Articles by: americansystemnow

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the American System

By Rochelle Ascher A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 1 1809-1849 By Sidney Blumenthal Simon & Schuster, 2016, 576 pp Feb. 10, 2018–As someone who has made the study of Abraham Lincoln a major part of my adult life, I can say that this book is one […]

by February 10, 2018 Commentary
Henry Clay

Has Chuck Schumer Opened the Door to the American System?

Jan. 31, 2018—In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on the eve of President Trump’s State of the Union address, Senate Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer urged the President to propose “a substantial investment in our nation’s infrastructure.” Among the historical examples which he raised was none other than […]

by January 31, 2018 Infrastructure, News
Bobby Kennedy campaigning for President in 1968

A Man for This Season: Robert F. Kennedy, From Conservative to Revolutionary

A Book Review Bobby Kennedy, A Raging Spirit Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster, 2017, 352 pp. by Angela Vullo Jan. 29, 2018—My purpose in this review, like that of author Matthews, is to address the question of Robert F. Kennedy’s true identity in American politics. I believe that Matthews, proceeding […]

by January 29, 2018 Commentary
Celebrating Benjamin Franklin

Celebrating Benjamin Franklin

Jan. 16, 2018–It is inconceivable that the American System of Hamilton and Washington could have come into being without the role of elder statesman Benjamin Franklin. We celebrated Ben’s birthday on January 17; he was born in 1706 in Boston, and died in 1790. Franklin represents everything unique and positive […]

by January 16, 2018 History
UN Report on U.S. Poverty Shows Martin Luther King’s Dream Turned Nightmare

UN Report on U.S. Poverty Shows Martin Luther King’s Dream Turned Nightmare

by Angela Vullo January 7, 2018–Just as the U.S. Congress was preparing to vote on the controversial tax reform, UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston released a damning report on poverty in the United States, on December 15, 2017. Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, […]

by January 7, 2018 News
Drug money caught in a raid.

Wall Street Bankers and Drug Cartels Collude to Dope, Kill, and Destroy America

By Angela Vullo Dec. 15, 2017–Recent articles in the major press only underscore what serious investigators have known for decades: the Wall Street dope-dealing cartels are waging a lethal assault on American citizens, with mass death as the ultimate result. This unified alliance, known as Dope, Inc.,* starts with top […]

by December 15, 2017 News
Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania

Rendell Revives the Debate for a Capital Budget, as Trump Prepares to Release Infrastructure Plan

By John Ascher Dec. 9, 2017–According to a December 9, 2017 article in The Hill, President Trump will be soon releasing a 70-page memo detailing his long-awaited proposal for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.  The release of the report, according to the article, will come after the ‘success’ of passing tax […]

by December 9, 2017 Commentary, Infrastructure, News
American soldiers in Vietnam.

`Last-chance’ Contract on America: Drugs are Killing America’s Workforce, More Casualties than Vietnam

By Angela Vullo Dec. 1, 2017–On October 2, four professors from Ohio State University issued a landmark policy paper  connecting the ongoing loss of productive jobs to the wildly escalating drug epidemic. If the estimates prove accurate, 2017 will be the second year in  in a row that drug deaths […]

by December 1, 2017 News
Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Nov. 29, 2017—“Are there any rules for the banking industry that should be made stronger?”, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) pressed Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Jerome Powell, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 28. “There are no places that we’re lacking,” he said. He supported rewriting […]

by November 30, 2017 News
December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

By Pamela Lowry   On December 1, 1936, Franklin Roosevelt gave the keynote address at the opening of a major pan-American conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The world situation was grim, with fascism already in power in Italy and Germany, and threatening to take over Spain, through the conflict known […]

by November 28, 2017 History