I will admit that Paul Krugman’s op-ed in Friday’s New York Times was the motivation for writing this particular piece at this time. My regular readers know I am a devout reader of Dr. Krugman and almost always agree with him. Friday he wrote an op-ed entitled, What About The Planet, in which he asserts that tonight’s debate moderators have a responsibility to question Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on climate change so the American public can see the dangerous difference between the two. I agree! Continue reading It’s The Only Planet
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
In yesterday’s posting I correctly criticized Donald Trump’s economic advisory team for being glaringly weak and almost devoid of knowledge in certain economic areas. Monday he gave what his campaign billed as a major economic address to the Detroit Economic Club. During it he made a grandiose announcement that his daughter Ivanka Trump was supplementing the team and helping helped him put his plan together. Ivanka Trump? That makes me feel better; no it doesn’t! Continue reading Ivanka?
During this campaign Republicans will give much lip service equating electing Hillary Clinton to giving Barack Obama a third term. Their money boys actually don’t think a third Obama term is such a bad idea. I’ll explain that and its impact on the 2016 elections. Continue reading A Third Obama Term
The 2016 election will be the first attempt at reelection for several Republican Senators who rode the 2010 Tea Party wave into Washington. 2016 is a presidential year which makes for a much different electorate and makes those Republicans extremely vulnerable. Today may be the first day of winter but this is certainly not a cold endorsement of New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan in her quest to join Jean Shaheen representing the Granite State in the United States Senate. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Maggie Hassan