Blind Justice For Some ub Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:45

Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon. The Republican joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Paul Manafort’s slap on the wrist is a good example of American injustice in action While in school I may have spent more time in detention and inside the principals' office than he will now serve in his prison sentence.

The Forgotten Americans ub Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Justice In Doubt ub Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:50

Is POTUS massive Brett Kavanaugh charade collapsing right before our eyes? What happened to government in the sunshine? Should we call in the FBI before Dr. Ford is compelled to testify? Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sex assault during his high school days, says the feds should reopen its background investigation. Kavanaugh's accuser demands an investigation before testifying

Hard at Work ub Sun, 09/02/2018 - 08:27

As the nation celebrates this national holiday weekend we call Labor Day, we look at who and what is working or not much.

This is a public holiday as well as a day of festivities held in honor of working people. While it is celebrated in the USA and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries around the world, it is celebrated on May 1.

More from TED Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis

Threat To Democracy

Submitted by ub on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:32

SOS -After a half-century, there is an increased threat to democracy. Our way of life is in peril and we may lose it all from within. This according to new statistics released on inequality data.

Researchers point out there is nothing new, just that it has now increased to an alarming rate. In the past, Democratic governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations slowly responded but when the largest democracy on earth is threatened is creates erosions of the global democratic process.

GOP Voodoo Economics

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:13

The GOP has pissed on us, oh sorry, has passed a bill overhauling the federal tax code in wee hours this morning, following a series of last-minute handwritten changes, without any public hearings, or advice from the experts and relying on lobbyists who work for special interests. Fifty-one senators voted for the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," with just one Republican, Bob Corker of Tenn, who voted against it. No Democrats supported this legislative disaster. This bill is political Russian roulette, which may cut social security and Medicare.

The bill differs significantly from the version the House passed on Nov. 16. of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" by a vote of 227 to 205. Thirteen Republicans voted against the legislation, most of them from high-tax states likely to be negatively impacted by its provisions. No Democrats supported it.

The House and Senate's bills will now go to conference to be reconciled into a single piece of legislation for the President's signature. If a version of the overhaul does become law, it would be wrong, oh sorry, rewrite of the federal tax code for the first time since 1986, allowing the rich to get richer and hurting the middle class.

Here we go again. The Republican's proposed tax cuts sound and smells too much like my old boss' George H.W. Bush cliché, Voodoo Economics, that cutting tax rates will increase revenues. How many rich people in America are avoiding paying taxes and will balk at the opportunity to hire or offer salary increases? Get real people, it's a trickle down lie.

President Obama Returns

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:35

He's back, Barack Hussein Obama II. The former President chose the University of Chicago in his first public appearance since leaving The White House. As expected, he handled himself like a pro.

President Obama said warned that political gerrymandering is preventing the country from tackling problems like economic inequality, a broken criminal justice system and climate change.…

Dumb American Millennials?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 19:28

Why are American Millennials among the world's least skilled and is their dumbness not going to keep US great?

Millennials may be on track to be our most educated generation ever, but they consistently score below many of their international peers in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving. Meanwhile, Educational Testing Service researchers expect to contuse tracking the job skills of young adults.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 22:44

This fear comes in many ways, shapes and forms, Dangerous crimes and attacks, as well as the fear of not being able to financially care for ourselves and our families.

There are multiple fears, with the first being a crisis of security and extremism, as we witnessed on Tuesday in the horrors in Pakistan and Belgium. The second is a crisis of human movement, when hundreds of thousands of refugees are moving and a debate over the means by which to manage them. The third is the world political crisis, in which conventional politics is being challenged by more extreme and intolerant parties.

Readiness for Socialism

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 04:21

Following 20 years as the now retired sociologist in residence at Marist College. I want to comment briefly here on the current presidential election process in relation to my experience when Obama was running for president in 2008.

For background, I have considered myself to be essentially a "democratic socialist" akin to Bernie Sanders since 1968.