On the One Hand, There Are the Emails, But…

Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason the Trump deplorables brigade gets so excited about a few emails is because they literally have nothing else? I mean, seriously, if Hillary was as horrible as advertised, why would they have to be so focused on a couple of emails

This Could Be the Year We Start to End Bullying

Given that a bully like Donald Trump is running for president, there just isn’t enough talk about bullying as a serious problem in this country. There does seem to be a lot of concern, but not enough. Let’s face it; the entire Republican platform has consisted largely of bullying for

They Don’t Even Know What Obamacare Is!

I wish I could fault Trump for not knowing what the ACA, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” is and what it does, but he’s getting his talking points from the ignoramuses on Fox News and right-wing talk radio, and they don’t know what it is, either. At a Florida campaign stop

The Real “Chronic Liar” in This Year’s Race

I love how the people who are planning to vote for Trump and every Republican on their ballot are so keen on telling me what a big liar Hillary Clinton is. One of them told me that she hasn’t just lied, but that she’s a “chronic liar,” which is actually

The Truth About Marijuana Legalization

The state of Arizona has a measure on the ballot this year that would legalize and regulate marijuana in much the same way as they regulate alcohol now. Note how I worded that, because it’s important. The initiative isn’t intended to make marijuana available to everyone on every street corner,

Cutting the Crap in the Debate Finale

Last night was the final debate in what has to be the most absurd and bizarre presidential election season in our history and, in many ways, it was very telling. In one respect, it was the best of the three. as much as it pains me to say, Chris Wallace

Updated: Voter Fraud? Are you crazy?

The very concept of “voter fraud” is absurd. There, I said it. I’m not going to rehash all of the data showing that it doesn’t happen because you’ve seen that a million times already. I’m just going to say it’s completely illogical and asinine. Think about it. While a lot

Counting the Ways: The GOP Is Bad on Economy

Let’s make this easy. A lot of bad things have happened over the past 40 years and every single one of them is traceable to the Republican Party. That’s not hyperbole, really. I know, a lot of you believe that Democrats have done some horrible things, especially that Bill Clinton,

The GOP “Small Government” Punchline

It’s hard to Have a discussion with a Republican without them mentioning their fetiish for what they refer to as “small government.” Of course, we all know that’s a joke; their definition of “small government” Is pretty absurd. On the one hand, their model is supposedly a government “small enough

Why the GOP Isn’t Dead Yet

If you understand politics to any serious degree, you should realize that the current incarnation of the GOP is pretty much the walking dead, politically speaking. That said, like the corpses in that iconic TV show, being politically “dead” is meaningless, in a certain way. I cringe every time I

The Republican Lottery Capitalist Model

As I said, this election and the next few after this cannot simply be a referendum on Donald J. Trump. The Republican Party has been broken for a while, and Trump is just the end result of at leas a half century of fealty. Progressives have to realize that we

Cutting the Crap on the Second “Debate.”

The most surprising thing about the coverage of last night’s debate came when I saw a breaking news alert from CNN saying that “Trump performed better than expected…” How is that possible? Was someone expecting the orange man-child to develop seizures or pull out a gun and fire at Clinton? The