Joseph Palermo: Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.
Joseph Palermo: By portraying Russian actions in Syria as “aggression” and “interference” without acknowledging the far more significant role U.S. policy played over the past 12 years in creating the crisis, the American people are being led astray once again on the goals and consequences of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
Joseph Palermo: Mario Savio’s famous analogy of the University as a factory where the administrators are the bosses, the faculty the workers, and the students the raw material has nearly been realized at the CSU.
Joseph Palermo: The most potent ideas for addressing the urgent problems facing the country don’t come out of the air-conditioned offices of the American Enterprise Institute, but arise from the kind of unity of thought and action the Sanders campaign embodies.
Joseph Palermo: He had a clear choice: either side with workers, environmentalists, consumers, and progressives – or side with Wall Street, Big Pharma, Wal-Mart, and the Koch Brothers.
Joseph Palermo: All of them (including Bush) agree on handing over the largest share possible of the country’s resources and public assets to private corporations and banks.
othing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq. John Ellis “Jeb” Bush stood by his brother’s side while he demolished a nation of 28 million people in the heart […]
Joe Palermo: Police brutality in Ferguson or Baltimore or Oakland represents the failure to bring real economic reforms that might have a chance of ameliorating the suffering of the poor and unemployed. Yet the political will doesn’t seem to exist to enact any of the bold programs necessary to alleviate the long-term suffering of America’s growing underclass.
Joseph Palermo: Poor Judy, she’s unaware that her self-serving bullshit last week only reconfirms (albeit in a backhanded way) that “the left” was correct all along about the Iraq War and that she got it dead wrong.
Joseph Palermo: These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America’s war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned (“No More Vietnams”) has been soundly disproven in recent years.
Joseph Palermo: The last time Williams had landed there he had to snap an attacker’s neck using a scissor lock with his legs before dashing for cover in a waiting APC.
Joseph Palermo: McConnell always despised limits on political spending. He understands that the more money flowing into our nation’s politics means more Republicans elected and his own power enhanced.
Joseph Palermo: The “New World Order” of 1989 to 1990, at least in Central America and the Caribbean, looked a lot like the older world order where U.S. military imperatives would be decisive with or without a Soviet menace in the hemisphere.