Stewart Acuff

Mar 26

Macaroni and Cheese

Proud to say this poem was recently published on Political Affairs. Everyday I ride the early trolley With kids going to school. Adults going to the first early Or even second job already ‘Cause folks work when they can,

Mar 25

Wages Are a Choice, Not Determined By the Market

We have all heard some employers and right-wingers say that wages are determined by the labor market, some kind of human supply and demand. Yet recently, we reported that Walmart announced two upcoming wage increases

Mar 24

Bernie Blasts Away at Republican Budget

In his new role as minority leader on the Senate budget committee, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is blasting away at the Senate’s budget, which came from the radical right-wing Republican majority. Bernie issued a

Mar 24

Lavish, Illegal Spending for Right-wing Congressman, Grinding Poverty for the Rest of Us

Reports are coming out from a wide variety of media sources that high living, right-wing, budget cutting Congressman Aaron Shock is being investigated by the FBI. A Grand Jury has even been empaneled, and

Mar 23

Ted Cruz Throws His Hat in the Proverbial Ring

Well, well it looks like we’re gonna have more fun watching the Republican Presidential Primaries than we expected with Ted Cruz running for president. This is the same Texas Senator Ted Cruz who couldn’t get

Mar 20


My new poem Rain was just run in Political Affairs. Beautiful in its gray radiance of life Satisfying the thirst for growth Bringing renewal and a freshness Washing the gritty city The rain falls today gently, sweetly The sun will

Mar 19

One Effect of the Supreme Court’s Tortured and Mangled Logic

Because of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, the Republican primary campaign for President is a virtual tsunami of cash. The Koch Brothers have been reported at one time to intend to spend

Mar 18

The Illinois Governor’s Assault on Unions

You would have to know the Illinois labor movement and the Chicago Federation of Labor to fully understand the seriousness of the new governor’s assault on organized labor. Gov.¬†Bruce Rauner wants to ban public

Mar 17

Politics and Legislation are Critical

While employment continued to grow in 2014, the wages of most workers in America continued to decline or stagnate. But there was one very notable exception. The least powerful, most vulnerable workers in our economy

Mar 16

Congressman John Lewis and Voting

“We have never solved a problem in this country with less democracy, and so the persistent efforts from some in political power to restrict the right to vote should be a call to action

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