The Solution is Simple

Since Tuesday night, I have to admit, I have been somewhat distraught. That’s not like me, really.  It is just politics, after all. However, this election is not like other elections. I don’t just mean because Donald Trump won the presidency. That’s pretty bad, for sure, but what has me

9 out of 10 Unicorn Progressives Choose Strident

Stop Preaching to the choir and start listening to the people. Everyone, not just the ones you like. There, I said it. My social media is blowing up with people saying variants of “Trump got elected so ‘we must’ (do something that just occurred to them)”. I’m seeing the usual

What We Have to Do Now

Yes, I know. You’re disappointed and you’re scared to death about what could happen in the next couple of years. Believe me; even though I’m a straight white male and can’t relate directly, I do understand. I just got good health insurance coverage for the first time in years a

Why White Progressives Lose: a Cautionary Tale

This is a comment that I received from a well-meaning but obviously young and not-very bright “liberal arts” student from the University of Minnesota named Mark Mahoney. It was in response to my piece entitled “Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary.” Now, I have only two rules

More Proof That the Parties are NOT the Same

Every time someone tells me there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans, I want to retch. It’s not even just bullshit. The concept is completely ludicrous in 2016. Look at the Klown Kar candidates they’ve put up for the last few presidential elections. I know you think Donald Trump is some

Repost: What Dems Do When They’re in Charge

If you are a “progressive” who is whining because “the Democrats” are pushing “too many Blue Dogs for the House and the Senate, I am reposting this yet again (it’s becoming and election year tradition, unfortunately)  to remind all of you of what Democrats, including Blue Dogs, were able to

On the One Hand, There Are the Emails, But…

Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason the Trump deplorables brigade gets so excited about a few emails is because they literally have nothing else? I mean, seriously, if Hillary was as horrible as advertised, why would they have to be so focused on a couple of emails

They Don’t Even Know What Obamacare Is!

I wish I could fault Trump for not knowing what the ACA, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” is and what it does, but he’s getting his talking points from the ignoramuses on Fox News and right-wing talk radio, and they don’t know what it is, either. At a Florida campaign stop

The Real “Chronic Liar” in This Year’s Race

I love how the people who are planning to vote for Trump and every Republican on their ballot are so keen on telling me what a big liar Hillary Clinton is. One of them told me that she hasn’t just lied, but that she’s a “chronic liar,” which is actually

The Truth About Marijuana Legalization

The state of Arizona has a measure on the ballot this year that would legalize and regulate marijuana in much the same way as they regulate alcohol now. Note how I worded that, because it’s important. The initiative isn’t intended to make marijuana available to everyone on every street corner,

Cutting the Crap in the Debate Finale

Last night was the final debate in what has to be the most absurd and bizarre presidential election season in our history and, in many ways, it was very telling. In one respect, it was the best of the three. as much as it pains me to say, Chris Wallace

Updated: Voter Fraud? Are you crazy?

The very concept of “voter fraud” is absurd. There, I said it. I’m not going to rehash all of the data showing that it doesn’t happen because you’ve seen that a million times already. I’m just going to say it’s completely illogical and asinine. Think about it. While a lot

The GOP “Small Government” Punchline

It’s hard to Have a discussion with a Republican without them mentioning their fetiish for what they refer to as “small government.” Of course, we all know that’s a joke; their definition of “small government” Is pretty absurd. On the one hand, their model is supposedly a government “small enough

Why the GOP Isn’t Dead Yet

If you understand politics to any serious degree, you should realize that the current incarnation of the GOP is pretty much the walking dead, politically speaking. That said, like the corpses in that iconic TV show, being politically “dead” is meaningless, in a certain way. I cringe every time I

The Republican Lottery Capitalist Model

As I said, this election and the next few after this cannot simply be a referendum on Donald J. Trump. The Republican Party has been broken for a while, and Trump is just the end result of at leas a half century of fealty. Progressives have to realize that we

Cutting the Crap on the Second “Debate.”

The most surprising thing about the coverage of last night’s debate came when I saw a breaking news alert from CNN saying that “Trump performed better than expected…” How is that possible? Was someone expecting the orange man-child to develop seizures or pull out a gun and fire at Clinton? The

10 Truths for Unicorn Progressives to Digest

Although there is some doubt as to its attribution, Albert Einstein is often credited with defining insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Whether he sad it or not, it’s a pretty good definition. Einstein also said, “A man should look for what is, and

More That Voters Need to Know About Donald Trump

It is difficult to address all of the issues that make Donald Trump unfit for the presidency, but after the last long post, which you can find here,  I realized quickly that I hadn’t done much more than scratch the surface. There will be a few other parts to this coming