Posts in category "Campaign Finance Reform and Political Debauchery"

T-Ball and the Political Butterfly

T-Ball and the Political Butterfly
            For those of you who’ve had a thigh-high slugger of your own charge onto an opening day baseball field, you might appreciate how “T-Ball” has become an appropriate metaphor to explain American politics, partisan economic theories and even the legalization of marijuana. Picture opening day—in your mind’s eye—the color... Read more »

Without Election Reforms We’re Going Nowhere Fast

Without Election Reforms We’re Going Nowhere Fast
    By RA Monaco After last night’s State of the Union festivities, I needed a good night’s sleep to step back from the warm and fuzzy feelings I get when I hear our Commander in Chief speak to the nation. It is an undeniable fact, that President Obama is a talented individual—a statesman.  In... Read more »

Medicaid: The Tension Within

Medicaid: The Tension Within
Medicaid, the primary mechanism by which long-term health care is funded in America, is under assault on multiple fronts.  Collectively, our humanity as a nation is about to be tested by the potentially unpleasant, politically driven choices of funding care for the poor and nearly poor—far too often framed as the slothful underside of our... Read more »
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IE8 The American Way

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Angry Politics!  Presented in the style of the Great American Song Book   Music and lyrics by Bruce Brown Montage by Randell Monaco Produced and edited by  Thirdcloud Media

I Don’t Care Too Much for Money

I Don’t Care Too Much for Money
I’m reminded of the Beatles lyric, “money can’t buy me love” and of all the other things we know money can’t buy—self esteem, self respect, good character, integrity and pride in our career are a few that quickly come to mind. The real shocker however, is the list of things that money can buy these... Read more »

They Trusted Us to Cherish Liberty

They Trusted Us to Cherish Liberty
This year we endured contentious fiscal cliff white noise muting our celebratory New Years Rose Parade and Bowl games as we launched into another year of liberty in America. We now live in a country where the 24/7 courtier press pretends to criticize the partisan performances of Congress while practicing flattery. Worse, ignoring their constitutional... Read more »
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Thinking Outside the Partisan Box

Thinking Outside the Partisan Box
Fiscal cliff negotiations have reached a standstill.  As of Sunday afternoon, Democrats say the talks have stalled over whether to include changes to how Social Security payments are calculated. Should our Social Security even be a bargaining chip on the table of a resolution of tax breaks for the wealthiest of Americans? Do you actually... Read more »

A New Year Wish

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity
December 20, 2011 By R.A. Monaco   Labels are a tool.  They are a tool of a politically charged society.  They’re designed to marginalize, categorize and minimize facts. They serve as a short cut to a desired conclusion.  Labels paint idealized portraits with a paint roller of assumed fact. Day in and day out the... Read more »
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Letters to the Editor New York Times - David Brooks - The Milquetoast Radicals

Letters to the Editor New York Times - David Brooks - The Milquetoast Radicals
October 11, 2011   Letters to the Editor – New York Times 620 Eight Avenue New York, NY 10018   RE: David Brooks – The Milquetoast Radicals Dear David Brooks, Clearly you believe yourself to have a knowing vision that us “small thinkers” do not.  Your attempt to marginalize the Occupy Wall Street movement is... Read more »