Summary: Despite their role in building America, a long campaign of misinformation by the Right has discredited government programs (except for war). Their top target has been the anti-poverty programs of the Great Society. Here we take a brief look at the numbers to see the actual results to this, one of America's greatest collective … Continue reading Did we win the War on Poverty?
This is chapter 1 in a series looking in the mirror to see our future. What do our past investments as a society reveal about our judgement? About our future prosperity, even survival? Introduction: How has American invested in its future? Where have we put our money? 1. The Great Society, one of history’s boldest social engineering projects 2. The war on drugs … Continue reading About the Great Society, one of history’s boldest social engineering projects – one of America’s largest investments
The Dept of Justice has published an update on one of our longest wars, declared by President Nixon at a press conference on 17 June 1971 (more explicitly to Congress here). Only the War on Poverty (declared by LBJ on 8 January 1964) has run longer. (I have not found a date for first use … Continue reading National Drug Threat Assessment 2010
Summary: This post describes one long-standing weakness which has helped bring the party crashing down (this is a forecast, assuming that the next few elections further diminish its role on the national, state, and local levels). Note: The title is an exaggeration, a long tradition on the FM site. The GOP's time as the dominant party are … Continue reading R.I.P., G.O.P. – a well-deserved end
A vital opposition party being essential in a two-party system, the fate of the Republican Party will deserve almost as much attention as the activities of the newly dominant Democratic Party. Here are some guesses about the future. Collapse of the Republican Party Defectors from the Party, foreshadowing doom Door #1: Purge the Party's membership, keeping only … Continue reading What happens to the Republican Party after the election?