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Entries by Joseph A. Palermo from 10/2010

Why Liberals Don't Stand a Chance in the Corporate Media

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Media

No wonder the conventional wisdom in Washington holds, without evidence, that the United States is a "center-right" country. Those making that argument might not be real, informed commentators -- but they play them on TV.

Citizens United -- Game Changer

| Posted 10.13.2010 | Politics

We can't really predict what will happen on November 2. All we know is that the historical trends are pushing against the Democrats, and that Citizens United has definitively tipped the scales in favor of the oligarchy.

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Media

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

| Posted 10.27.2010 | Politics

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Party Like It's 1994

| Posted 10.29.2010 | Politics

In the 90s, the major "bipartisan" policies that Bill Clinton enacted when he faced a hostile Republican Congress were all disastrous for the country. What was needed then -- and now -- was nothing short of a wholesale reaffirmation of the role of government in society.