Today is another of those “clean up” days that most weeks need lately. Even if you discount the shiny objects (which often require commenting in order to establish them as such and therefore largely irrelevant) there is simply too much political news to cover. I’ll try and catch up on some of what happened during the last few days. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tidbits Thursday
Today I’d like to take a look ahead to the 2020 elections. 34 Senate seats, all 435 House seats and the presidency are all up. At this distant point it looks very good for the Democrats and by extension progressive causes. It almost looks too good and that is what concerns me. Let’s explore. Continue reading Things Look Good. That Scares Me!
Some time back a dear friend of mine introduced me to a group of people as an op-ed writer. I assume to be polite; one of them asked me what I wrote about. I replied that I wrote political op-eds therefore my job was to piss off between one-third and half the people every day. I was simultaneously practicing self-effacing humor and facing reality. Today I start the “meat and potatoes” of this series and I think the meter will be well over one-third. Here we go. Continue reading 2020 Democrats – The Celebrities
Well I got it down to 30 names and said to myself, “Now what do I do with it.” I’m talking about the field of Democrats who may run for president in 2020 and deserve at least a mention. I needed a few articles I could write well in advance for the period of time I’m taking off but this is way more material than I needed. I quickly came to the conclusion that the only way to handle this volume was to make it a series. It gets much more complicated and challenging. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Democratic Dilemma
At some point in time I will do a series on what I anticipate to be a rather large starting field for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination. Not too long ago I wrote a piece imploring the “older generation” of Democrats to make room for a relatively younger group. Even though that disqualifies some of my favorite progressives, I still feel that way. Today I want to again paint with a wide brush and say we don’t need a celebrity novice. Let’s explore. Continue reading We Don’t Need A Democratic Trump!