We Can Do This, You Know… And We Have To

I find myself laughing at all of the breathless punditry, asking if (name of someone in the Trump Administration) has broken the law by (citation of something specific. The implied hope is that someone will do something to make it so that Lord Donny will be impeached and removed. There

Who’s Really a “Neoliberal”?

I am tired of the insult that so many on the far left toss out to those liberals who actually want to see progress in society, in which we are referred to as “neoliberal.” This is the actual definition according to Merriam Webster: neoliberal: noun – a liberal who de-emphasizes

The Importance of Truth and Facts

I”We the people” are actually in charge of this country. I just thought it was time someone pointed it out because many of us seem to have forgotten. We allowed an asshole and all of his asshole friends to be elected president through our benign neglect of the democratic process.

We Have to be Anti-Republican, and Donny is a Republican

I love making fun of the current occupant of the White House. I even make fun of him directly on Twitter, it’s so much fun. However, even as we make fun of his sorry ass, as the least-qualified person to ever hold office and someone who probably got where he

The Only Unicorn is a Frappuccino

I hate the fact that I have to address this AGAIN, but it is so frustrating, someone has to say it. I have been active in politics – including party politics, since I was 14 and worked for McGovern’s failed campaign. In ALL of that time, I have been a

What Happened to the Democratic Party? Nothing.

There seems to be a meme floating around many “progressive” circles, in which the Democratic Party has somehow stopped being the “Party of the People” and become… what? No one actually says, really. This post is going to be harsh, so strap yourself in. Some of you won’t like it.

Dear Petulant White “Progressives”…

Okay, so I was listening to the podcast of today’s Stephanie Miller Show (Good bye, Chris LaVoie, you will be missed!) and some white liberal who bragged about being affiliated with Occupy called in because he took offense at the notion that people like him were going to “take their

Reframing for the Win

One major theme to this blog involves the question, “what do we want the United States of America to be?” It’s an important question, because it seeks to define who we are as a nation, and while many “political junkies,” “news addicts,” PUBs and professional lefties love to imagine that

The Future of Liberalism: Where is the Liberal Message?

Why do we fail so much, when we know, almost instinctively, that more people are on our side, politically speaking? More importantly, why do so few liberals seem to notice that we are failing? Once again, the reasons are deceptively simple. People really are on our side, for the most

The Benefit of Thinking in Shades of Gray

I know. It’s easier to separate people into groups of either “good’ or “bad.” Nuance is a difficult way to think because it requires us to actually acknowledge some of the good things people we think of as “bad” do, as well as the bad things our heroes sometimes have

What Are Americans’ Values, Exactly?

I know it seems a bit jingoistic to say, but this truly is “my country, right or wrong.” The key words there are “or wrong.” The reason I protest or write columns about things I feel are wrong is because I love America and Americans. I don’t complain about things

Put The Progressive Messaging Machine Back on the Rails

There have been so many potentially game-changing moments for the progressive movement over the last few decades, but the game never actually changes. The fact of the matter is, the progressive movement has largely¬†been¬†toothless for more than a generation because we let opportunities slip away because they don’t meet our