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.

Who In Their Right Mind Could Possibly Be Against Obamacare?

The first thing I’d like to note is, the number of people who are against The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known simply as the ACA or “Obamacare,” because of what’s actually in it, is actually pitifully small. But … Continue reading

Another, More Lethal, Example of Lack of Contractor Oversight

I just heard a news story that made me sick to my stomach. It seems that the contractor who hired the Navy Yard shooter (You know we don’t use names on this blog, because I won’t give killers publicity) as … Continue reading

Pacifists and Liberals ; When Do We Actually Stand Up For Those We Allegedly Care About?

Being a pacifist isn’t easy. Not easy at all. A lot of self-described pacifists think it is easy. Essentially, the equation for many is, if it maims or kills, you don’t do it. Period. That’s easy, isn’t it? There’s just … Continue reading

We Can’t Do Nothing About Chemical Weapons in Syria

I am not pro-war. I am very much anti-war. But as long as there are evil bastards in the world, there will continue to be wars. That means, we have to be vigilant about preventing war, and we have to … Continue reading

50 Years Ago Today – The Speech That Made People Act Needs Another Listen, More Action

Most people focus on the “I Have a Dream” portion of the speech, but there was more to it. Martin Luther King’s speech was probably the single-greatest speech on social justice ever made. It not only led to serious movement … Continue reading

The Lionization of Snowden Demonstrates the Lethal Combination of Low Standards and High Ideals

I will never understand how anyone could consider Edward Snowden a “hero.” I hesitate to call him a “traitor,” but there is a lot of territory between “hero” and “traitor,” and I feel he occupies some territory in between, albeit … Continue reading

Why Would Any Liberal Not Give Obama Credit for This?

One of the reasons liberals have such a difficult time in the political arena (and if you don’t think we do, then we have something else to talk about) is because some of the loudest and highest-profile liberals out there … Continue reading

Guardian Manufactures “Story” From “Top Secret” Snowden NSA Document

Apparently, the Guardian is seeing the mistake it made in allowing Glenn Greenwald to publish “news” without oversight, so they’re enlisting other reporters to join in, in a vain attempt to give Greenwald and Snowden’s initial story just a bit … Continue reading

If We Manage to Stop Keystone, Are the Alternatives Better?

This is another one of those issues that too many progressives see in black and white terms that is most certainly somewhere in the grey area of the spectrum. I am not a fan at all of the Keystone XL … Continue reading

Why Do We Allow So Many Ex-GOP to be “Authorities” on “Real Progressives”

Look, folks; I peg my progressive roots to the age of 14, when I worked for the McGovern Campaign, but my actual roots probably precede that. My father was a union steelworker, and my mom was the daughter of a … Continue reading