Redressing the oligarchs, because the money matters


"Congress shall make no law respecting...the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." - First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights We are Constitutionally empowered to redress the actions of our government, or its inaction, in matters both social and… Continue reading Redressing the oligarchs, because the money matters

The problem with Clinton nostalgia


Let's start with, on the whole, I'm a big fan of Hillary Clinton. She commits. She works hard. She gets thing done.Her impressive performance as secretary of state made sure that the good ship Hillary never bottomed out, buoyed by a tide of political good will, domestically and abroad. The energy of, let's call it… Continue reading The problem with Clinton nostalgia

No doubt who’s responsible for the crisis, until there is


"The American people expect in Washington, when we have a crisis like this, that the leaders will sit down and have a conversation." - House Speaker John Boehner, Sunday, on ABC'c This Week with George Stephanopoulos Really, Mr. Speaker? That may be true if it were a crisis caused by uncontrollable or unforeseen forces, but… Continue reading No doubt who’s responsible for the crisis, until there is

Government shutdown fills Congress’ coffers – not yours


War brings camaraderie. The men and women who fought World War Two, what Tom Brokaw called America's "Greatest Generation," came together to fight a war, and taking care of your buddy in a foxhole taught them that we all have to watch out for each other. It's how we achieved victory, and when the war… Continue reading Government shutdown fills Congress’ coffers – not yours

War on Obamacare is murdering America


Your lives are being stalked, America, by an elephant wearing a red, white and blue waistcoat, carrying a gun supplied by the National Rifle Association, with a war chest supplied by fossil fuel millionaires like the Koch Brothers, and a hunting license granted by an ignorant and ill informed electorate that will be among the… Continue reading War on Obamacare is murdering America