Stewart Acuff

Oct 20

No Wonder Right-wingers Want to Blame Teachers

No wonder radical right-wing Republicans like Gov. Corbett in Pennsylvania want to blame teachers for problems in public education. They don’t want to admit that state education funding is lower than it was before the

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 25

Ex-Va. Governor McDonnell Convicted

When do you think we will ever learn? Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, a supposed holy man of integrity, family values, and Godliness was convicted by a Virginia jury of 11 counts of

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

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

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

Apr 17

Really Good Federal Budget Ideas

Just as anti-democratic Ayn Rand acolyte Republican Paul Ryan released his proposed federal budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus came forward with their proposed budget. The Progressive Caucus’ Budget is not only full of very

Apr 9

GOP States are the Real Takers

Ben Hallman wrote on Huffington Post that some of the states that have embraced the extreme right-wing agenda against domestic government spending are those which get the most from federal spending. Contradicting the stupid

Apr 8

Big-money’s Takeover of Our Democracy

“The vast middle class and poor don’t have enough purchasing power as 95 percent of the economy’s gains go to the top one percent… some wealthy people and big corporations have a strangle-hold on

Apr 7

If it weren’t so sick and twisted it would be funny

One of our favorite scam artists, Newt Gingrich, is at it again. When in hell is the mainstream media going to realize he’s got nothing real to say? He’s long past any real political

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