The Young Turks’ Foot-in-Mouth Problem

Here is a summation of what’s been going on between The  Young Turks’ Jordan Chariton and various other progressives.  This article will give you Jordan’s view as well as the views of H.A. Goodman, Tim Black, and Niko House.  It will take a while to read it and watch the videos, but it will be…

First Step: Expunge Plato and Aristotle from History

I’m forcing myself to read The Republic. I have to force myself because it’s painful. Apologists have been accepting this lie without hesitation for 2500 years and they would like to continue for another 2500 years.  In this article I’ll talk about Melissa Lane’s 2007 introduction for the Penquin Classics edition. Although she begins by…

A Presidency Trump Can’t Refuse

I think Trump believed he was working for the Clinton campaign and he didn’t intend to become president. Maybe that’s why he was so overwhelmed last January at his White House visit with Obama. He wasn’t supposed to be there and he feared the worst.  I don’t know how a transition is supposed to work…

Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much

I wasn’t talking about David Icke in the last article, but my goodness, I must have struck a nerve. His ‘Me Me Me’ video is the creepiest video I have ever watched. Not only is the content creepy, the video started playing after I turned off YouTube. Maybe I was meant to hear it. I…

The King of the World and Other Nonsense

Well, it seems Donald Trump has disappointed some of his backers. As I watch their desperate pleas go unheeded it’s becoming painfully obvious that they really believed he would fix the country. Of course it’s not at all clear where this faith came from. Did it come from Trump’s temperament? His business record? His marital…

Irreconcilable Differences?

We’re all aware of the conflict in the Catholic Church between those who want the Church to be more modern and those who want it to maintain traditional discipline and forms of worship. For those of us on the outside, the public comments have been so cryptic and contradictory it’s impossible to know which way…

The Town Hall as Battleground

The political process is important and necessary but we’re long past the point where anything worthwhile can be said about this election. All that’s left to us is bad theater played by bad actors. At some point you have to let it go–just tell the truth about it and move on. In Thursday’s town hall…

Arizona Town Hall Tonight

Senator Jeff Flake has scheduled a town hall Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PT. According to the email sent out by his office, which includes a code of conduct, the venue seats 1,750 people. This town hall is bound to go a little differently than his telephone town hall in March. These are…

Resources for Water Protectors

If you’re looking for a good source of information on water protectors and their activities across the nation, check out the YouTube channel: The One and Only Power. Here you can get important news from all over the country as well as educational outreach. In addition, I want to share the following video from Unesco…

Standing Rock and the Addictions of Dominant Capital

The question that keeps coming up in regard to our country’s oil policy is why? Why would policy makers want to remain dependent on oil when they know it’s contributing to climate change? Why would they risk destroying the water and the land when there are alternative sources of energy? And why the expensive militarization…

Arizona’s Republican Representatives Try to Silence Dissent

Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature is advancing a bill to silence future protesters and financially punish the organizers. The bill is justified by state Representatives’ claims that ‘paid protesters’ are intentionally starting riots (these claims have been debunked) and their apparently genuine indignation over having to deal with irate constituents at town halls, whom they also claim…