It’s time to turn down the political volume

Rhine McLin used to say, “I’m an elected representative, not a politician,” even though her life revolved around politics from the day her Dad died and she ascended to his statehouse seat as if she was royalty. Even though she didn’t live up to her claim, the idea was correct: once elected, you represent all Read More

Tax abatement clawback 101

Used to be that taxes were paid by working people to provide them with services from the government. The services included shared infrastructure like roads and sewers, safety services like police, fire and national defense, public education, immunization- the list goes on. Most of what government spent money on was for the good of all. Read More

Something to think about: systemic failure and the blame game

Reader Truddick included this video link in his response to my post this morning: Nation or Empire. It’s by Professor David Harvey, City University of New York (CUNY), who teaches courses on Marxism. At the end, it talks about candidates spewing the typical pablum– something I try hard not to do. Do I believe that Read More