Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Not-So-Special Delivery

Is there really enough reason to cut even more "service" out of our postal service? With the elimination of employees, closure of facilities and reduction of services, it's time we stop the deliberate degradation of this vital public service.

VIDEO: #9 Make Polluters Pay Us

We can clean our environment and strengthen the economy if we start charging polluters for poisoning our skies. It's time we stop investing in dirty fuels.

Will Surging ‘Sharing Economy’ Drive Bottom-up Disruptions?

Whatever the imprint, dramatic breakthroughs in peer-to-peer exchanges are booming, posing large-scale challenges to corporatism. Have we began sharing general productivity across far more equitable commons?

VIDEO: Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended After Manhandling Bikini-Clad...

Hundreds are protesting against a white police officer who threw a 4-year-old African-American girl to the ground and pointed his pistol at other black youths at a neighborhood pool party. It's time the police brutality ends.

What’s Wrong with America?

The world’s one-time sole surviving superpower is in decline. And what ails the U.S. can be seen through the experience of ordinary people—those who personify the existential rationale for “democracy.”

Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi and America’s ‘Family Values’

While Liberals and Conservatives both "care about families and children," Liberals' humane policies do more to help families over the "selfish and self-righteous approach of the Republican right." Where's America's family values?

Anticipatory Bribery

It's about time the people that run for office feel the burden of revealing payments based on their economic worth, not anticipated political clout. Have we entered a future of anticipatory bribery?

How America Invites Terrorism

Maybe it's time we inform our soldiers of their likely roles in the killing machine, because war does not bring freedom. Instead, it invites young men and women to start on their own personal worlds of terror.

U.S. in the Middle East: Where You Don’t Belong You Must Not Stay

The U.S. should not be in the Middle East, but the U.S. government will not be pulling out troops when there is still oil and natural gas there. At some point in time, other countries will get so tired of this endless war they will step in to put an end to it.

Dalit Women and Village Justice in Rural India

The caste system dominates all areas of life in India where violent exploitation and prejudice are the norm. The most common victims of village justice are Dalits—girls and women are victimized and violated daily in national neglect.