Joseph Palermo: In case you haven’t noticed, the centerpiece of Senator Sanders’ campaign is the exact same critique that Occupy Wall Street offered us four and half years ago. Bernie Sanders Occupy
Joseph Palermo: Krugman grossly underestimates the power of a committed citizenry to make social change and fails to see that the United States is a different country today than when calls for a more “centrist” politics made any sense.
Joseph Palermo: They believe their anti-labor gambit will be more successful in 2018 after their ideological soul mates on the U.S. Supreme Court hobble public sector labor unions when they rule against labor in Friederichs v. California Teachers Association.
Joseph Palermo: By presenting the contours of Allen Dulles’s life and his everlasting imprint on the nature of the CIA in a cogent and highly readable way, David Talbot offers us a new and sophisticated analysis of America’s secret Cold War history.
Joseph Palermo: The next time you order salmon at your favorite restaurant or buy some at your local grocers you could be unwittingly eating an entirely new life form on planet earth.
Joseph Palermo: Who exactly from the Republican National Committee or the Republican-controlled Congress is going to step up to jettison Trump? Reince Priebus? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Mitt Romney? There’s no indication that the RNC or any prominent Republican figure can hit the brakes on the Trump clown car.
Joseph Palermo: They’re incapable of seeing that by politically exploiting this most recent atrocity, as they do with every other jihadist attack, to push their authoritarian and militaristic agenda they are exposing themselves as being every bit as nihilistic as the terrorists themselves.
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.