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David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.  He is delighted to receive readers' reactions to his articles (dmg@regressiveantidote.net), but regrets that time constraints do not always allow him to respond. His website is www.regressiveantidote.net.

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(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 19, 2009
Now I'm Really Getting Pissed Off When it comes to Obama, I've gone from admiration to hope to disappointment to anger. Now I'm fast getting to rage.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mission Accomplished: The Reagan Occupation and the Destruction of the American Middle Class Thirty years ago the right began its scorched earth program to decimate the American middle class. They have nearly succeeded.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 25, 2010
Mission Accomplished: The Reagan Occupation and the Destruction of the American Middle Class The Reagan Occupation inches closer yet to a full-blown "mission accomplished". The middle class is on its knees and shrinking fast. Unions have been broken into irrelevance. Government, supposedly an agent of the public interest, has become a complete tool of those it is meant to monitor.
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 30, 2010
Yes, Of Course They're Brownshirts. What The Hell Did You Expect? Now they're stomping people and arresting them for no reason. What comes next? Kristallnacht?
(59 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Liberated from Libertarianism: Rand Paul Runs and Hides from ... Rand Paul When Rand Paul had to confront the reality of his ideology this week on The Rachel Maddow Show, it wasn't real pretty.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 27, 2010
In The Year 2025 A look at our future. Woo-hoo!
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 17, 2008
Payback's A Bitch It's getting ugly out there. And that's just within the Republican Party.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Assassination of America By The Coward Barack Obama This week Barack Obama set new records in presidential capitulation. Why doesn't he just hand over the office to Sarah Palin and get it over with?
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2010
Did Obama Sandbag His Own Health Care Bill? It's difficult to explain Barack Obama's behavior on his own health care bill, unless one considers the possibility that he was undercutting it himself.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2009
America's Race To The Bottom It's all going to Hell in a handbasket. And why shouldn't it? Could we have possibly have been more stupid?
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 4, 2010
Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over, It's Just Beginning The Obama Administration and the Democratic Party are imploding. What comes after that will be worse.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2009
A Show About Nothing: The Placeholder Presidency of Barack Obama Rome is burning and Obama is fiddling. He seems quite determined to be a passive president, and he has been quite successful at doing so thus far.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sarah and the Spiraling Sewer of Regressive Deceit The revelation this week that Sarah Palin knew absolutely nothing about the world when she was a candidate for the Vice Presidency is only the first of a boatload of regressive lies.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2010
The Implosion Of The American Political Consciousness The practice of politics in America today is ugly, but for the real grim depths of our problem, take a look at our diminished political consciousness.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2010
The Do-Nothing 44th President I don't really know what Obama is doing in the White House. He sure isn't governing.
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 30, 2008
Hope You Die Before You Get Old If the Baby Boomers could have left their children a country in lousier condition, it's hard to imagine how.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2010
The Dismantling of Civilized Society It's hard to escape it anymore: The show is over for America. The aftermath won't be pretty.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2009
America's Two-Party System After watching both Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal in operation the other night, it becomes increasingly difficult anymore to sustain the notion that there's no difference between America's two political parties.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2010
Sarah and the Spiraling Sewer of Regressive Deceit McCain willingly and knowingly endangered the country, purely for his own personal benefit. This man - who never let up in reminding us all of the vital importance of national security issues - put someone on his ticket who was so obscenely incompetent to run the country that she couldn't even pass a sixth grade history class. He wanted the personal glory of being president, and he thought she could draw votes.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Bush Lie The project of turning Bush into a great president comes with a few, um, issues associated with it, however. Heck, even just rescuing him from the cesspool of the club of failed presidents requires no small miracle.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Perils of Passivity It's ludicrous to think of Obama, Reid and Pelosi as some sort of tough guy enforcers. In fact, of course, they're as wimpy as can be. And that's an expensive characteristic indeed.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 15, 2010
Of Mice And Men I will miss John Paul Stevens. He's the last of his kind, and the generation which has come after is, ahem, a lot less impressive.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 30, 2010
How's That Recessioney, Oily Thing Working Out For Ya? For thirty years now we've been adopting regressive politics, and now it looks like we're going to do it some more, right in the wake of their spectacular failure. Can 300 million people really be so out of their tree?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 4, 2010
What WikiLeaks Really Reveal All the goons on the right are up in arms about WikiLeaks, even though not much has (yet?) been revealed. What they really hate about it is the dreaded accountability.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2010
This Is Liberalism? If Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are liberals, I'm the Queen of England. One of the great coups of the regressive movement has been to disappear an entire ideology.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2011
And Now, For The Kill You've got to hand it to the American oligarchy. It's been an incredible 30 year run. Now, with the budget cuts coming, the end it near.
