Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry

Michael Simms: Enjoy the Comey Show, But Don’t Be Distracted From The Real Battle.

James Comey’s testimony is small potatoes. Progressives need to organize at the state and local levels. With the mainstream media focused on James Comey’s testimony in front of Congress, and the Trump … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: US involvement in Yemen Civil War Continues to Grow under Trump

While the American mainstream media is diligently reporting on the scandal of Melania not wearing a headscarf in Riyadh and cheering the triumph of her husband not bowing to the … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Will the real Rosie Doonan please stand up?

Promotion of twin sisters has gone cuckoo at Cuckoo Records. . . Email subscribers may watch the videos by clicking on the title of this post. — Cissie Redgwick is … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tetsugen and the Sutras — a traditional Japanese story about publishing

Tetsugen decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: The Daily Disaster of Donald Trump

With a vote of 217-213, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass Trumpcare and strip health coverage from 24 million Americans. The new program will undermine the health, … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: A Short History of May Day

The origins of the world holiday known as May Day or International Workers Day. Originally a pagan holiday, the roots of the modern May Day holiday are in the fight … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Are You Ready For More War?

Following through on campaign pledges to support American troops, on Thursday President Trump gave a green light to the military, enabling them to increase airstrikes in the Middle East. Here are … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Round-up of top stories in the news

Maryland’s state legislature has passed a ban on fracking which, with the blessing of the Republican governor, is expected to be signed into law any day now. This twist shows … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: New Poll Says Most Young Americans See Trump as ‘Illegitimate President’

Most young Americans see President Donald Trump as illegitimate, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Roasted Tomato, Mustard Greens, and Chorizo Chili

I grew up in Texas where chili is part of the holy trinity of cuisine. As a Texan, you have your barbecue, your guacamole, and your chili. What these three … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Saul Alinsky’s 13 strategies to take your community back from Trump

Saul Alinsky (1909 – 1972) is generally considered to be the founder of modern American community organizing. Alinsky focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across America, especially the … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

Michael Simms: Muse

As a musician, he was solid and reliable, but unimaginative. His chief talent lay in being in the right band. He enjoyed drinking and taking drugs, still in the initial … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Thank you, Mr. President

Barack Obama: School’s out! . Thank you, President Obama! You served the country with dignity, grace, and honesty. You accomplished a great deal in eight years. You pushed through health … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sun Tzu: How to win against Donald Trump and the forces he represents

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. — If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him. — He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment