The Silver Lining: Twelve Gifts from Trump to Progressives
A shorter version appeared on openDemocracy here. Now that they have had some time to mourn, clamor, or lick their wounds, progressives should begin to see the silver lining from … Continue reading
Plus ça change?
Can you guess which American party had this platform and when? The conditions which surround us best justify our cooperation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to … Continue reading
A Lesson for Michael Moore
[and Noam Chomsky too!] Multimedia is rare on Fila Sophia but the occasion is special. Without looking for conspiracies or evil-doers, without cinema gimmicks, this 45-minute documentary (French with English … Continue reading
Citizens United and The Nadir of the Single-member-district First-past-the-post System?
Many people have been saying, ever since I’ve been old enough to vote and long before Citizens United, that we make the best of what we have and vote for … Continue reading
If Crowds are Wise, Why isn’t Congress?
[Appeared Dec. 20, 2013 on Truthout. Look for comments there: http://bit.ly/1hsp2zr%5D We’ve all heard of the “wisdom of crowds” especially after James Surowiecki’s 2004 best-selling book by that name and … Continue reading