What We Have to Do Now

Yes, I know. You’re disappointed and you’re scared to death about what could happen in the next couple of years. Believe me; even though I’m a straight white male and can’t relate directly, I do understand. I just got good health insurance coverage for the first time in years a

Another Case Study in Lefty Stupid

I just received this comment minutes ago on my last piece and the irony contained within is so precious, I had to share. This is it, in its entirety, with no edits: “… Sanders wasn’t going to get out votes from the center, which is where EVERY ELECTION IN THIS

How to Stop the Spread of BS: Be a Better News Consumer

If there is one thing that is obvious during this, shal we say, unusual, election season, it is that the journalism profession is not what it once what. And yes, I blame the press itself, for the most part. However, we, the news consumers deserve just as much blame. Whereas

Why White Progressives Lose: a Cautionary Tale

This is a comment that I received from a well-meaning but obviously young and not-very bright “liberal arts” student from the University of Minnesota named Mark Mahoney. It was in response to my piece entitled “Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary.” Now, I have only two rules

More Proof That the Parties are NOT the Same

Every time someone tells me there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans, I want to retch. It’s not even just bullshit. The concept is completely ludicrous in 2016. Look at the Klown Kar candidates they’ve put up for the last few presidential elections. I know you think Donald Trump is some

The Two Parties on Jobs

Let’s revisit this notion that the United States is somehow a jobless hellscape and that everyone in this country is either unemployed or being paid too little to pay their bills. Most of us have seen film from the 1930s. The Great Depression ruined many people’s lives. People wore clothes

Repost: What Dems Do When They’re in Charge

If you are a “progressive” who is whining because “the Democrats” are pushing “too many Blue Dogs for the House and the Senate, I am reposting this yet again (it’s becoming and election year tradition, unfortunately)  to remind all of you of what Democrats, including Blue Dogs, were able to

Cutting the Crap On Various GOP Ad Lies

The one thing that has bothering me most about this election season is the complete dearth of truth coming out. Journalists have apparently decided that their job is creating click bait and they leave the fact checking to “fact check columns.” I really hate to break it to them, but for

Guest Post: @Sueinrockville on Media Failure 2016

THE ABJECT FAILURES OF CORPORATE MEDIA (& the Law of Unintended Consequences) “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”   (George Santayana) (Originally posted on Daily Kos) Complicity of MSM spreading GOP Propaganda-First step to FASCISM! Two weeks ago I posted a warning: Hillary Clinton was leading

Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary

I have some across posts all over social media and in my email from so-called hardcore progressives who have propagated one or more variations of the following: Complaints that Hillary Clinton has too many flaws to vote for her. Suggested that voting for Hillary is hard because there will be

On the One Hand, There Are the Emails, But…

Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason the Trump deplorables brigade gets so excited about a few emails is because they literally have nothing else? I mean, seriously, if Hillary was as horrible as advertised, why would they have to be so focused on a couple of emails

This Could Be the Year We Start to End Bullying

Given that a bully like Donald Trump is running for president, there just isn’t enough talk about bullying as a serious problem in this country. There does seem to be a lot of concern, but not enough. Let’s face it; the entire Republican platform has consisted largely of bullying for

They Don’t Even Know What Obamacare Is!

I wish I could fault Trump for not knowing what the ACA, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” is and what it does, but he’s getting his talking points from the ignoramuses on Fox News and right-wing talk radio, and they don’t know what it is, either. At a Florida campaign stop

The Real “Chronic Liar” in This Year’s Race

I love how the people who are planning to vote for Trump and every Republican on their ballot are so keen on telling me what a big liar Hillary Clinton is. One of them told me that she hasn’t just lied, but that she’s a “chronic liar,” which is actually

The Truth About Marijuana Legalization

The state of Arizona has a measure on the ballot this year that would legalize and regulate marijuana in much the same way as they regulate alcohol now. Note how I worded that, because it’s important. The initiative isn’t intended to make marijuana available to everyone on every street corner,

Cutting the Crap in the Debate Finale

Last night was the final debate in what has to be the most absurd and bizarre presidential election season in our history and, in many ways, it was very telling. In one respect, it was the best of the three. as much as it pains me to say, Chris Wallace