I have been watching these debates for a long time. I remember sitting in my living room with my mom and hearing Gerald Ford tell Jimmy Carter that Eastern Europe wasn’t under Soviet Union influence. That was a single gap and it quite likely cost Ford the 1976 election. My,
You know what’s going to happen tonight. We all do, if we really think about it and think about it hard. There will be a debate tonight. Hillary Clinton will show up and offer a huge helping of competence and she will demonstrate that she knows what she’s doing. She
I know many “political junkies” are too busy panicking to think about it, but do you have any idea why so many mainstream Republicans are putting aside their hatred of Donald Trump to vote for him anyway? Do you know why they will hold their nose and vote Republican, no
Let’s talk about the dumbest “political” question I have ever been asked in my life. I was asked this on Twitter yesterday. I made the observation that every progressive in the country must be absolutely four-square pro-Hillary by now because the fate of the country is at stake. And their
I say this a lot, but this is an important concept that absolutely must be said and repeated ad nauseam until the average person gets it. The reason the debt has gone up under Obama is NOT because the government is spending too much money. Now, let me explain. This is
What is it with so many progressives, who keep talking about the last Clinton Administration as if it turned the country into a hellscape? I mean, when you suggest that Bill will be living in the White House with President Hillary Clinton to unicorn progressives, you’d swear you just shot
I’m apparently supposed to be scared to death right now. Apparently, I am supposed to believe that Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble in her presidential run, and that I should be afraid because half the population plans to vote for Donald Trump. Okay, that’s not the only reason I
I spend far too much of my time talking to “progressives” who speak as if they’re political experts, even though they seem to have no clue as to how politics works. They blame Democratic committees for Democrats’ losses in recent years, as if the DNC and the DCCC do more
Can you claim to be a Christian and also plan to vote for Donald Trump? Sure. It’s a free country; if you want to call yourself a dog and bark to communicate, you can do that if you wish. It all depends on how accurate you perceive yourself as being.
I am getting so tired of people who proclaim themselves as “real progressives” who demonstrate nothing but cynicism at every turn. If you think Democrats are as bad as Republicans, or look at everyone on both sides with equal degrees of scorn, you may call yourself “a progressive,” since it’s
See, here’s the thing… I write a blog. Actually, to be truthful, I write a lot of blogs. You don’t know where a lot of them are because I ghostwrite them, but that’s another story. The point is, I write a blog. I use journalistic standards and I even use
I posted this a while back, but with all of the talk of voting “Third Party” lately because some are having hissy fits about Hillary, it’s worth re-reading. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson will not win; only Clinton or Trump will. And no, it is not a “lesser of two
The “false equivalence” stuff between the two parties has never been more inappropriate than it is this year. I don’t just mean Trump vs. Hillary. It’s about Republican vs. Democrat. It’s about what the far right believes vs. what every other decent human believes. So, when you say something as
There is a crisis in our journalism, and it’s something that has to be taken care of right now. I don’t know what is being taught in journalism classes these days, but given that I spent the better part of a year working in the heart of a big city
There is no way that Donald Trump should have even a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the presidency. It shouldn’t even be close. Hillary Clinton is as qualified as any candidate in history and she is running against the most unqualified candidate in history. Clinton, whether or not you
There are two things that drive the news media. One is ratings or clicks. The other is making you feel uneasy enough to go to them and either watch, listen or click. In other words, what many refer to as the “mainstream media” (although there really is no such thing)
I get it, I really do. Like many of you, I grew up at a time when we were lucky to have access to a few newspapers, a couple of half-hour news programs each evening and maybe, if we lived in a really big metro area, an all-news radio station.
Originally posted at Daily Kos: This Radio Saved over 750 Lives & The Essential Role of Truth & Accuracy in Media By MeemaSue Monday Sep 05, 2016 #TurnThemALLOff #FalseEquivalencies Doesn’t look like much, does it? When: Early Evening in the Winter of 1945. Where: The Lodz Ghetto Slave Labor Camp.
I am finally finishing my new book about the unicorn left, which will be finished as soon as I can finish the cover and upload it. The book is about the damage these people are doing to the progressive movement and what we can do about it. And one key
A few days ago, I got tired of the asinine postings about Colin Kaepernick. I mean, I can’t believe so many people care about this nonsense. So, on my personal Facebook page, I did the unthinkable; I posted about 4 paragraphs on it. The entire issue is asinine. Yes, Kaepernick