Late-Night Parody Newscast Passes on Mayor

Late-Night Parody Newscast Passes on Mayor
By RA Monaco It must have been a crushing blow for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to learn that comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night parody newscast “The Daily Show.”  Especially, since it would have been the perfect fall-back-gig for Rahm, whose real talent is actually sarcasm.  In another... Read more »

Should Elizabeth Warren run for president? No, here's why.

Should Elizabeth Warren run for president?  No, here's why.
It’s time for America to stop looking for saviors and re-train legislators that, in compromise, people come first!  By RA Monaco Progressives need Elizabeth Warren to accrue seniority in the Senate and provide leadership in the party.  Conservatives too, need to witness Sen. Warren’s willingness to demand accountability in the never ending battles between labor... Read more »

Confronting Fears and Fables

Confronting Fears and Fables
The problem—aided and abetted by the media in all of its various forms—is our image of the country which we are all supposed to respect, admire and strive for which is at odds with our underlying social and economic reality.    By RA Monaco These days Congress has plenty in common with the Sumo ring—called... Read more »
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Both Sides of the Badge

Both Sides of the Badge
Bill O’Reilly catch phrases like race hustling or race baiting, are the blatant racist code that festers in the already infected wounds of this nation. By RA Monaco Angrily marching into the New Year, the struggle for social change in 2015 will continue to emotionally wear on the nation—coast to coast.  “It’s a very exciting... Read more »

It penetrated my “Grinch-shield”

It penetrated my “Grinch-shield”
I needed an ambush—something more—because I’m holding a pity-party.  No invitations!     By RA Monaco It freed my soul, untied the knots in my spirit and gave me a sense of the warmth and genuine love for others that, for many of us, the Holiday Season is supposed bring.  Hearing Doug Webb’s to-be-released recording of... Read more »

#SonyHack: President Obama Weighs-In

#SonyHack: President Obama Weighs-In
“Imagine the enjoyment of Kim Jong-Un—North Korea’s dictator—watching the U.S. news industry wallow in the slime of Sony’s emails.” By RA Monaco “We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” President Obama told the press during a year-end news conference at the White House. ... Read more »
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Millions March Gaining Strength and Diversity

Millions March Gaining Strength and Diversity
By RA Monaco A rising social movement and protest culture is gaining strength and diversity as Millions March to challenge racism, growing inequality and authoritarianism across our nation—ironically called the “Land of the Free.”  Not since the late 1960’s has the government shown more concern in defending the capital and it’s authority from our own... Read more »

A National Realization—A Crisis of Trust

A National Realization—A Crisis of Trust
The unfortunate reality is that our collective ability to bear witness is being consistently ignored.  It’s become an established pattern. By RA Monaco Fifty-thousand cameras won’t be enough to restore our constitutional right to bear witness—to declare the truth of—as countless people have attempted in police killings and brutality cases over the years.   How else... Read more »

New Police Training Rules: More Platitudes Soon!

New Police Training Rules: More Platitudes Soon!
By RA Monaco Emerging is a consensus that law-enforcement practices need to be revised.  Apparently, police departments are grappling with how to prevent encounters between police and citizens from escalating into deadly incidents, especially with minorities. Police departments around the country are in the process of developing new training rules on their use of force... Read more »
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Being Called-in when the Ship is sinking: Hillary 2016

Being Called-in when the Ship is sinking:   Hillary 2016
Are women like Hillary Clinton finally emerging at the top because men don’t want to take the blame for the fallout and impending failures of the nation-states.  By RA Monaco There’s wide acceptance that gender will introduce an energizing dynamic—the so-called “third-wave” feminism—into Hillary’s yet to be announced 2016 candidacy for president.  A pent-up social... Read more »