Politics and History

Democrats Go Bold

With barely a mention of President Donald Trump and the government shutdown, today’s blog focuses on the bold ideas of progressive Democrats. Read the rest of this entry »

Not My President

President Donald Trump does not represent the interests of all Americans. Read the rest of this entry »

Where is Mitch?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds the key to ending the government shutdown, but, for now, he is keeping a low profile. Read the rest of this entry »

Government By Temper Tantrum

The two-year-old in the White House failed to get his way, so he partially shut down the federal government. The rest of us suffer because he is insufferable. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on 2020

The 2020 campaign has begun, and Democrats will have a cast of dozens vying tor the presidency. What should the party seek in a nominee? Read the rest of this entry »

A Divided Congress

The U.S. government’s dysfunction is likely to get worse with a Democratic-controlled House confronting Senate Republicans and an impetuous president. Read the rest of this entry »

Good Riddance

A terrible year is over. Will 2019 be any better? Read the rest of this entry »

Our Clueless President

President Donald Trump’s post-Christmas trip to visit the troops in Iraq has reenforced the conviction the he is ill-equipped to handle the job. Read the rest of this entry »

Peace on Earth

The message of this season is Peace on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Putin’s Stooge

President Donald Trump’s Syrian announcement was applauded in Moscow. Read the rest of this entry »