Ezra Klein in the New York Times wrote an article reviewing the work of political consultant and pollster David Shor, who said that the Democrats need to tone down their support for minority (black) rights if they want to win back white voters, whose motivations may or not be based on racism. Klein writes: All […]
Loss of Progressive US Media Voices – There Is An Alternative! By Mark Taylor-Canfield
I just heard the news that yet another progressive voice will be leaving the US media due to lack of financial support: The Norman Goldman Show is ceasing operations as of Feb 22nd. I have been a regular contributor/guest on the show for several years and Norm has been one of my mentors. I’m getting […]
A friend says: Just in case there’s any doubt at this point about the game Trump plays. From Anthony Scaramucci (who still supports Trump) on Friday: “What he likes doing, and what I tried to present at CNN yesterday and that ended up with the headline, “Scaramucci calls Trump a liar,” what he likes doing, […]
Flush the TPP, actions in Seattle
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pull The Democracy Dismantling TPP Out Of The Shadows & Into Public Scrutiny Can We Count on YOU? —-> RSVP to mobilize the Overpass Light Brigade! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Send a email RSVP to let us know we can count on you. Join the facebook event HERE We need 20+ friends to mobilize the […]
Rap your legislators
Vox Populi: Rap your legislators Record your message to our legislators, concerning the state budget. I will compile the various recordings into a group rap performance. I’m testing the tool and soliciting feedback and suggestions. Click here to add your voice.
Play the Tax Evaders game
Tax Evaders is a national project involving artists, game designers, researchers, protest groups, grassroots organizations and concerned citizens. We’d like thank our allies: Citizen Engagement Lab, The Other 98%, US Uncut The Yes Lab, The Overpass Light Brigades, Americans for Tax Fairness, Public Research Interest Group, and Occupy Wall St.
Bad math: Corporate lobbyists, conservative think tanks hawk snake-oil economics for WA
Economist Arthur Laffer is touted as a go-to source of wisdom by conservative think tanks and corporate lobby groups in Washington state like the Washington Policy Center, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Association of Washington Business. But a recent report shows Laffer’s economic prescriptions are more likely to hurt than heal […]
The US Military ….
Poster for town halls
Weapons of Mass Distraction – Freedom of the Press? US Activists and Journalists Face Surveillance
By Mark Taylor-Canfield (From Mark’s Syndicated Monthly Column – “Weapons of Mass Distraction”) Thank you to the editors for allowing me to tell the truth without censorship! Here’s another of my honest efforts to do just that. I only hope this piece doesn’t get me into trouble with my own publishers at other websites and/or […]
Should we call gun nuts "gun nuts"?
The minister at my local Unitarian Universalist church said in a sermon that left-leaning folks should stop calling gun-rights advocates names such as “gun nut” and “moron.” She said that it sure is tempting to insult them, but it’s counter-productive. Her words got me thinking. After the sermon, I asked her about it. I said, […]