If You Love Reagan, You Should Adore Obama

For those who appreciated Ronald Reagan’s compromising spirit, moderate policies, and bias for action, President Obama should be a breath of fresh air. More »

Did President Obama Double Our National Debt?

Who is the bigger fool….President Obama for doubling our national debt?…or the individual who believes such a canard? Like all political claims, the devil is in the details. More »

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Explained

The Affordable Care Act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation signed into law in the history of the United States. Although the law is complex and appears ambiguous, understanding is critical to evaluating its merits. More »

Conservatives Don’t Own the Pro-Life Agenda

Waiving the moral flag is good for political theater, but if Conservatives really cared about reducing abortions, they might consider voting Democrat. More »

Today’s Founding Fathers

Resolving issues like abortion, gay marriage, firearms, and immigration by filtering through the eyes of the deceased is a practice those same men would abhor. More »

 

Investigating Voter Suppression and Fraud

Three things should be clear: 1. Trump’s fantasy that he lost the popular vote due to voter fraud is just that. 2. An investigation into voter fraud by the Trump administration, especially one by Sessions-led DOJ, cannot be trusted. 3. A fraudulent investigation report that has not been pre-emptively or simultaneously met by independent investigations, and that legitimizes Trump’s fantasy, would be an unmitigated disaster for democracy in the US. So, To prevent the disaster in 3., a fund, or

Trump Resistance Reference Guide

Here are some of the best web resources I’ve found for aiding the resistance. Please share ones you’ve discovered in the comments. Guide to Getting Involved: www.indivisibleguide.com www.indivisibleguide.com/web ‘Anti-Inauguration’ (Mostly of temporary importance, but some good general ideas and links of lasting value) Searchable database of virtually everything Trump has said: https://factba.se Website tracking reports of Trumpian corruption: corrupt.af “Trumpgrets”: Website collecting reports of regret over voting Trump. Anecdotal, but revealing: trumpgrets.tumblr.com Understanding: An excellent reading list concerning the times we now live

It’s Still #StopBannon

It’s STILL not ok for Steve Bannon to be in the white house. Join me in calling Republicans who consistently opposed Trump to encourage them to make a bi-partisan effort to #StopBannon. Three who seem to me to maybe be most amenable: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida Rep) 202-225-3931 Robert Dold (Illinois Rep) 202-225-4835 Ben Sasse (Neb Senator) 202-224-4224 Say that you admire them for their consistent stand. Say that putting Steve Bannon in the White House makes Trump’s acceptance speech *promise* to

#NODAPL!: Fred Hampton and the Power of the People

Power to the people! I have to think that Fred Hampton would be pleased to know that on December 4, 2016, 47 years after his murder by the U.S. government, that same government bent ever slightly toward justice, and the will of an oppressed people, and stopped construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. It did it in response to a grassroots movement begun by a people, the Sioux Nation, whose rightful land, long stolen, the pipeline was slated to invade.

Trump is Stealing People’s Minds!

In the weeks leading up to the election I tried to offer several extra- or non-partisan reasons why Clinton would be a vastly superior choice to Trump (at my personal blog here). Now that Trump will go to the White House (during the week), it is important to keep vigilant about those reasons, which still stand. Let’s take the issue of freedom as an example. While people on the right like to corner the market on “eroding freedom” rhetoric, once

Abolishing the Electoral College is Easier Than You Think!

Early on in the night of Election 2012, after it became clear that President Obama had won the Electoral College, Mitt Romney was significantly ahead in the popular vote (while West Coast votes were still being tallied). Several of my conservative friends and relatives complained that it was not fair that Romney lost the election while receiving more votes. (Some of those same conservative friends are now conveniently posting on Facebook why we need the Electoral College.) That night in

Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

This bad hombre just voted for the nasty woman. In the words of President Obama, “there has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.” I have observed Hillary over the past two decades, not only as First Lady and Secretary of State, but as my home state Senator, where I was proud to vote for her in 2000. I

“Rigged Election” Rhetoric is an Affront to American Democracy

Just when we think the presidential campaign can’t get any uglier, Donald Trump begins undermining the integrity of the American electoral system. Make no mistake, his claim that the election is rigged and suggestion that he may not recognize the result are an affront to our Constitution. Since George Washington, we’ve always had a peaceful transfer of power. It’s been a tradition that the outgoing president writes a letter to the incoming one. Read the letter George H. W. Bush

Transgender Students Have A Math Problem

Transgender Students are bad at math too.

The United States ranks 27th in math, 20th in science, 17th in educational performance, 24th in literacy, 54th in education expenditures (as % of GDP), 15th in college graduation rates, and 18th in reading against the rest of the world. Our homes and classrooms lack infrastructure capabilities as the US ranks 33rd in internet speeds and access. There was a recent study of the top 14 countries in the world polling high school students against current events and country demographics with

Is Hillary Clinton is Too Polarizing?

Some of Hillary Clinton’s liberal or Democratic opponents worry that she is too polarizing and her favorability ratings too low for her to be a good general election candidate. I felt the same way in 2008 when I cast my primary vote for Barack Obama. I wanted someone who would help bridge the divide in American politics. But if I’ve learned anything over the past seven years, it’s that the Republican Party will do or say just about anything to take