Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago, founder and developer of social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, PayUpNow.org, RappingHistory.org), and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press). He can be reached at paul@UsAgainstGreed.org.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:30am
Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing
As often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux , poor Americans are becoming increasingly 'disposable' in our winner-take-all society. After 35 years of wealth distribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much of the middle class towards the bottom, to near-poverty levels, and...
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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job
Our middle-income jobs are disappearing . That fact may be disputed by free-market advocates, who want to believe Barack Obama when he gushes, "We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private sector job creation in history." But the evidence shows that living-wage, family-sustaining positions...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:45am
The Case for More Immigrants
When refugees of a military or economic war swarm into a neighboring land, immigration is a problem: as in Lebanon , which took in a million Syrians terrorized by intervention (some of it ours), and then succumbed to the dangerous spread of poverty and unemployment by turning new immigrants away;...
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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:15am
Hillary's Dance: The Two-Faced Hypocritical 12-Step
If, sad to ponder, the presidential election comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. a Republican, we'll be left either way with a business-friendly neocon White House. Given Hillary's past deceits and reversals, it's easy to see why she doesn't inspire trust among the American people. 1. Environment "I...
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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:30am
Tax Time: How Corporations Are Cheating Schoolchildren
Many of the largest U.S. corporations aren't paying the state taxes that should be funding our schools. Kids are the victims. So are the average Americans who are forced to pay higher property taxes, sales taxes, and excise taxes to meet educational budgets. Government and media sources would have...
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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 8:45am
5 Ways NOT To "Make America Great Again." And One Way To Do It.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." The visions of "greatness" coming from America's political and business and military leaders are quite the opposite, with an emphasis on the 'exceptional' people who would prefer to have nothing to do with...
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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 8:45am
Unsure About Socialism? Here's More Evidence That Capitalism Is Killing America
A recent Gallup poll found that less people would vote for a socialist than for an atheist, a Muslim, or an evangelical Christian. Media-numbed Americans still believe that "government is the problem." Yet evidence keeps pouring in that free-market capitalism treats public safety as a profit-killer...
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:15am
In Bed with a Nation-Wrecker: 5 Ways Hillary Is As Bad As Bill
In 1996 Bill Clinton referred to the U.S. as "the world's greatest force for peace and freedom, for democracy and security and prosperity." For PEACE he cluster-bombed civilians in Yugoslavia, wiped out a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan, and stood by as Iraqi sanctions and Rwandan genocide killed...
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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 8:00am
Why We Need Democratic Socialism to Fix Our Educational System
Latoya and Jalesa, both 26, grew up on the west side of Chicago, attending Calhoun Public School during the day and stepping across the street to Marillac Social Center for after-school programs. They lived in a tough neighborhood. Latoya said the summer gunshots came as often as the sound of ice-...
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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 8:30am
5 Reasons the Top Tax Rate Should Be 80 Percent
5 Reasons the Top Tax Rate Should Be 80% It came up in the Republican debate again, the curious notion that striving for less inequality is somehow a form of "class warfare." The implication is that the richest people earned everything they have through their own initiative and hard work. But most...
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