Their Cheatin’ Souls: Short Circuiting Ethics in America

    by Walter Brasch   New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he had nothing to do with having air removed from game balls. The NFL, following an investigation, says he did. It gave him a four game suspension, which he is appealing. That four game suspension could cost … Continue reading

The Business of Wall Street

  by Walter Brasch   If you don’t mind working hard—and partying even harder—why not get a business degree, take a couple of state and federal tests, and become a Wall Street trader? These are the people who are the current crop of Gordon Gekkos—you know, the pretend-fictional character portrayed … Continue reading

Peggy Noonan and the Cuckoo Birds

The “Tea Party” is a multi-headed hydra founded and funded by the Kochtopus. I covered this at length in 2010, and it’s NOT in dispute. The “cuckoo” Tea Partiers are NOT Republicans, but a fifth column within the GOP who are responsible as much as anyone and MORE than anyone for creating the long paralysis of the congress since 2011. Continue reading

VIDEO: Occupy Protesters To Reach Washington Tuesday

The group of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been hiking toward Washington to protest potential proposed cuts to Social security and other federal safety-net programs are scheduled to reach their destination Tuesday, a day ahead of the mandated deadline for the so-called congressional supercommittee to release its recommendations to … Continue reading

Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel

“We will conduct and report on an audit of most active social media platforms used by OWS with the identification of trends in their engagement. This audit will offer analysis of those trends and identify effective reporting tools to develop actionable intelligence that could be rapidly acted on when a campaign becomes fully operational.” Continue reading

It Could Get Crowded Out There: New Protests Planned ‘In Solidarity With’ OWS

In just a few short weeks, Occupy Wall Street has done more than merely spawn hundreds of other Occupy protests across the country and around the world. It’s given birth to an entire movement which has rejuvenated the whole of the American left, almost literally overnight. Labor unions, progressive advocacy … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: The Demands of Occupy Wall Street Are Clear

Three weeks into the Occupy protests that began on Wall Street and have now spread to every corner of the nation, bemused and befuddled commentators and lawmakers in Washington still insist on claiming that the demonstrations lack a clear objective or set of demands. But that’s not really true. While the … Continue reading

Video: Robin Hoods Kayak the Chicago River

Organized as part of Take Back Chicago Monday, a group of 40 activists dressed as Robin Hoods kayaked the Chicago River toward a Mortgage Bankers Association meeting to deliver a message: it’s time for the big banks to pay Americans back for the losses they have suffered through lost homes, lost … Continue reading