thing some US politicians and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are doing to kill the nuclear deal Iran just signed with the P5+1, let’s quickly review what happened since July 14. Even with the absence of any current evidence which points to Iran owning, developing or even desiring a nuclear […]Read More BIBI AND CONGRESS ARE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING DUMB
Have any of you noticed the way Congress creates bill names which are the complete opposite of what the legislation will actually do? Remember the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996? Removing Welfare recipients from the rolls and telling them to “Find a job” in the absence of relevant skills or training […]Read More CONGRESS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE THE GMO FOODS ARE
A few years ago, I shared a Reuters story about a restaurant owner in Turkey who was shot dead after he tried to stop customers from smoking in his establishment. Some Americans laughed at the killing, as if to say “That’s Turkey for ya.” I suppose their dismissal was code for “This could never happen […]Read More YOU IGNORE THAT SANDRA BLAND DIED OVER A CIGARETTE
2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turned in another mass-market political performance of saying a lot and committing to nothing during her nuanced response to the movement for increasing the national minimum wage to $15: “I think part of the reason that the Congress and very strong Democratic supporters of increasing the minimum wage are […]Read More HILLARY’S MINIMUM WAGE DANCE AND MIDDLE CLASS SHUFFLE
Much of America is losing its collective Sugar-Honey-Iced-Tea over the new Harper Lee book, Go Set a Watchman—a quasi-sequel of sorts to the author’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, but the former features hero attorney Atticus Finch as an older man who harbors racist views toward African descendants in America. The new book is considered a […]Read More ‘GO SET A WATCHMAN’ BACKLASH – TO FIT WHOSE NOVEL RACE FANTASY?
As we approach the conclusion of Greece’s referendum today to see what “The People” think about the European Union’s bailout package in the face of that recent International Monetary Fund’s bombshell&more on that shocker later—I want to crystalize the issue at hand in familial terms. After taking a household salary cut to get a loan, […]Read More WHAT’S AT STAKE IN GREECE
There are three ways to win wars. On the street… On the battlefield… At the policy table… Or through a combination of the three approaches. For example, the continent of Africa expelled European colonizers to gain independence, correct? Perhaps, but African colonialism was replaced with a growth-inhibiting partnership of the European and African elite classes, as well […]Read More THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR (BEFORE IT WON)