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

Pragmatism, Not Stridency, is the Key to Progress

In the news this weekend was a cautionary tale every progressive should learn from. (Source) Outgoing Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Democrats need to be careful in promoting too many progressive ideas in red states like his because they’ll … Continue reading

What Liberals and Progressives Have to Lose

Whenever I go on Twitter, I am confronted by Bernie Stans many of whom seem intent on reliving 2016. And while some are quite possibly Russian bots, many of them are twits who pretend to be “progressive,” when in fact, … Continue reading

With 3 Days to Go, a Liberal Manifesto: Positive Messaging We Can Win With

It’s kind of fun watching the current incarnation of the Republican Party implode, although we’d be having more fun if it had happened a long time ago.  The first thing we should plan to do if we win Tuesday is … Continue reading

Why We Lose

Unlike many other white liberals, like the unicorn progressive types, I am prone to ask the question, why do we fail so often? I mean, it doesn’t make sense, does it? We know somewhat instinctively, that most voters are, or … Continue reading

Here’s a Clue for White Liberal “Political Junkies”

What is it about so-called “political junkies” that makes them watch “the news” and “follow politics” constantly, and yet get nothing out of it? How is it possible to be a “political activist” for upwards of 40-50 years and not … Continue reading

Why Trump Sounds Stupid

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump developed a strategy that he figured would be a winner. He had certain of his “people” listen to right-wing talk radio and report back to him what the callers (not the hosts) to these … Continue reading

Why Trump Should Resign Now

It’s clear from the record that Lord Donny truly hates being “president.” It’s no wonder, really. No one likes doing a job they genuinely suck at. When I was about 18, I took a job on a garbage truck. I … Continue reading

The Cult of Bernie

The obsession with Bernie Sanders is easily the most puzzling thing in American politics, especially when it comes to the progressive “movement.” The most puzzling aspect of the Bernie cult is how isolated they seem to be from reality. Not … Continue reading

Say Goodnight, Donny

Yesterday was glorious… Those of us who have been paying attention all along knew Lord Donny of Trump knew Trump has been lying every time he said “no collusion,” but knowing something based on evidence is not the same as … Continue reading

More on Glenn Greenwald

There is so much more about Glenn Greenwald that deserves discussion. After I posted yesterday, I received a lot of angry email and other messages from people who think Greenwald is a truth-teller and – this one makes me gag … Continue reading

How We Save Democracy

There are two things we can’t afford to do as Democrats, progressives or liberals: We cannot lose hope. I know this is a tough time for anyone who loves this country, or human beings in general. The complete pile of … Continue reading

It’s Not About Abortion, But Freedom

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, an absolute monster gets to make an appointment to the Supreme Court that could have repercussions for decades to come. In fact, Lord Donny has promised to make an appointment to the Court … Continue reading

There is One March That’s Missing…

The progressive movement has a great penchant for holding marches for everything. When I used to work in DC, I would sometimes schedule some of my work for Saturday, so I could later march against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. … Continue reading