Donald claimed the mantle of a “nationalist” last night in Texas. He’s called his political opponents criminals and a mob. This is fascist rhetoric, and the only chance we have to stop America’s tilt toward fascism (short of violence) is voting in the Democratic Party everywhere.
Another Fourth, another episode of blissful national blindness
No red, white, and blue adorn my flagpole. No patriotic bunting arches over my front door. No fireworks await their flaming demise. I no longer enjoy the nation’s formal parting from Great […]
Panic Button: glass house candidate throws stone
Hypothetically, let’s say you lost the Nevada primary because of your failed efforts to suppress the vote in 2008. Specifically, you attempted to suppress the vote of a particularly powerful union, the […]
The Resistance will not be intimidated.
For 2016, re-elect Andrew Shepherd: Fiction trumps the Republican reality
In my favorite bad movie, The American President, Michael Douglas as the fictional President Andrew Shepherd confronts his Republican challenger’s claims about Shepherd’s character. We have serious problems to solve, and we […]
Democratic Party: Come back, Dixiecrats. We need you.
What can we do to make it all right? ICYMI, the Democratic Party has been doing some navel-gazing and just released its collection of belly-button lint for public inspection. After their embarrassing […]
Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
Who's serious about reducing the deficit?
Cut Medicare payments and tweak Social Security. Cut defense spending by directly reducing spending and getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Raise income, corporate, and payroll taxes. These issues essentially define what […]
Grow up and remember your youthful idealism, Democrats!
There appears to be two main narratives circulating about the cause of the widespread Democratic losses in the elections on November 2nd. The first is that the Democrats earned it because their […]
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?