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.

Trump Should Stop Pretending and Just Nominate Stephen Miller as DHS Head

Look; it’s perfectly obvious that Donald Trump is only “president” to the people who voted for him and still support him, regardless. He has pretty much been stuck at about 38 percent approval for more than two years. There have … Continue reading

How to Practice Good Politics

As someone who has been enmeshed in politics since I was 14 and I worked on the ill-fated McGovern campaign, I have come to understand the difference between good politics and bad. Donald Trump is the worst politician I have … Continue reading

Progressives: It’s Not About You, It’s About US. All of Us.

It’s time for all “progressives” to clear their mind and open it up. We liberals have a job to do, and only one of the major parties can do it. But that one party – the Democratic Party – can’t … Continue reading

The 2020 Election Grows in Importance Daily

The Trump reelection campaign is running really scared right now. They are digging hard for dirt on pretty much every Democrat running so far. If one were to guess, I’d say they seem most afraid of Kamala Harris, but they … Continue reading

Of Course, There Was Collusion/Conspiracy

Ya know… It is absolutely absurd for anyone to claim there was “no collusion” between anyone with the Trump campaign or the Trump Administration and anyone with direct communication with Vladimir Putin or anyone in Russian intelligence. Now, let’s be … Continue reading

We Must Re-establish Standards for Government

Before I begin, let me first state that I am not a big proponent of anything being “normal.” In fact, I don’t think “normal” even exists, meaning there is no actual “normal.” However, when it comes to government and the … Continue reading

It’s Been 400 Years!

A lot of white people don’t realize this, but this year marks a shameful anniversary in the history of this continent and this nation. This year marks 400 years since the first black slaves were brought to this nation to … Continue reading

The Key to Winning 2020 and Beyond: Hope

I won’t even begin to predict the 2020 election, but I will state what should happen. Democrats should expand on our gains in 2018, and gain at least 10-12 seats in the Senate, another 20 in the House, the presidency … Continue reading

The Most Morally Reprehensible Budget in History

One thing I have noticed from the very beginning of his candidacy is that Donald Trump has been playing exclusively to one very specific (and relatively small) section of the American electorate. More than two years into his fluke term … Continue reading

Who’s “Progressive Enough”?

Okay, so Beto O’Rourke announced a run for president Thursday, and immediately, the “usual suspects” have started a major bitch-fest about him. Now, I don’t know if I’ll vote for him in the primary. I actually hoped he would instead … Continue reading