Category Archives: General

View archived posts here

DON’T CALL IT A COUP…

Listening to NPR, this morning, I heard some of the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, including an unbelievable claim from GOP Rep. Devin Nunes… Actually, I didn’t believe it until John Nichols of The Nation reluctantly confirmed it, after a … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE!

At the U.S.-Mexico border, Donald Trump has clearly outdone Barack Obama when it comes to the U.S.’s unmitigated brutality toward would-be immigrants (many of them fleeing conflicts, coups, and authoritarian regimes created by longstanding U.S. foreign policy). While President Obama … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

THE ONLY WAY WE WIN IS BY CHAMPIONING THE GOOD, NOT BY SIDING WITH THE “LESSER” EVIL.

In today’s opinion piece by CODE PINK’s Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, the authors — looking at protest movements in Chile, Lebanon, France, the U.K., Iraq, and beyond — pose the question, “Why Aren’t People in the US … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

LET THE PRIVATIZATION AND PLUNDER OF UKRAINE BEGIN!

When Washington spends billions of dollars to foment a coup, it is simply never, ever, ever about “democracy” or “human rights,” but always, always, always about privatization and plunder. In this case, as per usual, the vast majority of Ukrainians … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

THE CONUNDRUM DONALD TRUMP POSES TO 21st-CENTURY LIBERALS: WHICH IS THE ACTUAL “LESSER” OF TWO EVILS (and how many angels can dance on the head of a pin)?

From Chris Hedges’ excellent article: “The deep state armed ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria in an effort to topple President Bashar Assad, but when it realized it could not control the jihadists—to whom it had provide some $500 million in weapons … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

“USA, the Ground-level View” (now on display at the Sun Gallery in Hayward)

This painting attempts to acknowledge the millions of innocent people who have met violent ends at the hands of ethno-sectarian supremacists in the United States and in the racially/religiously oppressive nations that our leaders, to their lasting shame, have enthusiastically … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

THE ONLY CAMPAIGN WITH MORE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS THAN DONALD TRUMP…

Unsurprisingly, it turns out that people of color (especially women), teachers, Wal-Mart employees, Amazon employees, and Starbucks employees — those suffering most under neoliberalism’s decades-long assault on our society — are Bernie Sanders’s biggest supporters… and they’ve come out to … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

DID TODAY’S LIBERALS LOVE THE SECRETIVE, CORRUPT PROCESS THAT LED US TO WAR IN IRAQ?

(I didn’t think so.) So, why should we embrace the same process — initiated by a Bush administration holdover — when it’s led us to a new Cold War with Russia? (We shouldn’t.) In the early 2000′s, Dick “Dark Side” … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

HOW’S THIS FOR COMMITMENT TO OPEN, CIVIL DISCOURSE? (CENSORED AGAIN…)

Enact Universal Healthcare for California just NUKED ME for criticizing their group’s endorsement of Sen. Warren — which blatantly misrepresents her (ever-waffling) position on Medicare-for-All. Here’s the comment that got me censored and prevented from even “Liking” their posts: I … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders is apparently getting desperate…

With the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders is apparently getting desperate to raise his profile. That he would stoop to recording a music video — a cover, no less — is actually a bit sad, but here it … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment