About Milt Shook

A writer with more than 45 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.

One Month to Go: Do Your Patriotic Duty and Vote Democratic

This weekend, the news media has decided to go crazy because Donald Trump’s tempting fate with the Coronavirus finally caught up to him and was is now positive for the virus. It was always just a matter of time until … Continue reading

32 Days to Go: The Republicans HAVE to Lie

The title of this column will likely piss a lot of people off, but that’s too bad. If you support the current incarnation of the Republican Party, you no longer support a political party that serves a “loyal opposition” to … Continue reading

33 Days to Go: Sorry, But This Ain’t the 60s…

When “president pretend” Donald J. Trump was asked during the debate about the protests of police brutality against People of Color, he presented an image of “left-wing groups, not right wing groups. When asked after the debate hw he thought … Continue reading

34 Days to Go: That Was No “Debate”

Once upon a time, there were debates every presidential election year. The candidates would meet on a stage, shake hands and have a civil back-and-forth, largely about the important issues of the day. Now, however, Donald Trump can add this … Continue reading

36 Days to Go: Journalists, Do Your Job!

If/when we beat the hell out of Donald Trump electorally, his replacement and the replacements for all of the Republicans we oust in his wake, will have a lot to do, if they’re to bring the government and society as … Continue reading

37 Days to Go: There’s Nothing “Strong” About Donny

There is a tendency among Trump voters to cite his “strength” as aa key reason they plan to vote for him again. But really, what do these people consider “strong”? Is Trump showing “strength” when he whines about every damn … Continue reading

39 Days to Go: Trumpers are Full of Crap

A few days ago, I was confronted with the following n my Facebook feed: We all have different views and that is ok! Just because you don’t like our choices doesn’t give you the right to waste millions of dollars … Continue reading

40 Days to Go: We Can Have Great Healthcare, in Time

I just got off the phone with a unicorn progressive who was telling me I was full of shit because I insisted that we can have universal healthcare, like most of the rest of the developed world. She insisted that … Continue reading

41 to Go: Tired and Weary

I have been involved with electoral politics at some level since 1972, when I was just 14 years old. And I used to look forward to it. Every election year, I would get phone calls (now emails) from local politicians … Continue reading

42 Days to Go: Stop Wishing; Just VOTE!

If there is one thing the professional left loves more than anything is to craft some sort of far-fetched way in which we “progressives” can win and positing that as a “do or die” performance point, n matter how insane … Continue reading