I realize that this will make some people uncomfortable and perhaps even angry. It needs to be talked about. Every thinking person regardless of political persuasion, party affiliation, or religious leaning knows (or should know) the following to be true. Religion has no place in our politics. The Founders enshrined that ideal into the Constitution. … More How is it possible that I agree with Goldwater while today’s conservatives don’t?
It’s not complicated. Every retailer, restaurant, and corporation in America can do what Costco is doing, but they don’t. Why is that? I think it’s because the people who own and run these businesses refuse to look beyond next quarter’s financial statements. Their thought processes, their vision, and their values don’t include ways to share … More What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans
The rampant corruption of our political system is masterfully distilled by Lawrence Lessig to the barest elements in this video. America truly has become a Banana Republic operated by and for the benefit of the rich. We let that happen. And, when I say ‘we’, I’m looking at you, fellow Baby Boomers. We did … More The Banana Republic and Baby Boomers
This meme set me off this morning. How is it possible that no one of consequence from Wall Street is in jail? The answer is simple. Too many Americans over the last 35 years have bought into the lie of trickle-down economics, the ridiculous fantasy of The Invisible Hand of markets, and the utterly perverse … More Rich conservatives rule us because we liberals let them
Left-leaning Independents and Democrats, if you stay home this November, a Republican Senate will basically be on you. Republicans can be ousted, but only if you show up and vote against them. You can be damn sure that our fellow Americans who think they’re Republicans will be showing up. Yes, vote against Republicans. All Republicans. … More #Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate