2019 Legislative Report Card Published: The Good, the Bad and the Mind-boggling

Our look back at last week’s posts will be done tomorrow. We don’t want anything to distract from what we are posting now. The Report Card has been months in development, relied on the work of scores of volunteers, allies, former legislators, and our leadership team. It describes what was accomplished (lots), what was not…

Sunday at the Movies: Aldous Huxley 1958 Predicts So Much Of What We Are Experiencing Today

Today we offer a 30 minute 1958 video interview with Aldous Huxley. Incredible how predicts a Trump, the role of television, the role of propaganda and the possibility of stumbling to fascism. Also, I acknowledge a small error in the Report Care & encourage you to reexamine yesterday’s post about a schism among environmental groups.…

How Badly Do You Want to Own Part of an Aging Nuclear Plant? PRC Decides Wednesday. Call to Action

Our Report Card was viewed by almost 2000 New Mexicans in the first hours. Now action shifts to social and mainstream media. We provide tools to prepare letters to the editor.  New Energy Economy is defending us again, this time before the PRC tomorrow at 1pm. PNM wants you to own 10% of Palo Verde…

Sunday at the Movies: Video Highlights of Harris, Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Castro and More

Did you miss the debates?  We got you covered.  In addition to video clips from Debate I and II and Stephen Colbert’s hit on Debate II, we provide a fascinating US map depicting the most prevalent languages spoken in each state not including English and Spanish. Senator Martinez arrested for aggravated DWI. Post debate polls…

Two Shameful Tales, Inspiring and Courageous Responses and Opportunities for Action

Two separate issues: the DNC’s refusal to hold a climate change debate and a NM private prison housing asylum seekers in squalor. Plus, the inspiring responses from a 23-year old, risking arrest at a DNC meeting and a 95 year-old ABQ activist who just ended her 7 day hunger strike. Plus, Leger de Fernandez wins…

Truthout Points to How Perilously Close We Are to Fascism & a Path to Our Liberation–So Worth Your Time

“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we can’t have both.” —Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis. Today, we examine Henry A. Giroux’s brilliantly written piece on how the concentration of wealth and power, and dismissal of facts, science, and honesty,…

US Spends 10 Times More to Subsidize Fossil Fuels than to Support Public Education–There is an Ethics Lesson for You

The ongoing theme has been how misinformation is used to dissuade the public on multiple critical issues. Today, we examine how Koch-funded talking heads parrot false information about how NM extremists are getting rich advocating for a transition to renewables. We present an excellent op-ed calling out the Koch funded nonsense and then a link…