No One is Pure

Over the last few weeks, some PUBs and professional lefties have been bringing up the fact that Hillary Clinton was a “Goldwater Girl” back in 1964, thereby implying that she’s not a “true Democrat.” Likewise, a great many people have been complaining for months because Bernie Sanders isn’t a “real

Who Gets to Be “Progressive”?

(Okay, before I start, I’ll remind everyone that PUB refers to “Progressive Unicorn Brigade,” those (usually white) “progressives” who demand perfection from Democrats. (I’m not a fan of the term “emoprog.”) I have been a progressive my entire life. Well, almost my entire life; when I was 10, the Nixon-Agnew

The Inanity of “Revolution.”

About once a month, something comes across my Facebook feed along the lines of, “I don’t know how the hell we children of the 1950s and 1960s survived. We were tough and we did all kinds of things that are considered really dangerous these days and, as a result, we

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, the reason there are no specifics is because the concept

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 a wish list for Congress to help them pass, but

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 something up there, but not often. Of course, there are

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 eat too much red meat, but I usually keep everything

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 discussions and short on personal vitriol. And yet, numerous progressives

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 as an example of why we progressives lose and hand

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 same time is a skill that far left liberals believe

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 American people. He has little chance of winning, but that

Principles, My Ass…

It always amazes me how many people who refer to themselves as “progressive” adopt a political strategy that makes it almost impossible to create a government that addresses this country’s problems in a progressive way. Even more amazing is how many of them cite “principle” as a rationale for their

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 parts of the government.  A politician running for president can

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

Get a Grip!

Today is September 10, 2015. It is the day before a day that we’re supposed to hold in great reverence because it’s the day the Bush Administration let us down and nearly 3,000 Americans perished due to their unwillingness to take the terrorist threat seriously. And frankly, with all of