Eric W. Severson, Author at ReverbPress

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About Eric W. Severson

I am a history, economics and political science teacher and union representative at a Brooklyn, NY high school. I am passionate about education, labor rights, income inequality and creating an economy and government in the USA that is truly of, by and for the people

Donald Trump, Third Party Candidate? GOP cringes, Liberals Salivate

July 24, 2015

In only five years since Citizens United, unrestricted money in politics has already come back to haunt those who argued for it. According to the Citizens United doctrine, corporations are people, and people can spend an unlimited amount of money…

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Georgia Police Who Killed 35 Year Old Mother Gloat That They ‘Made Her Head Explode’

July 19, 2015

The other day I was playing a shoot ‘em up video game, Expendable, in which the goal is basically to blast everything on screen before the things on screen have a chance to kill you first. At least, so I…

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Bernie Sanders Proves He Can Mess With Texas!

July 18, 2015

By now we’ve all heard the wishy-washy statements that folks tend to make if they support Bernie Sanders’ policies but don’t feel ready to throw their support behind his campaign. “I like him but I’m not sure he can win.”…

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The Ten Things I Learned Riding Amtrak Across The Country

July 18, 2015

10) The idea that no one rides Amtrak is a myth. Last week I took one train from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia to Chicago and another from Chicago to Denver, and every car of the train was full of passengers…

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Donald Trump: I’d Get A Better Deal Out Of Iran

July 16, 2015

Let’s review: when Barack Obama took office, unemployment was at 8% and climbing. The S&P 500 was below 800 and in danger of falling further. There was real worry that the American auto industry would become something you’d have to…

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Free Wi Fi For All: Let’s Put Comcast Out Of Business, America!

July 16, 2015

I might be the last American under 70 who doesn’t have a smart phone. I can’t see doubling my phone bill when I already pay Comcast $66.95 a month for home internet and access to their Wi Fi hot spots…

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AFT Endorsement Of Clinton Shows Lack Of Democratic Process

July 12, 2015

The American Federation of Teachers endorsed Hillary Clinton’s candidacy on Saturday night, July 11th. Almost immediately there was a backlash on Facebook and Twitter from teachers across the country who pointed out that no one ever asked which candidate they…

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Right Wingers Line Up To Defend And Praise Trump

July 10, 2015

Donald Trump is not a fringe candidate. His mouth may separate him from the rest of the GOP field, but his positions on nearly every issue are squarely within the mainstream of a party that in a sane country would…

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Former Pfizer VP: Don’t Trust Our Drugs! (VIDEO)

July 8, 2015

Pfizer: Pharmaceutical Giant, Enemy of the Little Guy (or Gal) Before I start in on what I’m really here to write about, let me fully disclose my bias here: I hate Pfizer as I hate few other corporations. I’ve hated…

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Five Ways Ben Carson Disproves The Stereotype About Brain Surgeons

July 6, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson is, in some ways, the perfect candidate for the current GOP. He had a rough upbringing in Detroit and managed to rise above it, so when he calls for cuts in social programs it seems more like…

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