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Modern Conservatives: Frightened Falsifying Fools

Published 08.03.2014
From the ashes of one of the biggest electoral landslides of all time in 1964, after 3 decades with very little success at the polls, representing a small minority of the American electorate (a segment of big business executives and far right...

The Tea Party, Our Founding Fathers, and the Fight Over Government

Published 05.03.2014
This is not a blog post about the absurdist fact-free stories conservatives tell about our country’s history, as entertaining as that is. (Almost as entertaining as when they talk about Christianity without ever appearing to have read their...

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Published 10.12.2013
There has been a long term intra-Democratic party battle between progressive populists and the more Wall Street-oriented wing of the party for 3 decades now, one that (full disclosure) I will admit to having been a happy warrior in on the side...

A Satanic Salute...Seriously?

Published 05.11.2013
There’s a long, honorable, and incredibly important tradition in American history of people getting involved in issues and politics due to their religious convictions. From John Adams and many of his fellow revolutionaries, from the...

Confirmed on Video: Republican Incoherence Run Amok

Published 14.10.2013
This incredible new video clip officially confirms that, as comedian Andy Borowitz put it the other day, that the Republicans have decided to shut down not only the government but their frontal lobes. Video here. What Louie Gohmert, a fairly...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Published 25.09.2013
As the Republicans in Congress furiously accelerate the train going down the tracks to a government shutdown, apparently hoping to do maximum damage both to the country and their party’s own political standing, some very interesting things are...

The Greatest Betrayal

Published 13.07.2013
There’s a story in the Christian Bible that some of you may have heard of. It’s about a couple of guys named Jesus and Judas. Jesus was a preacher who was stirring up a lot of trouble for the wealthy and powerful, the moneychangers and...

Ghosts of Enron

Published 04.05.2013
The ghosts of the Enron Corporation are haunting us still, and they are a lot scarier than any horror movie ghosts because unlike the Hollywood variety, these ghosts still have enough substance to cause an economic nightmare. I have a lot of...

American Exceptionalism, The Good Kind

Published 20.04.2013
When I think of Elizabeth Warren, I think of her as a fiery warrior on behalf of consumers and the 99%, fearlessly taking on the biggest and baddest of all the special interests, Wall Street. But she is also the senior Senator from the great...

A Tale of Two Constituencies

Published 13.04.2013
  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the...

Your Budget Represents Your Values

Published 03.04.2013
In the first 3 years of the Clinton White House, there were 2 memorable budget wars, in 1993 and 1995. The open fights with the Republicans were brutal, highest-of-high stakes white knuckle showdowns where Clinton’s entire Presidency were on the...

Obama and the Middle Class: Two Big Blindspots

Published 16.03.2013
I am thankful each and every day that Barack Obama won the 2012 election, and that he is our president instead of Mitt Romney. The current version of the Republican Party is the most extreme, cynical, and utterly heartless group of people I have...

Holder Confesses

Published 07.03.2013
Thank you, Attorney General Holder, for finally being so blunt and definitive about DOJ’s unwillingness to prosecute the biggest banks: "But I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become...

OFA and the Fundraising Thing

Published 27.02.2013
For the three decades plus that I have been in politics, I have been a passionate advocate of the clean money agenda, especially public financing of campaigns and the overturning of one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history, Citizens...

A Progressive Economic Narrative

Published 13.02.2013
No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama’s State Of The Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there’s a background story on getting to the President’s message last...