It’s official. The United States is not what it once was or was intended to be—a great society. Today, our country is cheapened by greed, blinded by fear, and contaminated … Continue Reading A great society gone for good?
All the talk these days of a new world order is largely misguided—especially when the Right is doing the talking. But even many moderates and progressives are ill-informed on what … Continue Reading What the New World Order really, really means
For me, it’s a no-brainer. As clear as the wrinkles on my face. So let’s recap. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election with the goal … Continue Reading Playing Russian Roulette
I’ve had a hard time keeping track of all the people Trump is appointing, nominating, and still considering for his Administration. So I thought I’d do some research into the … Continue Reading Trump’s emerging administration: The picture so far
By failing to focus on Russia’s infiltration of our election process, the media abdicated their role as implied by the First Amendment.
Slowly, it’s beginning to dawn on me. The Democrats screwed up. We lost this election by blindly railing against all the hate and prejudice from the other side. … Continue Reading How progressives can make a difference again
In the wake of an election that could turn the whole planet upside down, many people are trying to educate us liberals and Democrats on what we “missed.” According … Continue Reading The last great gasp of the middle class
I’m a lifelong, died-in-the-wool Democrat and proud of it. Is Hillary Clinton my favorite person? No. Do I think she’s politically coy and crafty? Yes. Is she too hawkish for … Continue Reading Newfound respect for Hillary Clinton
Republican voters are rallying behind Donald Trump as if he were Moses delivering free speech on a stone tablet. The candidate has soared to the top of the pack for … Continue Reading Political correctness and the Right
New York real estate magnate Donald Trump is a hard-core conservative who gained fame on the political front by challenging Obama’s legitimacy as an American citizen. Besides real estate, Trump’s … Continue Reading Donald Trump: A just-the-facts, pre-debate look at his stands on the issues
Republican says college gang rape makes ‘a great party’ Connecticut State Representative Mike Bocchino, discussing a bill regarding sexual assaults on campus, implied that the testimony of victims was insufficient … Continue Reading Frontline: More Republican assaults on women
Democrats have done much blame-gaming and finger-pointing at Republicans for their inclusion of anti-abortion language in the Human Trafficking Bill. I get it and agree. But maybe we’re not looking … Continue Reading Human Trafficking: Should women Democrats compromise?
If you’re like me, your eyes glaze over when talk turns to the U.S. budget. So, when the GOP’s House and Senate budgets hit the newsstands last week, I just … Continue Reading The GOP’s ‘magic asterisk’: Tale of a fiscal con job
While checking out Daily Kos this morning, I came across an opinion that struck a resounding chord. The author, who calls himself Netminder Elite, contends that “Republicans aren’t the problem.” … Continue Reading It’s not the Republicans, it’s the media
The monarch butterfly has joined honeybees and other insects on the path to extinction. Nearly one billion monarchs have been destroyed since 1990 due to an increasing lack of milkweed … Continue Reading Save our monarchs – plant milkweed
Benjamin Netanyahu is falling from grace fast, and he’s blaming everyone but himself for the downward spiral. In response to his recent drop in Israeli opinion polls, the thrice-elected leader … Continue Reading Two days before election, support for Netanyahu is flagging
“What do I mean by patriotism in the context of our times? … a sense of national responsibility … a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but … Continue Reading Knee-jerk patriotism is no laughing matter
As Americans commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights March in Selma today, a little-known fact is coming to the fore. The bridge where the march occurred is named … Continue Reading Marching on a Klan monument: Have we kept the promise?
Republicans decry the “war on women,” claiming there’s no such thing. It’s just a progressive meme concocted to seduce women into voting for Democrats. Right. So why is it that, in … Continue Reading Don’t tell us there’s no war on women
I’m always amazed by those who worry about passing the nation’s debt on to their offspring but don’t think twice about ensuring those offspring have an earth to live on … Continue Reading ‘Oh, my aching Earth’
Technological advances have bestowed huge benefits on our lives and our capacity to explore the unknown. But we have also paid a dear price for those gains, both as individuals … Continue Reading The human cost of technology
Politics is all about power. Some want more power than others and will do just about anything to get it. Such people, of whom the GOP embraces many, will use … Continue Reading Warren will not go quietly
“They [conservatives] purport to want to fix things. But conservatives are not looking to make education more rigorous and informative, or science more empirical or verifiable, or voting more representative, … Continue Reading A moment of Jon Stewart zen