The puppet is unprecedented – the political power grab is not


The Republicans in Congress may think they hold the puppet strings, but their own ineptitude means they are as reliant on a professional manipulator like Putin (via Devin Nunes and FOX News) to guide their hands on the controls as Trump is on the Russian leader to keep thoughts of money-shaped sugarplums with porn star boobs dancing in his head.

The Effluence of Influence


"On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices there was now no sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh." - Rachel Carson, in her seminal book about the unchecked use of pesticides in post-war America ,… Continue reading The Effluence of Influence

The devil and the Democratic soul


A Report from Netroots Nation: Like singed hair, the aroma of evil hangs in the air. It's the smell from the disintegration of American values in the populist, political discourse, these days. There is a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. That's what liberal and progressive bloggers and activists were told, Thursday night,… Continue reading The devil and the Democratic soul

Behind our back, right before our eyes


Citizens line up at the ballot box, and as they shuffle by Uncle Sam's hat laying upside down on a table, they drop their votes inside. Outside the building, where hopeful voters queue up politely, there are yard signs stuck in the wet grass of the right-of-way. "Vote against your own self-interest," says one. "A… Continue reading Behind our back, right before our eyes

Corporatism rules; corporealism drools


The effort in Washington to institutionalize and Constitutionalize the Congress-corporate cycle and steal the government from the people 1 or 0. Aye or nay. It's that light. When it goes on, the Congresswoman is on the record. Aye or Nay. She will tell you that she didn't start kissing babies just to end up suckling… Continue reading Corporatism rules; corporealism drools