Voter Beware

Caveat emptor: that is one of the few, perhaps the only, Latin phrase I know. It means buyer beware. I learned that in the late sixties in a high school Business law course. Come to think of it, that is one of the few things I still consider valuable from high school. Perhaps that is one of the reasons I was my high school’s first three year graduate – I found high school to be mostly a waste of my time. Enough of my personal rant; let’s tie this into politics. Continue reading Voter Beware

While I Was “Gone”

I’m back. This is my first “live” blog in about two weeks. A lot happens in politics during that duration in normal times and in the midst of arguably the most unusual American presidential campaign in history that is magnified. It is impossible for me to cover everything that happened in under 1,000 words so I’ll take brief a look a few things. Come along. Continue reading While I Was “Gone”

The Endorsement Of Kamala Harris

I’m among the vast majority of political observers who expect the Democrats to win control of the Senate this November. Arithmetic is part of the reason. The Republicans have to defend 24 seats while the Democrats only have to defend ten to maintain the status quo which leaves the Democrats plenty of room to pick up five seats (six if by some quirk they fail to retain the White House). The least vulnerable seat is in California. Longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring but because of California’s unique primary system the only two contenders are both Democrats. From a partisan standpoint the Democrats literally can’t lose. Nonetheless tellthetruthonthem.com has decided to endorse Kamala Harris for the United States Senate in California. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kamala Harris

Greatest Hits: Yes There Is A Difference – Revisited

Please note: This article was originally published in July of 2011. Despite the facts that it is over five years old and the “events of the day” are history, the principles outlined in it are still the same. Without using the term maverick Donald Trump has tried to label himself as one; a man of the people, a populist. Interestingly, his taxation/economic policy (from what little he actually outlined) is one that favors the wealth by cutting taxes and regulations on them. In other words, traditional failed Republican economic policy.   Continue reading Greatest Hits: Yes There Is A Difference – Revisited