United States

Republican Supremacists?

The American people deserve to understand why Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and Congressional Republicans are hell-bent on pursuing an irrational and reprehensible public policy agenda. McConnell’s current, frenzied mission to drum up fifty votes to abolish Obamacare by September 30 and to cut $1billion from Hurricane Harvey relief to fund the Trump border wall folly […]

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Trump’s Past is Prologue

As I have watched and listened to politicians and pundits during this post-Charlottesville week I am baffled by the rhetoric.  Why would the conversation be about what Trump can do to reframe his position, to project a presidential demeanor or magically become transformed, as if on the road to Damascus, into a rational, competent, leader […]

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Beyond the tea party: What Americans really think of government

When we allow nameless, faceless corporations and individuals to influence our election and define the issues for us, we will continue to get a government that does not meet our needs. All of those negative ads are disturbingly alike. They are not civic discourse illuminating the issues. The are in fact pure unmitigated marketing designed to lead us as if we are sheep to embrace their slogans. Their purpose is to inbed them in our psyches until we think that what they are telling is us true. That it is real. Those messages become that commercial jingle we just can’t get out of our heads even though it is irritating as hell!

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