The NRA Brings the Fear to Dallas

[This post was originally published at NationofChange.org] It’s another year, and another National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM). I’ve been going to the NRA meetings for four years now. I started going out of curiosity, the way most of my work in journalism begins. It was a way to see how the other half lives,…

Follow The Money – Interviews by Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints

Editors note – this is a straight up press release. We pretty much never publish these, but this is a book that I’m featured in, along with Greg Palast and many other lefty journalists and activists. I highly recommend checking it out.  Get the book here. On April 15, tax day, we think about money….

White Supremacy Knows No State Lines

I live in Upstate New York. A family down the road from me decided to use their children’s side walk chalk to draw a four foot by six foot  Confederate flag on the road on Easter Sunday. These same people had a Confederate flag that said “Come and Take It” and had a AR-15 on…

Stoneman Douglas Gets Clear Backpacks – It’s Clear They Don’t Like Them

Since we as a society won’t do anything substantial to prevent school shootings school administrators usually just end up punishing students. It was that way at my Upstate NY high school after Columbine. Not much has changed in the nearly 20 years since. This week Stoneman Douglas Students received donated clear backpacks. The use of…

[Photos] March For Our Lives in Washington DC

Last Saturday NationofChange.org sent me to Washington DC to cover what would end up being one of the largest protests in American history.  800,000 students, parents and just plain Americans took to the nations Capitol to make their feelings known on the governments inability to work towards reasonable gun reform. They made a lot of…

Episode 11: Nazi’s Lose And Unions Win

Unions win and Nazi’s lose this week in the news. Subscribe on podbean, or on iTunes. This is the Visu.News podcast. This week my co-host Aaron Cynic and I talk about the two stories that we covered for Visu.News and NationOfChange.org But before we get into the news – I have to remind you As…

Stuff I Picked Up At CPAC

Become a Patron! I’m back from CPAC – the annual Conservative Political Action Conference – in Maryland. Finally caught up on my assignments (Desmogblog/NationOfChange), I’m able to work through some of the pamphlets, books, stickers and flyers that I picked up while I was there. There’s not a lot surprising here, but it’s always illuminating to…

The Post: A Small Rebellion

“I’ve always wanted to be part of a small rebellion.” Steven Spielberg’s The Post wants to have been released in a different era from the look of it. From the film stock to the staging of the actors it’s a classic Spielberg movie. It could have been released in ’84 and I’m not sure I…