Stewart Acuff

Jun 19

Eric Cantor & The Old South

I recently rode through Richmond, Virginia on the all night train from Savannah, Ga to Washington, DC and I thought of Eric Cantor’s defeat in an historical context. Cantor represented a staunchly right-wing district

Jun 16

What Do We Make of Cantor’s Defeat?

I won’t pretend to have an authoritative answer for why Eric Cantor was defeated in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Right now I don’t think anyone clearly understands Virginia politics. But if Cantor isn’t right-wing enough for

May 28

The Most Hypocritical of the Hypocritical

On Memorial Day weekend when Americans typically grill burgers or hot dogs and celebrate the valor of American servicewomen and men, the radical right-wing Republicans came out swinging with tire irons at veterans organizations

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

May 1

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day, my brothers and sisters and comrades here in the US and around the world. Today is the day we celebrate our solidarity and struggle and the victories won through struggle by

Mar 21

Like a Mule that Can’t Pull the Plow Anymore…

I’ve been thinking about right-wing Republican Paul Ryan’s racist rant, which RNC Chairman Reince Priebus defended. Ryan said that the culture of the “inner city” has kept generations of men (read African-American men) from working. I

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

Feb 28

Investing in Organizing

It is a busy season and year for 1199, the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees and it’s president, the iconic Henry Nicholas. We are trying to provide some leadership to the fight

Feb 25

The Myth of Republican Responsibility

For years we have heard Republican Right-wingers lecture the rest of us on personal responsibility. We have heard that people who receive assistance are lazy and refuse to take responsibility for their own lives.

Feb 20

Kochtopus: The Koch Boys & Dark Money

Did you ever wonder who decided where and to whom all that dirty Koch money went to and goes to? After all the Koch boys themselves have never had to do the heavy lifting of

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