Five Conspirators in the Eradication of the Middle Class

Meet the kingpins, the enforcers, the illusionists, the con men, and the hitmen that are all working together to eradicate the middle class. Their unspoken goal is a two-class nation, with a heavily armed security force to quell resistance from the more outspoken members of the lower class. It may be somewhat of an unwitting…

Silencing America as It Prepares for War

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence…

We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] didn’t vote for Trump. I consider myself a liberal with a small “l.” I believe in the value of basic humanity, diversity, and the freedom of religion enshrined in the constitution. Donald Trump was a candidate who seemed to respect none of those values, and the idea of him ascending to the Oval Office filled…

Nothing Left – The long, slow surrender of American liberals

[mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”60″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]F[/mks_dropcap]or nearly all the twentieth century there was a dynamic left in the United States grounded in the belief that unrestrained capitalism generated unacceptable social costs. That left crested in influence between 1935 and 1945, when it anchored a coalition centered in the labor movement, most significantly within the Congress of…