Stewart Acuff

Jun 22

Three Economists Speak Out Against the TPP

Three very important economists have made important statements regarding the TPP. Larry Summers, who almost always favored neoliberalism and trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said, “What we call trade agreements are in fact agreements

Jun 10

Bernie Leads Our Fight Against the TPP

I swear sometimes it seems that the only elected voice in Washington we hear opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership belongs to Sen. Bernie Sanders. I fear this gigantic, destructive trade deal will be much of the legacy

Mar 10

The Commemoration in Selma

Watching America’s first Black President with Congressman John Lewis together in Selma was a testament to the honor and ultimate victory of struggle. Lewis is the single living American who did the most for

Jan 21

The State of the Union Speech

The President took on economic issues in the State of the Union speech, and finally stressed inequality in the country. While his policy initiatives were good as far as they went, the policies are

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 17

Krugman Praises Obama Presidency

Paul Krugman, who many of us remember loudly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, has just written a very solid progressive vindication of the six years of the Obama presidency. As you

Sep 5

Courage

I have been so happy to see a Labor Day article on Jared Bernstein’s blog that cuts right to the heart of what is wrong with the American economy, and by extension, the lives

Mar 11

World War III with Russia? Hell No

Radical Right-wingers and neo-cons like Lindsay Graham and John McCain and the other usual saber-rattlers and war-mongers who are trying to rouse martial or war-like impulses in America must have lost their ever-loving minds

Dec 12

Colin Powell Endorses Single Payer Healthcare

One of America’s war heroes, General Colin Powell, has just endorsed single payer healthcare. “I don’t see why we can’t do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all

Dec 11

America’s Movement to Justice & Freedom

I’m reading now yet another Abraham Lincoln biography, this one by Eric Foner called The Fiery Storm. The book reveals the slow, gradual but steady politics of our country change toward slavery in the

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