The Business Party: Why It’s Time to Break Up America’s Most Powerful Duopoly

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution (e.g., Articles of Confederation)." ~ John Adams, … Continue reading The Business Party: Why It’s Time to Break Up America’s Most Powerful Duopoly

There’s Crap in the Streets: Red, White, & Blue

Why is San Francisco ... covered in human feces? Nathan Robinson     http://youtu.be/zJKSC7g1BBo   People aren’t pooping on the streets because they unlearned basic hygiene. Rather, the incidents reflect shameful levels of inequality in the city. It’s an empirical fact: San Francisco is a crappier place to live these days. Sightings of human feces … Continue reading There’s Crap in the Streets: Red, White, & Blue

If an Economic Apocalypse is Coming: Here’s a Play-by-Play

The economy, of course, moves in cycles. There’s precedence for unprecedented growth: It always ends. No matter how you slice it, it would seem there’s only so much more climbing before a fall. But what will set off a downturn? How bad will it be? And when will it actually happen? To answer these questions, … Continue reading If an Economic Apocalypse is Coming: Here’s a Play-by-Play

What will be left once Dollar General is through with America?

  We're driving to the beach on family vacation. Driving at night. This way, the kids are asleep and there's not much traffic to joust with. In one of these towns, looking for gas, haven't seen a gas station in awhile. Our Honda's search lights shine upon this... scene. No need for headlights because it's … Continue reading What will be left once Dollar General is through with America?

How the Right Wing has Used the Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Forty Years

Articles such as this one in Right Turn of the Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin crack me up: Remember when Republicans cared about debt? This Jennifer Rubin person is a self-described "conservative journalist" who is publicly wringing her hands, gnashing her teeth, and rending her clothing over the current Republican tax scam. It is difficult to … Continue reading How the Right Wing has Used the Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Forty Years

America Can Afford Space Force, but Not Work, Health Care, or Education on Earth

  THE KOCH BROTHERS COMMISSIONED A SURVEY OF AMERICANS AND FOUND MOST LIKE A $15 MINIMUM WAGE, FREE COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE   The marketing and communications group In Pursuit Of — launched by the Koch brothers in 2017– conducted a survey of Americans on a range of issues. The poll was written up by RealClearPolitics, which spun the results … Continue reading America Can Afford Space Force, but Not Work, Health Care, or Education on Earth

And Now, Your Moment of Good News…

There's been an avalanche of forest fires, impending market crashes, and wars in the making falling out of the computer screen each time I turn it on. So now, for your moment of good news: Remember Sinclair media? The army of darkness, synchronized talking heads... http://youtu.be/khbihkeOISc The automaton hijacking of your local news station has … Continue reading And Now, Your Moment of Good News…