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The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Posted by on March 27, 2020 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Today, the great divide in American politics isn’t between right and left. The underlying contest is between a small minority who have gained power over the system and the vast majority who have little or none. #riggedsystem

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Why I’m Still Hopeful and Not Done Fighting for a More Just Society

Posted by on January 15, 2020 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Why I’m Still Hopeful and Not Done Fighting for a More Just Society

“As bad as it looks – as despairing as you can sometimes feel – the great strength of this country is our resilience,” writes Reich. “We bounce back. We will again. We already are.” #hopeforamerica

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Reasons for Optimism

Posted by on September 17, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Reasons for Optimism

The arc of American history reveals an unmistakable pattern. Whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, we eventually rally and move forward. #optimism

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America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

Posted by on July 10, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy. #wealthinequality #governmentcorruption

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The Next Big Fight: Saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from Massive Cuts

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Next Big Fight: Saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from Massive Cuts

Republicans like to call Social Security and Medicare “entitlements,” as if they’re some kind of giveaway. But Americans pay into these programs throughout their entire working lives. It’s Americans’ own money they’re getting back through these programs.

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Flex Your Political Activist Muscles (More Easily) with These 6 Awesome Resources

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Flex Your Political Activist Muscles (More Easily) with These 6 Awesome Resources

If you’re feeling a little (or big) urge to protest the shenanigans of our new administration, here are some resources that will make it easier and more effective.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained & Why Fast Track Must Be Stopped (2Min Video)

Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained & Why Fast Track Must Be Stopped (2Min Video)

Robert Reich gives one of the best descriptions of the nature & dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a less than 3 minute video. The effort to have this secretive, nontransparent proposal put on a “fast track”, smacks of Tammany Hall-style politics that benefits no one but fat cats. And, after years of the public hoping for bipartisanship in Congress, isn’t it ironic that this is the issue where Republicans are supporting the president in large & growing numbers?

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McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Politics with 0 Comments
McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous. But by taking “Citizen’s United” one step further and effectively eviscerating campaign finance laws, the Court has issued an invitation to oligarchy.

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