Stewart Acuff

Dec 11

No Retreat, No Surrender

Maybe I’m too dramatic or passionate, but in 1985 I got a tattoo on my arm that says “no retreat, no surrender.” It was an expression of what I felt in the Reagan years,

Dec 9

The Top .01 Percent are 220 Times Richer Than the Average American.

As I’ve been trying to document in this space, inequality has a dangerous and corrosive effect on our lives, our economy, our kids, and what’s left of our democracy. That inequality is also why

Dec 5

Five million

Really happy to announce that my poem just got published on Political Affairs. Five million What is the cost of making 5 million families safer? What is the cost of relieving 5 million families from fear of

Dec 3

Acuff on Hartmann Discussing Ferguson

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

Dec 1

Marching For Social, Racial, and Economic Justice

Though Michael Brown’s death is a horrific incident, it seems to have unleashed a wave of huge demonstrations across America shedding light on police violence against people of color. We have systemic racism in

Nov 26

We are Sick of the Loss of Democracy

As an aging father I know for me there is nothing more important than taking care of my kids and giving them the best life possible. That does not include wealth. It does include

Nov 25

Ferguson, Missouri and Killing Trayvons

The grand jury in St. Louis County refused to return an indictment on police officer Darren Wilson, who killed the African-American young man Michael Brown. The original offense by young Brown was walking in the

Nov 24

Don Blankenship Indicted

I am so excited, even ecstatic to read that a federal grand jury has indicted Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, in the coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners in the Upper

Nov 21

Obama Acts Boldly

President Obama acted boldly, using executive authority to help keep immigrant families together, stop fear in families of being split apart, and to create a humane and rational immigration system. President Obama’s action does not

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