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US Militarism Fuels Domestic Gun Violence

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly, the American people want to reduce gun violence.  Smart people urge Congress and state/local governments to pass specific legislation banning assault weapons, requiring background checks, preventing dangerous people from owning guns, and so forth.  All of those are good ideas and necessary. But nearly all people who want to reduce gun violence OVERLOOK “THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” that persistently REINFORCES AND PROMOTES gun violence:  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FOREIGN POLICY AND BUDGET AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE SHOOTING (and bombing) in THE MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION THAT VIOLENCE SOLVES PROBLEMS. The government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE that ordinary Americans follow when they shoot people […]

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The U.S. Senate is horribly undemocratic: States with small populations are over-represented.

September 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution gives an equal number of senators (2) to each state, regardless of population.  This means that the states with very small populations (e.g., Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota) have the same power in the Senate as do the states with very huge populations (e.g., California, New York, Illinois).  The small-population states tend to be more white and more Republican, while the bigger states tend to be more diverse and more Democratic.  The correlations are not perfect, but the tendencies are strong.   Republicans have half of U.S. Senators, but represent FAR LESS than half of U.S. population.  The […]

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Gov. DeSantis’s FEDERAL FELONIES: Kidnapping immigrants + transporting them across state lines

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign the petition: Ron DeSantis must be investigated. You read that right. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may have violated federal law by using over $600,000 in taxpayer dollars to lure 50 asylum seekers onto a flight that diverted them from Florida and sent them to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. That’s transporting human beings across state lines under false pretenses. Lawmakers and experts think that DeSantis broke the law. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice cannot stand by and let this continue. The asylum seekers DeSantis deceived were told they would be given housing and jobs. Instead, they […]

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Supreme Court is considering an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS right-wing threat to honest elections

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Our Voting Rights Are at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling This is the case that will decide the “independent state legislature” theory.   U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Moore v. Harper by June 2023. I urge you to read this article: https://truthout.org/articles/our-voting-rights-are-at-stake-in-upcoming-supreme-court-ruling/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ae8ecac9-3460-4387-a7dd-f254f36c6139     Some of the efforts to overturn the 2020 election through state legislative efforts might become federal law if the Supreme Court agrees with the right-wing extremists that are promoting a bizarre theory.  See this:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/supreme-court-election-changes/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11459&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   For half a century, Common Cause (www.commoncause.org) has worked to protect honest government and fair elections from the powerful […]

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Inflation: Fresh insights debunk conservative myths

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Mainstream news media and mainstream politicians have been misleading the public about what has caused the current inflation — and what to do about it.  They — and the Federal Reserve (the bank-owned nationwide entity that decides how much money to circulate) — misdiagnose the causes, so their remedies actually hurt ordinary people. I’m posting here some articles that provide true information, fresh insights, and suggestions for solving this economic problem in ways that help ordinary people.   This video — in less than 3 minutes — DEBUNKS 4 Myths About Inflation.  Robert Reich explains economic realities in clear and […]

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U.S. is a “rogue nation” in failing to take humane, ethical actions that other nations have taken

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. is the only (or almost the only) modern industrial nation that fails to help its people and the world in these important ways:   The U.S. health care system keeps ranking LAST among rich nations. The U.S. does not offer paid leave for new mothers, but 186 other nations do. The U.S. has not ratified the Cluster Munitions Treaty. The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the only nation in the U.N. that has failed to […]

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Another example of Republican hypocrisy about “Big Government” — Let’s apply their law to them.

September 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans used to denounce “Big Government.” Now Republicans want “Big Government” to inspect the private parts of children who want to play sports at school. VOTERS HATE HYPOCRISY! What if we required Republican politicians to apply this law to themselves?  Republican politicians and candidates SAY they are men or women, but how do we know each one is the gender they claim to be?  Let’s require Republican incumbents and candidates to show their private parts to medical professionals who can verify that they are the gender they claim to be. “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” […]

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U.S. is ALMOST THE ONLY NATION that fails to protect human rights in several ways