President Trump's First 100 Days: 45, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 11, 2017
Stop Legitimizing 'Conservatism': It's Not an Ideology -- It's a Goddamn Death Machine I am sickened to live in a society that treats a malignant illness as just another legitimate point of view, when in fact it's the very disease that is killing us.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
After Obama Very likely, the Obama administration is over already. But the post-Obama future looks even more bleak.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
Thirty Years Too Late: The Implosion of John McCain and the Demise of the Regressive Right John McCain's problems are deeper than John McCain. They're even deeper than George W. Bush.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 10, 2009
My 1933 Nightmare It's not funny anymore. Not that it ever was. Last week's events are all too reminiscent of the beginnings of the darkest chapter in human history.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 1, 2009
If The Russians Did This To Us, We'd Kill 'Em America's overclass has treated this country far worse than the Russian's ever did. Too bad nobody has noticed.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hey, Conan Obama: How About Now? Can You Hear Us Now? Okay, Virginia, New Jersey and now Massachusetts. Democrats are really on a roll now, especially if you think party suicide is a good idea.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 14, 2011
Cowards and Crack Dealers: The Shame of Regressivism Our problems are deep in this country. But we are the deepest of them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 27, 2011
Get The Hell Out of My Country Some regressives want to purge certain Americans from the country for dragging the rest of us down. I say, Hell Yes!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2009
Dumping Dubya: Why The Regressive Right Desperately Wants To Erase The Bush Presidency Remember W? The former president? Not if the right wing has anything to do with it. They want you you to forget him. Big time.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
Barack Had A Ball Me? I'm struggling along like the rest of America. The president? He seems to be having a ball.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 20, 2010
The Tiger Woods of Nations America is moral, pious and good at getting physical and making money. Just like Tiger Woods. Scratch the surface, though, and below the facade is a whole other story. Just like Tiger Woods.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 11, 2008
Democrats Do Poland (Again) Obama is recapitulating the capitulations of Dukakis, Gore and Kerry. Brilliant.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2009
Overcoming the Poverty of Ambition: Barack Obama and the Bully Pulpit Barack Obama has the capacity to make enormous positive change simply by saying the right words. Indeed, this is the greatest power presidents have.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2009
The Party Is Over The GOP is on a suicide mission. Again. We should all be thankful for their patriotism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 21, 2010
Human Trafficking Is A (Non-) Metaphor For Our Times It's time to face it: We are human resources for the aristocracy. Human (that's the inconvenient part), yes, but who cares? The operative term is resource.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Religion of Politics Too many of us do our politics like we do religion. That's bad for the country. Very bad.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 6, 2010
To Hell In A Handbasket If it all feels like it's coming apart at the seams in American politics - and, indeed, America itself - it's because it is.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 26, 2009
Well, That Sure Sucked: Good Riddance To The Devil's Decade Wow, and I thought the 80's were horrific. Actually, they were. It's just that this last decade was so much worse. I'm sure hoping for better looking forward...
