A short story by JoAnn Chateau… humor, dogs, a tiny bit of politics… Augustine Ambrosi, known to most simply as Gus, was tall, lean and muscular. Yet he lumbered to his living room recliner. It was a wonder he could walk at all. No knee caps. The TV was on. MSNBC. Not so Progressive anymore, he reflected. ButContinue reading “Bernie and the Little Bird”
Author Archives: JoAnn Chateau
“Where to Invade Next” Will Spur an American Human Rights Upgrade
Michael Moore’s latest movie “Where to Invade Next” may inspire a new generation of American expats. Or, as Moore intends, it will spur a clarion call for upgraded human rights here in the United States. It’s no secret. The United States has yet to make the Top Ten in the “World Happiness Report.” That is the simple point Moore is trying to emphasize with this film.
“Where to Invade Next” Will Spur an American Human Rights Upgrade was originally published on Aware & Fair
Bernie Sanders Like an Old Testament Prophet at Liberty University
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ convocation address at Liberty University this morning was perfect. It was the closest the students will come to hearing a Jewish Old Testament prophet.
Lawrence Lessig as Referendum President?
Dr. Lawrence Lessig is considering a 2016 run as Referendum President. The idea is that, assuming Lessig won the election, his sole objective would be to pass the Citizen Equality Act, which would abolish corruption (pretty much) and restore true democracy to our country. With that accomplished, Lessig would then resign from the presidency. The vice-presidentContinue reading “Lawrence Lessig as Referendum President?”
Doug Hughes’ Democracy Club
Doug Hughes, an actual USPS mailman, landed his own gyrocopter on the Capital lawn to personally deliver letters to Congress. The letters address the problem of corruption in politics, and its solution – campaign finance reform. I have thought about walking away from this whole thing, because it’s crazy. And I have thought about beingContinue reading “Doug Hughes’ Democracy Club”
Inequality for All: Film Review
Editor’s Note:Inequality for All was released in 2013. The content is presented by economist Robert Reich, and is based on his 2010 book, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. Robert Reich is also professor of public policy at UC Berkley and former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. The new documentary, Inequality forContinue reading “Inequality for All: Film Review”
Senator Bernie Sanders: Progressive Champion
Who is Bernie Sanders? He’s the Vermont Senator, an Independent member of Congress, and a champion for progressive reform. Philosophically, he’s a Democratic Socialist…
The Butler: Film Review
The Butler is a story about the life and career of Cecil Gaines, African-American White House butler. He served through eight presidencies, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. You see a whole chunk of American history through his eyes…