Economy

Of Course We Can Afford it! We Already Pay for It!

Whenever Americans talk about the major societal overhaul this country needs, the most common refrain heard by the self-appointed “fiscally responsible” people in this country is, “How are we going to pay for it?” It sounds like a really responsible and very intelligent question, right? Only it’s not. It’s the result …

Being Better Liberals

There is Nothing More Progressive than Ousting the GOP

The first thing every progressive should know is, most voters are already preternaturally inclined to vote for the Democratic Party. We’ve known this since the 1930s. Since 1932, registered Democrats have outnumbered registered Republicans by a significant margin, even when there was a trend in which more and more voters …

Being Better Liberals

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 American people. He has little chance of winning, but that …

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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 read about what you think of as “politics” and then …

Election 2016

A Bernie Speech Tells Me Something…

There was a Bernie Sanders rally Friday night, right here in Tucson, Arizona and I decided to attend. In the end, I was surprised and disappointed. Let me explain why… I am not a #FeeltheBern kind of guy. I am actually a supporter of Martin O’Malley, not because I think …

Being Better Liberals

Principles, My Ass…

It always amazes me how many people who refer to themselves as “progressive” adopt a political strategy that makes it almost impossible to create a government that addresses this country’s problems in a progressive way. Even more amazing is how many of them cite “principle” as a rationale for their …

Being Better Liberals

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 parts of the government.  A politician running for president can …

Congress

Cutting the Crap on “Smaller Government” and Taxes

Given things I heard over the weekend, I feel like there’s some crap cutting to do with regard to taxes and tax rates. It seems that the right wing propaganda machine has propped up the idea that, somehow, high tax rates led to bigger government during the post-World War II …

Crap Cutting 101
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Cutting the Crap on the GOP Clown Show – CNN Edition

It’s really time to get back to the roots of this blog, because the crap in today’s discourse is so thick, it’s hard to imagine cutting it with a chain saw. It’s not just coming from the “candidates,” either; the media itself is complicit in perpetuating complete crap every chance …

Being Better Liberals

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 take the terrorist threat seriously. And frankly, with all of …

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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… What bullshit, you ask? I’ll get to that. Yes, “political …

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Why Black People Don’t Like White Liberals

I’m hoping to make this short and sweet… Once again, I’m going to stand up for Bernie Sanders. He’s a good man and he might make a good president, IF we can get him 70 Democratic seats in the Senate and 300-320 in the House. With the current makeup of …

Being Better Liberals

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, is still FIFTEEN MONTHS OFF, so relax a little!) and, …

Crap Cutting 101
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The One Thing That Will Stop Bernie Sanders… His Supporters.

Let me start off by saying I love Bernie Sanders. He’s a good man, with a good political sense in many ways, although he is in no way perfect. He’s a really good Senator for the state of Vermont, and he’d also make a great candidate for president, except for …

Being Better Liberals

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 absolutely certain of it, and he cited two big examples …

Crap Cutting 101

Republicans Want Us Serfin’, USA

The professional left is going absolutely batshit over something Republican Klown Kar leader Jeb “Not another” Bush said to the Manchester Union Leader the other day. Unfortunately, they seem to be missing a couple of main points. What Bush told the newspaper was, “[W]e have to be a lot more productive; …

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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 of 43 years, at what point do we figure out …

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Help Create a Network of Progressives for Common Sense

You can really tell who the professional left are these days. While the rest of us are seeing things like what’s happened in Baltimore… and New York… and Chicago… and Ferguson… and trying to learn how we can make a difference in the world, pro lefties are all over Bernie …

Being Better Liberals

Why Hillary Bashing is a Stupid Idea

I am a progressive. If you don’t agree with that assessment of me, well, you have a problem, not me. But that’s not what this is about. I have to admit that I am a little worried about much of what I hear and read coming from liberals about Hillary …

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