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 5, 2009
All The Comforts of Home: Republicans Destroy, Democrats Serve Cookies Republicans running wild, Democrats getting stomped. Gee, it's just like the 1990s!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Republican Alternative Stimulus Plan Whos says the Republicans don't have a stimulus plan of their own?!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
What's Wrong With Sotomayor Being Racist? Apart from it being an obscene charge, why in the world would Newt Gingrich or Rush Limbaugh have a problem with Sonia Sotomayor being racist, anyhow? Their entire movement has been racist for decades.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2010
Health Care and the Wages of Sin The fundamental error at the core of the president's health care plan is a gift that will just keep on giving.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 24, 2010
Hell Yes, Secesh! Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out I'm sick of hearing about how hard it is for all the folks in regressive states being oppressed by Washington. If they want to secede, I say go for it!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 31, 2010
Yes, Of Course They're Brownshirts. What The Hell Did You Expect? The wheels are coming off the wagon in America right now, and it does indeed smell all too much like a Germany-in-the-1930s kinda moment. American politics have been driven to a fever pitch, even though no one is talking about the real problems the country faces.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 19, 2008
Whoa and Woe: Living In Sarah Palin's America The fact that Sarah Palin could be president says as much about us as it does her, and it ain't pretty.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 3, 2011
When Pigs Rule This is not a society being ruined from some outside, uncontrollable force. This is, sadly, a society committing suicide by greed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2009
Scare-Ya Palin Outdoes Herself Watching Sarah Palin in action is a scary and astonishing sight. Even more amazing and more frightening is the fact that so many millions of Americans adore her.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
America's Elephant In The Room As catastrophe piles upon catastrophe, how can it be that 'conservative' and 'Republican' aren't the dirtiest of words?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 6, 2010
Of Irony and Implosion Yet another awful week in the life and near-death of the republic. How many more of these can we stand?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 17, 2010
Tea With Frankenstein: Please, No Masturbation And you thought it's been bad so far. How 'bout those tea party folks, eh? Now the real fun begins.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 1, 2010
Suicide By Regressivism We have spent the last thirty years dismantling the role of government in society, and the effects have been profound. And profoundly destructive.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We Are Not Your Human Resources The one percent in this country sees the rest of us--not as equals, or even as human beings--but as commodities put on this earth to serve them, no different from machines or infrastructure, computers or chemicals. To them, we're not human beings entitled to human rights and empathetic respect.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 9, 2009
Get Obama Barack Obama looks like he's a real mover and shaker. Closer examination reveals something very different.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2009
How Dare You Clean Up Our Mess? It's bad enough the disaster that the regressive right has left for us. Then they have the audacity to criticize those trying to clean it up. Without offering any alternative solutions of their own. Nice.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 21, 2008
Hey Reagan Democrats: Now Do You Get It? Maybe even Reagan Democrats can now figure out what has been done to all of us by the regressive right.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 16, 2012
Geriatric Obfuscating Pathology: Is The GOP Self-Destructing? Could We Be So Lucky? American politics is as broken as broken gets, but there is the occasional glimmer of hope out there. One of them is the possible crack-up of the Republican Party.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 29, 2011
Dispatches From The End Of Empire There is some good news these days, but it's hard to tell given the context. It's not a pretty picture.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 23, 2008
What To Do When Your Party Sucks The GOP, having wrecked America, is now having the favor returned in spades.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2010
The Ricky Ray Rector President Oh my god. Barack Obama is far further gone than I had ever imagined. His recent interview with the New York Times suggests that he is quite delusional.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 5, 2010
Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over, It's Just Beginning History will record - if there are historians left to record it - that this was a moment of monsters, cowards and indolents: those being the right, the supposed left, and the public, respectively. It's the worst of all worlds, and the combination is likely to be catastrophic.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2009
Big Bad Government Is Coming To Get You Watch out for the government! It's coming to take away all your freedoms and enslave you. Like Europeans!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 5, 2010
What WikiLeaks Really Reveals The regressives know that the people in a democracy just might not put up with their crimes and their lies, and thus secrecy must be jealously guarded, even if that requires the murder of a truth-teller. That, ultimately is the most substantial revelation that the WikiLeaks documents have so far produced.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2009
America, Heal Thyself: Healthcare As A Metaphor For Our National Political Pathology Healthcare is only the start of America's problems. It is also the end.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 13, 2011
Egypt, USA Young people in Egypt have risen up to overthrow a ruthless kleptocracy. When will Americans do the same?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
Learning From Lame Ducks The lame duck session had a few surprises. But some things never change.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2011
We Are Not Your Human Resources After endless decades of downsizing and destruction, Occupy Wall Street is a real flickering of hope among the ashes.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 20, 2011
