Archive for November 2015

Beyond Distrust: A Culture of Conspiracy

Beyond Distrust: A Culture of Conspiracy
Rahm Emanuel misinterprets public restraint for tolerance of his self serving political corruption and indifference that ignores a culture of police misconduct.   By RA Monaco and Allison Lyke Long ago a judge told me, “Credibility is like your virginity, you only lose it once.”  It’s a truism that suggests Chicagoan’s have little reason to trust... Read more »

Will We Do It To Ourselves?

Will We Do It To Ourselves?
Demand that fair and effective measures are taken at COP 21 to do more than just damage the Earth less—climate activists are called to stand with Syrian refugees. By RA Monaco Will We Do It To Ourselves? from RA Monaco on Vimeo. Climate change is violence—industrial scale violence—that is fueling an era of civil and... Read more »

Drop the debate-gloves with Hillary

Drop the debate-gloves with Hillary
The collusion between large corporations and the actions taken with our government have become the area of inquiry most important to American democracy.  By RA Monaco The political table is slanted just enough toward Hillary Clinton’s corner so that most people won’t easily see how the debate process has been constructed to give her a... Read more »
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Let the Demons Run Amok

Let the Demons Run Amok
Bruce Brown’s music melds trenchant sarcasms’ into the genre of the Great American Songbook.   By RA Monaco The poignant musical interpretations of singer, songwriter, pianist Bruce Brown, have never been distracted by the trendy.  He grew up to be a kid and since the 70’s, Brown has dedicated his legacy to swinging musical humor... Read more »

Remember, remember always

Remember, remember always
As we remember our veterans, it is for them we remember the conflicting interconnectedness between patriotism and criticism—an inherent characteristic of being American. Mark Twain explained, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”

Digital Electioneering and Online Polls

Digital Electioneering and Online Polls
Online polling is another example of the new multi-layer alignments proliferating in social media spaces. By RA Monaco “Fake polls drive so much of the agenda, including the myth [Donald] Trump is leading in all the polls,” said DePaul University Professor Bruce Evensen.  The Journalism Program Director and Chair explained, “online polling, which Ipsos and... Read more »
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