Progressives Need to Stop Dismissing People of Color

My man interest with this blog is to move the progressive movement forward. That doesn’t mean we all have to agree on everything, it just means we have to all agree that society has to move us in a good … Continue reading

How to Save Democracy

See, here’s the problem… Once we as an electorate make a democratic decision, we are stuck with that decision for between two and six years. There is no mechanism in our democracy for a do-over, except to make sure the … Continue reading

Why Are We Sitting By?

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I am inundated with “progressive activists” demanding that someone “do something about…” all sorts of things. At the same time, these same people look to blame everyone else for the pox on the … Continue reading

BS Isn’t Less BS-ey Coming From the Left

Look; I can handle bullshit coming from the far right. In fact, I expect it. That’s about all they have. They have no morals and they think they’re better than everyone else when the opposite is true. Among the most … Continue reading

You May Not Be as “Progressive” as You Think

I get it. I really do. You have decided that you feel so strongly abut your favorite issues that you are a “real progressive.” I mean; You have talked yourself into believing that “Medicare for All” is the only way … Continue reading

Bernie Stans Are Still Attacking Democrats. Stop It.

I’m going to try not to name names, but something tells me the self-described “progressives” responsible for this will let me know when they recognize themselves. On Facebook, there is an increasing frequency of hardcore Bernie die-hards attacking other Democrats … Continue reading

How to Practice Good Politics

As someone who has been enmeshed in politics since I was 14 and I worked on the ill-fated McGovern campaign, I have come to understand the difference between good politics and bad. Donald Trump is the worst politician I have … Continue reading

Progressives: It’s Not About You, It’s About US. All of Us.

It’s time for all “progressives” to clear their mind and open it up. We liberals have a job to do, and only one of the major parties can do it. But that one party – the Democratic Party – can’t … Continue reading

The Key to Winning 2020 and Beyond: Hope

I won’t even begin to predict the 2020 election, but I will state what should happen. Democrats should expand on our gains in 2018, and gain at least 10-12 seats in the Senate, another 20 in the House, the presidency … Continue reading

Who’s “Progressive Enough”?

Okay, so Beto O’Rourke announced a run for president Thursday, and immediately, the “usual suspects” have started a major bitch-fest about him. Now, I don’t know if I’ll vote for him in the primary. I actually hoped he would instead … Continue reading