Special Reports for Progressive Activists
In-Depth Research, Insightful Analysis, & Coherent Writing on Major Issues
From time to time, major issues would develop that would require comprehensive research, in-depth analysis, and clear and concise writing to fill in the gaps of information — and clear out the fog of misinformation — that inevitably accompanied such very complex, very public debates.
I thus took it upon myself to conduct such research and analysis and write such reports, which I would then disseminate to a widespread, yet targeted audience — particularly through popular political blogs online — and to highly motivated progressive activists — particularly those on my e-mail list (Please see my extensive archive of 10 years' worth of political writing online).
Especially with such works I established a reputation for accuracy as well as advocacy, which would help open doors for subsequent research and reports.
Here is a list of some of these works, which you may download and read, to learn from historical experience and also to better understand specific and underlying issues still affecting us today:
- Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: A comprehensive review of various strategies of health care reform, including the “public option,” particularly in terms of availability and affordability of care, examining the real-world experiences of several states and nations (October 7, 2009).
- Straight Talk on the Financial Crisis: An unflinching investigation into the immediate and historical causes of the 2008 global economic collapse, with emphasis on talking points to be reinforced or debunked during the then-ongoing presidential election (September 27, 2008).
- One Less Bell to Answer: A systematic study of the effects on the various segments of the telecom industry as well as the economy as a whole resulting from recent multibillion-dollar mergers and unprecedented technological change (March 6, 2006).
- Do the Math: Something Stinks: A purely statistical analysis of the major discrepancy between the late exit polls and the official results of the 2004 presidential election, demonstrating a 99.9375% chance of an incorrect outcome (a conclusion in line with a more sophisticated, more widely circulated analysis later performed by MIT-educated Dr. Steven F. Freeman, a statistician at the University of Pennsylvania) (November 12, 2004).