US Ordered to Change Consumer-Protection Law: WTO Decision Foreshadows How Bad #TPP Would Be (video)
For a sovereign country, the most dangerous section of the secret “free” trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the one that allows corporations to sue countries over … Continue reading
A Trip Down Memory Lane: What is our shared vision for downtown Tucson?
This article was originally published in 2009 on my Progressive Examiner blog. This month [November 2009] marks the end of an era in downtown Tucson– an era of art, innovation, … Continue reading
Are ‘casinos’ the 6th ‘C’ in Arizona’s economic development plan?
When old timers talk about Arizona’s economy, they often refer to the “5 C’s”– cotton, copper, cattle, citrus, and climate. The “5 C’s” built Arizona, but how relevant are they … Continue reading
Mitt Romney: President for the 1% (video)
Mitt Romney has had such a lackluster showing on the national stage that I am amazed he is still running for president. But he has enough money behind him to … Continue reading
Spending Labor Day with Republicans: An educational experience for all
Labor Day 2011 in Tucson was a blend of old fashioned games and old fashioned politics. As a volunteer with the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) booth, my job was … Continue reading
Tucson’s 15.9% rental vacancy rate: Mini-dorms in a sick housing market
Each August Tucson– like college towns nationwide– sees a flurry of activity as students move back to town and scramble to find lodging. In recent years, local mini-dorm developers have … Continue reading
On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’
It’s highly ironic that the current social and political battle over our nation’s debt and deficit is occurring this week with the 46th anniversary of the signing of Social Security … Continue reading