Vox Populi

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Billy Clem: As My Death Approaches

I am gravely ill. Medical tests indicate that my blood and many of my internal organs now fail to perform necessary functions. My body, enervated, starving, looks and feels terrible. … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 11 Comments

Kareem Tayyar: The Electrical Engineer

He could make a radio out of anything You’d come home and he’d have put one together out of the parts of that old Defunct television set that died one … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shirley Ann Higuchi: Suddenly What Happened to Japanese Americans 75 Years Ago Is Relevant

In May 1942, just six months into World War II, a medical doctor in the U.S. Army went to a notary in Fort Smith, Arkansas and signed over the sale … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Trump Threatens National Security, Invoke Amendment 25

The Trump administration poses an existential threat to the United States and must be removed from office.   We know that seventeen US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia hacked the … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Treason of the Republican Presidents

The GOP has a history of striking deals with foreign governments to help it win presidential elections while out of power. Nixon and Reagan did it… and possibly Trump. If … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Winship: For America’s Sake, We Need Answers about Russia. Now.

These first weeks of the Trump White House have felt like one of those tennis ball machines run amok, volley after volley shooting at us in such rapid fire that … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Dr. Seuss: Political Cartoons

Little-known editorial cartoons by Dr. Seuss re-emerged recently, as critics of President Donald Trump’s order on immigration drew parallels between the author’s warnings seventy years ago and America’s current political … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Facing Evil with Maya Angelou

. In this video recorded shortly after Maya Angelou’s death in 2014, Bill Moyers remembers a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Ideas As Dangerous As Bullets

Among the latest ungodly alternative facts issuing like toxic fumes from the White House is their brazenly skewed (and woefully misspelled) list of terror attacks the media allegedly failed to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Crimes of the Trump Era (a Preview)

The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Majid Naficy: Truth and Falsehood

I read in Egyption papyruses That Truth and Falsehood were brothers. One day Truth borrowed Falsehood’s dagger But lost it by misfortune. Falsehood took the case to court, Claimed the … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Make America Ungovernable

Donald Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Greg Thielen: The Republican Party — A Dangerous Ship of Fools

You know, I have to be completely honest, and this is coming from a person who lived through Timothy McVeigh’s Oklahoma City bombing and the two attacks on the World … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Do political protests make a difference?

. Millions of people across America are resisting Trump’s policies. Do our protests make a difference? Can they be translated into changes in our institutions? What are the next steps? … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 2 Comments