To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Observercast

Sharon Martin

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How We Got Here

There is no justice without economic justice. A country with a handful of billionaires and millions of citizens living hand to mouth isn’t a just...

Law And Justice

I don’t follow the president on Twitter, but I have a friend who does. Every time the president tweets Law and Order, he responds...

The Economics Of Race

What if the United States had made good on its promise to give freed slaves 40 acres, or even 20? They had been farming...

Looking For Answers

On one of the local television channels, every looted business got airtime. It’s easy to see where the station’s sympathies lie. On Twitter, policemen unload...

Is Putin’s Job Done?

Not quite. He’s still not back in the G-8, although the president is inviting him and a couple of other outsiders to the G-7...

Who’s Responsible?

More than 360,000 Oklahomans filed first time unemployment claims in March and April. About half of them have not received assistance. Many of them...

Our Money, Our Services

Privatization is capitalism’s end goal, a plan that funnels all taxes into private enterprise and publicly traded companies. That includes essential services – education,...

A Long, Slow Coup

It didn’t start with Reagan’s war on non-existent welfare queens or his shameful battle with the air traffic controllers union. But he had his...

Economic Justice

In a crisis, the limits and failures of a capitalist society become clear. Take GDP as one example. Gross domestic product is the value of...