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.

The Republican View of Foreign Policy is Morally Bankrupt.

Do Republicans really think Russian President Vladimir Putin’s style of leadership is the model that US presidents should aspire to, here in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Apparently so. At the very least, they … Continue reading

Jack in the Box: Minimum Wage Increase No Big Deal

There are two incredibly silly notions that seem to rear their ugly heads every time anyone discusses raising the minimum wage. One is that such an increase will lead to massive job losses, and the other is that the increase in wages will … Continue reading

Greenwald’s Latest Article Might as Well Be Called a Novel

I have a number of problems with the whole Edward Snowden/NSA non-story, as I’ve written before, but the biggest one has to be the complete lack of context contained in any of the stories. Essentially, Glenn Greenwald (and a few … Continue reading

Dear Republicans: Everyone Has Rights, Not Just You…

Why do some people have such a problem understanding the concept of rights? It’s really not that difficult. We all have rights. All of us, not just those who think the same as we do. When we interact with each … Continue reading

Greenwald’s New Venture: Same Crap, Different Site

If the first article on Glenn Greenwald’s “The Intercept” page at the “First Look” website is any indication, very little actual journalism is actually planned for the enterprise. The article contains a lot of speculation, a couple of anonymous sources, … Continue reading

Latest Snowden Document Shows Journalists as Absurd, Snowden as Irresponsible

Here is the latest document offered up by Edward Snowden. This document has been all over the news media; in fact, the New York Times did a breathless “analysis” of the document yesterday. Seriously, it was breathless. Here’s the first … Continue reading

Why So Many Gun Incidents? It’s Not Hard to Figure Out

I’m sick of this. Yesterday, shoppers at yet another shopping mall – one that I used to take my son to when he was younger – was victimized by yet another shooter. This one was in the town of Columbia, … Continue reading

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