The Sound of Democracy is Sometimes Screechy

You know what? No one ever said that democracy was pretty. In fact, it’s the opposite of pretty, as we’re seeing lately. What am I talking about? I’m talking about a movement that began in the post-war era, as grown … Continue reading

Confessions of a Republican

Wow. This is a Republican in 1964, fretting over the prospect of Goldwater becoming President. Imagine what he would think about the current crop of Republican candidates, especially Drumpf and Cruz.   Here’s another thing to think about. When you … Continue reading

The GOP Has been Dead for 80 Years; Progressives are their Life Support

A lot of people ask me and many who are smarter than me “What the hell is going on in the Republican Party?” Strangely, the question seems to mostly come from self-described “political junkies,” which is surprising, since anyone who … Continue reading

What Are You Afraid Of?

The title of this post says it all. Politics is about getting the most votes, which means making the most people feel positive about taking your position or backing your candidate. That takes guts and confidence, and more progressives have … Continue reading

Guest Post: Ted Cruz is Ineligible!

The following post is from a regular caller to The Stephanie Miller Show known as Sue in Rockville. She is extremely smart and she’s right on about this, which is why I worry less than most about the Iowa results. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

#GOPDebate Post-Mortem: Don’t Let Them Near the Foreign Policy!

I couldn’t bring myself to watch last night’s Republican “debate” in real time, so I blew through a rerun later on. I skipped through a lot of it, but the essence of it all was little more than simple-minded jingoistic … Continue reading

America the Irrational

If you have virtually any fear at all that a brown-haired, bushy-bearded “terrorist” is about to stand in the town square and explode a bomb or enter the area and start shooting, you really need a clue. Just. As importantly, … Continue reading

You Can Relax: Trump Will Never Win

Everyone needs to chill. Donald Trump has absolutely no chance of ever becoming president.  Not only is his racist fantasy, designed to do, well, something (I don’t know what, to be honest…). I know… some of you think back to … Continue reading

Flashback: How to be a Republican, But Not a RINO!

This is what you have to believe if you’re to be called a “real Republican.” Of course, the next logical question would be, why would anyone want to believe any of this crap? And right wingers who happen upon this … Continue reading

How Republican Thinking Costs Us – Repeatedly.

Ya know, I’m sick of hearing about how Democrats who are supposedly “tax & spend liberals” and it’s the Republican Party who will save the country from everything. There is literally nothing Republicans have done in recent years that hasn’t … Continue reading

Republicans are Just Cowardly

Like I keep saying, it’s time we started calling the current incarnation of the Republican Party out for what it is if we are ever going to have a shot at taking our government back for the people. I’ve done this … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Dear America: Get a GRIP!

Okay, folks, stop with the hysteria. Fear in the wake of the Paris tragedy is not helpful in the least. I mean, we did this before, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and all we did was make … Continue reading