Reality and “Corporate Interests”

I am growing very tired of the asinine argument that we’re no longer a democracy because we’re supposedly dominated by “corporate interests.” It is especially tiresome that so many people make this argument without giving any actual specifics. Of course, … Continue reading

What the #SOTU Was Really About

Last night’s State of the Union address was one of the most unusual, at least in my lifetime, but the reasons were good and valid and very welcome. In the past, presidents have tended to use the speech to craft … Continue reading

The Infantilism of American Discourse

This blog has a fairly active Facebook page, although I would like it to be more active, folks, so have at it. Because of this, my personal Facebook page is largely devoid of politics. Once in a while, I’ll throw … Continue reading

Progressive New Year’s Resolutions

Unlike most people, apparently, I am usually really good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. It’s probably because I don’t make any that won’t improve my quality of life, and also because I really don’t have any major vices. I occasionally … Continue reading

Saturday Night is Alright for Debating

I will talk about the debate itself in a separate post, but in the meantime… At last night’s Democratic debate, we saw a field of candidates that is uniformly excellent, and we saw a discussion that was long on policy … Continue reading

Unicorns and Rainbows and Stupid “Progressives”

Okay, so I’m looking at my Facebook feed this morning and I am confronted with an epic 3400-word screed about how Hillary Clinton is, well, a “Republican.” Really. The entire article was so clueless, I felt compelled to use it … Continue reading

Your Embrace of Paris is NOT “Misguided”

There seem to be people out there in progressive pundit-land who believe that we either have to show solidarity with all countries who suffer through terror or none at all. Apparently, the ability to walk and chew gum at the … Continue reading

Bernie’s Other Problem…

Bernie Sanders has two serious problems. Obviously, too many of his supporters are dicks, but there’s more… Look, I’m going to start by saying, I like Bernie Sanders. He’s a good man, and he wants to do right by the … Continue reading

The Only Thing All Progressives Must Agree On…

Two things: One: no single member of any governmental body can do anything ¬†on their own. Whatever a politician tells you they want to do, they cannot do any of it without the cooperation of a majority of the other … Continue reading

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,” … Continue reading