Message Resonates With A Certain Age Group: His Own

June 1, 2015

Kudos to Patrick Healy for his article on the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. His message, the creation of another New Deal, appeals to a lot of age groups in the USA, not just senior citizens.

A. Garavente


“Deep Support in Washington for CIA’s Drone Missions” (TIMES, 4/26/15)

April 27, 2015

It is no surprise that “Washington” supports the CIA’s drone missions.

Such support allows the CIA to have its cake and eat it too; i.e., it can have a war with minimal American casualties.

Many Americans will accept that position and the USA will continue to wallow in the Rumsfeld’s quagmire!

How long will this go on?

A. Garavente

My Short Story, “Frozen Chosen”

April 23, 2015

“Frozen Chosen” was published in STRUGGLE, Winter-Spring, 2014-15 pp.51-56% Tim Hall, Editor, Box 28536, Detroit, Michigan 48228.



“David Petraeus to Be Sentenced in Leak Investigation” (TIMES, 4/23/15)

April 23, 2015

David Petraeus, once a possible candidate for president, will probably evade jail time for leaking classified information.

Does that mean the supporters of the military-industrial complex are still viewing him as a potential candidate for president?

Given the sorry group of Republicans who have stepped forward so far, voters shouldn’t be surprised if the GOP chooses a “war hero” as its candidate in 2016.

With 18 months to election day, the GOP can probably make him look “clean” again. If not by 2016, then by 2020.

A. Garavente

“Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?” (TIMES, 4/15/15)

April 23, 2015

No, the rightwing media has, aided by a week Democratic Party that has moved further to the right.

This has been the case at least since Bill Clinton was president.

A. Garavente

“The Lost Language Of Privacy” by David Brooks (TIMES, 4/14/15)

April 23, 2015

“During a trial, if a crime isn’t captured on the tape, it will be presumed to never have happened,” is a pessimistic view of the American legal system worthy of moderate conservative David Brooks.

Of course, there will be arrests made when the camera is not working. If the police officers making the arrest do their jobs properly, the legal system will continue to function…the “old fashioned way.”

This is another bit of obfuscating by a journalist well-versed in the practice.

A. Garavente

“Ted Cruz and the New Politics of Texas” by Mimi Swartz (Times, 3/31/15)

April 7, 2015

Mimi Swartz warns us that Ted Cruz is not really a Texan; rather he is a very ambitious conservative politician.

Is he seeking the presidency now or will he eventually be the GOP’s choice for vice-president in 2016 (as a stepping stone position to the presidency)?

A. Garavente

“Trillion Dollar Fraudsters” by Paul Krugman (TIMES, 3/30/15)

April 7, 2015

Okay, I’m angry, very angry, but I’ve been that way for decades!

Our two-party system of government effectively disfranchises a significant proportion of the workingclass.

To rectify this situation, we have to create a new party, one that will represent this workingclass with a second New Deal (and broaden the electorate in the process).

The Democrats are incapable of doing this; especially has that been the case since the Clinton administrations reigned. While seeking a strong center, the Gray Eminence dragged the Democratic Party to the right, a strategy that was good for him (he was re-elected in 1996) but bad for the workingclass.

According to the AARP BULLETIN of March 2015, 21 of the 50 states still have a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Keeping wages that low is a form of theft.

Question: With feudalism all the rave in the USA, can we expect Chelsea Clinton to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2024?

A. Garavente

National Jobs For All Coalition (NJFAC)

“Walmart’s Visible Hand” by Paul Krugman (TIMES, 3/2/15)

March 2, 2015

Kudos to Paul Krugman for his advocacy of raising the level of wages and hiring more people.

It’s difficult to do because both major political parties take their cue from big business.

Very little concern is shown for the American workingclass. Workers have been made to disappear.

A. Garavente

National Jobs For All Coalition

“Evangelical Boilerplate” by Molly Worthen (THE NATION, 2/23/15)

February 24, 2015

Does it make sense in the year 2015 to review a biography of Billy Graham? Is there any chance that a significant number of such evangelists will ever accept people of color as equals?

Graham’s eldest child, who now runs his father’s Evangelistic Association, “promoted Sarah Palin” for president in 2012 (after all those decades of make nice with the civil rights movement!).

A. Garavente