Thursday, January 15, 2015

Why We Need 329,700.7 Members of Congress

“The median net worth of  a member of the 2013 congress was $1,029,505, eighteen times the worth of an average American home.”

American history is studded with precedents for disproportionality.  Our most stunning example comes directly from our very own Sacred Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment identifying a black person as three-fifths of a white person.

Friday, January 2, 2015


On January 1, Popular Resistance published an article, titled, “Leading Historian on US Torture: How to read the Senate Report.”
“Perhaps more importantly [than its reference to so many iconic cesspits of human suffering,] its details have purged that awkward euphemism “enhanced interrogation techniques’ from our polite public lexicon. Now everyone, senator and citizen alike, can just say ‘torture.’”  It could join that cheerful Nancyism: “Just Say No” to an advancing army of U.S. inspired anodyne remarks as in “Just Say No to Torture.”