You may notice that over the last few days, I haven’t been really been posting substantively. Big changes are afoot in the worlds of surveillance and campaign finance. American hunger is set to grow as food stamp cuts kick in without an expansion of jobs for the hungry to fill. Faced with these changes, I’m [...]
On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to double undergraduate student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, making it more difficult for people to lift themselves out of economic struggle by earning a college degree.
One of the transformations associated with earning a college degree is decreased dependence on government services like SNAP, the [...]
No more trickle-down economics? Let’s look at what the bulk of the economic recovery spending does: It goes to fund the economic elites in our country, going directly into the bank accounts of big Wall Street firms, in the hopes that they might release some of this money, through big corporations, so that it can trickle on down to working Americans. [...]
The New York Times reveals today that the John McCain campaign has sent a team to Alaska to check up on Sarah Palin’s past, policy preferences and qualifications to be Vice President — the week after he announced she would be Vice President in his administration.
Is this how things will go in a John [...]
“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us vs. them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they’re there.” — George W. Bush, January 21, 2000
Sometimes it’s nice to [...]