Obama Gets It

President Obama really does get it. It really would be nice to go back to the old days, when the Republican minority represented “the loyal opposition,” but it’s just not going to happen until we push it, and push it … Continue reading

The Supremes Screw The Pooch; It’s Bad, But Not Insurmountable

I get a real sense that many people, including some usually very intelligent people, don’t understand the significance of the Supreme Court’s “free speech” decision in Citizens United v. FEC last week. That’s troubling, because we can’t work to fix … Continue reading

Reposted: The Next Big Reform: Removing Bribery and Extortion From the System

We probably should have made this first on our list, but the terrible economy kind of distracted us, and then the health care debate came up. So, first things first;  we need to push our members of Congress and our … Continue reading

A Bad Week for Progressives, or a Wake-Up Call?

It’s been a rough week to be a progressive, to be sure. First, Martha Coakley lost Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat, which supposedly put the health care reform bill in jeopardy. Then, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court showed … Continue reading

Obama’s First Year: A Grade of B and Getting Better

I know many are frustrated with the performance of the guy you worked so hard for during the last election season, but I have to tell you; most of those frustrations are borne out of a warped concept of reality. … Continue reading

Note to Progressives: Bullcrap is Bullcrap, Whoever writes it. (Coakley’s It. Period.)

I’ve taken on so many right wing articles over the years, I think it’s time I took on a left wing blog for a charge. I have received a certain article from four different “progressives” thus far, and every time … Continue reading

Some Things Transcend Politics: Haiti

Sometimes, you just have to do something… This is one of those times… It doesn’t matter how much you can give, but give something to help the Haitians survive the devastating earthquake that has hit their home. We can always … Continue reading

At The Top of the List: Financial Reform — Lottery Capitalism Has to GO!

For those of you who have just started reading this series of columns, I am discussing the “lottery capitalist” mentality that has gripped our economy and threatens to strangle it if we don’t wake up and fight it off. I … Continue reading

Broadcasting Industry in Danger — Lottery Capitalists Run Amok

The Communications Act of 1934 was one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress. It established the reality that we the people own the airwaves and those who broadcast over them merely possess a license to … Continue reading

Toward Smarter Airport Security

When I worked in Washington, DC, every once in a while I would have to go to New York on business. I was encouraged by my firm to fly “because it was easier,” but I always drove, especially after the … Continue reading