There’s a Better Way: Remarks to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee

Good evening.  My name is Arik Bjorn. I sense relief in the room.  “So that’s how he pronounces his name.” BJORN is Norwegian for bear.  And that is precisely the animal that represents my pending campaign against “Status Quo” Joe Wilson.  Grizzly, not koala. MAKE NO MISTAKE:  The Wilson Dynasty will fall once and for […]

Bernin’ the Midnight Oil on the Congress Campaign Trail

Mom taps me on the shoulder and whispers, “Arik, you’ve fallen asleep at your desk again.” “Living wage,” words uttered through my slumber.  “Healthcare, human right.” She taps me again.  “Son, wake up.” I open my eyes.  My elbow is resting on the keyboard, and my upcoming presentation draft has become a screen filled with […]

When Corporate America Doesn’t Pay a Fair Wage, Guess Who Makes Up the Difference?

One of the things we have heard over and over again is that with just one more tax break, if we’ll just give a few more subsidies to corporations, the magical fountain of trickle-down economics will overflow and we’ll be awash in a warm sea of prosperity for all. The facts have proven otherwise. Corporate […]