Bernie’s Other Problem…

Bernie Sanders has two serious problems. Obviously, too many of his supporters are dicks, but there’s more… Look, I’m going to start by saying, I like Bernie Sanders. He’s a good man, and he wants to do right by the … Continue reading

What Politics is and Why We Suck at it…

Look; if you’re going to be a political junkie, fine. I used to be one myself, and I understand it; it can be fun  on some level. However, I must warn you to keep perspective. It’s too easy to just … Continue reading

The Only Thing All Progressives Must Agree On…

Two things: One: no single member of any governmental body can do anything  on their own. Whatever a politician tells you they want to do, they cannot do any of it without the cooperation of a majority of the other … Continue reading

Reframing for the Win

One major theme to this blog involves the question, “what do we want the United States of America to be?” It’s an important question, because it seeks to define who we are as a nation, and while many “political junkies,” … Continue reading

Get a Grip!

Today is September 10, 2015. It is the day before a day that we’re supposed to hold in great reverence because it’s the day the Bush Administration let us down and nearly 3,000 Americans perished due to their unwillingness to … Continue reading

The End of Cynicism

I am so tired of listening to otherwise intelligent people go batshit right now because a few stray right wingers have decided to substitute their judgment for that of the courts. Within the last few days, I’ve heard several people … Continue reading

The “Political Junkie” Blues

Should we feel sorry for the typical “Political Junkie”? It’s really getting pathetic, you know? We all want to blame someone, like the all-important, “The Media,” but the fact of the matter is, what’s driving the bullshit is… well… us… … Continue reading

Progressive ADD

Liberal ADD. It’s a problem… One reason I’ve been quiet the last few days is, I’m trying to develop some articles about promoting a liberal message and getting it out there in time for the election (Which, by the way, … Continue reading

Negative Campaigning Does Not Work… For Progressives

Many years ago, while I was in college (the second, more successful time, from 1995-1997), a professor who was very smart cited for one of my political science classes this “conventional wisdom” about how well negative campaigning works. He was … Continue reading

Getting Smarter About Politics

I guess the question is, what has to happen before a great many progressives figure out that what they think about politics doesn’t work? I mean, we started losing in 1972, and we’ve continued losing ever since; over the course … Continue reading