Opposition to TPP Tends to Be Silly

I get it. Many who read this blog and many people who label themselves “progressive” hate the very idea of the Trans-Pacific Partnership; you know, the dreaded TPP. But have you ever asked them why they hate the TPP? I … Continue reading

Why Bernie’s Defense of Gun Maker Liability Law is a Dealbreaker

It’s mea culpa time. I was planning to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary when the time came. My original support was for Martin O’Malley, but I was one of, shall we say, not a sea but a droplet … Continue reading

The GOP Has been Dead for 80 Years; Progressives are their Life Support

A lot of people ask me and many who are smarter than me “What the hell is going on in the Republican Party?” Strangely, the question seems to mostly come from self-described “political junkies,” which is surprising, since anyone who … Continue reading

PCTC Podcast #62 – Take a Deep Breath

Please stop the panic! There is nothing to panic about! Relax! In this episode of the podcast, I talk about the Apple issue with the FBI and explain it in a way that would make Eddie and Glenn blush. In … Continue reading

What Are You Afraid Of?

The title of this post says it all. Politics is about getting the most votes, which means making the most people feel positive about taking your position or backing your candidate. That takes guts and confidence, and more progressives have … Continue reading

Fix Yourselves

People, let’s talk. We have a serious problem. First of all, a lot of you who claim to be “political junkies” don’t seem to understand what politics is. As I have written before, politics is not the same as issues … Continue reading

The Petition Craze

Back when I was but a youngster, I used to hang out in the congressional offices of several Congresscritters who seemed excited at the prospect of a teenager who actually liked the process of politics and didn’t ignore it and … Continue reading

Opening Up Club Progressive

Last week, I discussed the “progressives” who seem to treat progressive politics as if it’s a special club for only a select few; a kind of “He-Man Woman-Haters Club” for liberals. This time, I want to talk about the damage … Continue reading

White Liberals, Stop Embarrassing Me!

Yesterday was unbelievable. It was certainly a watershed moment in the history of #BernieBro rage. (Once again, before I start, a disclaimer: I have nothing against Bernie Sanders. In fact, there is a great possibility I will vote for him … Continue reading

Stop Being Stupid; the Only Issue That Really Matters

Perhaps you heard… Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s rules regarding power plant emissions that is part of his efforts to rein in climate change. The ruling was a party-line (yes, I said party-line because, who are we … Continue reading