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State of the Union Wrap-Up

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”

“Occupy” Needs to Solidify its Message

On Friday, we posted some advice for OccupyWallStreet from Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi and it’s great advice.  One of the downsides of a “leaderless” movement is that “message” is all over the place. Is there corporate greed?  Absolutely.  Are all corporations greedy?  No.  Is there corporate money in elections?  Yes there is.  And…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 18)

As I traveled around town, I continued to be on the lookout for the regular people on the streets. A few weeks back, I ran into the “drifter”. He had been chased away by the Sheriff after the local property manager had lodged a complaint. He was back with his increasingly faded “Need Work” Sign occupying the usual corner right across from the beautiful Laguna Niguel City Hall. I worked up the courage to walk up to see how he was doing.

Real World: Corporate Takeover of Michigan

Upside Down Flag

In light of the efforts of the City of Costa Mesa to sell off our core government services piece by piece to the lowest bidder and cast off our dedicated public employees, I’ve got to wonder when people are going to wake up and see what these Robber Barons are trying to do to our country.