The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.
Don't be fooled by the misleading propaganda created by billionaires and corporations for the politicians they've purchased. These proposals have nothing to do with the right to work. They're all about forcing people to work for less.
As the wealthy bankers are propped up and subsidized by the government, everyday working people who have little as it is are robbed daily -- by their employers. Now is a better time than most to discuss the crisis of wage theft in the United States.
The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.
Chevron is planning a bid to access natural resources in sacred parts of the state of Utah and wants to bolster public support by dropping a string of donations around town. They are vultures, make no mistake.
A good step towards awakening your inner life is to identify the gaps between what you believe in on the inside, and what you tend to do on the outside. Here's an exercise that can help you awaken to those gaps.