Why President Obama Is Really No Worse than el Presidente Chávez

September 26th, 2011

By Dan Miller Here are some of the contrasting great leaps forward made or promised by these two astonishing leaders. This article by James Petras, a former professor of sociology at Binghamton University who claims “a 50-year membership in the class struggle,” appeared on September 17 in the Dissident Voice — a remarkable publication with […]


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Observations from the Kitchen Table

February 23rd, 2011

by Jane Thomas Maybe it is time to think more creatively about ways to make our government more responsive to the people. Observation #1 Countries run on two simultaneous tracks: an economic track and a political track.  On the economic track the two extremes are capitalism, where everything is privately owned, and communism, where everything […]


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Europe’s Apocalypse

May 29th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last week, the New York Times published an article saying that the European welfare state would quickly become unsustainable due to high levels of debt, decreasing birthrates, and overly generous benefits.  And in other news, pigs are flying over my window, the sun has risen in the west, and the temperature in […]


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Slammed By The WSJ

April 20th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin I just wanted to share with everyone a couple of great articles in the Wall Street Journal that caught my eye today. The first is titled “Why the Left Needs Racism” by James Taranto. It shows how the Tea Partiers are damned if they do, damned if they don’t when it comes […]


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State of the Union from the Kitchen Table 2010

February 13th, 2010

by Jane Thomas Each year I write a State of the Union from the Kitchen Table. As a general rule, I do not share it with others; however, I have been encouraged by my friends and family to do so this year. It has become a rare experience in American politics to elect a President […]


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