The “Public Interest”?

I have a radical idea… How about we let the public decide what is and isn’t in the “public interest”? Alan Dershowitz, as Donald Trump’s personal impeachment lawyer, has adopted the “argument” that, if Donald Trump is acting in what … Continue reading

The “Strong Economy” is Unlikely to Save Donny

A lot of what we hear from the right-wing is their certainty that Donald Trump will win another term as president. This, despite the fact that the numbers that matter do not favor that as a likelihood at all. This … Continue reading

The Republicans Are Screwed, But…

…The only question is whether we on the progressive side of the aisle take advantage of it. The pageant the lawyers for Donald J. Trump put together over the past few days was pretty elaborate. At no point did these … Continue reading

Opinions Are Like… You Know…

You’ve heard the phrase, “everyone is entitled to their opinion” before, right? Well, I think we all can agree with one thing; We live in a society that values free speech, so if you utter an opinion about anything, you … Continue reading

Avoiding the “Shiny Keys” of Politics

This country must stop the contentious bickering that constantly occurs in our politics. It’s time to put aside minor differences and get back to building this country into what we all know it can be. It may take a while in … Continue reading

How the GOP is Screwing Itself

There is a very real reason Trump’s never-ending parade of impeachable offenses and his lame-ass defense coming from the Republican leadership have come to be known as “stupid Watergate.” All of these people are not just a little moronic; they … Continue reading

We Have to Stop Being Puppets

Imagine, if you will, that the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton featured the Clinton Legal team blocking all witnesses and all documents – and even better, all previously uncovered evidence – from being used in his trial. If you … Continue reading

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