42 Days to Go: Stop Wishing; Just VOTE!

If there is one thing the professional left loves more than anything is to craft some sort of far-fetched way in which we “progressives” can win and positing that as a “do or die” performance point, n matter how insane … Continue reading

93 Days to Go: We Can Win Red States; Here’s How

One of the reasons white progressives have been relegated to also-ran status in the body politic of the United States over the past 30-40 years is based on assumptions we tend to make about the electorate. One of those key … Continue reading

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

Expecting the Impossible…

If we learn nothing else from the mistake we made with the 2016 election, the main lesson should be that we can’t take government for granted, especially the federal government. The damage that has been done by two of the … Continue reading

The Republicans Are Screwed, But…

…The only question is whether we on the progressive side of the aisle take advantage of it. The pageant the lawyers for Donald J. Trump put together over the past few days was pretty elaborate. At no point did these … Continue reading

Avoiding the “Shiny Keys” of Politics

This country must stop the contentious bickering that constantly occurs in our politics. It’s time to put aside minor differences and get back to building this country into what we all know it can be. It may take a while in … Continue reading

Getting a Progressive Government is Easy. Here’s How…

After every post where I suggest that getting a Democratic majority is phenomenally easy, I get lots of “fan mail” from professional lefties who promise me it’s easier said than done. As usual, they’re wrong. There are two things that … Continue reading

This is Our First Fundraiser in a While; Please Help Out This Independent Blog.

Hello… I haven’t done this for almost two years, even though the cost of running a blog goes up every year. Unlike other blogs, I don’t need to collect thousands per month, but breaking even costs about $120-150 per month; … Continue reading

BS Isn’t Less BS-ey Coming From the Left

Look; I can handle bullshit coming from the far right. In fact, I expect it. That’s about all they have. They have no morals and they think they’re better than everyone else when the opposite is true. Among the most … Continue reading

You May Not Be as “Progressive” as You Think

I get it. I really do. You have decided that you feel so strongly abut your favorite issues that you are a “real progressive.” I mean; You have talked yourself into believing that “Medicare for All” is the only way … Continue reading