Waking Up In Wisconsin Is America's long national nightmare finally ending? That's probably too much to dream. Still, I sure like what I'm seeing on the streets of Wisconsin.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I Regret To Inform You That Your Country Is Suffering From A Severe Case Of Palinosis Sarah Palin just doesn't go away. Whatever. She's little more - and a lot less - than an entrepreneurial opportunist. But what her disease says about America is not pretty.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 12, 2011
The Grubby Species Boy, it's hard being an American these days. If you find yourself looking at Washington and thinking there's no one there who's got your back, well that's because there's no one there who's got your back.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 21, 2011
All The Bad News Fit To Print t's all coming apart at the seams, folks, and the headlines scream out the evidence. But where's the surprise in that? That's what was supposed to happen.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2010
An Ugly Week For The Human Race And Other Living Things What a bad week it's been, between the Senate race in Massachusetts and the Supreme Court's bomb and Air America going belly-up. This week we went from grim to worse.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Sole Remaining Stupidpower of the World Could we get much dumber? It hardly seems so, given the way we've so assiduously aided in our own demise these last decades. Woo-hoo!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 6, 2011
Walk Like An Egyptian The courage of the Egyptian street is as admirable as it is embarrassing for the United States, land of the neocons, and home of Obama.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
George Bush's Gift To The World - The End of American Imperialism George Bush actually got some things right, even if accidentally. Thanks to him, for example, Americans are likely to be a lot less interested in imperialist adventures.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way The dysfunctionality of American politics is widespread, and includes the public, the opposition party, the media and more. But we also suffer from a shameful lack of leadership.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
Home of the Barricaded, Land of the 'Fraid The cost of America's military is astonishing, but far more than people realize. In order to pay twice what the rest of the world combined pays for our bloated military, we have become second rate in so many other ways.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 2, 2011
Happy New Year, 2030 It's a brave new world, people. Get ready for all the great things the plutocracy has planned for us!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Ricky Ray Rector President This guy managed to get through the last two decades without noticing just what the vicious thugs of the Republican Party are entirely capable of. This guy lived through the last two years of his own sinking presidency without noticing what these sick freaks have already been doing to him personally at every juncture.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2011
Christina Green's Civics Lesson Forget about Sarah Palin's recent idiocies. The murders in Tucson are driven by a far more profoundly disturbing logic, one that pervades American politics.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jesus Christ, America: Get Control of Your Womenfolk Already, Would Ya? I don't know about you, but I've certainly found the rising autonomy and equality of women this last century to be troubling in the extreme. It's clearly been wrecking American society. Fortunately, somebody is finally doing something about it, and not a moment too soon, either. Indeed, there's been quite a spate of good news lately for misogynists everywhere. Read all about it here.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 13, 2009
Serve Republicans For Breakfast, Don't Take Them To Dinner Obama has been making a huge mistake in the rollout of his administration and the management of the public agenda.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2012
A Very Sick Country America's ill health runs a lot deeper than our broken health care system.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 22, 2010
The Bush Lie Trying to resurrect George W. Bush and turn him into a great historical figure is a heckuva project. But, then, this is America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Dismantling of Civilized Society Looking at the landscape in front of them as it appears to voters' blinkered vision, it makes perfect sense to desperately swing to the party not in government when the house is on fire and the party in government is showing up with squirt guns.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bucking Up For Barry The president was right when he said that his administration was the "most successful in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward." Of course, he didn't mention that the presidents of the last generation were Reagan, Daddy Bush, Clinton and Baby Bush.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 6, 2010
Just Gimme Some Truth Watching Obama in action this last week raised the tantalizing question of what would it be like if we actually had a political class whospoke the truth? What a concept, eh?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
John McCain Finally Gets Tough All these months, John McCain's campaign has been a model of cleanliness. Now, finally, he is hitting hard.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2011
Stupid Democrats, Stupid Republicans Misunderstanding the politics of Barack Obama is the most obvious symptom of and American body politics which is utterly clueless.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2009
Barack Obama and the Altar of Greed I don't know if Obama realizes it or not, but he is risking his entire presidency in order to make sure a handful of greedy thieves rip off the American taxpayer even more than they already have. Really, really dumb move.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
Country Last What a scary show the Republicans put on in St. Paul.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 19, 2011
A Better World's In Birth (Maybe) There's lots not to like about our times, that's for sure. Just the same, 2011 showed signs of progress.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
Our Professional Failure Liberals need to be drug tested, Robert Gibbs? Oh man. Now you're starting to really piss me off.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2009
Twenty Years From Now, You Will Lie To Your Children This is not a serious society we inhabit. Unless it's license you prefer. We're pretty darned good at that.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2009
