We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

America has been a warring nation—a military empire intent on occupation and conquest—for so long that perhaps we, the citizens of this warring nation, have forgotten what it means to live in peace, with the world and one another.

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Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We don’t have to love each other. We don’t even have to like each other. And we certainly don’t need to think alike or dress alike or worship alike or vote alike or love alike. But if this experiment in freedom is to succeed—and there are some days the

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Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription

Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential persons with inherited or recent wealth.


Every nation worth its salt has a deep state, a loose network of rich and powerful players who ratify, veto or formulate state social, economic and military policies. Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential

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The Political Organization Men

Many working-class Americans voted for Donald Trump believing he would address their needs, not those of rich Republicans. But all pols, it seems, end up conforming to their political group’s priorities.

In 1956, William H. Whyte published a book entitled The Organization Man about America’s societal changes in the post-World War II economy. Basing his findings on a large number of interviews with CEOs of major American corporations, Whyte concluded that, within the context of modern organizational structure, American “rugged individualism” had

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Why Americans Don’t Trust The Federal Government?

Why do polls continue to indicate that the American people feel forgotten and mistrust the federal government?

Rit Picone of Newpaltz, N.Y., carries an American flag upside down as a symbol of protest as demonstrators aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, to decry the influence of corporate money in politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Pew Research Center has released its annual poll numbers regarding the percentage of Americans who trust the federal government. The release of these new polls add to a growing amount of evidence that the public’s view of the federal government has been in a steady decline for decades. The Pew Research Center’s sampled 1,501 adults between

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‘We The People’ Against Tyranny: Seven Principles For Free Government

“As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”— Former presidential adviser Bertram Gross

Dozens of protestors demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police, as remnants of pepper spray waft over the crowd near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

As history teaches us, if the people have little or no knowledge of the basics of government and their rights, those who wield governmental power inevitably wield it excessively. After all, a citizenry can only hold its government accountable if it knows when the government oversteps its bounds. Precisely because Americans are easily

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Obama Orders 40 Percent Cut In Government’s Greenhouse Gases

“These are ambitious goals, but we know they’re achievable goals,” Obama said on the roof of the Energy Department, where he toured a solar panel installation after signing the executive order at the White House.

Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, blows the snow covering the South Lawn of the White House.  Despite the president's own choice in not so fuel efficient means of travel, he has ordered the government to reduce it's own greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent. WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on

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