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August 23, 2017

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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,

While Rome Burns, Dems Fiddle

Watching Democrats fight over who got elected as the new DNC Chair is like watching two passengers argue over which lifeboat they’re going to choose on the Titanic. The Bernie Sanders wing wanted their man, Keith Ellison, to win, but when former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez prevailed, they threw a hissy fit. Seriously, Donald

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

The Return of the Swift Boats

The prevailing logic among many political pundits – indeed among many establishment Republicans – is that the shakeup in the Trump campaign won’t work. That letting Donald be Donald is really the crux of the problem. Doubling down on a failed strategy would only make things worse, not better. And while I would tend to

The Bernie or Bust Hypocrites

There are a lot of things I understand and accept completely. For instance, if I were to jump out of a high-rise building – say 50 or more floors up – I understand and completely accept that I would be dead before I even hit the ground. Gravity works, unless you’re in outer space. When

Eyes Wide unShut

So now that Bernie Sanders has finally gotten off his pity pot and endorsed Hillary Clinton – big yawn – the only two questions left to be answered are: 1. Who will she choose as her running mate? and 2. Why should I or any progressive support her in November? As far as the first

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