40 Days to Go: We Can Have Great Healthcare, in Time

I just got off the phone with a unicorn progressive who was telling me I was full of shit because I insisted that we can have universal healthcare, like most of the rest of the developed world. She insisted that … Continue reading

41 to Go: Tired and Weary

I have been involved with electoral politics at some level since 1972, when I was just 14 years old. And I used to look forward to it. Every election year, I would get phone calls (now emails) from local politicians … Continue reading

43 Days to Go: Your Vote Will Matter, So VOTE!

There are so many otherwise intelligent liberals expressing concern that, if Trump loses the election 43 days from now, he won’t relinquish control and will try to stay president. I’m sorry, but such a belief is nothing but insane. According … Continue reading

87 Days to Go: A Look at Campaign Ads…

There’s actually a pretty easy way to find out what each side in any election thinks about their chances and that is to take a look at their campaign ads. For example, if they are still playing to their “base” … Continue reading

89 to Go: Don’t Get Happy! Wait for the Votes and Count Them

I have been guilty of this, I admit, but we all have to stop ourselves. It’s a great temptation to look at the poll results and become giddy at the likelihood that Donny’s days are numbered. And the polls do … Continue reading

Progressives: Leave the Purity Tests for the Right!

Too often, I look at the self-described “progressive blogosphere,” as Arianna Huffington once called it, and I wonder if they realize that “progressive” isn’t the name of an exclusive club. Apparently, according to some liberals, in order to be a … Continue reading

It’s Not Uncivil to Call Out a Liar For Lies

I know this will confuse some folks out there, especially some on a few very old and almost dead Internet fora, but if you were to meet me, you’re likely to discover that I’m genuinely one of the nicest people … Continue reading

Rights Are Important; Know What They Are

Let’s talk about rights… I feel like we have to do this because a lot of people don’t seem to understand the concept very much. Their biggest puzzlement seems to revolve around the concept that everyone – all 320 million … Continue reading

It’s Not Just Trump… The Entire GOP Fails at Governing; Look at the Record

I wrote the previous update of this article just before the 2018 election, the first of two “Blue Tsunami” elections, but I like keeping this on the record. After all, it is important to make sure everyone has access to … Continue reading

How to Build a Progressive Government

So many people are demanding that “Attorney General” Bill Barr resign, it’s actually cracking me up a little. It makes me wonder how many of them have been conscious over the past 25 years or so of Republican politics. Don’t … Continue reading