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
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
“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
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