Incarceration, INC.

Nobody should have a vested interest in anybody else's incarceration.

Identity and Politics: Building Bridges

One of the big buzzwords tossed around these days is identity politics. Something I’ve noticed is that these words essentially have two meanings and thus it can be an issue if someone discusses the topic while using one meaning but someone else is approaching it from the other side.

When Votes Disappear

Until they outlaw public monitoring of vote totals completely, this is one of the few methods we have to isolate problems ourselves.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 6

What follows is Part 6, the final installment of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Democrats: Nominating Kamala Harris in 2020? Or Chasing The White Working Class?

On a near daily basis since 2016, we've heard networks like CNN or MSNBC talk about the failure and necessity for Democrats to court voters in the white working class. It would appear Chuck Schumer missed the mark when he predicted that each blue collar Democrat who turned their back on the party would be replaced by a white collar conservative, itching to ditch Trump. Oops.

The Red Scare is Back to Distract (Updated)

(This article has been updated to include more distractions from the DNC and the establishment media)

#BREAKING: GOP Congressman Seeks to Silence SEC on Climate Change

On July 27th, Posey introduced H.R. 3502, “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw guidance regarding disclosure related to climate change.”

Duopoly is Dumbed-Down Government

Life is not black & white. We need government in full color.

Can This New Group Elect Bernies in South Carolina?

In the late 1970s, Bernie Sanders and his supporters started the Independent Coalition to address a then Red rural state in Vermont. And they did this to create the conditions for real progressives to be able to viably run for office. It resulted in Bernie being elected to Mayor of Burlington as a Socialist, electing down-ticket progressives to support him, and eventually breaking into Congress as an Independent.

#BREAKING: Congress Has Worked 8 Minutes in the Last Week

The men and women that we elect to represent us for 2-6 years in Congress are continuing to not take their jobs seriously.

A Chat With Conservatives: Bernie Bashing

A day or so ago, I wrote about how I grew up a Christian, Conservative Libertarian, and how meeting key people in my life, as well as discovering Bernie Sanders, led me to Progressivism. Well... my more Conservative viewership DID NOT like hearing about someone changing teams, AND they came to let me know.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 5

What follows is Part 5 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, which offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people.

Is the ACA Worth Saving?

While people naturally become alarmed over Trump's changes to the ACA, it's the similarities that remain that are the real killers.

#BREAKING: Congress Seeks Power to Intervene with Iran Across ENTIRE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Congress just introduced a bill that will make it easier for them to launch the country into violent conflicts.

#BREAKING: Wall Street Owned Congressman Seeks Disastrous Free Trade Agreement with Turkey

Congressman Mooney (R-WV), bought by Franklin Templeton Investments, wants to enact yet another disastrous free trade agreement and allow banks to continue to fight regulation with even greater ease, only to further threaten our domestic textile, food production, and automobile industries. For more content like this, or to debate this subject, join in @ Facebook.com/vote4ajs #Turkey #USHouse #FreeTrade 

This Picture is Every Reason Why Hillary Clinton was not the Lesser Evil

I am writing this because of the time capsule effect. I am not trying to beat this thoroughly dead horse. There are some people for whom this will fall on deaf ears. But for those of you still sifting through the rubble of the 2016 Presidential Election, I offer you this picture. This picture is an important reminder of many of the concerns I had in regard to why Hillary Clinton wouldn't be getting my vote—why she was not the lesser of two evils. 

#BREAKING: Senate Independents and Dems Unite Behind Voting Rights

Independents and Democrats in the Senate are uniting behind U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and S 1437, in order to expand voters' rights, as well as access to voting locations and ballots.

The USA should be Ashamed of its Electoral Process

The United States of America should be ashamed about its electoral process. France has wrapped up elections in which a whole new party that did not exist two years ago has won the presidency and the majority of parliamentary seats, and yet the US has people who don't even know that any options exists outside of the Democrats and the Republicans. It is a disgrace to the idea of democracy and it cannot stand.

Alice in Wonderland

I'm sure many of us grew up with our parents and grandparents reading us the story of Alice in Wonderland: a story about a girl who magically enters the land where things are not what they appear to be. In fact, everything is the opposite—wrong is right, right is wrong, left is right, right is left, and so on. Much like the United States today.

#BREAKING: Congress Introduces Bill to Terminate Pakistan As Ally

On June 22nd, Representative Poe of Texas, who has received a 0% rating in Foreign Affairs by both the Council for a Livable World and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, has called to terminate Pakistan as a US ally.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 4

What follows is Part 4 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, which offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people.

#BREAKING: Sen. Manchin Submits Deceptive New Energy Legislation

#BREAKING: Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) is attempting to pass potentially deceptive legislation.

Response to the Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 3

Part 3 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, offering a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages of the corporate oligarchy.

Classic Conservative Hypocrisy: Rep. Duncan on Journalism

#CLASSIC: Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. of Tennessee addressed the floor of the House yesterday, June 6th.

BREAKING: Senator Cotton Leads Power Grab For Permanent, Warrantless International Surveillance

#BREAKING: Senator Tom Cotton, along with 13 co-sponsors, including Senator Marco Rubio and Senator John McCain, has taken steps to give permanent authority to wiretap internationally, without a warrant, under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

Mainstream Media Helped Big Polluters Legitimize Climate Change Denial

Mainstream media outlets have lent credence to conservative think tanks funded by big polluters who have organized a concerted disinformation campaign for years to propagate climate change denial and skepticism

The Four Pillars of Oligarchy

If  nearly every day we're presented with yet another example of how justice should have been served, but was thwarted by a corporation's bottom line, then what type of government do we have right now?