When Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady after the Constitutional Convention what sort of government the US had, he said, “A Republic, Madame, if you can keep it.” You have to wonder if we can keep it.
Something very big has happened, and it’s not due to Bernie Sanders’ magnetism or Donald Trump’s likeability. It’s a rebellion against the establishment.
"Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he’s not on the take! And when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing!”
Young people have the energy and vision to seek a national virtual referendum of, by and for the People, recognizing and acknowledging that people are unrepresented by their Congress and government, and demanding that the time for change is now.
For GOP primaries, Firstism is a universal affliction. Imagine the delightful firsts beaming from a Trump-Sanders presidential contest!
“In her great piece, Sara Gray makes the connection between kids playing at 'first person shooter games' and being in live combat. She explains how these kinds of games desensitize heavy players to images of violence- thus, isn't it easy to imagine shooting someone in real life when you spend all day simulating shooting someone?”
It’s the age-old ruse of divide and rule. Let’s not fall for that anymore.
A request for documents has been “completely ignored” by Michigan governor Synder.
Even in troubled Afghanistan, there are alternatives whose sum could potentially slice through this Gordian knot of a policy problem.
The candidate, seeking the Green Party nomination, is the only presidential hopeful who understands that what's important is not the election—it's the construction of anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist global movements. The building of these movements alone will save us.