Archive for 2010

Past Fighters for Democracy Give Hope for Today

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The days after the winter solstice, when the once-receding sun has turned and begun its walk back towards the people of the North, have for ages been marked by holidays and rising hopes.1 Now, as we go through the Great Recession, with a battered middle class and government under the sway of big corporations, we […]


Vote for TweedleDEE!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

In 1911, Helen Keller, in a private letter to a friend, wrote: Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.1 Though Keller did not argue for not voting, she did express […]


Election Choice: Slow or Speed Downward Spin Into Plutocracy?

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

With House minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) already picking committee assignments, it seems the Republicans are eager to take control of the House — and resume America’s rapid downward spin into plutocracy. ++1 The downward spin sped up in 2001, when the Bush II Republicans came to power, slashed taxes for millionaires, and cut –- […]


Nikola Tesla Sought Abundant, Clean Energy for Humanity

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Nikola Tesla was a visionary inventor who devoted his life to making an abundant, clean energy supply for humanity. Among his inventions toward that end were alternating current (AC) power transmission, the AC motor, and the bladeless turbine.1 He also invented radio, neon & fluorescent lighting, x-ray imaging, robotics, wireless remote control, wireless energy transmission […]


GOP Leader Claims Richest “Hit Hardest” by Great Recession

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

As Democrats try to extend tax cuts for 98% of the people, Republicans threaten to kill those tax cuts by filibuster, unless they can also extend tax cuts for the 2% with the highest incomes ($250,000+, filing jointly).1 Last week, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cast the expiration of those tax cuts for the […]