Here’s how charter schools are scamming the U.S. government and ripping off taxpayers

April 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Conservatives keep wanting to “privatize” everything so businesses can make a lot of money by providing services that governments have been doing.  The experience has been that “privatized” services end up costing more and providing worse service.  Also, governments are accountable to voters, but businesses are not accountable. This is true in our nation’s educational system too.  Vouchers and “charter schools” are vigorously promoted not only because they support capitalism instead of democracy, but also because they allow religious schools to grab taxpayers’ money without having to be fair to the students.  Some of these privately owned schools skim off […]

Sign petition to reject Trump’s horribly unqualified right-wing nominee Stephen Moore from serving on Federal Reserve Board.

April 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

During 2015 and 2016 Trump had campaigned with a promise to hire only “the best people.”  Instead, he has hired and appointed a whole slew of extreme right-wingers who are grossly unqualified, horribly corrupt, and/or maliciously cruel. In early April 2019 good political observers and non-profit organizations alerted us that Trump has nominated to the Governing Board of the Federal Reserve an appallingly horrible right-winger named Stephen Moore. CREDO Action (www.credoaction.com) reported:  “The seven members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors oversee the central banking system and U.S. monetary policy. If you are not sure exactly what they do, […]

Let’s get our priorities straight. Trillions of dollars for what?

April 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In order to get the Republican-dominated Senate to approve the New START Treaty, Obama committed the U.S. to replacing ALL of the U.S.’s nuclear weapons (the bombs, the bombers, missiles, submarines, etc.) with expensive new ones. The cost is likely to be about $1.7 TRILLION during the foreseeable future. In December 2017 Congress passed the Trump/Republican tax scam that is estimated to increase the U.S. deficit by a total of $3 TRILLION to $7 TRILLION in its first decade. In 1941 the U.S. jumped into World War II and abruptly stopped huge parts of the civilian economy and started massive […]

Overall, the U.S. is very rich. Poverty is inexcusable. We must change laws and policies to create a fair economy.

April 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For decades people have kept saying that the U.S. is the richest country on earth. We still are. But tens of millions of Americans suffer poverty, homelessness, lack of health care, lack of hope, and — really — profound alienation from “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The U.S. keeps falling short of what we promise.  We know it.  The victims of our economic, social and political systems know it.  The politicians know it. So why do the problems persist?  Some people are profiting from the chronic injustices that infect our economic, social and political […]

Democrats must become TRULY PROGRESSIVE and reject pressure toward “moderation” that merely tweaks the status quo and rebuffs voters who want REAL PROGRESS.

April 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For many years some people have arisen within the Democratic Party and tried to push it toward becoming TRULY PROGRESSIVE.  Whenever this happens, some other people — both within the mainstream Democratic Party and within the mainstream media — urge the Democratic Party to be more moderate instead of progressive. This is happening now again after the November 2018 midterm election.  Progressives achieved great victories.  Progressives want a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, a $15/hour minimum wage, and other strong reforms. But middle-of-the-road Democrats and mainstream media are pushing back.  They think bold progressivism is too bold.  But bold […]

TV: Understand Venezuela. Protect its Sovereignty.

April 3, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Watch my April 2019 TV program on your computer or on TCTV. This month’s episode is:  “Understand Venezuela.  Respect its Sovereignty.” To watch the interview, CLICK THIS LINK. To read a very thorough summary of what we said (and many links for more information sources at the end), CLICK THIS LINK:  2019.04 Summary of Venezuela interview.   The April 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series (see below for info about watching it through your computer or TCTV channel 22) provides fresh information and insights into the crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is a sovereign nation – a real democracy – […]

Register now for Olympia’s SAT APRIL 13, 2019, Climate Convention

March 31, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Thurston Climate Action Team (https://www.thurstonclimateaction.org) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Washington (https://citizensclimatelobby.org) have partnered to bring you the 4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention in combination with the WA State Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Olympia High School, Olympia WA Register today for the Early-bird rate:  https://southsoundclimateconvention.org/registration-3/ Early-bird registration ($30) is OK through Monday April 1.  On Tuesday April 2, registration is $35. The organizers offer student scholarships, as well as discounted registration to those who would like to volunteer at the Convention. Visit https://southsoundclimateconvention.org/ to register today!      

