Trump’s Bold Plan to Address Poverty in America

We’ve written often about bold plans for addressing poverty, but they’ve always focused on strategies to build capacity or wealth in those in poverty. Trump has another idea. Look for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ testimony before the US House panel examining reparations in America and maybe a bonus video for your Sunday at the Movies with Retake.

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…

In Search of a New Normal that Is Actually Normal: Today is NOT Normal & It Hasn’t been Normal for 40 Years

For 40 years the corporatocracy has been subtly unraveling democratic processes until today, we are dangerously close to the end of even our current sad form of democracy. The media, the courts, and monopolies are tightening their grip. This is not remotely normal, but it is all connected and threatens to snuff out any and…