Stewart Acuff

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

May 18

Senator Bernie Sanders and 17 Colleagues Urge Obama to Lift Wages

President Obama has been stymied by radical right-wing Republicans in the effort to raise the minimum wage. Of course, the $10 amount is not enough. We need the minimum wage to be doubled at

Mar 11

Obama Blasts Scott Walker for Signing Anti-Union Right to Work for less bill

We know right to work is bad for workers. The 11 bottom states in wages in America are right to work states. When we were trying to stop right to work in Oklahoma, we

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

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

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 18

The Importance of the People’s Climate March in NYC

The value of the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept 21st cannot be overstated. The march is the face and representation of millions of Americans who know we are killing our

Sep 5


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

Apr 29

The Stock Market is Rigged

One of America’s most powerful mass media institutions, 60 minutes, did a major story on the rigging of the stock market. A new book by Michael Lewis called Flash Boys explains how traders spend

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

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