Conservatism is fatally flawed. Now is the time to debunk conservatism.

March 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Decades ago the U.S. had “liberals” who supported FDR’s New Deal and who tended to support labor and civil rights. Our nation also had “conservatives” who accepted the New Deal and who tended toward business interests instead of labor.  They were “conservative,” not cruel. But now the “conservatives” have run off the rails into extreme right-wing cruelty.  Many are blatantly sexist and racist (with Trump campaigning and governing without the “dog whistle” subtlety).  The Republican Party has effectively merged with the Religious Right, and some of those people want to impose right-wing Christianity as the U.S.’s national religion.  Nearly all […]

Ellen Brown (an expert on publicly owned banks) explains how to fund the Green New Deal.

March 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Ellen Brown is perhaps the U.S.’s best expert on publicly owned banks.  She explains how to fund the Green New Deal. She discusses Public Banks and also a bold economic remedy called “Modern Monetary Theory” (MMT). Read Ellen Brown’s article about how to fund the Green New Deal at this link:  https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-secret-to-funding-a-green-new-deal/ HERE ARE TWO MORE RESOURCES I CREATED: Recently I interviewed an expert on MMT for my TV program and wrote a thorough summary of what we said.  My thorough summary includes links to many other sources of information.  See http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-a-creative-practical-way-to-fund-jobs-infrastructure-climate-cures Several years ago I interviewed experts on publicly owned […]

See Venezuela’s Crisis in the Context of the U.S.’s Foreign Policy

March 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

U.S. Foreign Policy Has Serious Implications for Us. Venezuela: Trump and the U.S. government have escalated economic sanctions and military threats against Venezuela, a sovereign democracy. Trump is continuing the bi-partisan U.S. belligerence that has occurred ever since Venezuela elected Hugo Chavez president in 1998. He was re-elected twice and invested Venezuela’s oil wealth to improve nutrition, health, education, and housing before he died in 2013. A few rich people have been hurting the majority poor population. Chavez’s “socialism” angered economic elites, who did not want to lose their economic and political privileges. The U.S. supported the 2002 coup that […]

U.S. gov’t punishes immigrant workers but lets nasty employers break labor laws

March 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. government and conservatives make a big deal about clamping down on undocumented immigrants who get jobs in the U.S., but the U.S. government and conservatives fail to enforce the laws that should be holding unscrupulous employers accountable for breaking the law. Page 28 of an article in the April 2019 issue of “In These Times” magazine reports: “ICE’s 2018 budget for its enforcement and removal department was $4.8 billion, while the Department of Labor’s 2018 budget for its wage and hour department was $280 million.  We spent 20 times the amount chasing unauthorized immigrants than we did chasing […]

TV Program: “What’s Wrong with the Missing Middle”

March 10, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series is an interview with Judy Bardin and Jim Keogh, two very knowledgeable Olympia residents who have researched — and want the public to understand — the “Missing Middle” scheme that the City of Olympia adopted recently. The “Missing Middle” is a massive up-zone that will seriously disrupt many neighborhoods and cause several kinds of problems. The City railroaded it through without the necessary public information and conversation that are necessary for an honest democracy.   To watch the interview, CLICK THIS LINK:  Missing Middle interview. Glen typed up a very […]

Congress must take smart, strong new actions!

March 7, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

After this link about one of Congress’s major problems, I will provide links to proposals for how to solve the problems: How Congress Became a ‘Cathouse’ of Prostitutes Paying Off Their Pimps: https://www.opednews.com/articles/How-Congress-Became-a-Cat-by-Bernard-Starr-Blagojevich_Bribery-Influence-Peddling_Citizens-United_Citizens-United-Vs-Federal-Elections-Commission-181117-463.html   Public opinion polling keeps showing that the American people have VERY NEGATIVE views of Congress.  We must push Congress to stop its corruption, to become much smarter, to stop being so timid, and to take positive actions that serve the broad public interest (instead of rich donors and big business and the military-industrial complex).   This link goes to what www.Indivisible.org wants the next Congress to […]