A Swing State Disenfranchises Its Poor Electorate By Aura Bogado As we noted on Thursday, the issue of poverty was conspicuously missing from the first presidential candidatesâ€™ debate. While the term â€œmiddle classâ€ was traded more than thirty times between Obama and Romney, neither candidate made any substantive claims about poverty. In a debate dominated by the topic of the...read more
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by RALPH NADER from Counterpunch March Madness comes once a year. Media Madness is year-round. What the mass media choose to cover and feature try to turn the priorities of any sane society upside down. People of vice, war, money, spectator sports and business receive media attention â€“ oftentimes ad nausem. People of virtue, peace, civics, health, labor and community engagement have to beg...read more
from NYtimes.com By THOMAS B. EDSALL The publication last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of â€œHigher Social Class Predicts Increased Unethical Behaviorâ€ provided fresh fodder for the liberal critique of the Republican Party and the corporate ethic. The paper, by Paul K. Piff of the University of California, Berkeley, and four colleagues, reports that...read more
We live in a world where critiques of art are more acceptable if they are academic and not too critical of content. A layperson critical of art is likely to be dismissed as ignorant, conservative or a censor. We are trained to be accepting and tolerant of others, especially toward art and performance art. For the most part, this is a good thing. Although aware of this I still want to comment on...read more