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INTRO FROM LIZ AMSDEN - Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent, most politicians you know are probably pretty good at telling you what they do and what you should do.
GUEST WORDS - Somewhere out there in the geopolitical wilderness of Eastern Europe, two powerful beasts stalk each other. One of them is good. One of them is evil. The future of all life on this planet is at stake.
LABOR VIEW - Some companies in the United States today routinely do despicable things to their workers.
GUEST WORDS - Vladimir Putin is not Russia and he is not “the Russians.”
GUEST WORDS - Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” to encourage and hail people’s charitable spirit.
STATE OF OUR UNION - Can America be a democracy if a minority writes the rules to entrench minority rule?
AN ANALYSIS - This year, the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Education, has invited an un-reconstructed Southern Baptist preacher, right wing politician, and Fox News pundit named Mike Huckabee to deliver a “keynote address” during what it terms an “inter-faith prayer breakfast” on the King holiday (January 17). Attendance will be by invitation only.
MEDIA WATCH - Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is continuing to taunt out MSNBC host Rachel Maddow over an email her producer accidentally sent to his office.
RACIAL RECKONINGS - 2022 has begun with melancholy, as our country sees the pandemic reach new heights.
GUEST WORDS - I recently watched with great sadness the press conference held by attorney Ben Crump who is now representing the family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a fourteen-year-old girl tragically killed by an LAPD officer responding to what he believed was an active shooter call at the Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood, on 12/23/2021.
COMMENTARY - January 6, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days for democracy in modern U.S. history, and the attack's anniversary coincides with the kickoff of an election year.
MARC's ANGLE - The articles released left and right about the passing of Harry Reid have induced head scratching moments and many times, cringe.
WATCHING POLITICS - Demographic transitions present political opportunities, but do not protect politicians from their own folly.
COMMENTARY - What’s your story? We tell stories, which evolve into myths — and myths are what hold us together. They create the collective entity known as the human race. And myths evolve.
COMMENTARY - Dear Senator Manchin, This single Black mom has a bone to pick with you.
YEAR IN REVIEW - It would be easy to survey the end of 2021 and see another year in wreckage. There’s the pandemic that won’t end. Rising inflation. Climate disasters. A democracy that looks creakier by the day.
COURT EXPANSION - as Chief Justice in 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a spate of transformational ultra-right decisions on a dizzying array of subjects, including voting rights, gerrymandering, union organizing, the death penalty, qualified immunity for police, gun control, campaign finance, and most recently, abortion.
SENATE UN-CIVILITIES - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is resorting to obscenities to attack her Congressional colleagues, referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “bitch.”