On Manchin’s BS About an “Entitlement Mentality”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is fighting to rein in the $3.5 trillion American Families Plan that's said to cover such things as adding dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare; childcare for working families; community college tuition; 12 weeks of guaranteed paid parental, family and personal illness/safe leave; Obamacare subsidies, etc. Manchin says he doesn’t want “to change … Continue reading On Manchin’s BS About an “Entitlement Mentality”

On Climate Change & Capitalism

By now it should be impossible to deny climate change. There’s always been occasional extreme weather, but now “extreme” is becoming routine. I frankly believe it’s impossible to address this global challenge under capitalism. The demands of short-term profit will block any real chance of making the massive changes necessary. And I guarantee any attempts … Continue reading On Climate Change & Capitalism

On 60 Years of Climate Change

I read an interesting article this morning on climate change in the Guardian today, "Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)." It links to a second article I haven't read yet but will, "How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous." Climate change is a discussion that can be … Continue reading On 60 Years of Climate Change

On Racism & Indifference

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.Elie Wiesel Back while I was on Facebook sabbatical last month, CNN ran an opinion piece by John Blake that struck me. I wasn't posting then so I'll catch up now... When we talk about racism, it's usually about the overt acts of prejudice, hostility and violence … Continue reading On Racism & Indifference