Last night, Trump gave his first State of the Union (SOTU) address. In it, he congratulated himself on victories achieved in his first year, and listed the various things he plans to do in the future. True to himself, Mr. President did not forget to share a handful of mistruths surrounding statistics in order to improve his record. “Just as I promised the American People … Continue reading Trump’s State of the Union Address was More of the Same Narcissism and Division
Two weeks ago, I checked my phone and believed I had just moments left on this earth. As many of you may have read or heard by now, those of us in Hawaii on January 13 received the following message: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. At the time, I was surrounded by my family, including our … Continue reading Why Was an Impending Missile Strike Even Believable?
It is important to recognize changes in the seasons. Our country is undergoing a significant metamorphosis, which is likely to last several years, but we have an opportunity to help ensure that what emerges from this turmoil is more beautiful than what preceded. While there are plenty of problems we can dwell on, at the same time there are a number of very positive changes … Continue reading Reframe the Debate
Despite calls to move to the center and focus on bipartisanship, since the 2016 election the Democratic party is finally beginning to realize that it can no longer compromise on its values for Wall Street cash. Even setting aside the simple fact that progressive platforms like raising the minimum wage are good policy, it’s clear that relying on Wall Street money and ignoring the energy … Continue reading Why Progressives Don’t Need Wall Street Millionaires
President Trump talks a lot about honoring the men and women who died for this country. At least, he talks a lot about how others, most notably professional football players, should honor them.
By any measure, Secretary Price’s chartered flight is an unreasonable use of taxpayer money.
Our politics has changed a lot over the last 52 years, from July 28, 1965 to July 28, 2017.
Language is powerful. We have come to believe certain things about our government because we have been fed a steady diet of metaphors that embed scary images in our minds.
Our lawmakers’ arguments over raising the debt ceiling aren’t just reckless – they’re pointless. Congress should end its outdated budget control rules.
In a previous blog we described “A Pledge to Return Control of the Government to the Citizens.” We now proceed to explore how such a tool could be utilized.
As a business owner with over 60 employees, who I have provided health care for since starting the company almost 25 years ago, I am perplexed, baffled, and bewildered as to what is behind this health care madness coming out of the House and Senate.
Senator Ron Johnson’s June 26 op-ed in the New York Times is fundamentally wrong about health insurance.
During every election cycle it seems that all anyone can talk about is the necessity for a dramatic change in the political system. Yet, each time a new Congress is sworn in, it seems to be more of the same.
Our government, to put it plainly, is not working properly. The public, with the economic scars to show for it, fully understands that our legislators are responding to big money, not their constituents.
The Congressional Budget Office released its forecast earlier this week on the Senate Republican Plan to dismantle Obamacare. It’s not pretty …
I’m an investor, researcher, and the great-grandson of the meatpacker Oscar Mayer. I’m deeply concerned by the extreme inequalities of income, wealth and opportunity that have opened up in U.S. society.
Our nation is, as it always is, trying to determine what the role of government should be.
It is absurd to think that corporations, particularly large, multi-national corporations who pay millions in stockholder dividends and corporate bonuses, should pay a lower tax rate than most working Americans.
I am outraged. “45” spent his entire campaign claiming that he would stand up for everyday Americans, and yet his recent tax proposals are nothing more than thinly disguised handouts for the wealthy. Not the wealthy…the super wealthy!
What Speaker Ryan gets wrong is that domestic spending DOES have an impact on the lives of most Americans.