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

42 Days to Go: Stop Wishing; Just VOTE!

If there is one thing the professional left loves more than anything is to craft some sort of far-fetched way in which we “progressives” can win and positing that as a “do or die” performance point, n matter how insane … 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

Use Your Vote Wisely…

One of the worst aspects of having Donald Trump as “president” come with his and his cronies’ tendency to ignore reality in favor wishful thinking over actual facts. This should surprise no one, really; faith in bullshit is the stock-in-trade … Continue reading

The Bernie Cultists Are Burning Bridges They’ll Eventually Have to Cross

I know I have said this before, but I am sick and tired of Bernie Stans. There are many reasons for this, but one of the biggest is, they seem to love helping the Trump Train win. They did in … 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

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

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

Getting a Progressive Government is Easy. Here’s How…

After every post where I suggest that getting a Democratic majority is phenomenally easy, I get lots of “fan mail” from professional lefties who promise me it’s easier said than done. As usual, they’re wrong. There are two things that … Continue reading

Which “Medicare For All” System Can We Pass?

There seems to be many very loud people who think they can just force everyone in the country onto a government-paid health insurance system, and few, if any, will complain about it. These same people seem to think we can … Continue reading