Stewart Acuff

Aug 21

The Stakes in November

Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, has just written a great article comparing governors and state legislatures who have turned billions of dollars in Medicaid assistance and expansion to private sector CEOs and boards

May 15

Saving an America in Crisis

The 2014 campaigns for the US Congress and state governors, even state legislators, city council members and mayors have already begun. Even the Presidential campaign of 2016 has begun. In this critical moment in American

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

Dec 3

Inequality as a Mass Issue

Seems to me that one of the most important issues in America today is inequality. Inequality is the umbrella over so many other critical issues and problems in America today: - Inequality is in large part

Nov 15

Organized Labor

Two days after its publication as an electronic book, Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing became the #1  FREE book in the LABOR category in the Kindle Store. We, of course,

Oct 26

Keep Pushing All the Way to Victory!

Some pundits wonder whether polls are affected by the Bradley Effect. Tom Bradley was the African-American who ran statewide in California whose polling was artificially high because so many white voters would not admit

Oct 1

Finish This Election Season With Urgency!!!

Do not rest on the polls. The Republicans stole the 2000 election. They stole the 2004 election. They will steal this election if we let them. What we all must do to win: - Talk to all

Sep 28

Mitt Romney: The Enemy of Workers and the Middle Class

I’m spending most of this week at the Steelworkers Civil Rights Conference working on stopping voter suppression. I’m conducting four workshops on voter suppression and what the Bible says about our responsibility to one

Sep 26

Issues at Stake in this Election that will determine the strength of our middle class and our democracy

There could not be a sharper contrast in the upcoming elections between pro-worker democrats and Radical Rightwing Republicans. These issues could decide the fate of our middle class and our democracy: 1. Expand health care

Sep 20

Grassroots Political Organizing for Obama

The Republicans have an 8 or 9 percent enthusiasm advantage in the Presidential election. The disaster in Egypt and Libya have cost the President polling points in foreign affairs. Any of us who were beginning

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