The 9-11 anniversary coverage was replete with “United We Stand” imagery and sloganeering, but just how “united” are we? Whatever the issue or challenge “united we stand” would be a good place to start. Why can’t we unite to save… Read More ›
Rethinking Government: An Activist, FDR-Style Government that Delivers for America, OR…
We offer a guest post focusing on GOP reasons for choking government at all costs, preceded by Heather Cox Richardson contrasting the differences between GOP privatization and 1930s style Democratic Activist Government. We close with Roxanne’s and my legislative wrap… Read More ›
Sen. Wirth on Need for Strong PRC Regulation, Plus Countering Misinformation on the Public Bank
Our three News in Briefs focus on Covid and the recovery, with one excellent piece on our not having illusions about 2021 and a Biden-led return to “normalcy.” Another NIB describes how it may not be a good time to… Read More ›
Why & How the US Government Has Failed Us: Excerpts from a Sun Interview with Economist Dietrich Vollrath + New GA Polls!
We extend our discussion of economic & political policy from a different vantage point. Vollrath focuses on the structural mechanisms of government being too aligned to serving corporations, not people, as the problem to our response to Covid.
Roxanne & I Celebrate You This Holiday & Offer Some Observations & One Question
We are inching towards January 1 and the end of 2020, January 20 and the end of Trump, and January 19 and the beginning of a new legislative session. Despite Trump, despite COVID, we have much to celebrate and much… Read More ›
NM Revenues Surge, Budget Improves, Plus COVID Relief Package Hang Up: Providing Protection to the Worst Corporate Offenders
We examine an improved NM state budget, the opportunity this presents for legislative advocacy, the need to stay involved in the Georgia runoff, and a shameless effort by the GOP to strip workers of workplace protections.