Stewart Acuff

Dec 10

Fast Food Workers Expand Their Strikes & Their Struggle, Which is Our Struggle

Naturally and appropriately, news from The Left during the last several days has focused on the life, death, struggle, and victory of Nelson Mandela. Totally appropriate for us to focus on the passing of

Sep 27

American Families Give the Rich $6000 a Year

“Overall, American families are paying an annual $6,000 subsidy to corporations that have doubled their profits and cut their taxes in half in ten years while cutting 2.9 million jobs in the U.S. and adding almost

Sep 11

Paul Krugman on What is and What Could Have Been

Back in 2009 shortly after the financial meltdown and the crash of the real economy with subsequent unemployment, declining wages, and the working families’ Depression that has persisted to this day, Dr. Richard Levins

Jul 12

Is Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on the way to jail?

Reports are flooding out of Virginia. The radical right-wing Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has been exposed for using the state credit card for personal purposes and accepting huge benefits for personal gifts – the

Jun 10

US Corporations Hiding Taxable Income Overseas

18 American corporations who make the vast majority of their money in the United States are hiding their profits in foreign countries with lower corporate tax rates. All together, these corporations are depriving the United

May 23

Sickening Radical Right-wing Hypocrisy

When I was a union organizer in my early 30′s building the Georgia State Employees Union – SEIU 1985 in the late 1980′s – I got a call one day from the IRS. They

Jan 7

Dodging the Fiscal Cliff

Now that we’ve resolved or avoided the so-called fiscal cliff in a pretty strong – raising the tax rates on the wealthy, saving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; we begin the sparring soon punching

Jan 3

Knife in the Back

“Knife in the back”… That’s the phrase the Republican Long Island Congressman Peter King said about Republican Speaker John Boehner and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. It is “why the American people

Jan 2

NYE Deal: A Recap

Our work and the work of Americans like us paid off with a significant victory in the last two days in the resolution of the so-called fiscal cliff fight. The teabaggers and the rightwing Republican

Dec 10

Reducing Inequality

Newt Gingrich on Meet The Press said that the weakened Republican Party is incapable of winning against Hilary Clinton in 2016. It is certainly true that the Republican Party is now in disarray and rudderless

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