Are we nearing some tipping point, some historically dramatic shift? Are empires dying? Isn’t it time instead to assess the full might of the opposition, rather than declare the old system dead, or on life support, when I find it to be re-entrenching its power?
Former member of Scholars & Rogues.
Food politics promises to displace diminished social wedge issues, carrying much the same weight, with big corporate money facing off against the health, welfare, and choices of the vast majority. Money, in fact, determines the quality of what we eat, in more ways than one.
Here’s the next war president showing off his anti-terrorist bona fides, not bad considering he had to drop one war. So, the president appointed himself Drone Warrior czar — and he didn’t need one Senate confirmation vote. Now that’s leadership, at last.
Money isn’t poison and must be found if the left is to have serious input on our political system. Here are notions to collect cleaner money, with good, old-fashioned cash incentives, and to widen participatory democracy, without which the whole experiment crumbles.
Survey says: Obama is ahead and should win. Too bad politics this time may not have high drama, more likely the outcome will be: same old, same old, and that means living somewhere between gridlock and suspended animation. Oh, goody.
What if it turns out Romney is little more than Sinclair Lewis’ Babbitt on steroids, with more money, clout, and ability to do harm? A classic satire has much to teach about today’s politics.
Is Romney truly a vampire politician or merely another robot-puppet doing rightwing billionaire bidding? Inquiring minds want to know as we prefer humanized robots to fiendish ghouls — and we wrote two verse satires to support this prudent perspective.
Finally, we know what Obama is pitching, sort of, thanks to his slogan, Forward, and slick new PR video. But who knows anything about Romney with his oily campaign slogan, “Believe in America”?” Couldn’t and didn’t and doesn’t Obama say the say thing?
What is Turd Blossom thinking — or is he cowed by reactionary funders who think this election gets decided on personality and likeability? If so, Obama rules, the better campaign hustler and world’s greatest celebrity.
A disturbing survey of the Gulf region, why and where the “BP oil spill” has expanded into the massive disaster widely predicted (but officially denied). And the oil drilling industry adventure is surging, Trickle-down Wreck-economics with a vengeance.