Articles and excerpts to March 26

Crises

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse By Quincy Saul, Truthout March 23, 2015

Fear, violence, hate

Violence Caused by Far-Right Extremists Has Surpassed That Caused by Domestic Jihadists, Study Says By Alice Speri, March 2, 2015  

Reason

Conservative Politics, ‘Low-Effort’ Thinking Linked In New Study By David Freeman, The Huffington Post, 04/09/2012

The rise and fall of cognitive skills by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office, March 6, 2015

Why Fundamentalist Christians Fear Intellectualism By Mark Sandlin first published at Patheos, www.liberalamerica.org  March 14, 2015

Environment

Climate change top issue that separates Dems, Republicans, expert says By MATT McDONALD, by FOX 13 News, March 23, 2015

War or peace

Dismantle the Incentives for Endless War Mark Karlin, Managing Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout

Peace Is Not Profitable Enough for the United States by MARK KARLIN, BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, March 13, 2015

The #1 Threat to Peace in the World — Guess Who? It’s U.S. Alex Kane, AlterNet, March 11, 2015 

The Neocon Recipe For Iraq — How to Completely Ruin a Country in 13 Years By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet, February 20, 2015 

Generational justice

Older really can mean wiser Some elements of intelligence may peak later in life than previously thought. by: BENEDICT CAREY , New York Times, March 21, 2015

Culture wars – race

Why the American church can’t talk about war (and why that needs to change) by Alan Bean, Friends of Justice, March 11, 2015

Economic Justice – middle class

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class by Thom Hartmann, AlterNet, Apr 19, 2014

 Economic Justice

The Rigged Economic System: Why No One Can End Reagan’s “Dead Wrong” Voodoo Economics By Paul Rosenberg, Salon, March 20, 2015 

Biblical economics

What Is the Doctrine of (Christian) Discovery? By Dina Gilio-Whitaker

How Business Made Us Christian By KEVIN M. KRUSE, New York Times, MARCH 14, 2015

Communications

How Big Media Ignores the Poor by Rebecca Wharton, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, October 11, 2012

Democracy

Can American Democracy Survive Against Rising Political Corruption and Privatization? America is becoming more like the illiberal pseudo-democracies and kleptocracies.By Robert Kuttner / The American Prospect March 13, 2015

American democracy is doomed by Matthew Yglesias, VOX.com, March 2, 2015

The Increasing Concentration of Capital Precludes Democracy ,By Tariq Ali, – Book Excerpt The Extreme Centre: A Warning, Verso Books, Truth-out.org, March 19, 2015

Elections and voting

The Myth of Voter Fraud by Lorraine C. Minnite, BillMoyers.com, March 9, 2015

Citizenship

The Duties of American CitizenshipTheodore Roosevelt calls on Americans to participate in political life. January 26, 1883

Government

4 Ways the Next Fight Over Spending in Washington Could Seriously Affect Your Life Why this year’s budget debate matters — and why you need to be actively engaged. By Isaiah J. Poole / Campaign for America’s Future, March 16, 2015

Trillion Dollar Fraudsters by Paul Krugman, New York Times, MARCH 20, 2015 

Democrats/progressives/liberals

Going Along with the Donkey as Long as the Elephants are Worse by Ralph Nader, Common Dreams, March 19, 2015 Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party

The Preposterous Spectacle of the Modern Republican Party by STEVEN JONAS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, March 13, 2015

Right wing extremism

Republicans’ Private Terror: Why They Despise the Modern American State — and Embrace Fanaticism By Kim Messick / Salon, March 19, 2015

Right wing religious extremism

Dominionism and The Religious Right: The Merger Is Complete by Kyle Mantyla on Tuesday, 7/6/2010

Progressive movement

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing by Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect, 03/22/2015

Transformation

5 Powerful Shifts Transforming America Society into an Unrecognizable and Frightening Future By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch, March 20, 2015

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better by Dylan Matthews, VOX on March 20, 2015

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