Del Spurlock: Millennial Bold – Break Something!

“Something bold needs to happen”: An in-depth look at millennial America Earlier this month, Salon spoke with leading Democratic Party pollster Stan Greenberg about what he learned from conducting focus groups with millennials. “They think the system’s rigged,” he told us. Young Americans are anxious to “disrupt” and upend a broken status quo, Roosevelt Institute …

Del Spurlock: Propaganda Defeats the Public Interest — The Legalization of Lies, the Triumph of Corporations Over People

Spinning the Inhumanity of our National Policies We are failing to govern ourselves. The concept of American democracy has been driven from the field by the public relations industry. Today we consume far beyond our means, are governed by the exploitation of our fears, and are denied the civic participation decreed by our Constitution. …it …

Del Spurlock: Many Trayvon’s More? Deja Vu from 2013…

Many Trayvon’s More? Civics is study of how we govern ourselves. Can we agree that we govern ourselves through our Constitution, our laws, customs, popular culture, and habits, and how all of these things interact to create our way of life? Let’s call the analysis of that interaction connecting the dots. You were left with …

Del Spurlock: Cost of Wars Nearly $5 Trillion

Not only is the cost noteworthy but it appears that there are attempts now to “lock in” contractors as a permanent element of the total force. Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion Naomi LaChance @ The Intercept The total U.S. budgetary cost of war since 2001 is $4.79 trillion, according to …

Del Spurlock: Army Recruits Arrive Knowing Less

Susanne M. Schafer of Associated Press offers a useful perspective on how Army recruits are changing and how the Army is changing to accommodate lower levels of knowledge about what used to be “basic.” Fewer orders, more coaching: Army rookies learn to fire guns As gun ownership drops among young Americans and the Army trains …