Success in America: No Plutocrat is an Island

Success in America: No Plutocrat is an Island

Now converted to the Romney cause, Cal Thomas argues that Americans don’t need government to succeed. Common sense is the latest victim in his relentless campaign on behalf of the plutocracy.

The Nullification Crisis of 2013: Rick Scott’s Appointment with Destiny

The Nullification Crisis of 2013: Rick Scott’s Appointment with Destiny

The extraordinary resistance to the Affordable Care Act by Florida Governor Rick Scott echoes the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 and the battles over desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s. The national war between plutocracy and democracy is becoming red hot in the red states as their helpless citizens look on in amazement and despair.

Rejecting the Perpetuation of False Choices

Rejecting the Perpetuation of False Choices

Readers of the Leesburg Daily Commercial continue to fall for the myth that there is a significant difference between Democrats and Republicans. But both parties serve the same master.

The Obama Flag Fiasco: Let’s All Miss the Point Together

The Obama Flag Fiasco: Let’s All Miss the Point Together

The recent protest by Lake County veterans that secured the removal of an Obama-themed flag from Democratic Party headquarters offers some fascinating lessons about the role of symbols in our society. But these larger lessons are completely lost – as always – on the Leesburg Daily Commercial.

Divide et Impera: The Malicious Folly of Welfare Drug Testing

Divide et Impera: The Malicious Folly of Welfare Drug Testing

Today’s Leesburg Daily Commercial included an article on the growing movement to subject welfare recipients to drug tests. The appeal of this policy to the cynical right has caused many states to ignore both common sense and the Constitution in the pursuit of oligarchic nirvana.

Fool Me Twice: The Iranian Crisis and the Evil of Popular Passivity

Fool Me Twice: The Iranian Crisis and the Evil of Popular Passivity

The Leesburg Daily Commercial, like the rest of the mainstream media, continues to present Iran as a grave threat to American interests. It is nothing of the kind, but We the People have abdicated our responsibility to protest against the dreadful consequences of our imperial war machine’s relentless advance.

The Leesburg Daily Commercial Insults Martin Luther King

The Leesburg Daily Commercial Insults Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Day, the Leesburg Daily Commercial chose to insult Dr. King’s legacy by printing the ridiculous capitalist propaganda of Star Parker. We must reject their arrogant attempt to gloss over the teachings of one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.