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Global Capitalism is a Failure

I rarely start with a quote but Umair Haque pretty much nails the point of capitalism to fascism for which I’ve been writing about for quite some time now. Please read his words carefully: Here was the theory. Following America’s lead, countries like India and China could get rich. All they had to do was […]

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Philanthropists in Muncie Finally Show Love for MCS

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN Blog – The typical sycophants were cheering for Muncie’s Elite as the checks start rolling into Muncie Community Schools after Ball State University official replaced the democratically elected school board. According to The StarPress: BSU President Geoffrey Mearns announced the Ball Brothers Foundation and the George and Frances Ball Foundation each have […]

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Trump’s Davos Speech – Delusion of USA’s Elite

Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Trump was given an international stage of the world’s elite to talk about how the United States can move the world toward globalization to benefit the masses, but all he could talk about was the economic power which can buy the world’s most enormous military power. China and Germany will take the […]

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Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Culture Government

Local Control of Education & Democracy is a Myth

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Many Muncie residents are still upset over the state takeover of Muncie Community Schools (MCS). The teacher union is obviously upset since they recently won a state ruling over their contract dispute, but the victory was short-lived. It lasted less than a weekend. The union knows teacher jobs […]

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Culture Government

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People September 15, 2016 by Bill Moyers This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The following is a condensed version of a speech that Bill Moyers delivered at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, on July 8, 2016, and is crossposted at TomDispatch.com. Sixty-six years ago this summer, on […]

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Government

People Power: PR Firms Won’t Fix Indiana’s Problems

The Power of the People – Voting – Will Fix Indiana’s Problems MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – Not really surprised when the press release came across the wire that Indiana was hiring a top propaganda machine to repair the damage brought to our state by Governor Mike Pence and a super majority of right-wing republicans. Creating […]

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Community Culture

People Power: Restoring the Great Democracy

MUNCIE, Indiana – This country was formed based on the collective voices of the people making up a new country at the time. The founders fought for and earned their freedom from a ruling monarchy intertwined with the Church of England. They had no say in their government and had no freedom from religion. You […]

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Government

Can We Safeguard Our Democracy After McCutcheon?

The Supreme Court’s evisceration of our campaign finance rules is a powerful argument for the cleansing properties of sunlight. We should respond to McCutcheon by pushing for the full and timely disclosure of every penny donated to advance a political…