Tag Archive for American Democracy

Don’t Miss the Bus

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By David Underhill – The American South is conservative. This is repeated so often that it resembles church liturgy uttered without thought to display adherence to a creed. But it won’t bear examination. The civil rights movement sprang from the South and convulsed the whole country, which quivers still from the effects in this presidential…

The Most Pragmatic Way to Fix American Democracy

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By Robert Reich – The Democratic contest has repeatedly been characterized as a choice between Hillary Clinton’s “pragmatism” and Bernie Sanders’s “idealism” – with the not-so-subtle message that realists choose pragmatism over idealism. But this way of framing the choice ignores the biggest reality of all: the unprecedented, and increasing, concentration of income, wealth and…

The Powell Memo Formed the Basis of A Call to Arms for Corporations

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Should American Democracy Be Purely About Capitalism? Or Is There Room for Compassion? Editor’s Note – An informed reader and contributor recently reminded me of the Powell Memo or Manifesto, what some credit as the beginning of the hyper activity on the part of American corporations to change the debate in the United States to…

Sierra Club Reveals Plans for Fixing American Democracy

Bruce Hamilton, deputy director of the Sierra Club, talks about how to fix our democracy – By Glynn Wilson – CAMP BECKWITH, Ala. — The Sierra Club is working on a five point plan for the future and the national staff and political committee will be discussing it this weekend. But Sierra Club Deputy Director…