Stewart Acuff

Apr 17

Really Good Federal Budget Ideas

Just as anti-democratic Ayn Rand acolyte Republican Paul Ryan released his proposed federal budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus came forward with their proposed budget. The Progressive Caucus’ Budget is not only full of very

Apr 16

Fracking Causes Minor Earthquakes in Ohio

Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press has reported that geologists have linked five small earthquakes in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to fracking or hydraulic fracturing, the process of forcing water

Apr 14

Desmond Tutu Calls for Global Boycott of Fossil Fuel Industries

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who helped lead South Africa to freedom after a long struggle against apartheid, has just called for a global boycott similar to the one employed against the racist South African government.

Apr 11

The Minimum Wage and Women’s Wages

Thankfully the President is out on the stump and the Congressional Democrats have found their collective voice on the still critical issues of wages and inequality. There’s been lots of activity around the wage

Apr 10
Staggering Racial Segregation in NYC Schools

Staggering Racial Segregation in NYC Schools

The UCLA Civil Rights Project just released a report on racial and ethnic diversity in New York City schools. For those of us fighting for education justice and equality, the results were staggering and

Apr 9

GOP States are the Real Takers

Ben Hallman wrote on Huffington Post that some of the states that have embraced the extreme right-wing agenda against domestic government spending are those which get the most from federal spending. Contradicting the stupid

Apr 8

Big-money’s Takeover of Our Democracy

“The vast middle class and poor don’t have enough purchasing power as 95 percent of the economy’s gains go to the top one percent… some wealthy people and big corporations have a strangle-hold on

Apr 7

If it weren’t so sick and twisted it would be funny

One of our favorite scam artists, Newt Gingrich, is at it again. When in hell is the mainstream media going to realize he’s got nothing real to say? He’s long past any real political

Apr 7

New study: industrial civilization could collapse

“A new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilization could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution,” reports

Apr 7

The Constitution is Getting Shredded

It is a jarring morning. At the request of the Republican National Committee and it’s Chairman Reince Priebus, the Supreme Court of the United States sworn to uphold the Constitution just made a mockery of

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