Find Local Events (pick a date)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Home » Articles »   By Dave Anderson
Top Articles from
 
Thursday, August 27,2015

Universal health care for Colorado

By Dave Anderson
Colorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system in the U.S. In July, the Secretary of State certified a proposed initiative for the 2016 ballot that would create a universal cooperative plan called ColoradoCare. They have to collect 99,000 valid signatures by October 16 (they are planning to get 120,000).
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, August 13,2015

Socialism in the US?

By Dave Anderson
Barack Obama makes jokes every year at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner about the rightwing accusations that he is a socialist, a Muslim and foreignborn. This year, he mentioned Senator Bernie Sanders running for president. “I like Bernie. Bernie’s an interesting guy,” Obama said. “Apparently, some folks want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.”
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, July 30,2015

Israelis split on Iran deal

By Dave Anderson
Bill Clinton, when he was running for re-election as President in 1996, declared, “We remain the world’s indispensable nation to advance prosperity, peace and freedom and to keep our children safe from the dangers of terror and weapons of mass destruction.” His second-term secretary of state Madeleine Albright repeated the phrase “indispensable nation” so much that many people thought she originated the phrase.
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, July 16,2015

Storied history

Republicans should look back for advice

By Dave Anderson
After the racial terrorist massacre in Charleston, many Americans found out about the neo-Confederate movement that inspired Dylann Roof. Neo-Confederates aren’t generally fringe characters like Roof, but rather some of the most respectable, well-educated and well-off folks around — professors, clergymen, prominent politicians and community leaders. The Republican Party in the South is thoroughly enmeshed with neo-Confederates at the highest level.
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, July 2,2015

Best environmentalist candidate, Bernie Sanders

By Dave Anderson
Many enviros are thrilled that Bernie Sanders is running for president, according to Bill McKibben, the author/ activist who has been called “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” by The Boston Globe. McKibben explained: “(Sanders is) a stand-up guy...
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, June 18,2015

Who will look after you someday?

By Dave Anderson
America has more senior citizens today than at any time in history. Ai-jen Poo provides some startling statistics in her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in A Changing America: “Every eight seconds an American turns sixty-five; that’s more than ten thousand people per day, almost 4 million per year.... The 5 million Americans older than eighty-five, our country’s fastestgrowing demographic, will number 11.5 million by 2035. Because of advances in health care and technology, people are living longer than ever, often into their nineties or breaking one-hundred.”
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, June 4,2015

Whitewashing Vietnam?

By Dave Anderson
Recently, the Pentagon announced it was launching a multi-million dollar decade-long 50th anniversary “commemoration” of the Vietnam war in “partnership” with more than 10,000 corporations and local groups which are to sponsor hometown events. Its website presents a fairy tale of “honor” and “valor.
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, May 21,2015

The socialist Democrat

By Dave Anderson
It was a shock. Canada’s democratic socialist party, The New Democrats (NDP), won a resounding victory this month in Alberta, the country’s most rightwing province where the Progressive Conservatives have ruled for over four decades. The NDP promised to increase corporate taxes, social spending as well as oil and gas royalties.
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, May 7,2015

Hippies and street people

By Dave Anderson
On April 21, KGNU Radio hosted a 1960s-themed party at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway in Denver. Psychedelic music played while people visited a touring exhibit entitled 1968: The Year That Rocked History and a locally-produced show on the Chicano movement in Colorado.
{after 1st article on article listing}
Thursday, April 23,2015

Sharing the economy

By Dave Anderson
About one in three American workers are temps, according to a recent report from the Freelancers Union and a temp agency called ElanceoDesk Inc. That’s 53 million people (or 34 percent of the workforce). That’s sort of an update of a comprehensive U.S. Government Accountability Office report in 2006 that found that 31 percent were temps.
Close
Close