We Need a Populist Movement-Part 4: Journalism

Image via Wikipedia When I was a child, journalism was ruthless.  Investigative reporting was in its prime, shining the light of day on corruption, indolence, criminal activity, under the table deal making and the like.  The government hated the media because they showed the American people in very real terms the horrible truth some powerful people wanted hidden:  the civil… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 3: Civil Rights

Image via Wikipedia It’s pretty simple, really. I can not imagine a United States in which women were not allowed to vote, in which they were considered more as a man’s property, his birthright, his just reward for manhood.  I can’t imagine a United States in which black people were considered property, slaves, people owned and bred for the profit… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 2: Governance

Follow the money. I personally think that our nation’s government has never been so broken or dysfunctional in my lifetime. And I completely agree with Larry Lessig on the cause: Congress is beholden to corporate interests above all else because their expensive elections are funded by corporate donations. This is the root cause; therefore, fixing how elections are funded is… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 1: Healthcare

Healthcare I saw Keith Olbermann‘s show (see the clip at this link) where he hosted Michael Moore, producer of Sicko, and Wendell Potter,  former Vice President of corporate communications at CIGNA, one of the United States’ largest health insurance companies,  and author of Deadly Spin. Potter apologized to Moore for his massive, industry-funded, carefully-crafted efforts to discredit him and his… Continue reading