In many ways the Republican Party is splitting apart at the seams. There is one thing that unites all of its elements and Donald Trump is trying to exploit it. That thing is their hatred of Barack Obama. Much of it is based on racism. That is more than conjecture on my part. If racism and other prejudices were not major motivations of the GOP base Trump’s dog whistle (and often much more obvious) language would not have worked so well. Another is just the hatred of liberals who are more likely to help workers, raise taxes and try to protect the environment. All of those are inconsistent with insatiable greed. Continue reading Not Too Shabby
Thursday I received an e-mail from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren – well probably me and thousands of other people. I’m glad I did. I always like to hear from Warren. She is exceptionally intelligent; I respect her opinion and love her input. In this particular instance she reminded me of a Republican transgression that had gotten lost in the shuffle. Today I’d like to cover it with you. Continue reading GOP Cure For Zika: Poison Pills
I plan on doing a spoof article with Donald Trump naming some of his Cabinet Secretaries somewhere in the near future; that is if he doesn’t beat me to the punch in a desperation move to save his rapidly sinking campaign by actually naming some. While it will be a satirical article it will frighten many readers because like most good fiction it will be substantially believable. Perhaps the most frightening thing about Trump is that most of the experienced and knowledgeable Republicans want nothing to do with him. Instead of the same old proven losers we will get even less qualified people under Trump. That is both scary and unbelievable! With all that in mind let’s take a look at the economic advisory team that Trump announced last Friday. Continue reading This Is A Presidential Level Economics Team?
America is a large and diverse country. Most issues of significance are national if not global. However some issues are much more regional. I am very familiar with most issues that are native to areas east of the Mississippi. I was born in the north east and have now lived in the south for what is approaching twenty years. My native Buffalo is much more like a mid-western city than an east coast one so I’m familiar with the mindset and concerns of mid-westerners. There are a few very important issues that largely play out in the western states. I need to learn more about them. However I can judge a westerner by their stances on issues I’m familiar with figuring that good reasoning will carry over into other issues. I can also judge them by the company they keep. Therefore I am happy to announce that tellthetruthonthem.com is endorsing Washington Governor Jay Inslee for reelection to office! Continue reading The Endorsement Of Jay Inslee
Some endorsement decisions are actually rather difficult. While I may think the candidate I am considering is better than their opponent, that doesn’t mean they rise to the level of being worthy of endorsement in my mind. I find I almost never agree with a candidate 100% of the time. Often I have to see if I’m willing to trade off a little lack of a progressive stance for the practicality at hand. It is without dilemma that I endorse Representative Chris Van Hollen for the open United States Senate seat being vacated by long-time Democratic Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Chris Van Hollen