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August 23, 2017

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YOU DIDN’T LEARN

You didn’t learn from Reagan You didn’t learn from Dubya And you will not learn from Trump And his minions and what have you. Instead, like a drunken junky You search for some magic pill That we can take and instantly Cure all our country’s various ills. You let in a multiple bankrupter Then call

Progressives Are Drawing the Wrong Conclusions From the Tea Party Insurrection

There’s a prevailing sentiment among many progressives that Tea Party obstructionism was successful because it effectively blocked President Obama from enacting his agenda; also it resulted in Republicans winning two consecutive midterms and now a presidential election. One can certainly understand how tempting it might be to draw that conclusion. To tell you the truth,

Dems Should Heed Bernie’s Warning

Bernie Sanders, in an interview in The Huffington Post, had some strong words for Democrats, and in typical Bernie fashion, he didn’t hold back. “The truth is, and I think anyone who objectively assesses the situation has to appreciate, that the model the Democrats have followed for the last 10 to 20 years has been

Comey Finally Grows A Pair

No doubt it may seem like too little too late up in Chappaqua, but FBI Director James Comey finally put Donald Trump in his place. Responding to Trump’s ridiculous claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his penthouse suite at Trump Tower, Comey asked the Department of Justice to “publicly refute” the claim saying it is “false

The Three Political Myths of 2016

Conventional wisdom isn’t necessarily incorrect, but it is incomplete. The existence of it often provides far too easy answers to far more complicated concerns. This election has been no exception. If you buy into the simple explanations, it may well bring you comfort, or at least a sense that maybe you know what you are

Running On Empty

Robert Christgau took the words right out of my mouth. This situation is not conducive to anyone’s coherence including my own, hence my decision to bullet-point a reaction piece that was going nowhere slowly. Of course, the end of the world as we know it isn’t conducive to coherence either. Several times over the last

Hey Dems, The Pity Party Ends Now

My dentist has this plaque on his wall that reads, “Ignore Your Teeth And They’ll Go Away.” It’s funny, but true. As a salesman, I’ve often employed that very simple logic to my own profession. I know very well, as every salesperson knows, that if I’m not calling my customers, my competition is. Politics isn’t

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