Why not starve government, since the misinformation gang opposes almost any form of financial or environmental regulation, while neglecting aging infrastructure and falling behind other developed countries in education?
If Mitt Romney is elected in 2012, he will be the richest American president since George Washington, who owned 300 slaves and vast tracts of land. Romney is ten times richer than the patrician George Bush and fifty times richer than Barack Obama.
All the media wants to hear about is a soon-to-be former Congressman whose self-absorption and bad judgement are remarkable even by current congressional standards. I don't understand professional journalists, with all the resources at their command, being so easily suckered.
The Philippines, Indonesia, and Egypt have taught us that last minute mobilizations can achieve spectacular results. But they are no substitute for the long, difficult work of organizing grassroots movements.
The oligarchy of corporate reformers and billionaires that is currently driving education policy in this country has launched a sharp attack on the whole concept of professionalism in the field of public education.