Stewart Acuff

Dec 19

Holiday Hope

We watch scenes of blood strewn floors in the Mideast We hope for a rising righteous rage in America Against the devaluation of us all The lowering of our living standards The growing street execution of Black men Sanctioned

Dec 18

Resistance and Struggle

We have seen more leadership for justice in America in the last few months than we have seen since 2008. Maybe it started with Rev. Barber and the Moral Mondays in North Carolina, then spread

Dec 16

Sick of Ted Cruz?

Apparently, so is the Republican majority. Cruz’s fake, halting dramatic speech patterns, which has driven so many of us nuts–and his own personal ideological perspective has finally driven the Republican majority nuts as well. Cruz

Dec 15

CRomnibus: Elizabeth Warren is Fighting For Us

So it has come to this–the only way to fund the government is to give the banks, financial institutions, and rich donors everything they want. To keep the government running, the House and Senate

Dec 11

No Retreat, No Surrender

Maybe I’m too dramatic or passionate, but in 1985 I got a tattoo on my arm that says “no retreat, no surrender.” It was an expression of what I felt in the Reagan years,

Dec 9

The Top .01 Percent are 220 Times Richer Than the Average American.

As I’ve been trying to document in this space, inequality has a dangerous and corrosive effect on our lives, our economy, our kids, and what’s left of our democracy. That inequality is also why

Dec 8

When…

When did you last feel you really connected with someone? You looked in her or his eyes, glimpsed the soul Felt something deep in your own. When did you last feel what he or she was saying? Not

Dec 5

Five million

Really happy to announce that my poem just got published on Political Affairs. Five million What is the cost of making 5 million families safer? What is the cost of relieving 5 million families from fear of

Dec 3

Acuff on Hartmann Discussing Ferguson

Dec 2

Immigration Reform: Compassion is Winning The Fight

For years we’ve been lectured by the radical right-wing on family values–their family values–who we can and should love, how we can and should love, how we should punish our children, how marriage should

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