My Liberal Turn

I became a socialist in the early ’70s before attending college. While never a member, I’ve been involved off and on in different capacities with the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (SWP) ever since — until last spring. In April I broke off my connection over political differences. This has led to a series of letters, texts and emails between myself and a close friend since … Continue reading My Liberal Turn

So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

A violent mob invades the U.S. Capitol leaving people dead and wounded. The House votes an historic second impeachment. A raucous, divisive presidency ends. Pandemic deaths reach 400,000 while vaccinations sputter. 27.5 million have no health insurance. 12.6 million are unemployed, with millions more bureaucratically excluded from this official count. Over half a million are homeless. All this didn’t start with the election of Donald … Continue reading So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

Death Threats, Even Facetious, Don’t Get a Pass

I was watching NBC this morning and see that Trump attorney Joe Digenova made the statement captioned here about Christopher Krebs, Trump’s former cybersecurity chief in the Department of Homeland Security. This is a clip of Digenova speaking on Newsmax. If he hasn’t already, I’m sure Digenova will tweet or issue a statement saying he wasn’t serious. He’ll say he was kidding or being sarcastic, … Continue reading Death Threats, Even Facetious, Don’t Get a Pass

Why Almost 70 Million Voters Chose Trump

Introduction As this is written on Thursday morning after Election Day, there’s no winner yet. Ballot counting continues and it appears that Joe Biden will win both the popular vote and the Electoral College. I’ve believed for some time that Biden would win. I wasn’t necessarily expecting a landslide as some were projecting, but I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be this close either. Which … Continue reading Why Almost 70 Million Voters Chose Trump

Trump Called Most Pro-Gay President Ever

Richard Grenell is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of LGBT Republicans founded in 1977. Grenell has been active in Republican politics for years. He served in the U.S. State Department during President George W. Bush’s Administration. Under President Trump, Grenell says he has been the first openly-gay Cabinet member in history. He has served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Acting Director … Continue reading Trump Called Most Pro-Gay President Ever

Democracy Be Damned

Donald Trump is on a mission to wreck the November election, and with it, he’ll have dealt a body blow to U.S. Constitutional democracy. Never before have we seen a President exert so much effort to undermine an election. This is a unique year with a pandemic that makes in-person voting risky for many people, both those voting and perhaps especially for those working the … Continue reading Democracy Be Damned

Talking about Talking about Trump

I want to circle back to the event that led me to revive this blog sooner than I had otherwise planned. Trump is controversial. On this, if nothing else, I think we can all agree. I think everyone knows there’s lots of disagreement about Trump — really passionate disagreement. And this is totally OK. What’s not OK in my opinion is the quality and tenor of … Continue reading Talking about Talking about Trump

Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?

◻︎ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 Donald Trump won the presidential election on November 8, 2016. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 2.9 million — but Trump won in the Electoral College. There’s debate about the merits of having an Electoral College, but unless changed by a Constitutional Amendment that’s our system per Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution. Today, with the … Continue reading Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?