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.

Handshake Be Damned; Why Is No One Talking About Obama’s Speech?

I woke up this morning to this image all over my news feed. If you’ve been in a cave all day, that is President Obama arriving at the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela and (GASP!) shaking … Continue reading

Attack of the Emos

I tried not to use the term “emo progressive” for a long time, but it’s the least offensive thing I can think to call these know-it-all, mostly white, politically doltish clods who tend to throw a monkey wrench into the progressive … Continue reading

Of Course Obama’s Progressive! Give Him More Democrats, See What Happens

I am continuously amazed by the sheer number of self-described liberals who constantly describe Barack Obama as a “moderate Republican,” which is a concept as extinct as a dodo bird. They sometimes even compare Obama with Ronald Reagan. Some have … Continue reading

Once Again, Progressives Should be Thanking Harry Reid

What every progressive needs to learn is that political things don’t just happen because someone wants them to. They happen when a majority is ready to vote to make them happen. Back in January, as many of you will recall, … Continue reading

Dear Progressives; Purity Tests Are for the RIGHT Wing

Sometimes, when I look at the self-described “progressive blogosphere,” I wonder if they realize progressives won in 2012. I know they don’t realize we lost big in 2010, or that it was their fault, because they keep doing the same … Continue reading

Repost: Here’s What Obamacare Does…

I posted this on the old blog, on September 14, 2012, before the election. This is what people are complaining about. Seriously. If you think your old insurance was better, there are people who would pay good money for what … Continue reading

Bill Clinton Should Shut Up About Obamacare, Focus on His Charity

In the interest of full disclosure, Bill Clinton was not my first choice as president in 1992. I did ultimately vote for him, of course, but not in the primary. Clinton is a child of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), … Continue reading

Richard Cohen: How Does Someone So Clueless About Race Survive 45 Years in DC Journalism?

One has to wonder whether or not Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is ingesting mind-altering substances before he writes each of his columns, because they are becoming increasingly bizarre in recent years. His last two columns show a lack of … Continue reading

Bullying is Always Wrong, in the NFL on the Internet or Anywhere Else

I abhor bullying in all its forms. I have since I was in my teens. I was bullied was a kid, and I sometimes engaged in bullying back then, too. I am equally sorry for both. There was/is nothing redeeming … Continue reading

Rand Paul’s Libertarian Vision Apparently includes Freedom to Steal Others’ Works

What, exactly, does it mean for a Republican to be accused of plagiarism, anyway? Isn’t that pretty much what they do? I mean, all they do is copy from each other and crib from each other’s talking points anyway. But … Continue reading