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Explaining the Election of Trump By Someone Smarter and More Eloquent Than I Am

I read this article this morning and was blown away by the fact that Professor Giroux had expressed so much that I have tried to say over the last five years in hundred of thousands of words. That he did... Continue Reading →

What Are Republicans Afraid of On Healthcare?

The hypocrisy of the Republican Senate Leadership as they work in secret to produce a healthcare bill that will affect one sixth of our Federal Budget,  is rampant.  Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor to ask and answer the... Continue Reading →

The False Equivalency of Chuck Todd of MSNBC and His Ilk

Chuck Todd  to my mind represents much of what is lacking among the punditry of the mainstream media and frequently demonstrates what I see as their cluelessness and to a great degree cowardice as supposedly responsible journalists. To illustrate my... Continue Reading →

Leadership Requires A Vision From Which Organization Flows

There is a distinction to be made in politics between the yearnings of certain people for authoritarian leadership and political leaders who articulate a message that people are willing to follow.  The former speaks to those who will follow in lockstep... Continue Reading →

“Loving” and Hating: History Remembered

Among the most viciously stupid and/or dangerously naive among us, are those who upon Barack Obama's election declared we were living in the "Age of Post-Racial America".  Tomorrow will mark  the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in... Continue Reading →

Heroes Won’t Save Us, Pundits Won’t Inform Us, We Need to Save Ourselves

So many of us have felt despair since Donald Trump was elected and the oppressiveness of those feelings has actually accelerated since he took office.  Our President is an emotional child,  disabled by narcissism and an overweening greed.  Our President... Continue Reading →

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