Stewart Acuff

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

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

Feb 6

Global Inequality: What Can Be Done

Yesterday I discussed both global and domestic inequality, how inequality is growing, and where our country ranks in income and wealth inequality–extremely poorly. Borrowing again from Kathleen Geier‘s new article, but also relying on older

Dec 18

The New Agenda of the Radical Right-wing Republican Party

Seems like it was just weeks, maybe months ago that today’s Radical Right-wing Republican Party’s agenda was to cut the Big 3: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And surely those right-wingers continue to want

Nov 20

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage!

Great Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has begun really campaigning on fundamental economic issues. He’s working to raise the minimum wage, to raise the minimum wage for restaurant and bar servers who get tips, and

Nov 7

Good News for Obamacare!

We’ve all heard plenty of bad news about Obamacare. But there is a lot of good news. The best news — especially for those of us who believe in single payer healthcare aka Medicare for

May 14

The Common Good is Patriotism

This is the third of a series of blogs I started last week. Read part one here and part two here. Throughout human history, the pursuit and commitment to the common good has been necessary

Apr 8

How the “Grand Bargain” will screw regular folks

Washington is all abuzz with the possibility of a Washington consensus, a Beltway consensus. While we all know that legislative negotiations are critical, we know equally well that regular folks usually get screwed when

Mar 15

Protect The Big Three!

The radical rightwinger Paul Ryan has submitted his budget. 60% of his cuts come from healthcare for the poor. Did you ever notice that any of former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s budgets

Mar 13

Folks Who Work Like Us

Reckon those Republicans and Democrats who are so anxious to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have ever had a real job – a job like everyone reading this think of as work, a

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