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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is a freelance writer living in the high desert of Southern California. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles.


American Democracy: Death by Obstructionism

December 1, 2015
The US Capitol

It appears winning has become the real business of Congress. Too often the powerful must be appeased and the dust-ups must be settled before the business of America will be attended to. Republicans appear to be fighting for themselves before they will fight for America. We can see this in their...

The Disabled Family

October 13, 2015
Wheelchair

America is scaring the hell out of the very people it should be honored to protect. We have just two viable political parties. One of them wants to eliminate social assistance programs, and if not entirely, they certainly want to make significant cut-backs. Their truly horrifying argument is this: There are slackers in the...

The American Dance

September 14, 2015
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In the early 1900s the tobacco industry came to Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, with a problem. American women were not smoking cigarettes. Women represented a huge potential market for the cigarette industry and they were not smoking. The cigarette industry wanted to know if Mr. Bernays could offer some help....

Hijacking Jesus

August 19, 2015
Hijacking Jesus

Is it even possible for anything but an unholy alliance to exist between politicians and religious leaders? The Republicans are using proximity to legitimate faith in order to manipulate voters.



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