When any political party takes control, it has tremendous responsibility and power. It also has to promote new people who can work with the new leader to execute policy, foster new relationships and demonstrate they can get things done. This is also very stressful. It is a
Unfortunately, voters have short memories, so it is not surprising that people forget how the Republicans have worked against women’s rights since the 1970s. In their book, The Long Southern Strategy, authors Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields, explain how the Republicans developed a political strategy focused on
Here is why the U.S> political system became so corrupt, and how it got a corrupt businessman elected president of the U.S.
How bad is the wealth disparity in the U.S.? This chart should help explain it.
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” –William Gladstone (1809-1898) American voters have short memories, but most remember that executives who headed the nation’s major financial and mortgage firms that led to the 2008 real estate crash the subsequent eight-year-long recession were never prosecuted for their criminal derelictions
The recent news that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%, should be a major wedge issue between the progressives (including Sen. Elizabeth Warren) and Joe Biden. This is a stark difference in their views about
The Democrats are fielding 20 presidential candidates, each with positions on critical issues ranging from job creation to deal with the environment. But underlying all their positions is a central issue to any democracy: How much corruption can the nation handle? Americans are suffering through
When something very newsworthy happens, people are re-awakened. That happened when Trump was elected. It has been downhill ever since. Since Trump’s election, Americans have been exposed to a lifestyle of the sociopathic, unrepentant and venal. Worse, too many Americans now see this as the new
A new survey from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) found that 55% of Baby Boomers had retirement savings today. In 2011, the study found that 75% of Boomers had retirement savings. Worse, among this current group, 50% have less than $250,000 in retirement accounts. Depressing surveys
In a single week in March 2019, Americans were treated to an unprecedented college admission bribery scandal, the lenient sentencing of Trump’s campaign manager on tax evasion, and Republican plans to cut the pensions of thousands of federal employees, accompanied by proposed decreases in Medicare and Medicaid budgets. These