Philip A Farruggio is regular columnist on It's the Empire, Stupid. He is also frequently posted on Nation of Change and countercurrents.org. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen and a graduate of Brooklyn College, class of 1974. Since the 2000 Election debacle, Philip has written over 400 columns on the Military Industrial Empire and other facets of life in an upside down America. He is also host of the It’s the Empire, Stupid radio show, co produced by Chuck Gregory.