Women’s March On Washington, Saturday, January 21, 2017

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

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The People’s Climate Mobilization March, April 29, 2016

Climate action is under attack. We need to stand up and take action to protect everything and everyone we love; in the first 100 hours of Trump’s administration, in the first 100 days, and beyond.

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There is no denying it: Donald Trump’s election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. If the policies he proposed on the campaign trail are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles.
It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.

Facing the looming threat of a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, workers, and so many more, we need to act together and make it clear that we will not stand for any attempts to undermine the fight for justice. Continue reading “The People’s Climate Mobilization March, April 29, 2016”

How Trump Does Not Create Jobs

During the campaign Donald Trump made a point of saying he would stop the export of US jobs.  He held up in particular the example of a Carrier air conditioner manufacturing plant in Indiana.  Its announcement that workers
would be laid off and the plant moved to Mexico was recorded by a worker on a smartphone and went viral.

Last week Carrier announced it had changed its mind and 800 jobs would be retained in Indiana. The press announced Trump did a “victory lap”, visiting the plant to take credit for keeping the jobs.

It soon appeared the State of Indiana (of which Vice President-elect Pence is Governor) had offered Carrier $700 million in tax breaks and other incentives to keep the jobs.

On almost the same day last week it was announced that the US economy had added 170, 000 new jobs in November as part of the ongoing economic recovery. So while Trump and Pence had preserved 800 jobs temporarily through taxpayer subsides, economic policies put in place by President Obama had created over 100 times more permanent jobs without political intimidation or subsidies. Continue reading “How Trump Does Not Create Jobs”

Putting A Stop To Job Exportation Overseas? At What Cost, Mr. Trump?

During the campaign Donald Trump made a point of saying he would stop the export of US jobs.  He held up in particular the example of a Carrier air conditioner manufacturing plant in Indiana.  Its announcement that workers
would be laid off and the plant moved to Mexico was recorded by a worker on a smartphone and went viral.

Last week Carrier announced it had changed its mind and 800 jobs would be retained in Indiana. The press announced Trump did a “victory lap”, visiting the plant to take credit for keeping the jobs.

It soon appeared the State of Indiana (of which Vice President-elect Pence is Governor) had offered Carrier $700 million in tax breaks and other incentives to keep the jobs.

On almost the same day last week it was announced that the US economy had added 170, 000 new jobs in  November as part of the ongoing economic recovery. So while Trump and Pence had preserved 800 jobs temporarily through taxpayer subsides, economic policies put in place by President Obama had created over 100 times more permanent jobs without political intimidation or subsidies. Continue reading “Putting A Stop To Job Exportation Overseas? At What Cost, Mr. Trump?”

From the Press

I. “There’s something both grotesque and bracing about the confrontation between Clinton, with her disciplined professionalism, and Trump, with his increasingly frenzied assertions of male prerogative. Like the female protagonist of a quest narrative—or, perhaps, of a dystopian fantasy—Clinton has made it through all her challenges to face the bull-headed Minotaur of sexism at the end of the maze.”

—-Margaret Talbot (New Yorker Oct. 16)

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/2016s-manifest-misogyny

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II. “It is indeed hard to say a kind word about Congress…Republicans contribute significantly to the breaking of the system, and then they thunder to the country that the system is broken. They refuse to govern, and then they denounce government. They seem to confuse governing with having their way. And more to the point, how does this vast alienation from Washington excuse this vast contempt for whole groups and races and genders? Continue reading “From the Press”

Yo Millenials! What The Hell Are You Thinking?

Friends: I completely understood the fascination of young people with Bernie Sanders’ appeal for a new political revolution during this election season. My whole life I have been arguing for clean alternative energy to fossil fuels, eliminating the corrupting influence of special interest money on our politics, equal pay for women in the workplace, equal rights for all citizens, progressive tax reform, and free college expenses for those who can’t afford it.

Hillary Clinton is about my age, and I also get it that people under 30 may look at her and my generation as a bunch of old timers who have been around too long and may no longer seem all that relevant. That is a generational problem that Bernie managed to avoid.

When Bernie failed to get the nomination, there were a lot of hurt feelings among many of his loyal followers, so I am not surprised when many of them looked to the third party candidates who are on the ballot. I will focus my remarks on current Millennial support for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Continue reading “Yo Millenials! What The Hell Are You Thinking?”