Our Summer Fundraiser is Here…

Hello… I know, I’m starting this a week or two early. It’s partly my fault, but it’s also because the Holiday fundraiser was WAY below expectations. And let’s be real… the cost of running a blog goes up every year. … Continue reading

The Hills to NOT Die on…

Look, I get it. Many of the people who read this blog, as well as many “progressives” who would never read ths blog because I’m not “progressive enough,” think they’re passionate because they choose stupid shit to support, often over … Continue reading

Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is an Embarrassment

Today, Quinnipiac University released a poll that, in any other White House would be grounds for major embarrassment. Start with the fact that, while 90 percent of those polled think it’s important that a president set a really good example … Continue reading

The Open Corruption of Donald J. Trump

One of the most underreported stories of the Trump era has to be Lord Donny’s complete abolition of any sort of decorum when it comes to the federal government. It’s not just the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution; there are … Continue reading

What Do We Want to Be? Part III – The Importance of Hope

It is hard to believe this is a controversial statement, but given the amount of shit I receive every time I say it, it sure seems to be. Yet, I’m going to keep saying it, because it’s absolutely true: The … Continue reading

What Do We Want to Be? Part II – Fiscal Responsibility

There is no bigger joke in the body politic of the United States than when a Republican touts “fiscal responsibility.” They have no concept of what it means to be fiscally responsible and they treat tax dollars as both the … Continue reading

What Do We Want to Be? Part I

As a lifelong progressive who really, truly wants to live in the greatest country in the world, I find both the progressive movement and the country at a crossroads. There are two fundamental questions that we as a movement must … Continue reading

Even Republicans Are Getting Tired of This…

There is a tendency on the part of most “political junkies” to lump everyone in a political party or a political subgroup together, as if all tens of millions of people who register that way are largely the same. We … Continue reading

When They Go Low…

Among many on the left, a theme has once again reared its ugly head over the last few days, and it’s a potentially destructive one. You see, they think Al Franken has been victimized by the general “wimpiness” of the Democratic Party.  They … Continue reading