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The Curse of the Vice Presidency: Is Joe Biden is Different?


By Nicholas Sheppard – John Adams once described the vice-presidency as “The most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived.” In the 1930s, John Garner went one further, famously describing the office as being “not worth a bucket of warm piss”. Things have hardly gotten better since Garner’s time. Richard Nixon’s painfully wrought…

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


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…