Stewart Acuff

Jan 6

Republican Racism Redux

We just wrote about Republican Congressional Leader Steve Scalise, who we just discovered spoke at a Klansman David Duke event in 2002 in Louisiana. Scalise has said he didn’t know he was speaking at

Jan 2

Republican Racism

One of the right-wing’s most popular bloggers asked one of the most important questions of the new year, “How in hell does someone go to a David Duke sponsored event in 2002 and not

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

Nov 17

Election Results

Though it’s been a week or so since the election, I’ve still been processing the results in my head. I talked about them on the Thom Hartmann show and a couple different radio shows.

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

Oct 9

Pa. Government Assaults School Teachers

The chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Committee (SRC) appointed by far and radical right-wing Gov. Corbett activated “its nuclear option and [canceled] its teachers’ contract” with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. It is probably

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

Jan 31

We’re on the winning side of history!

In the very first Congress of the Civil War, President Lincoln said democracy itself was at stake, promising not just a system of government, but a promise of economic opportunity and SOCIAL JUSTICE. “This is

Jan 20

Dr. King would call us to nonviolent direct action

In this time that we set aside to honor one of our — if not the greatest American — let us pause from our struggle for a more perfect union to take an inventory

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