Tag Archives: inequality

Memorial day thought: what does American society come back from — or come back to — after coronavirus?

Here’s what “We’re in the same boat” means during a pandemic right now. Answer this: if someone has been aporophobic or racist — be it blatant, passive, willfully ignorant or plain hateful — for much of their lives, how is … Continue reading

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Senate hearing with Mnuchin and Powell is happening now — and you can see the most obvious B.S. about reopening the US economy

Right now, US Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are remotely testifying to the Senate Banking Committee about stimulus spending and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Mnuchin’s view is similar to that of his boss, … Continue reading

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They’re trying to downplay Ocasio-Cortez’ win this week — but we know better

While I thought the I’m-not-your-Liberal-donor-class flow of Congressperson-elect Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez was a refreshing breeze from the stale bullets spit by the ruling corporatist wing of the Party of No Guts, my crystal ball didn’t predict an Ocasio-Cortez primary victory over … Continue reading

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West and Coates should look East

Can we not acknowledge that there are deep disagreements among us with our very lives and destinies at stake? — Dr. Cornel West in Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle, Guardian, Dec. 17, 2017 Quoting … Continue reading

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Losing Alabama — the choice between Doug Jones and Roy Moore

Who is Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones? Not sure if his supporters care to know much beyond the two most obvious things. He’s not his Republican opponent, Roy Moore. “He convicted the [1963 Birmingham] church bombers.” And there’s that ridiculous … Continue reading

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WordCraft: The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky

The 2016 National Book Award-winning poetry book, The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky, describes a depressing and violent world of wars, societal dismemberment from the assault of free trade agreements, migrant crises, inequality, xenophobia, and dictatorial oligarchs. Borzutzky’s … Continue reading

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TEAM SNYDER LIED — THEY KNEW FLINT RIVER WAS WACK AND SHIPPED IN CLEAN WATER

“Appears certain state departments are concerned with Flint’s [water quality]. I will return the call.” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Menace to Society moment has been accidentally brought to you in part by Mike Prysby, an engineer from the state’s Department … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: WHY DO ONLY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE REAL MLK?

” …Some respectable Negro leaders who are more concerned about being invited to the White House then invited to the cause of justice … ” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech in Cleveland, OH, April 28, 1967 For a … Continue reading

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WHAT IT MEANS WHEN GM EXECUTIVES PAY TO GET AWAY WITH KILLING PEOPLE

Six hundred dollars. That’s the figure I came up with when I tried to distill the meaning of General Motors’ nine hundred million dollar settlement with the US government to avoid being charged with knowingly selling cars with defective ignition … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON MOVIE THOUGHTS, PART TWO

Part Two: This Movie and Planet Earth Now that I’ve discussed the social backdrop for the Straight Outta Compton movie in my previous post, I want to start this post by giving props to film director F. Gary Gray because Compton … Continue reading

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