Present At The Destruction Watching Barack Obama talk about Afghanistan the other night was like watching The Last Emperor. We've all seen the movie, and it doesn't end well.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
He Kept Us Safe (Except When He Didn't) The one good thing you can say about the Bush administration is that they kept us safe after 9/11, right? That's a laugh.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 29, 2009
Who Won The Ideology Wars? For perhaps two centuries now, Western politics have been characterized by the struggle between left and right. With the death of Teddy Kennedy, this is a good time to assess where we are.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2007
You're Damn Right I'm Angry. Why Isn't Everybody?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Reality-Based Community Returns To Life The 2008 presidential election is finally starting to make some sense.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2010
Bucking Up For Barry The Obama Administration said this week that progressives need to "buck up". I agree. Otherwise, things could really get bad.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 12, 2007
How Ronald Reagan Won The Cold War
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2010
How's That Recessioney, Oily Thing Working Out For Ya? Clearly, the political branches of the US government have been fully captured by monied elites. Perhaps scariest of all, however, is the newly emboldened ultra-radical majority on the Supreme Court. And, Democrats wouldn't know what guts looked like if they were all board-certified gastrointestinal surgeons.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 31, 2010
Embarrassica The Mutilated There seems to be no bottom to the well of corporate greed in America. It is killing us. They are killing us.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 14, 2008
My Army Went To Iraq And All I Got Is This Lousy Airlift: The Bush Doctrine Meets Reality. Reality Wins The war in Georgia is connected at the hip to the Iraq debacle. Here's why.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Pseudo-State of the Pretend Union I don't know what planet Barack Obama lives on, but mine's called Earth. Watching his state of the union speech suggests that things are much better in his universe than ours.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 17, 2010
Present Obama Doesn't Strike Again I really didn't want another piece on Obama's failures this week. Watching his speech on the Gulf crisis was really nauseating, though.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tales From The Planet Bizarre, Episode 473: Still Lying, Still Allowed To Lie Can it be, even yet today, that George Bush can still say anything - even the most outrageous lies - without being called on it? Yup.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
A Beautiful Corpse: Sixteen Sure Signs That The Regressive Right Is Over
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tea With Frankenstein: Please, No Masturbation Democrats are the very reason for the tea party, this latest episode of American idiocy. Had the party done something with the grand historic opportunity handed to them two years ago, none of this would be happening.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 5, 2011
Trading Places: A Tale of Two Countries America's the best country in the whole world, right? Let's run the numbers.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 9, 2010
Before And After Every day, the USA looks more and more like Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. That's not a good thing.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2010
I Can't Wait For Barack Obama To Become President If only Barack Obama was president right now, this mess in the Gulf would be so much better, or might never happened at all.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Hey, Did You Hear That Democrats Won The Election?! Many people think the Obama administration is trying to do the best it can under tough circumstances, and we should cut them some slack. Those folks should think again.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 22, 2007
If Conservatism Is The Ideology of Freedom, I'm The Queen of England
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2009
Paranoia For Breakfast The regressive right in America has now truly flipped out completely. When they can't find something real to object to, they simply make it up out of whole cloth.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 23, 2010
Our Impoverished Politics It ain't like it used to be, that's for sure. This country once had ambition and legitimate bragging rights, with political rhetoric to match. Not any more.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2009
My Country, Misery No, it's not just your imagination. American politics are not what they once were, and we're the lesser for it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2010
How Do You Take Your Tea? With Heaping Spoonfuls of Irony, Of Course The tea party movement is just one irony after another, starting with the fact that the people who made the current economic mess are now the ones most upset about it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 5, 2009
Can You Hear Us Now? Maybe, if we're lucky, the election results this week will wake up the Obama administration a little. People are frustrated, and want some action.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 11, 2010
"I Have A Dream" 2010 Version So Obama is just now figuring out that the country needs an infrastructure bill and another stimulus. He's right on top of things. Just not the things that matter.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 29, 2008
What To Expect While We're Expecting: Politics In the Time of Obama What is coming around the corner? Democrats will be sobered from experience, Republicans will continue to embrace an insane ideology, while Barack Obama remains a bit of a mystery.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 8, 2008
My Michelle Moment: America Does Itself Proud After thirty years of darkness, Tuesday marked an incredible breath of relief for the world. It was a good day to be alive.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
This Just In: Greed Is Not Good Underlying the current financial crisis is more than just a lack of regulation. This is rooted in the bankruptcy of America's moral code.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 24, 2011
Trump Beats All Donald Trump now tops GOP presidential polls. What does that say about America?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2009
Of Tea Parties and Teleprompters Could regressives possibly be any more buffoonish than they are? Stay tuned next week. And the next... And the next...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 16, 2008
