Tag Archives: progressive

Stay Active Patroit

Progressive and anti-Trump activity is paying dividends. It has definitely mitigated and limited the damage that President Trump, his team and the Republicans would like to inflict on America. It entails a combination of hard work, inconvenience and sacrifice. The job is far from done and we need to keep up the good work. Let’s explore. Continue reading Stay Active Patroit

The Politically Dead On A Bus

Sometimes being an old guy has its advantages. I was the beneficiary of multiple laps around the track of life last week. Thursday, 217 House Republicans voted for Trumpcare 3.0, (or is it 2.1?), and in the process many ended their political futures. Immediately after the result of the vote was announced many House Democrats began taunting them with a rendition of Steam’s 1978 song, Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye). It took me back to memories of the 1978 Chicago White Sox and made a terrible moment somewhat more palatable. There is a lot here; let’s explore.     Continue reading The Politically Dead On A Bus

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

Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

I was watching MSNBC last Tuesday evening. That’s no major revelation nor is it anything unusual. What was unusual was the hype the network gave to The Rachel Maddow Show that evening. Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight I understand what really happened a bit better. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

Some CPAC Observations

I couldn’t let this week pass without some comments on the circus (a/k/a CPAC) being in metro D.C. last week. It so happens it is also the perfect segue into tonight’s big speech. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some CPAC Observations