Climate Change vs. Big-$$

I wrote this letter to David Leonhardt at the N.Y. Times, in response to the question he posed after Trump withdrew the U.S. from the single most important coalition the world has formed to prevent climate change — the Paris climate accord. His question: “What would a more politically persuasive message about climate change sound like?” 

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Trump: No Special Prosecutor, Impeachment Unlikely

I just learned that Mitch McConnell has rejected calls for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Trump team’s ties to Russia, and Russian interference in our election. But as much as Trump should be impeached, and deserves to be impeached, and as much as we need a special investigator to examine his ties with Russia, I’m afraid that the Left is underestimating the corporate desire to tear down the American Government.

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Unmasking “The Federalist Society”

AKA: State Funding of Religious Schools is a Terrible Idea

I saw an excellent YouTube ad for the Federalist Society, that presented what seemed on the surface to be a fair and balanced view of an issue I was interested in. The ad had the tag: “Debate – Discuss – Decide”. It sounded good. So I went to their site. Alas, I was misled.

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The Coming Corporate Feudalism

Can it be Stopped?

The world is heading towards a new feudal age run by corporations and the wealthy elite. It’s possible we can prevent that outcome, but only if we harness Web technology in ways that let us take charge of democracy…Now!

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Book Project: The Politics of Health

As I wrote in How I Became a Health and Political Activist, it was a long time before I realized just how much damage was being to done to American health by our food supply. Once I did, I became a health activist. From there, it was only a matter of time until I understood how corporate control of our political systems makes it virtually impossible to solve the problems. At that point, I became a political activist — or, more accurately, a proponent of political reforms.

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