The Ballot Heard 'Round The World At the risk of the stating the obvious, the election of 2008 was huge. Here's how.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2009
Is There A Pill For Regressive-Induced, Hypocrisy-Produced, Chronic Nausea? Now that regressives are out of power, all their principles seem to be rapidly changing. I think that's called hypocrisy, isn't it?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 3, 2008
Back to Disaster: Channeling Hoover at Home, Tet Abroad George Bush is determined to make Herbert Hoover look good on the economy, and Lyndon Johnson on war policy.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2012
Broken Shards Of The Heart Wisconsin could've broken my heard, if it hadn't been long ago smashed to bits already.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2009
Regressive Hypocrisy (Yawn...) Again They'rrrrrre Baaaaaack!!! What's the point of being a regressive if you can't live and breathe hypocrisy?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2007
Schadenfreude Is My Middle Name
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 19, 2007
Al Gore's Inaugural Address: January 20, 2009
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 4, 2010
What Lethal Arrogance Looks Like Although some of Israel's behavior is understandable based on its history, this week's events in the Mediterranean were nonetheless horrifying.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
Stumbling About In the Graveyard of Empires Just about everything that could possibly be wrong about American policy in Afghanistan is, in fact, wrong.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2009
When The Hour Is Late, And Things Aren't Going So Great ... Just Fabricate Regressives are losing on every front. So what are they doing? Just completely making it up as they go!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
Now, I Am Become Death, The Destroyer of Worlds
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Smart Is The New Stupid (And Other Subtle But Profound Effects of the Obama Era) We will all see clearly the major legislative and executive decisions Barack Obama will make as president. But there will be many other less visible effects as well, which are likely to be equally profound.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 7, 2010
The Age Of Ennui Like the Brits who aren't quite sure what they voted for this week, Americans and others are stuck right now, wanting everything and nothing all at once.
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Kill The Supreme Court Now that the snoozefest of the Sotomayor 'hearings' is over, it's worth thinking about what's wrong with the process, and what's wrong with the Court as well.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 1, 2009
More Jefferson, Less Rove As the New Year rolls in, some thoughts about a positive agenda for an equally renewed country.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 16, 2010
Why The Presidency Matters, And Why It's Okay To Believe So Don't kid yourself. It's important to tend to movement building, for sure, but the presidency matters.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2010
Bipartisan Is Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Win Bipartisanship is all the rage now. It's a bad idea today, because it's little more than code for doing nothing but maintaining a status quo that favors elites. But it's even a bad idea in general, since it undermines democracy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2009
Barry In The Bush With Smiles Barack Obama's presidency is careening out of control, and that's on a good day. Most of the time it looks a lot like Bush's third term. That's neither change nor something to believe in.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2009
Hey, (Cowering-In-The)Barracks Forshame Obummer: If You Would Lead, Maybe We Would Follow The White House has been unimaginably inept as both their healthcare legislation and the presidency itself are rapidly tanking.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2009
The Rhetorical President Barack Obama is disappointing on many fronts, but not rhetorically. That alone could be worth more than progressives realize.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
All The News That Isn't Lots of big news this last week or two. If, that is, you haven't been paying much attention this last generation or two.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Who Will Be There For Obusha, When The Floor Drops Out? And now for the bad news. In his first month in office, Barack Obama looks uncomfortably familiar to a certain other recent president.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Fear Comes Of Age Elena Kagan reminds me of Barack Obama, and both seem typical of their generation: all too often cowed into political silence.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2010
Our Bloody Valentine How 'bout that Iraq war, eh? How many ways can you say 'disaster'?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Perils of Being Right and Wrong Could the GOP possibly be more messed up? Could you make this stuff up, if you tried? Doubtful.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 27, 2010
Learning From Lame Ducks These clowns continually leave themselves wide open for withering attack, just as they did by opposing unemployment extensions for 'lazy' laid-off workers, or by opposing the pittance cost to provide health care for 9/11 first-responders, all based on the claim that we can't afford the spending, even though we absolutely must give massive tax cuts to billionaires.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide To Governing Running a successful American government is actually not that hard to figure out how to do. There are lots of models for it. Obama and the Democrats should try it out.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
It's Scalia Time!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 23, 2011
Civility? Whatever. Capitulation? No Thanks. I sure do think that we could be better about how we do our politics, but I don't want civility if it means getting rolled by the right.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2012
It's Just Parchment, Get Over It We don't have to follow the Constitution every time we make a policy decision (or worse, pretend that we are). We could instead do what the Founders did: Think for ourselves.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Great Miscommunicator One of the greatest surprises about Barack Obama is that he turns out to be a pretty lousy communicator. Whodathunk that?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2007
The Gore Door
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 23, 2006
