Politics and History

Same Old Obstructionists

Republicans in Congress are practicing again the politics of obstruction, opposing a stimulus bill that is popular with the public. Read the rest of this entry »

Unfettered Capitalism

The deregulated Texas energy system broke down in last week’s extreme weather conditions. It is an object lesson in the perils of unfettered capitalism. Read the rest of this entry »

Lincoln: A Modern Republican in Name Only

Senator Ben Sasse and other contemporary Republicans like to cite Abraham Lincoln as a forerunner, which only proves how little they know about our 16th president. Read the rest of this entry »

Mitch the Duplicitous

The willingness of Republicans to overlook Donald Trump’s culpability for January 6 increases the chances of it happening again. Read the rest of this entry »

The Death of the Republican Party

The likelihood that Republican senators will vote to acquit former president Donald Trump in his trial may hasten the destruction of the Republican Party. Read the rest of this entry »

Why 17 Republican Senators Should Vote to Convict

The future of the Republican Party should give at least 17 Republican senators a reason to vote to convict former president Donald Trump in his Senate trial. Read the rest of this entry »

QAnon and the New McCarthyism

The Republican Party’s refusal to remove the cancer of Marjorie Taylor Greene links the party to QAnon. Read the rest of this entry »

Democratizing American Voting

The Democratic Party must pass critical legislation in Congress to prevent Republicans from enacting, at the state level, voting restrictions that would undermine American democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Republican Party is a Terrorist Organization

The Republican Party has ceased to be a political party with a mainstream agenda and an interest in governing. It has turned, instead, into a terrorist organization. Read the rest of this entry »

The Right Person for the Job

Joe Biden is the right person for the difficult job of president of the United States in 2021. Read the rest of this entry »