Privatizing America

Republican Thugs Handcuff Journalist in Alaska

Senate Contender Joe Miller Refuses to Answer Questions Are Republicans really conservatives who believe in freedom, including freedom of speech and the press, or do they stand for social control, using private thugs to harass any journalist who tried to ask a real question? Does this remind anyone of the Gulf Coast, BP and their…

Chamber of Commerce CEO Openly Advocates Outsourcing Jobs Overseas

The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donohue, says on CNN that outsourcing jobs overseas is good? “I urge American companies to send jobs overseas. Stop whining,” he said. “The benefits of offshoring jobs outweighs the cost.” This is the same Chamber of Commerce that is raising secret corporate cash to run…

U.S. Capitalism Called into Question

by Glynn Wilson Editor’s Note: Why is it that in the United States of America, where free speech is part of our national psyche as well as the Constitution, and the most successful style of democracy in the history of the world was created, the debate on TV and in the nation’s news media seems…

Privatizing the IRS

Tax Collection by Bounty Hunters “When there is an income tax the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” – Plato, The Republic There is nothing government does that the private sector can’t do better, according to George W. Bush, the president who will go down in…

Guest Editorial: America Incorporated

by Rev. Jack Zylman In the last Five Points South Neighborhood meeting, a company named Grape proposed moving into the location vacated by Joe Muggs (by the fountain). Fine, so far. We want business in Five Points. We would like more variety though, instead of more alcohol and food. But that is beside the point.…