This is the thanks they get? Our teachers and our librarians, civil engineers and school crossing guards, trash collectors and public safety protectors, public prosecutors and public defenders, snowplow drivers, accountants, file clerks, telephone operators, translators, healthcare workers, those who care for our sick and elderly and our forgotten.
|By: acmerecords Friday November 29, 2013 12:35 pm|
|By: acmerecords Saturday November 23, 2013 5:00 pm|
This past week state and federal officials raided more than a dozen Colorado cannabis dispensaries and greenhouses and two homes. The agents, including officers from both the DEA and the IRS, had obtained warrants for 10 individuals connected with the raided properties. The Denver Post obtained a copy of the search warrant that allowed the agents to seize “everything from pot plants and cash to financial records, safes and computer flash drives”. No arrests were made during the sweep that took place over the course of several hours on Thursday.
|By: acmerecords Wednesday November 20, 2013 6:08 pm|
Ripped from the headlines, the news seems to suggest that rank and file democrats are following their standard bearer’s ‘style’ when it comes to solving some of the more pressing and complex problems that we face together as a nation. Its good to know that these followers have appreciated the efforts made by the Obama administration to “set the tone” as we sally forth together to solve these troubling and significant criminal and cultural problems.
|By: danps Saturday November 16, 2013 10:30 am|
Lambert’s post on Sunday about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looks at the deal from an important perspective: Its effect on popular sovereignty. He links to Dean Baker’s short post and highlights this: “The main thrust of the negotiations is to impose a regulator[y] structure in a wide range of areas — health, safety, environmental — which will override national and sub-national rules.” International agreements have always had that character, of course. Treaties, conventions like the Geneva Conventions and Convention Against Torture and so on also (theoretically) supersede national and sub-national rules. They would be worthless otherwise.
The idea that trade agreements weaken national laws is also not new.
|By: cassiodorus Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00 pm|
Can we solve the climate crisis while the capitalists roam the Earth, terminating ecosystems here and there? Christian Parenti, in full knowledge of the system and its urgent critique, seems to think so, and he has a piece out in Dissent titled “A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis.” Parenti suggests that the problem with climate change is so urgent, and any sort of post-capitalist revolution so far off, that activists should focus upon climate change now before any sort of revolution has any serious momentum.
|By: Alexa O'Brien Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm|
The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.
|By: BrandonJ Sunday November 3, 2013 6:20 pm|
We move on to Joseph Lhota, the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from January 9th, 2012 to December 31st. He is the Republican candidate in this election and has experience in numerous offices under major names like Rudy Giuliani.
Lhota echoes a sentiment of being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, which is a theme all three major candidates build upon.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 3, 2013 11:37 am|
It’s time to quit coddling capital.
|By: cmaukonen Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00 pm|
When I was growing up, if you bought the latest model it in most cases was an improvement over what came before it, always better picture and sound. Additional channels on TVs. Stereo sound instead of monaural. Transistor instead of vacuum tubes.
|By: acmerecords Saturday October 19, 2013 4:00 pm|
In an opinion piece posted recently on the CNN International news website, a former White House Drug Policy Advisor named Kevin Sabet denounced the nascent but growing movement to end the prohibition of cannabis in the US in a 763 word ‘comment’ that does not include a single statistic about the subject substance : Cannabis. That the writer spends 377 words of the piece presenting alarming statistics about the horrible and horribly addicting drugs heroin, cocaine and tobacco should cause readers to question the motivations of this law enforcement scientist and his use of the misrepresentational mechanism of false equivalency and scare tactics may lead readers to question the honesty of CNN International for presenting this piece of propaganda (even couched as it is as opinion) to its readers.