The GOP That Used to Be is No More…

I first started getting into politics in 1972, when I was 14. Back then, my original mentor was a Republican Senator. At the same, I was doing a little grunt work for George McGovern; you know, just getting their coffee … Continue reading

Post-Trump, We Have to Return to High Standards

It wasn’t all that long ago that anyone who even ran for president was expected to have at least some sense of personal decorum and at least some sense of dignity. For example, in the job, George W. Bush committed … Continue reading

Being a “Political Junkie” is a Luxury Many Cannot Afford

For nearly 250 years now, we have lived in one of the most stable democracies in world history. We are still that, but there are signs that such stability may be in trouble. And the reason for that is actually … Continue reading

Democracy – Use It or Lose It

Many Americans are extremely over-stressed right now, and a major reason for that is Donald Trump and his tendency to treat democracy as an afterthought. That said, this has been a major tendency of the Republican Party for almost a … Continue reading

Getting a Progressive Government is Easy. Here’s How…

After every post where I suggest that getting a Democratic majority is phenomenally easy, I get lots of “fan mail” from professional lefties who promise me it’s easier said than done. As usual, they’re wrong. There are two things that … Continue reading

A List of Trump Impeachable Offenses

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of people telling me Donald Trump has committed no impeachable offenses. The fact of the matter is, there are plenty of them. What follows is a partial list, just off the … Continue reading

Which “Medicare For All” System Can We Pass?

There seems to be many very loud people who think they can just force everyone in the country onto a government-paid health insurance system, and few, if any, will complain about it. These same people seem to think we can … Continue reading

No More Democrat Bashing: But What Does That Mean?

We really do have to be careful. If we spend time trashing Democrats because we are trying to “help” our favorite candidate, there are a few things we have to keep in mind: First of all, we have to be … Continue reading

The Good News…

It may sometimes seem as if the Trump regime will never go away, but I promise you, it will. Not only that, but it will seem like it went by in a flash, once we have some hindsight in our … Continue reading

To Be A Real Progressive, Shut Up and Listen Once in a While

You people are probably sick to death of reading shit like this. I assume this because I am sick of writing it. However, progressives have a serious problem, and it doesn’t come in the form of right wing shenanigans. It’s … Continue reading