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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

Irreconcilable Differences

When you operate a country of over 320 million people with a two party political system expecting homogony is unrealistic. There are interest groups in either Party. The individual hierarchy of issues will vary by individual. Today’s version of the Republican Party has taken that principle to the breaking point and it is now time for them to either reinvent themselves or split up. To me it looks like the latter is the only viable option. Continue reading Irreconcilable Differences

Still Descending

On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump descended an escalator at Trump Tower and declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The descent, while perhaps no longer physical, hasn’t abated in the interceding months and was again illustrated in his first television ads this past weekend. Continue reading Still Descending

Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?

On Tuesday Aetna Insurance announced that in 2017 it would not participate in the health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states that it had in 2016. At first glance it was perceived as a big blow to Obamacare. It was certainly portrayed as such and as evidence of the unraveling of Obamacare in the right wing echo chamber. Things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. This situation demands a deeper dive. Let’s do it together. Continue reading Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?

Free Patriotism Only

The Democrats like to describe themselves as a big tent Party and that is accurate. The Republicans do the same but their only diversity is between the big bucks people who finance it and the racists who make up the majority of their base these days. Continue reading Free Patriotism Only