We Were Right, They Were Wrong GOP Neanderthals in Congress keep waking up screaming from the same recurrent nightmare, in which they’re drowning under a flood of pink slips, all blissfully signed by a cross-eyed and drooling George W. Bush in the foreground against some Daliesque tableau of melting clocks and angry headless voters menacingly marching in their direction, knives and forks in hand.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2008
Happy Anniversary, America! How Lethally Stupid Can One Country Be? Five years of war in Iraq. Oh boy. Really worked out well, eh?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 5, 2008
A Whole School of Trout in the Milk: What We Already Know About Iraq From the People Who Launched the War Scott McClellan is only the latest to reveal the truth about Iraq.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2007
western Civ, 2307: In Case You Ever Wonder What They'll Think of Us
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 10, 2008
Seven Ridiculously Practical Recommendations For Curbing America's Addiction To War Some changes we can make to end the madness of war
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 10, 2007
Two Ideologies And A Funeral
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 28, 2010
Our Bloody Valentine I always thought it was as foolish and deceitful to claim victory in 2008 as it had been in 2003. And this is probably precisely what we're witnessing now, as political violence is once again ramping up in Iraq. we may have to 'win' the war yet a fourth time before we actually get out of there.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 25, 2008
Remind Me Again - Who Won The Cold War? After the Cold War, I thought socialism was supposed to be dead and capitalism all the rage. Recent events have left me rather... um, confused.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 20, 2007
Everything I Need to Know About the Regressive Right I Learned in Junior High I don't know about you, but I thought once around through junior high was enough. I've never been particularly anxious to relive the experience. Hey, we don't even allow freaked-out, immature, mood-swinging, devil-incarnate, little junior high brats to get behind the wheel of a car, let alone drive a country. And for good reason. You know? So who the hell handed these terminal adolescents keys to the ship of
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
John McCain Discovers America John McCain has figured out that Americans are worse off than they were four years ago. Wow! Who knows what else he might discover!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2007
Winston Churchill Bush? Nah. Guess Again.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ugly: The Future of the Republican Party The GOP is going down, but what happens next is less clear. Four possibilities seem most likely.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2008
Love, American Style Americans, it turns out, are a little bit more warlike than they prefer to imagine.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
So, How'd You Like Your Beer? Can it really be over? Yes, I think so? Can we ever make sense of what happened? That's gonna be difficult. Here's one take on understanding the Bush years.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 9, 2010
Growing Up Globally Global problems demand global solutions. We have the problems, but definitely not the solutions yet. That's a problem that could well be catastrophic.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Good Time(ing) Bill: William F. Buckley and the Damage Done We will not miss the destruction wrought by Buckley and his ideology
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Fire This Time? This doesn't seem like your garden variety recession.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2008
So You Wanna Be My President, Huh? Answer Me This!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 6, 2007
You Can Smell It. The president's fellow bottom-dwellers of the right who helped create this disaster have been slow enough to disassociate themselves from Bush and his war that it is now taking out the entire movement and the party which represents that movement. Regressive conservatism, the GOP, and the political opportunists who represent both are dead. You can smell it.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Swiftboating of Barack Obama Barack Obama's honesty and intelligence in his speech on race is the best thing to happen in American politics in a long time. And the biggest threat possible to the regressive right.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2007
Dark of Heartness: A Journey Into The (Reputed) Soul of Conservatism
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 1, 2007
Cowering In The Suburbs of Berlin
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
Obama Tries On The Uniform Barack Obama looked a little tougher in his speech last night, but it is more than too little too late. He is fundamentally avoiding fundamentals.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Other Foot What if progressives treated regressives the same way we've been treated this last decade?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2007
Buyer's Remorse: Their Purchase, Our Regret
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
Not Bad. Not Half-Bad.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2008
Particide In Six Easy Steps: Diligent Democrats Demonstrate Dumbness Daily It's easier than you might think to destroy a political party. Check out the Democrats' sure-fire prescription.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2007
Dark of Heartness, Part II: Compassionless Conservatives Et tu, Wolfie? Et tu?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 11, 2010
Growing Up Globally However disappointing the partial development of a world government might be at this time, it would in fact be more than helpful if one could be created purely for purposes of dealing with the most pressing global issues of our time, including environmental crises and war.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2009
I Saw The News On Television Today, Oh Boy Everything about Michael Jackson, his death, and the media feast surrounding it bode badly for what passes as a national culture in America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2010
Why The Presidency Matters, And Why It's Okay To Believe So Let me be blunt. Strong and successful presidents (meaning those who get what they want - whether that happens to be good for the country or not) do not accept "the best deal on the table." They take out their carpentry tools and the build the piece of furniture themselves. There is no other soapbox in the country - or even the world - that comes close to the power of the White House bully pulpit.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Coming Progressive Era
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I Was Thinking About Becoming A Republican...
