11 Feb 2020

Monopoly Capitalism Is Here. That’s Good for Corporations; Bad for Consumers

    The recent announcement that T Mobile US Inc.’s takeover of Sprint Corp. has been approved by a New York federal judge means there will be a fundamental change in the U.S. wireless market. It also can mean an end to competitive pricing that benefits average consumers. Even the

10 Feb 2020

Are Adelson’s Huge Contributions to Trump Bad For American Jews?

        The rise of anti-Semitism in the US and the schism between the majority of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal Democrats, and their more politically conservative Orthodox Jews is going to become wider and more polarized thanks to the announcement that 84-year-old billionaire Sheldon Adelson is

01 Feb 2020

The Average Guys Reaction to the Trump Impeachment

          Most media pundits are academics, politicians, ex-politicians, political consultants or other professional hangers-on who dominate the Washington scene. But it’s too bad almost none of these outlets include observations from average Americans, except for those wasted and politically ineffective posts on Facebook and Twitter. Still,

21 Jan 2020

China Trade Soire Shows the Power of Corporate America

          For those who cared to watch, or had the stomach to do so, the Trump Administration had a very rare and illustrative display of raw political and financial power at its press conference to announce the first stage of the US-China Trade Agreement. While the

20 Jan 2020

How to Lose Friends and Discourage People: How Trump Divides America

        If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million words. Here is a scene from the show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” that describes Trump’s politics and his despicable humanity better than any editorial.  Watch the video with Larry David.  

17 Jan 2020

How Obama’s Missed Opportunities Stain Biden

      As the Democratic presidential primary in Iowa gets closer, it should make the distinctions between the candidates even more clear. One of the main differences between the more moderate Democratic candidates and those of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is that they have a very different view

13 Jan 2020

Why the Anti-Woman Smear Against Bernie Makes No Sense

    Voters can tell the primary in Iowa is getting very tight based on the amount of mud-slinging.  But, based on the latest smear against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders in the upcoming Iowa caucus, we can see that the allegations make no sense and were designed to detract from

06 Jan 2020

Only a Progressive Can Fix America’s Problems

Being a progressive means, you are against special interests, greedy individuals and corporations, polluters and advocates of the superiority of one group over another.

23 Dec 2019

Biden’s Naïve Nostalgia for Governing in Post-Trump Washington

        As a former vice president and with a 46-year-long career in politics, Joe Biden is no stranger to Washington.  As Barack Obama’s vice president (2009-2017), he traveled the world, served as Senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president

14 Dec 2019

Are the Dems Tough Enough For 2020?

    Can the Democrats recover from their last, lost election and regain the enthusiasm at the state level to mobilize their voters?  And, more importantly, what are they doing to allow more progressives to get a voice in statewide discussions and party reform at the state levels? All these