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

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

The GOP is Dying, But They Need Our Help

You may not realize it fully – certainly, modern Republicans don’t realize it – but the fact of the matter is, the current incarnation of the Republican Party is essentially dead. It’s been a zombie party for more than a … Continue reading

The Trump Cruelty Continues; This Time, It’s SNAP Cuts

The abject cruelty of the Trump regime continues unabated. In their latest move today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has come up with a change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)(Food Stamps) that could end up throwing more than … Continue reading

New Study Shows Common Sense Gun Control Will Likely Work

I have been advocating for common sense gun control policy for damn near 40 years now, and the most frustrating aspect of doing that has to be the dearth of studies available showing the correlation between the easy availability of … Continue reading

Why Are We Sitting By?

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I am inundated with “progressive activists” demanding that someone “do something about…” all sorts of things. At the same time, these same people look to blame everyone else for the pox on the … Continue reading

Ignore the Trumpers. Please.

I understand how easy it is to trash the Trumpers. The vast majority of them are uncaring, unfeeling assholes who either have too much money or not a pot to piss in. In other words, they are an easy target. … Continue reading

Who’s “Progressive Enough”?

Okay, so Beto O’Rourke announced a run for president Thursday, and immediately, the “usual suspects” have started a major bitch-fest about him. Now, I don’t know if I’ll vote for him in the primary. I actually hoped he would instead … Continue reading

The Inanity of “Both Sides” Politics

A funny thing happened during the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Schultz Sunday evening; he proved that he’s not qualified to run for president. He proved that when he claimed that neither major party was serving the American people. This … Continue reading

The Inane Quest for Political Perfection: The Stans

It’s a simple fact that no one is perfect, under any circumstances. And I can’t think of anyone to whom that applies more than a politician. Any politician. Yes, that includes our beloved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And it sure as shit … Continue reading