Students Keep Aim True against Gun Violence

After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre, students organized against gun violence. And their aim is true and clear. They are now on a summer barnstorming tour of the country to speak for sensible gun control and to register young people to vote.

One Day of Trump Administration Corruption

How corrupt is the Trump Administration? To answer that, one could start by digging into a topic such as foreign emoluments or regulatory capture. Or one could just follow the news of the day. For example, let’s take the news of just yesterday, March 13, 2018 …

US Senate Greasing Skids for Next Bank Crash

After the severe bank crash of 2008, in order to guard against future such crashes, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank law, which enacted regulations that the Senate would now weaken. The CBO says the “Bank Lobbyist Act” raises the risk of a banking system crash.

Through Knowledge Peace

The 9-foot high statue is cast in bronze and standing on a 6-foot high pedestal. The front of the pedestal reads, “Through Knowledge Peace.” Standing on a globe is a young soldier who has thrown his gun under his feet. Holding high the book of knowledge he was reading, a dove flies out with an olive branch of peace. … (Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory)

The House Serfdom Caucus

What claim does the House Freedom Caucus have to the word “freedom?” Measured against FDR’s four freedoms, the word “serfdom” seems more fitting.
FDR: In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want – which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear – which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.

Mainstream Daily News Still on the Job

Despite cutbacks and financial stress in the industry, the mainstream daily news is still on the job, reporting on public corruption.

Michigan issues manslaughter charges in Flint water crisis. Koch donors get tough with “Freedom” Caucus. Dow Chemical pulls strings at EPA. Fed court tells EPA to enact methane drilling rule now!