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.

Right Wing Humor: an Oxymoron in Action

I subscribe to several right wing mailing lists, because it’s best to keep up with their abject insanity. Every year at about this time. I start seeing examples from and postings for a book entitled “365 Ways to Drive a … Continue reading

My Response to New York Times Op-Ed re Snowden Clemency…

The New York Times published an op-ed piece that is nothing short of shameful. It’s entitled “Edward Snowden – Whistle-Blower,” and there are many falsehoods in this editorial, the Times should be ashamed it’s in their paper. I wanted to publish … Continue reading

Pro Lefty Michael Moore: Obamacare is “Awful”

What is wrong with Michael Moore, really? For that matter, what is it about so many professional lefties that they are preternaturally disposed to bitch about good things more than they are to praise the good things and advocate for … Continue reading

The Beginning of the End of the Drug War?

Today marks a major milestone in American civilization, one that I hope spreads far and wide. Beginning as I write this, shops are opening all over the state of Colorado, dispensing marijuana legally. For the first time, this isn’t just … Continue reading

Updated Again: #StopRush Should be Promoting Progressive Talk, Not Killing It

Beginning January 1, 2014, three huge markets; Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, will lose progressive radio. Three of the most progressive markets in the country, and there will be nothing for people to listen to. I know many … Continue reading

Issues Are Not Politics

We live in a democratic republic. What that means is, while we don’t make decisions directly as a populace, we do elect those who do through a popular vote. And whether you like it or not, politicians are beholden to … Continue reading

For All of Their Whining, You’d Never Guess That Republicans are Responsible for Most of the Debt

We should be sick to death of listening to the Republican Party talk about deficits and debt by now. Seriously, we should demand that they sit down and shut up about it immediately. For some reason, much of the press … Continue reading

The Entire NSA Non-Story: Cutting the Crap on Snowden and Greenwald

People have to understand this. I would never say that our intelligence agencies are beyond reproach. It is always possible that the NSA is trying to spy on us. But as of now, based on the documents released by Edward … Continue reading

Your Insurance is Better Now: Pre-Existing Conditions Were Scary

If you’re wondering why so many people claim they liked their old health insurance, the answer is simple. Very few people with health insurance ever use it for anything other than health maintenance, like doctor visits and annual checkups and the … Continue reading

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