Republican Exceptionalism or, March of the Perverts

In May, I turn 58. I have been going in to public restrooms by myself since first grade, so that’s more than a half century. In a half century, I can honestly say that I am unaware of anyone checking … Continue reading

Blaming Islam

Once upon a time, there was a country called East Germany. It was a communist country, wholly influenced and dominated by the old USSR, which stood for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. For its part, East Germany’s official name was … Continue reading

The ENTIRE Constitution Matters!

Let’s discuss all the “strict constitutionalists,” shall we? For example, isn’t it funny that all of these self-described constitutional “purists” seem to have a problem with constitutional “interpretation,” which they deride as “judicial activism,”  when it comes to any law … Continue reading

Guest Post: Corrupt Corporate TV and Trump Violence

(Once again, Stephanie Miller Show caller, “Sue in Rockville,” tells it like it is about the Drumpf rallies and the violence, but mostly the worthlessness of our media. If you would like to post on this blog, drop me a … Continue reading

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