Not the Country I Grew Up In

Political Tribalism

Charles Hayes: Even though the basic social employment contract has been gutted, voices on the Right still whine about a deficit of moral virtue, as if all people have to do is just start acting responsible.

New Year’s Eve at the California Club

Corpse of 2014

Dan Bluemel: Charlie Beck is a true artist. He faced an angry, passionate crowd inside a house of God and he gave them hope. That night he was a one-man traveling salvation show as he danced with his fictions underneath the Christian cross.

Disclose Act: Save This Bill, Get a Rush

california disclose act

We have about a day and a half to save a groundbreaking bill that will make corporations and big-spending One Percenters who buy political ads, reveal their identities in their commercials so you’ll know who’s trying to manipulate your vote. The California DISCLOSE Act, AB 1148, authored by progressive champion Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D – […]

The Rise of the Republican One Percenters: Corporatism/Corruption/Coup

Iraq Fiasco

In January, 1998, a group of Neocons (New old cons, some of them pardoned convicted felons) struck their final draft of their neo constitution, a ninety-one page white paper, The Project for the New American Century. The plan calls for the United States to dominate the world. The single most troublesome problem the Neocons felt […]