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19 Feb
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A trillion dollar bill
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Move over, military-industrial complex In a classic episode of The Simpsons, Mr. Burns (“America’s wealthiest and therefore most trustworthy citizen”) is given a trillion dollar bi...
15 Jan
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Applying Dr. King’s six philosophical principles of nonviolence
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Rev. Martin Luther King press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico. Created / Published July 30, 1964. (Library of Congress) His triple evils still need to...
23 Oct
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Third parties don’t work
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Gallup’s annual Governance poll. (Source) Unionizing is smarter Having voted third party for two decades, I feel that I’m speaking from experience when I say that they can’t succee...
09 Oct
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A peace plan for the federal drug war
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Let states decide for themselves Most Americans, myself included, can’t remember a time when we weren’t fighting the war on drugs. After more than 50 years, it’s clear that the str...
21 Sep
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The Trump-Biden Peace Plan
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Imagine what America could accomplish if we cooperated instead of fighting. On September 21, 2024, the International Day of Peace, the American Union will publish a legislative pac...
15 Apr
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The political franchise as a tool for nonviolent social change
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Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) sees the potential of franchising in The Founder (2016) Unlocking the power of the people in 2024 In the 2016 movie The Founder, Ray Kroc builds a local h...
09 Mar
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What is the cost of NOT ending poverty?
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This is the first in a series of posts about unconditional basic income (UBI). Also called universal basic income, it is an amount of cash that is given to everyone on a regular ba...
12 Feb
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Constructing 21st century democracy
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Originally introduced as an anti-poverty program, Gandhi made the spinning wheel the center of his constructive program. He led by example, spinning daily and wearing nothing but k...
15 Dec
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Analyzing the midterm results
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The 1% controls the outcome Photo by Trev Adams via Pexels A month after the 2022 election, the results are in for all 470 Congressional races, and we know what the 118th Congress ...
01 Nov
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A 2022 voters’ guide for rejecting partisan politics
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It’s the most important election ever!   The 2022 midterms offer three options for individual voters to provide Congress with feedback, which are roughly analogous to a ...