Archive for December 2011
It used to be that the Republicans marched in lock step with religious-driven voters. According to Josh Lederman, who covers campaigns and elections for The Hill, the congressional daily newspaper, the days of the right's monopoly on support from faith based, values voters may be ending.
The big banks, together with the privately run Federal Reserve, are strangling our economy. Nearly half the money we pay when we buy virtually anything is for interest payments. But there's no reason why states, regions, or municipalities can't start their own banks and use the profit to both reduce taxes and pay for much needed public projects. Today's informative guest is Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. It's already working in conservative North Dakota.
The police are there to serve citizens and protect us from dangers. The military makes war on enemies. A big difference, obviously. But for a number of reasons, America's police have been morphing into more of a military force. Burt's gust is Alex Pareene, a columnist for Salon.com who has researched and written about the extent of this historic and rather chilling change.