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The Carpenter And The Arsonist

One of the challenges that face progressives is refuting the lies of our political opponents. Americans have a very short political attention span, (about 30 to 120 seconds). You can tell several lies in thirty seconds, but it takes much longer to refute them. That got me to searching for an analogy to illustrate the danger that destroyers pose. I think I found one in my family history. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Carpenter And The Arsonist

The Don’s Values

“Don’t tell me your value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” That quote comes from Joe Biden. I have used it several times in the past in my writing because it is so true. The Trump administration is about to officially send its budget request to Capitol Hill. Keep Amtrak Joe’s words of profound wisdom in mind as we explore together. Continue reading The Don’s Values

A Little Overstatement Yields A Lot Of Malarkey

The word coming out of Washington is that the arithmetically challenged Paul Ryan is actually working on a budget with the Trump administration. The Trump administration is not only a fact free zone, it now considers alternate facts legitimate. This is a dangerous combination! Let’s explore. Continue reading A Little Overstatement Yields A Lot Of Malarkey

The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

I guess I need to start this posting off with an apology: I’m sorry it took me this long to recognize what a progressive Frances Perkins was! If you somehow combined progressive and glass ceiling smasher is one word a picture of Perkins would accompany it in the dictionary. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

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