About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

How to Save Democracy

See, here’s the problem… Once we as an electorate make a democratic decision, we are stuck with that decision for between two and six years. There is no mechanism in our democracy for a do-over, except to make sure the … Continue reading

Why Are We Sitting By?

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I am inundated with “progressive activists” demanding that someone “do something about…” all sorts of things. At the same time, these same people look to blame everyone else for the pox on the … Continue reading

How to Relieve Your Trump Stress

I don’t know how so many people can manage the stress of the Trump years. It’s awful, isn’t it? I mean, we have a lunatic sitting in the White House with his finger on the proverbial nuclear “button,” which sits … Continue reading

Another Repost: Pro-Choice is the Essence of Liberty

This is another post that seems relevant these days, and I wrote it more than 22 years ago. I first published it on April 18, 1997. It is depressing and wrong that it’s still relevant. Men; we have to be … Continue reading

Repost: The Issue is Not “Abortion,” It’s Freedom. As Usual, the GOP is Against Freedom

(I first wrote this almost a year ago and somehow, it seems appropriate to repeat myself about now… – Milt) With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, an absolute monster gets to make an appointment to the Supreme Court that … Continue reading

Don’t Fear Fox News… Ignore Them… They’re Not Important

Why are lefties so afraid of Fox News? Here’s a dose of reality… Fox News is the number one cable news channel. That sounds scary, doesn’t it? Doesn’t it carry with it the notion that everyone watches Fox? Well, no. … Continue reading

The Modern GOP is Downright Anti-American

This will be a rant, so I want to make it clear up front; this article is not about rank-and-file Republicans. There are a few Republicans out there who hold out hope that the GOP will return to its pro-American … Continue reading

BS Isn’t Less BS-ey Coming From the Left

Look; I can handle bullshit coming from the far right. In fact, I expect it. That’s about all they have. They have no morals and they think they’re better than everyone else when the opposite is true. Among the most … Continue reading

You May Not Be as “Progressive” as You Think

I get it. I really do. You have decided that you feel so strongly abut your favorite issues that you are a “real progressive.” I mean; You have talked yourself into believing that “Medicare for All” is the only way … Continue reading

There is More to the Problem Than Trump

A growing number of “progressive” pundits are acting as if Trump is the only issue this election season. Once again, we’re being told that only the race for president actually matters, but added to that nonsense is the idea that … Continue reading