Perspective 

It boggles the mind how many “political junkies” seem to think that obsessing over a single vote by a Democrat on something that ultimately doesn’t matter is the hill upon which they wish to sacrifice the progressive movement. It really needs to stop. First of all, you people look stupid,

Major Flashback: Pro-Choice is the Essence of Liberty

For the New Year, I decided to repost something I wrote and published for the first time on April 18, 1997. It’s depressing, in a way, that it’s even more fitting now than it was when I wrote it. Women’s rights will be under assault like never before. We all

All Politics is LOCAL. Learn That

I used to work my ass off inside the Democratic Party apparatus. I suppose, in a way, I still do, but these days, the stuff I do is for individual campaigns. I can tell you exactly when I started shifting gears; it was when I was trying to get the

The Progressive Solution

Okay… So for the last week, I have been ranting about the PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and professional left, and their rank stupidity with regard to politics. They don’t understand how politics actually works, they don’t understand that you don’t just make demands of politicians and they do your bidding,

“Bernie or Bust?” You’re an Idiot!

Do you know why progressives always lose? Sit down and read up, folks, because this is important. I came across an article in the Huffington Post by some tool named Russ Belville. Now, I’ve never heard of  this guy before, even though his byline proudly describes him as host of

White Liberals, Stop Embarrassing Me!

Yesterday was unbelievable. It was certainly a watershed moment in the history of #BernieBro rage. (Once again, before I start, a disclaimer: I have nothing against Bernie Sanders. In fact, there is a great possibility I will vote for him in the primary and, if he wins the nomination, I

Stop Being Stupid; the Only Issue That Really Matters

Perhaps you heard… Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s rules regarding power plant emissions that is part of his efforts to rein in climate change. The ruling was a party-line (yes, I said party-line because, who are we kidding?) vote of 5-4. The stay lasts until a lower

Gunloons Gone Wild

I’ve been talking about this for years on this blog and elsewhere, and it’s finally starting to take hold. President Obama has finally done what should have been done a while ago, precisely because Congress won’t do anything at all to reduce the number of gun deaths in this country,

Telling the truth about Syrian Refugees

As probably should have been predicted by, well, everyone, the terrible attacks in Paris last Friday night brought out the xenophobic right in full force. With their idiotic cries of “American safety must come first,” they have responded with the cowardice and lack of humanity we have come to expect

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

Dear Petulant White “Progressives”…

Okay, so I was listening to the podcast of today’s Stephanie Miller Show (Good bye, Chris LaVoie, you will be missed!) and some white liberal who bragged about being affiliated with Occupy called in because he took offense at the notion that people like him were going to “take their

A Bernie Speech Tells Me Something…

There was a Bernie Sanders rally Friday night, right here in Tucson, Arizona and I decided to attend. In the end, I was surprised and disappointed. Let me explain why… I am not a #FeeltheBern kind of guy. I am actually a supporter of Martin O’Malley, not because I think

Cutting the Crap on “Smaller Government” and Taxes

Given things I heard over the weekend, I feel like there’s some crap cutting to do with regard to taxes and tax rates. It seems that the right wing propaganda machine has propped up the idea that, somehow, high tax rates led to bigger government during the post-World War II

Progressive ADD

Liberal ADD. It’s a problem… One reason I’ve been quiet the last few days is, I’m trying to develop some articles about promoting a liberal message and getting it out there in time for the election (Which, by the way, is still FIFTEEN MONTHS OFF, so relax a little!) and,

The Insanity of the GOP Approach to Deficits and Debt

The average American has a lot of debt these days, including a mortgage, a car loan, a few credit cards, perhaps some hospital bills; who knows? Debt has been a part of life for decades. Imagine you’re working and making $50,000 a year, and you’re suddenly hit with a debt of

The Future of Liberalism: Where is the Liberal Message?

Why do we fail so much, when we know, almost instinctively, that more people are on our side, politically speaking? More importantly, why do so few liberals seem to notice that we are failing? Once again, the reasons are deceptively simple. People really are on our side, for the most

The Republicanization of America: Capital Punishment

This week, the legislature of Utah, a state that is practically a Mormon theocracy and projects an image that is similar to that of Disneyland on steroids, passed a bill that would again make legal the use of firing squads to carry out executions. The reason they did that is

Civil Discourse Includes Calling Out Lies

I know this will confuse some folks out there, but if you were to meet me, I’m genuinely one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I’m not mean and nasty to people who deserve to have someone put a foot up their ass. If any of you knew what

The Benefit of Thinking in Shades of Gray

I know. It’s easier to separate people into groups of either “good’ or “bad.” Nuance is a difficult way to think because it requires us to actually acknowledge some of the good things people we think of as “bad” do, as well as the bad things our heroes sometimes have

What Are Americans’ Values, Exactly?

I know it seems a bit jingoistic to say, but this truly is “my country, right or wrong.” The key words there are “or wrong.” The reason I protest or write columns about things I feel are wrong is because I love America and Americans. I don’t complain about things