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Reflections on Effective Activism

The first organizing meeting for Our Revolution, a movement under the aegis of Bernie Sanders, was held in Austin, Texas on Sunday, January 14, 2017. Regrettably, the agenda that had been designed for the...

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Fool Me Twice! Finding Your Inner Newt Gingrich

  Whatever else you want to say about us, you must admit that we American voters love slogans, especially misleading ones. We fall for them over and over again. We particularly seem to like...

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Sincerity! Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There is an old episode of Cheers where Sam Malone, as usual, is trying to seduce another woman. Nothing works. She sees right through him and brushes him off again and again. Finally, one...

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I’m Still Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

(Written by Guest Contributor Peggy Kruger Tietz, PhD ) As has been true for many of you, it’s taken me a while to think clearly. First it was the shock—a muddled mind, walking around...

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A “Uniquely American” Socialism

  The word “socialism” continues to strike lightning bolts of terror in the hearts of many Americans, especially those nearing retirement age—this at the same time they don’t know exactly what the word means....

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Thinking About the Problem of Hunger

Today my plan is to bake bread. It is a homey task and an escape from the convoluted ups and downs of the past weeks and months of being mired in contentious political debates...

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The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism

  In my last post on this website I suggested that the Republican candidate, Donald Trump is taking his party and his followers down a very dangerous and dark path. Historian, Ken Burns was...

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The Presidential Election of 2016-Reality TV or the Rise of Fascism in America

Watching with disbelief as the 2016 Presidential Race has unfolded in the United States, it is hard for many of us who feel most secure in the “middle of the road,” to accept and...

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The Winner of the Clerihew Contest is–(Drum Roll) Lee!!!!

Ted Cruz dreads reading the news. There are too many reports of his campaign’s tactics being out of step with his evangelical rep. Ted Cruz has always hated to lose. But he denies rumors...

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Our Socialist Highways

In 1956, Socialist Leader Dwight D. Eisenhower forced the United States Congress to pass The Federal Aid Highway Act, thereby creating over 40,000 miles of good, interstate highways, allowing carefree travel for all Americans,...

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