Occupied thought, beyond demands – from the desk of Chris Hedges…

From Chris Hedges at Truthout…concerning the Occupy Movement… “…These protesters have not come to work within the system. They are not pleading with Congress for electoral reform. They know electoral politics is a farce and have found another way to be heard and exercise power. They have no faith, nor should they, in the political…

In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

Required reading from Mike Lofgren at Truthout: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult “Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -“Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political…

A Wisconsin Conversation…

It goes something like this: Her: I don’t even know why they’re protesting. Me: Really? Her: They’ve (public employee unions) had it good for a long time. Me: So your solution to this is to make their benefits suck and remove collective bargaining like everybody else? Her: No, that’s not what… Me: Are you aware…