The Musings of Mike Spindell

Maintaining Optimism On The Cusp of Dystopia

The one personality trait that I have that has kept me alive and functioning for more than 72 years, is that I maintain an optimistic outlook, even when my world seems to be collapsing around me.  This outlook by no... Continue Reading →

Trump and His North Korean “Bogeyman”

The failing and flailing Trump Administration is pulling out all stops to reverse its’ downward trend. Thus far the only victory that the Trump  cohort has been able to achieve is the elevation  of a radical conservative to SCOTUS to... Continue Reading →

Trump’s “Big Wall”…..A Racist Metaphor He’s Trying to Make Real

Our dumb and disturbed President has his minions hectoring Congress to budget billions to build his "Big Wall" on our southern border with Mexico.  When Trump made his opening speech of his campaign for the the Republican nomination, it began... Continue Reading →

Let’s Be Clear Here……..In The Age of Trump

Let’s Be Clear Here: If you believe(d) in the “Birther Movement“ you are a racist. The “Tea Party“ was NEVER the “Grass Roots Movement“ it pretended to be. The “Tea Party“ and “Birther“ Movements arose because we had a Black President.... Continue Reading →

Republican Party Insanity Cannot Be Opposed By Democratic Party Inanity

Donald Trump is not an aberration of Republican Party politics, he embodies the apotheosis of what that Party's politics have become since the election of Ronald Reagan.  Ronald Reagan's election in 1980 represented the triumph of a cabal of ultra-Right Wing,... Continue Reading →

The Case For A “NEW” New Deal: What Our Resistance Should Be About

Just how did a 74 year old, unprepossessing Jewish Socialist from Brooklyn, run a primary campaign that almost upset the experienced and much better known, public figure whose Democratic Nomination should have been in the bag?  There are many answers to... Continue Reading →

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