Category Archives: Citizen Action

The Constitutional Argument for #OWS

Jack Balkin says that “Occupy Wall Street is pretty easily characterized as a constitutional movement, seeking to take back the Constitution from ‘the malefactors of great wealth …” and shows how “the Guarantee Clause of Article IV” providing that “the … Continue reading

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One Smartarse Comment I Found on the Internet

Photo: AP/Josh Reynolds, via Dependable Renegade. Amen, brother. Amen. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1tGZT-14N

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The Autumn of Our Discontent?

I wrote and posted Don’t Piss on My Head and Tell Me that It’s Raining – An Anti-Ode to Trickle Down Economics in May, but I’m reposting it in solidarity with the folks waking up to Occupy America. Here are … Continue reading

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Riding The Tide

Took a little field trip for my birthday last month and rode The Tide, our new light rail transit, into downtown Norfolk. The local rag reports that use to date is higher than expected! Overall, the rail journey was quite … Continue reading

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Got Kids? Don’t Vote Koch.

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films says it best: Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1tGZT-PD

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Eggplant! and Two Articles to Recommend

My friend and I dropped by the local Farmer’s Market today, and along with some produce and hot pepper jelly, I got some photographs of beautiful eggplant. They have nothing to do with the articles I’m recommending, they’re just pretty. … Continue reading

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Turkeys Away!

Our current flock of Congressional Republicans seems determined to give America the bird on recovering from the economically disastrous policies of the Bush League Republicans. The latest kerfuffle is over the debt ceiling, which was never an issue when “W” … Continue reading

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