Posts in category "Journalism"

Time to Fear-Proof Liberty

Time to Fear-Proof Liberty
The chaotic hysteria caused by the bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon accents our loss of liberty and the narrative of fear that we have been fed. Since 9/11 America has agreed to give up most of our enumerated rights in exchange for hyper-patriotic tough talk claiming to protect freedom.  The time has... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Poverty: Political and Profitable

Poverty: Political and Profitable
As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, poverty in America has risen to its highest level in 47 years.  Most telling about this fact is that a full third of Americans now identify themselves as lower class according to a Pew report. The Census Bureau’s report on poverty this past September showed... Read more »

A New Year Wish

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The Tragedy of Sandy Hook -- Ignored

One thing that stands out about Sandy Hook for me—given my experience as a former Deputy Public Defender in the juvenile justice system—is while I’ve seen a good number of young people who’ve done horrible things,  there always seems to be one commonality—emotional isolation. My take on Adam Lanza is summed in saying that, “I’ve... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost

Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost
October 9, 2011 Americans have lost their belief in redress and recovery which is ever more evident by the continued energy that builds behind the Occupy Wall Street movement. The problem is that no one in Washington is listening—yet! The Occupy Wall Street protests have taken up the voice for a generation of lost opportunity where... Read more »