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No Opinion Required

Today is the first work day after the Memorial Day holiday. While he was busy embracing autocrats, insulting allies and generally embarrassing America in the Middle East and Europe Russiagate got a lot more serious for Donald Trump. He began to lawyer up and is supposedly instituting a “War Room” in the White House to handle what he calls the “Russia thing”. I don’t exactly know just what is burning yet but with this much smoke I know there has to be a hell of a fire. How will Trump defend against that? His entire strategy will be summed up in two words: fake news. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Opinion Required

A Path Forward – Part Six

In recent years my most consequential time is spent either reading or writing. Although I was never one, in retirement I live much the life of an academic. I tend to take a somewhat nerdy approach to politics. I like to think of it as scientific. Today I want to look at what I have come to believe to be the academic path forward for American progressives. This is not a part of the journey all of us must make. If it interests you please come along with me to explore it. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Six

Fictional Fright

A few days ago I finished reading Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. I have a policy against putting works of fiction on the Recommended Reading list or it would be a candidate. Most of my reading is non-fiction and most of that nerdy. Once in a while I need a break and indulge myself with a novel. It Can’t Happen Here is enjoying a resurgence because it looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential campaign. Come along for a nickel tour. Continue reading Fictional Fright

We Love The Proven Failures And Obsolete

Donald Trump has the habit of referring to himself in the collective. It’s always “We love” we this and we that. My question is who the hell are we? It certainly doesn’t include me. Perhaps he should be truthful for once and say Bubba and I. Many of Trump’s proposals and observation are so ridiculous they are actually humorous. Let’s have a few laughs today. Continue reading We Love The Proven Failures And Obsolete

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