Trump’s Job Promise: Can He Build A Wall Around Automation?
Moving through the 21st Century, automation, not aliens, has been the driving force in unemployment. Trump waived his magic “wall” wand over his rust-belt Cinderellas that eked out an electoral … Continue reading
The Betsy DeVos You Don’t Know: Trump’s Education Pick Just Plain Stupid
Hucksters of a feather stick together. President-elect Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos, charter school queen, for Secretary of Education, is as politically seismic an event as Stephen Bannon, the fascist … Continue reading
Win the White House… Why? Gridlock is Power to Libertarians
(First published at The Huffington Post) by Brian Ross Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown … Continue reading
Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?
Brian Ross in The Huffington Post: The Northern White Rhinoceros is listed as the most endangered species on Earth, but truly, the other “RINO,” the moderate Republican is virtually extinct. With Chris … Continue reading
Third Party 2.0 – Will Fiscal Conservatives Dump The Tea and the GOP?
UPDATED – Fiscal Conservatives. They’re the lost tribe of American politics, wandering the political desert for the GOP’s 40 year descent into extremist Tea Party Libertarianism. A recent NBC News/Wall Street … Continue reading
Is the Neocon-Tea Party War Running American Democracy Over the Political Cliff?
The future of this Democracy is no longer a Republican-Democrat thing. It rests in the results of a dogfight for the steering wheel of the GOP’s 1966 Thunderbird as it … Continue reading
A Tea-Bone to Pick with the Constitution’s Framers Over Elections
America is the perfect imperfect, and the U.S. Constitution reflects the achilles heel of Framer thinking that is killing our democracy: Elections. The Framers weren’t big on the details. They … Continue reading
American or Islamic, Radical Fundamentalism is Still Radical Fundamentalism
Fundamentalism is fundamentalism. Jidhadi or Teahadi. The rage and fear that is stoked is real, but it is only a by-product, not a popular groundswell of real thought or desire. … Continue reading
Forward? It’s Game Over, Dear Progressives. Here’s What You’ve Missed…
Progressives are on the verge of losing the fight for the future direction of America, socially and politically. While we fret about the individual trees of politics in this cycle, … Continue reading