Stewart Acuff

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

Sep 9

Labor Radio First Thing in the Morning

It is 6:55 am and I’m in the studio of the radio station in Shepherdstown, WV. Now I’m listening to Elmore James do one of America’s best blues songs “Dust My Broom.” Now it

Sep 3

The New Leaders

The numbers run the wrong way Everyday the gap between soul defeating Misery and abundance beyond Imagination widens and our People lose hope waiting We wait instead act, our feet nailed down We look for leaders blame Obama But now Glory

Aug 14

We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For

I received a thoughtful and long email recently from a left journalist who’s a been a longtime friend. She accused me of not being hard enough on President Obama, not holding him to account. She

Aug 1

Poverty and Inequality

President Obama has quite rightly pivoted from talking just about the national economic ditch and growth to now about poverty and massive inequality. Just a few weeks ago, we reported that 7% of the people

Jul 25

Thanks to Trayvon, There’s a Stirring in the Land

I’m beginning to feel a stirring in our land and country. There is energy building to combat all that the Radical Right-wing Republicans are doing to us. Actions are heating up and beginning to spread. Trayvon

Jul 24

The Persistent Cancer of Racism in America

Last Friday, President Obama made an extraordinary, unannounced, unscripted, un-teleprompted speech about the Trayvon Martin murder and race in America. As Rev. Jesse Jackson said to me after Candidate Obama’s Philadelphia speech in 2008, “It

Jan 2

NYE Deal: A Recap

Our work and the work of Americans like us paid off with a significant victory in the last two days in the resolution of the so-called fiscal cliff fight. The teabaggers and the rightwing Republican

Dec 21

“Do Not Balance Budget on the Backs of Disabled Veterans” -Sen. Bernie Sanders

If Speaker Boehner and the Republicans succeed in getting President Obama and Congressional Democrats to agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, it will be one of the biggest examples of negotiating

Dec 20

Keep the Heat on your Senators and Representatives!

Something akin to bargaining or negotiating proceeds between the White House and John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives to avoid the fiscal cliff. Though, as in any real bargaining, it is impossible

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