"Why We Fight" was a fiery 1988 speech given before a tumultuous crowd of angry ACT UP demonstrators at the New York State Capitol in Albany. Today, July 11, on what would have been Vito's 66th birthday, we present "Why We Fight" in its entirety.
There is a lot of talk on Capitol Hill right now about the need to balance the federal budget. What is largely absent from this debate is any discussion of the wars -- and its affect on poor and working people.
As anthology films go, Freakonomics is an entertaining -- if occasionally scattershot -- documentary. But then, that was the nature of the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, upon which the film was based.
I'm not one to kick a man when he's down, but I feel compelled to share a cautionary tale of my own firsthand experience with the Straight-Talk Express. That hell-bent freight train rolled over me a couple years ago and I haven't felt the same since.
When it serves him politically to condemn Halliburton's abuses, he takes that view. When he's running for president and seeking to establish his bonafides with the Republican base, a different John McCain emerges.