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In The Last Throes, Judiciously
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2008
Clinton Reflux Syndrome
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2007
The 'Surge' Is Working? Fine. Then Bush Should Be Impeached.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Sport of King George
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2008
Let's All Pretend Cover your ears! Obama is telling the truth again!
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 24, 2011
Civility? Whatever. Capitulation? No Thanks. It's well past time to be blunt about our situation. Indeed, we cannot even hope to ameliorate it if we cannot even begin by labeling it. The truth is that there are economic predators out there seeking to take what we have so that they can live ever wealthier lives while ours are short, nasty and brutish because of their institutionalized and legalized theft.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2007
One Day You're Gonna Wake Up
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Barackis Dukakis? McCain Slings from the Sewer While Obama Says Little McCain has now headed straight for the gutter. Obama needs to hit back. Hard.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 14, 2007
What Every American Should Know About Iraq
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
History Is The Last Refuge of Scoundrels
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 22, 2009
What Was Said, And What Was Not Barack Obama is off to a very fine start in only a few days in office. Just the same, I think the inauguration speech could have been stronger, and in a way that really matters in the long run.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2007
Our Loss
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2007
No Prisoners: How To Win In 2008
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2008
Why I'm Kinda Fonda Obama (And More So Each Week) It took me a while to warm up to Obama. But now I like what I see.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2008
McCain Melts Down (Ronald McDonald Rejects VP Offer) If John McCain could be running a lousier campaign, I don't know how.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
What A Great Freakin' War!!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 31, 2007
American Indigestion: Why Bush Governs From The Gut
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Sickenme Flimflam Clinton: Will No One Rid Us of This Troublesome Beast? For the Clintons, it's all about them. Enough already.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2007
Sore Losermen
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2007
Karl Rove and the Damage Done
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2007
American Mugabe
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
Missing In Inaction: Why An Opposition Party Matters
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Poverty of Reaganism-Bushism Marxism-Leninism may be a failed ideology, but Reaganism-Bushism is worse. It's kleptocracy masquerading as ideology.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Someone Needs A Times-Out
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Hiding Behind The Camouflage Skirt
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
A Mile High In Denver Obama rang all the bells at the DNC in Denver.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 15, 2008
Hillary Clinton Is The Madonna of American Politics What Madonna did to rock-and-roll, Hillary is doing to the Democratic Party.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
If Reid Were Rove
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It Ain't For Free
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2007
Afghanistan Proves It
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 13, 2008
Why Eliot Spitzer Should Have Resigned ... And Why He Shouldn't Have Sex and the State in America
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
Now Comes The Hard Part Is Obama FDR or Bill Clinton?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 1, 2008
John McCain and the Luck of the (Scotch-)Irish How Could John McCain Possibly Still Be In Contention To Win The PResidency?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 17, 2008
A Government of People, After All The Baker-Christopher Commission is trying to give presidents more war-making power, not less.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 6, 2008
A Not-So-Simple Twist of Fate: Could Hillary Bequeath Us Our Long-Awaited Third Party? Among the ramifications of the election results from Tuesday are the increased chances of a third party in America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 9, 2008
It's So Over Give it up, already, Hillary.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Torture Her!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2007
Murdering Butter With Guns
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2007
Conservatism Is Politics For Kindergartners
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2008
The Ashes Have Been Passed To A New Generation Can we really be so insane as to watch while global warming wrecks our only home?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Audacity of Dopes: The Regressive Right's Happy Memorial Day Message to the Troops Once again, the right shows its support for the troops.

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