Stewart Acuff

May 31

Robert Reich: Strong Unions Mean a Strong Middle Class

In a recent blog and video, former Bill Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich noted that the decimation of the American labor movement is directly related to the diminution of the middle class. Reich even

Apr 15

We Subsidize the Koch Brothers’ Charitable Giving

Last week I was criticized for pointing out the absurdity of the Koch Brothers contributing to the Smithsonian (our national museums), and other charities while working like hell to dismantle our democracy. Well it turns

Apr 1

Those Who Brought You the Global Financial Crash Continue to Wallow in Our Money

Those folks on Wall Street who brought you the Global Financial Crash continue to wallow in huge bonuses, despite their lack of accountability and responsibility. They received $28.5 BILLION in bonuses on top of

Mar 30

Technology and Redistribution

“The two sectors of the economy harboring the most professionals — health care and education — are under increasing pressure to cut costs. And expert machines are poised to take over. We’re on the

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

Jan 22

Stop the TPP

It was ironic watching Robert Reich, now a reliable progressive, criticize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) when 20 years ago he led the fight for The North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA). NAFTA cost 700,000 jobs

Oct 21

Senate Politics in Kentucky

I’m sure there are fellow Democrats in Kentucky who think a Tennessean like me has no business commenting on Kentucky politics. I hope they will forgive me. Alison Grimes is a great woman running a

Oct 8

America: The Land of Corporate Freedom

I am so sick of listening to the lie that American corporations pay too much in taxes to make them competitive. Joshua Smith of the Economic Policy Institute just wrote a great piece about

Oct 7

California Drought Linked to Climate Change

A team of scientists and meteorologists funded in part by the National Science Foundation recently published an article showing the link between global climate change and the awful drought in California. The work was

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