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Trump & The Death Throes of White Power

Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy.  He’s also a symptom. The 10.7M Americans who voted for him in the fractional, factional primaries, are part of the death throes … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Problem isn’t the Fiscal Cliffs, It’s the Lemmings Running

  If you don’t buy a toaster by January 17, you will die. Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?  Yet it is no more ridiculous threat than the equally fictitious “fiscal cliff.” … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

Romney Can Lose for Winning

Mitt Romney won last night’s debate by pundit scorecards. He’ll lose the week, though, as the media begins to digest his claims and press him for the specifics of his … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Negative Political Attack Ads Work: 5 in 10 Americans Can’t Read, 8 in 10 Can’t Process

Negative political ads work. A majority of Americans form political opinions from ads in their entertainment programming. 51% of the adult population of the United States is barely functionally literate. … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?

The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Koch Brothers Contango Strategy: Oil Prices as Political WMD Against Obama

Gasoline prices are up. These ‘mysterious’ spikes every few months are palmed off on Libya or Iran, but they trace back to the Koch Brothers “contango” strategy. With an economy … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 14 Comments

A State of the Union, Without Rebuttal

Democrats have a few whopping-bad ideas that we inject from time-to-time into the political system. One of them, the “response” to the State of the Union address, initiated under King … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ugly America

That we have the kind of crass, horrific incivility in our polarized politics, and our Right-intimidated media, is not surprising.  What is sad, shocking, and somber, is the conduct of … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Don’t like the Message? Shoot the Messenger

Shooting the messenger is not merely a literary metaphor for punishing the bearer of bad news.  Lately it seems to be the way that those in power, whether it be … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Casey Anthony Trial: Can Justice Be Served in Center Ring of the Media Big Top?

The Casey Anthony case is over. Hours will be spent by the nauseating Nancy Graces and dishwater dull Dr. Drews of the world rehashing why Ms. Anthony missed her place … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

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