September 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. likes to think that our nation is the world’s leader in human rights, but actually, we are NEARLY THE ONLY NATION that REFUSES to protect human rights in several ways. Page 8 of the Summer 2022 issue of YES! Magazine (www.yesmagazine.org) reported these facts:   The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have FAILED TO RATIFY the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the ONLY NATION in the U.N. that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  I remember years ago when […]

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Many Americans are ignorant about — or denying — science. Here are a few articles.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Aldous Huxley’s famous quotation about denying science is worth repeating:  “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”     U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries: Clearly, the climate deniers, the fossil fuel companies’ propagandists, and the right-wing media have been succeeding:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-concern-survey-us-countries.html We must get more savvy in communicating effectively with the general public.  I offer FREE online workshops to help people build a stronger grassroots movement for the climate.  Although the opportunity linked here has passed, I invite you to contact me if you’d like me […]

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Trump has been EXTREMELY HORRIBLE and DANGEROUS in MANY, MANY ways!!!

August 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

VERY HUGE amounts of evidence show the MANY WAYS in which Trump has been a horrible problem.  Here are a few items I posted to my blog since March 2020.  I have about three times as many items.  If you want more evidence, ask me and I’ll send them to you.   Trump made the climate crisis MUCH WORSE! The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/the-perils-of-an-america-first-climate-policy New evidence shows Trump’s war on science was even worse than we thought!  https://parallaxperspectives.org/new-evidence-shows-trumps-war-on-science-was-even-worse-than-we-thought Trump’s WAR AGAINST HONEST SCIENCE is hurting our health — and hurting planet earth:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-war-against-honest-science-is-hurting-our-health-and-hurting-planet-earth   Trump made […]

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Why the Supreme Court’s decision against the EPA and the climate is so recklessly dangerous

August 8, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court slashed EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions.  People who care about the climate — and people who care about the environment — and people who care about the government’s responsibility to protect us effectively from big business’s abuses — expressed alarm.  BELOW I’M PROVIDING LINKS TO A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT WHAT THE COURT’S DECISION MEANS.   HERE IS WHY THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IS SO RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS: “We the People” create government to protect our “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.”  Big business has a very different goal:  […]

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U.S. Supreme Court decision will cause MORE GUN VIOLENCE

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In the abstract, you would think that the American people want LESS GUN VIOLENCE.  But the political right wing — including the Republican Party — keep REFUSING to take actions that would reduce it.  Instead, many Republican politicians aggressively promote more guns and some of them actually pose for campaign photos while holding guns. On June 23, 2022, the Republican Party (which says it supports “states rights” when states want to interfere with federal protections for human rights and the environment) actually VIOLATED “states rights” when the Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court overturned a New York State law that protected people […]

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“Big Money” corrupts elections and government. Links to PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Billionaires are using their money and power to buy our elections. According to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (www.americansfortaxfairness.org), America’s roughly 750 billionaires are increasingly using their personal fortunes and the profits of corporations they control to drown out regular voters’ voices and elect hand-picked candidates who further rig the nation’s economy — especially the tax system.1 Over the first two years of the pandemic, the wealth of 27 billionaire Republican donors grew by $82.4 billion. The $89.4 million in donations they gave to GOP congressional super PACs over the first 16 months of the 2022 election […]

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Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The Right-Wing’s Attempt to Militarize American Politics: https://www.juancole.com/2022/07/militarize-american-politics.html   The Nightmare Scenario SCOTUS is Plotting For the 2024 Election Takeover:  This scenario isn’t just plausible: it’s probable. Republican-controlled states are already changing their state laws to allow for it, regardless of how their people vote.  https://hartmannreport.com/p/the-nightmare-scenario-scotus-is?link_id=11&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-the-republican-party-what-patriotism-looks-like-2&email_referrer=email_1594721&email_subject=cruel-and-heartless-10-year-old-girl-denied-abortion-in-ohio   Many Republicans are grabbing power unjustly.  A study offers clearer picture of how extremism has seeped into halls of power.  See this:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/18/2098842/-Study-offers-clearer-picture-of-how-extremism-has-seeped-into-halls-of-power-and-it-s-not-good?detail=emaildkre   Canadian national security task force fears the USA is ‘backsliding’ into a ‘source of threat and instability’:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/05/canada-national-security-us-backsliding/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10519&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   The issue that trumps them all:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b