The American People Never Win--Here's Why
The American people never seem to get what they want. The reason is that we live in an oligarchy, not a democracy. Billionaires and large corporations own this country and control the political process.
Friday, February 17, 2017(27 comments)
Will Trump Step Down?
Will Donald Trump resign from office in the next few weeks? I think the current Russian election collusion scandal combined with his fragile ego might cause him to step down sooner than later.
Sunday, November 13, 2016(10 comments)
The Good News About the 2016 Election
If there is any good thing about the 2016 presidential election, it is this: Being in control of the entire government, Trump and the Republicans must put up or shut up. They cannot blame Democrats and liberals if things go bad, which they likely will.
Monday, October 3, 2016(2 comments)
98 Minutes That Changed History
98 minutes of debate may have given Hillary Clinton the presidency. The reason: Donald Trump revealed his true self while a national audience looked on.
Thursday, June 30, 2016(2 comments)
How the Corporate Media Has Failed Us
America's corporate media has neglected to properly warn the public about two impending disasters: Climate and Terrorism. The consequences are deadly.
Saturday, March 26, 2016(21 comments)
Terrorists: Why Do They Want to Blow Us Up?
Missing from the commentaries and responses to the recent Belgium bombing was the basic question as to why Muslim extremists attack us. But isn't it obvious, and why don't we even want to talk about it?
Saturday, March 5, 2016(8 comments)
President Trump? It Ain't Gonna Happen
If Donald Trump won the GOP nomination, conservatives would run a 3rd party candidate against him. And if he didn't win the nomination, Trump would run as a 3rd party candidate. Either way, it's good news for the Democratic nominee.
Monday, November 23, 2015(13 comments)
How to Control Terrorism--A Radical Plan
How to get out of the endless cycle of violence: Get Our military out of the Middle East. Even more radical: Use the saved money to help Muslim countries. Long-term goal: Less violence and more peace.
The So-Called Threat From Iran
What do we have to fear from a nuclear Iran? Unless they are crazy or suicidal, Iran will not be using a nuclear weapon.
Sunday, February 8, 2015(9 comments)
A Radical Plan to Curb Terrorist Attacks in the West
Why not use the manpower and money we are wasting to fight wars in the Muslim world and instead go in there and rebuild and help them. It would change everything, and the risk of terrorist attacks would be drastically reduced.
Are 7 Billion People Too Many?
The Earth faces serious problems, and overpopulation plays a big part. But very few people, governments or media platforms talk about it.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013(38 comments)
The American Injustice System
Does America have a justice system or an injustice system? In many cases, including these seven examples, there appears to be a significant shortage of fairness in our justice system.
Friday, August 16, 2013(11 comments)
The Never-Ending "War on Terror" Hoax
The specter of terrorism has been used to frighten Americans for many years, and exponentially since the attacks on September 11, 2001. But is the "War on Terror" for real, or is it a monumental hoax and scam?
Tuesday, February 19, 2013(8 comments)
It's Time to Choose: Democracy or Plutocracy?
We mustn't allow campaign finance reform to slip to the bottom of our priorities. With all the other GOP election tricks, and with a favorable Democratic election in 2012, Citizens United runs the chance of being ignored. If so, Democrats and progressives will likely pay a heavy price.
Saturday, February 16, 2013(5 comments)
American Soldiers: Heroes or Victims?
A Medal of Honor winner, a famous Navy sniper: they were called heroes, but are they? They killed enemy combatants defending their countries from a foreign invader for the benefit of oil and other multinational corporations. Aren't they really just victims?
Friday, February 8, 2013(15 comments)
It's the Postal SERVICE, Stupid
The Postal Service is under attack by Republicans who want to see it privatized and its labor unions weakened or eliminated. Congress has made it so the Postal Service is losing money and therefore is justifying more cuts and elimination of services. But why does the Postal Service need to make a profit anyway?
Single-Payer Health Care--Now Is The Time
Okay, Papa John's and Applebee's, you're threatening to fire or cut back on your employees because of ObamaCare. Fine, then join forces with liberals and progressives to pass single-payer nationalized health care. If that happened, you wouldn't need to provide health insurance and it would make your life so much easier.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012(21 comments)
How Occupy Wall Street Helped Obama Win
While ignored by the mainstream media, Occupy Wall Street helped President Obama win re-election. By pointing out wealth disparity and Wall Street crimes, Occupy painted a picture of an America divided between the One Percent and the 99%, and Romney appeared to represent the former. That image cost him at election time.
Monday, November 5, 2012(12 comments)
By All Rights, Democrats Should Win in a Landslide
By all rights, Democrats should win in a landslide on election day. But they won't because of two significant obstacles: (1) the enormous money advantage of the GOP and (2) the influential right-wing media machine.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012(1 comments)
Best-Case Election Scenario: The Status Quo
Even if Barack Obama wins the presidency, he will likely be stuck with the same kind of Congress we have now. So don't go overboard celebrating an Obama victory...unless you enjoy Washington gridlock.
Which Republican Will You Vote For?
Barack Obama or Mitt Romney--which Republican will win? Sure, Obama is running as a Democrat, but when you come down to it, we have a Radical Right Republican Party vs a Moderate Republican Party (the Democrats).
They Dislike Us For More Than Bad Movies
Americans are being attacked and shot at in the Middle East for more than just bad movies. A long history of war and interference in this region is the main reason we are disliked in the many of these countries.
Saturday, September 15, 2012(23 comments)
Why I Want Barack Obama to Win, But Won't Vote For Him
I want Barack Obama to win re-election, because if he doesn't Mitt Romney is the alternative. That would be a disaster. Still, I won't vote for President Obama, knowing my vote for a 3rd Party candidate won't hurt him.
The Fate of Health Care and the November Election
In a fair world, the American people would learn about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which will help Obama and the Dems. But in the real world, ruled by money, the lies will dominate and the people will end up confused and overwhelmed, and willing to scrap ObamaCare. This will help the Republicans.
Chris Hayes Is My Hero (Or Almost Was)
Chris Hayes was right. Soldiers should not be called "heroes." To do so is to make war more exciting, palatable, and easy to wage. Better to tell the truth: War is death, injury and destruction--always and without exception.
Senate Stuck in Quicksand of Record Filibusters
A record number of GOP filibusters means little gets done in the Senate. The majority vote in favor of the "Buffett Rule" wasn't enough to pass it because 60 votes were needed for cloture.
Drugs & Prisons: Time For a New Strategy?
The numbers are indisputable: We as a nation are doing a terrible job balancing our commitment to schools and prisons. Our money, as shown by California's statistics, are moving toward incarceration and away from education.